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LOUISVILLE_A month ago, Bob Baffert was the horseless head man, a trendy trainer without a Kentucky Derby entry.
He was shaping up as the D. Wayne Lukas of 2002, the big-name trainer with no 3-year-old to race, no owner to hug, no luxury box to sit in on the first Saturday in May. Baffert, who had Derby winners in 1997 and 1998, was going to be the best-dressed $2 bettor at Churchill Downs.
Well, Baffert won't have to sit in the infield for the 128th running of the world's most famous horse race. He surprised everyone who thought he would merely be a spectator when Prince Ahmed Salman purchased War Emblem only days after the horse won the Illinois Derby by 6\ lengths April 6.
Then Wednesday, Danthebluegrassman, off the Derby trail …