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Bob Baffert Suffers Heart Attack

American Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert reportedly suffered a heart attack in Dubai in the early hours of Monday morning.

The 59-year-old handler is due to remain in intensive care until Tuesday, Bernie Schiappa, co-owner of Dubai World Cup hope Game On, told Daily Racing Form.

He said: "Bob had a heart attack. He had two blocked arteries.

"The main one was 100% blocked, the other 90 percent. He had two stents put in one artery, one stent in the other.

"Sheikh Mohammed has gone out of his way and got the best help to take care of Bob.

"He will stay in intensive care until Tuesday, and is expected to get out of the hospital on Thursday.

"He will have to stay eight to 10 days to recover before he can fly home.

"We called 911 and the paramedics came right away."

Baffert has won the Kentucky Derby three times and has twice been victorious in the Dubai World Cup with Silver Charm (1998) and Captain Steve (2001).

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