Country Grammer Back with Baffert, Works at Santa Anita

Hollywood Gold Cup Winner (G1) Country Grammer is back with coach Bob Baffert at Santa Anita . Park in California and has completed its first work in preparation for the 2022 campaign.

Owned by WinStar Farm, 4-year-old son of Tonalist operated on 11/12, covered half a mile for Baffert at: 50 2/5, listed as 60th fastest of 76 long distance works.

Country Grammer hasn’t raced since winning the May 31 Gold Cup for its first grade 1 score. A son of forestry mare Arabian Song, he has won three of his eight starts, including the 2020 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) for the original owner and coach, Paul Pompa Jr. and Chad Brown.

Bred by Scott Pierce and Debbie Pierce, he has made $377,320 to date.

He was sold to WinStar for $110,000 earlier this year from Lane’s End consignment at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale following Pompa’s death.

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Country Grammer finished second at the California Stakes (G2) and won the Gold Cup in two starts for Baffert.

After Baffert received suspensions in New York and Kentucky after the 2021 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) Winner, Medina Spirit, twice testing positive for drugs after the race, Country Grammer was transferred to coach Todd Pletcher but never raced for the seven-time Eclipse Award winner. Country Grammer Back with Baffert, Works at Santa Anita

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