Baf­fert suf­fers heart at­tack in ad­vance of Dubai race

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMI­RATES | Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baf­fert suf­fered a heart at­tack early Mon­day in Dubai where he was pre­par­ing to run Game On Dude in the $10 mil­lion Dubai World Cup.

Baf­fert’s as­sis­tant, Jim Barnes, said from Santa Anita race­track in Ar­ca­dia, Calif., that Baf­fert, 59, was “do­ing very good” af­ter hav­ing three stents in­serted in two ar­ter­ies. Barnes said he had spo­ken to the trainer’s wife, Jill, who had ac­com­pa­nied her hus­band to the Mid­dle East, along with their young son, Bode.

Barnes said Jill Baf­fert told him the pro­ce­dure went well and “ev­ery­thing should be fine.” Bank Sta­dium in Bal­ti­more. Chelsea played a match at Fedex Field in 2005, a 2-1 win over D.C. United.

The Lan­dover venue also will fea­ture a friendly May 30 be­tween the U.S. na­tional team and Brazil. Tigers be­gin the sea­son on April 5 at home against Bos­ton.

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