Bayern has first workout of new year

Arcadia, CA ( – Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern posted
his first workout of 2015 Saturday morning at Santa Anita.

Trained by Bob Baffert, Bayern worked five furlongs in 1:00.40 with regular
rider Martin Garcia in the saddle.

“He worked real nice,” Baffert said of Bayern. “He was very comfortable. We’re
just working to get him back to the races. We have a few spots in mind,
including the San Antonio and the Donn.”

Owned by Kaleem Shah, Bayern may well take on Kentucky Derby and Preakness
winner California Chrome and 2013 Eclipse Award winner Shared Belief in the 1
1/8-mile, $500,000 San Antonio at Santa Anita on Feb. 7. The $500,000 Donn
Handicap at Gulfstream Park is the same day as the San Antonio at the same

Bayern, who did not start as a 2-year-old, won six of 10 races in 2014 with
wins in the Woody Stephens, Haskell and Pennsylvania Derby, as well as the
Classic. The colt has earned $4,389,680.