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Old 02-18-2006, 05:20 PM
jag jag is offline
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Default Bob Lewis dies (bob and beverly lewis on the ownership line of DRF)

Point Determined, who earlier in the day lost his prominent owner, Bob Lewis, paid tribute to the man who invested $750,000 in him with a victory in the feature race at Golden Gate Fields Friday.

Lewis, one of the most successful owners in thoroughbred racing, died of heart failure Friday morning at the age of 81 at his home in Newport Beach. Point Determined is a candidate for this year’s Kentucky Derby, a race that Lewis captured in 1997 with Silver Charm and in 1999 with Charismatic.

Lewis, who shared ownership of racehorses with his wife, Beverly, bought Point Determined as a 2-year-old for $750,000. Point Determined earned his second win in four starts when he overcame a slow start and a wide trip to win Friday’s one-mile allowance test for 3-year-olds in 1:36.12 on a track rated wet-fast.

Point Determined is trained by Southern California-based Bob Baffert, who employed Russell Baze to ride his colt at Golden Gate Fields.

“They told me he was a big, lazy horse but he’d do something when I asked him,” said Baze. “When I gave him a crack (with the whip), he responded.”

Point Determined defeated Passive Income by 1 1/2 lengths and paid $2.40 as a heavy 1-to-5 favorite in a field of five. Dr. Einstein finished third.

Point Determined was bred in Maryland and is a son of 2001 Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Point Given. Point Determined is expected to face stakes competition in his next start.

Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Saturday. Post time is 12:50 p.m.

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Old 02-18-2006, 07:04 PM
Bobby C Bobby C is offline
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Default RE: Bob Lewis dies (bob and beverly lewis on the ownership line of DRF)

I met him once. Nice guy.

He came into the IP to bet one of his horses (I forget which) in the Derby Futures. We had the horse at 100-1, he pulled out ten dimes. We laughed like hell. He looked puzzled. We told him he could have $100. Pass.
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