Vickey was riding #1 about a decade ago, during the War Emblem years. Vic got a lot of Bobs best horses to ride....but, as time wore on, he lost his skills, Garcia is just much better and that's where Baffert went.
Are you sure about that? There was a guy by the name of Gary stevens who was 1st call for baffert then. Victor got the ride on War Emblem cause he didn't have a mount for the Derby, Stevens was commited Johannesburg already, and Baffert didn't get the horse till after the Illinois derby. He didn't have any good 3 year olds and bought him after they won in Illinois.