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Life Is Good gives Baffert record 7th win in Sham

Baffert trained last year’s Sham winner Authentic, who later gave him a record-tying sixth Derby victory.

ARCADIA, Calif. — Heavily favored Life Is Good survived a mild threat late from stablemate Medina Spirit and went on to a three-quarters of a length victory in the $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita.

The 3-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert earned 10 qualifying points for the May 1 race at Churchill Downs.

Baffert trained last year’s Sham winner Authentic, who later gave him a record-tying sixth Derby victory.

Baffert now has a record seven wins in the Grade 3 Sham.

Medina Spirit, also trained by Baffert, finished second. Parnelli was third as the 9-2 second choice.

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