- May 8, 2002
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Messier romped to a stakes-record 15-length win in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday for embattled trainer Bob Baffert. Ridden for the first time by John Velazquez, Messier ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.89. Because Baffert has been suspended by Churchill Downs, his horses are ineligible for Kentucky Derby qualifying points and none of them are allowed to run in the Derby.