Michael Phelps to Bob Baffert: Let's Find the Next Secretariat

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Michael Phelps to Bob Baffert: Let's Find the Next Secretariat
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Don’t be surprised that when Olympic swimming hero Michael Phelps gets into horse racing he picks Bob Baffert to train his horses. The two have been exchanging tweets in recent days, with Baffert saying if Phelps was a horse he’d be Secretariat. That prompted Phelps to say he wants to team with Baffert and his coach, Bob Bowman, to find the next Secretariat. “He told me before he wants to get a horse and get into the game,” Baffert said. “Let me tell you one thing about Michael Phelps. He is a genuinely nice person. He came to the Derby a couple years ago. Hung out with us, took us to dinner. His coach (Bowman) owns horses and knows his way around the track. But I really can’t see him not coming back for another one (Olympics). He’s just too good.”

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