Grade 2 Winner Dr. Dorr Retires
Age finally caught up to 7-year-old gelding Dr. Dorr, the Baffert family’s Grade 2 winner who has been retired from racing. Bob Baffert trained Dr. Dorr, a gelding owned by his wife, Jill Baffert, and named after their friend and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Dorr.
Dr. Dorr won five races and $526,077 from 20 starts. For a brief period in spring 2018, the son of Lookin At Lucky ranked among the top handicap horses in Southern California. He won the Grade 2 Californian Stakes by more than seven lengths with a 108 Beyer Speed Figure and finished second in the Grade 1 Gold Cup.
“Not only did we have a lot of fun with him, he also was a joy” to train, Baffert said. “The last time I ran him, he didn’t run very well. The real Dr. Dorr said it looks like he is practicing social distancing.”
Dr. Dorr finished ninth in an allowance race April 19 at Oaklawn Park.
Due to restricted access at Santa Anita, Dr. Dorr’s owner was unable to bid farewell at the racetrack. Instead, the gelding was sent to a nearby farm in Bradbury, where Jill Baffert said goodbye before Dr. Dorr shipped to New Vocations in Kentucky to be retrained for a second career.