Gary and Mary West

Power Broker Most Powerful in Easy Goer Stakes

On Saturday’s Belmont Stakes undercard, 3-year-old Power Broker scored his first stakes win of his sophomore season in the Easy Goer Stakes. Under jockey Rosie Napravnik, the Bob Baffert trainee took command by the quarter pole and never looked back, cruising to a 3 3/4-length win over Micromanage. Power Broker, owned by Gary and Mary […]

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Code West Not Definite for Belmont Stakes

Even though Code West turned in a nice work at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, trainer Bob Baffert remains non-committal to starting the colt in the G1 Belmont Stakes. Code West, a son of Lemon Drop Kid, worked five furlongs in 1:00.60, and galloped out six furlongs in 1:14.80, according to the Daily Racing Form. Stablemate […]

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Napravnik to Ride Code West in Belmont

Even though her Kentucky Derby and Preakness mount, Mylute, won’t be contesting the Belmont Stakes on June 8, jockey Rosie Napravnik won’t be sitting on the sidelines. According to the Daily Racing Form, Napravnik has been named to ride Code West in the race for trainer Bob Baffert. Napravnik most recently piloted Code West to […]

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Knee Chip Sidelines Flashback

Flashback, who finished second in the G1 Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, came out of the race with a small chip in his right knee. The son of Tapit is scheduled to be sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital April 10 for surgery, according to the Daily Racing Form. Owned by Gary and Mary […]

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Let the Games Begin: Gomez to Ride Flashback in SA Derby

The game of ‘musical jockeys’ has begun once again on the Triple Crown trail when it was announced Thursday that Garrett Gomez will replace Julien Leparoux aboard Flashback when the colt runs next in the G1 Santa Anita Derby. Leparoux had been undefeated aboard the son of Tapit in his two starts prior to last […]

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Book Review upsets My Miss Aurelia in La Brea

Rafael Bejarano guided Gary and Mary West’s Book Review to a come-from-behind victory in the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes on Santa Anita’s opening day program on Wednesday, catching Reneesgotzip and 2-5 favorite My Miss Aurelia in the shadow of the wire in the seven-furlong dirt race for 3-year-old fillies. The Giant’s Causeway filly was […]

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BC Turf: Ellis taking ‘wait and see’ approach with Casino Host

The connections of Casino Host, winner of the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) in August, are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach as to whether or not the dark bay colt will run in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Nov. 3. The victory at Del Mar earned the 4-year-old colt by […]

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Thoroughbred owners start fund to corral health care costs

Prominent Thoroughbred owners and breeders Gary and Mary West have announced the launch of a new investment fund designed to help rein in the ever-increasing cost of health care in the United States. The couple, who are active in both racing and Thoroughbred sales, have contributed $100 million to create the West Health Investment Fund, […]

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Canadian champion Milwaukee Appeal to join Wests’ broodmare band

Canada’s 2009 champion three-year-old filly Milwaukee Appeal has been privately purchased by Gary and Mary West and will join the Wests’ broodmare band.  The six-year-old mare has been retired to Dell Ridge Farm near Lexington after a career in which she earned nearly $1.2 million and won or placed in 18 of 25 starts.

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