Baffert remains hospitalized after heart attack

Associated Press + More

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert has been moved out of the intensive care unit a day after having a heart attack in Dubai and is expected to be released from the hospital by Thursday.

Baffert is in the United Arab Emirates to train Game on Dude for the Dubai World Cup.

Bernie Schiappa, co-owner of Game On Dude, called the 59-year-old trainer's condition excellent and said he was already "training from bed" ahead of Saturday's race.

Schiappa says it is likely that Baffert will go to the track to check on the horse once he is released.

Baffert began feeling ill early Monday and was rushed to the hospital, where he had three stents inserted in two arteries. Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was alerted and visited Baffert in the hospital. Baffert has trained horses for the Dubai ruler.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.