breeders’ cup juvenile

Game Winner Tops Nominees To Los Alamitos Derby

Game Winner, the champion 2-year-old of 2018, and his multiple-stakes winning stablemate Mucho Gusto head the nominees to the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. The Grade III, which will be run at 1 1/8 miles, will be contested for the sixth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 13. Owned by Gary and Mary West and trained […]

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‘First Horse’ Signalman Made Owner Crabtree ‘Off The Charts Lucky’

Signalman had another gallop session under Danny Ramsey at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning before vanning to Lexington for a scheduled Tuesday Tex Sutton flight to Baltimore, where the son of General Quarters is slated to run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The Preakness contender is a one-horse stable for co-owner Steve […]

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‘He’s Hercules’: Game Winner Works Six Furlongs For Santa Anita Derby

The likely favorite for Saturday’s G1 Santa Anita Derby, Gary and Mary West’s Game Winner put in his final major work on Monday at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old Candy Ride colt breezed inside of stablemate There and Back, covering six furlongs in 1:13.40, according to drf.com. “He’s ready, huh?” said trainer Bob Baffert. “He’s Hercules.” Winner […]

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Baffert Confirms Game Winner, Improbable For Oaklawn’s Rebel

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won the Rebel Stakes a record six times, all since 2010. Baffert will have a chance to add to that total with unbeaten champion Game Winner and unbeaten Improbable ticketed for Saturday’s $1 million Grade 2 race at Oaklawn, the final major local prep for the $1 million […]

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Roadster ‘Back On The Derby Trail’ After Friday Allowance Win

Idle since running third to eventual Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner Sept. 3, Bob Baffert’s Roadster returned to the races today with aplomb, as he powered to a 2 ½ length win in Friday’s $57,000 Santa Anita allowance feature. Ridden by Mike Smith, Roadster, a grey colt by Quality Road, got a […]

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‘Big, Powerful’ Signalman Breezes Toward Fountain Of Youth At Gulfstream

Signalman, one of the most accomplished 2-year-olds of 2018, breezed a half-mile in company in :46.63 in preparation for a scheduled start in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) March 2 at Gulfstream Park. ”He looked good. It was his first work here,” said trainer Kenny McPeek, who noted that the 3-year-old son of […]

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‘Serious Work’: Knicks Go Fires 58 2/5 Bullet Toward Sam F. Davis

The Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes for 3-year-old Triple Crown hopefuls is expected to draw Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Knicks Go, among others. The mile-and-a-sixteenth stakes at Tampa Bay Downs is a Road to the Kentucky Derby points race, with the top four finishers being awarded points on a 10-4-2-1 scale toward qualifying […]

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‘If All Goes Well,’ Undefeated Game Winner To Start 2019 Campaign In March 9 San Felipe

Bob Baffert celebrates his 66th birthday today. The two-time Triple Crown winning trainer will highlight the occasion this afternoon by attending the wedding of fellow Hall of Fame member Mike Smith, who rode Horse of the Year finalist Justify to a Triple Crown sweep for Baffert last year and has been a reliable and trusted […]

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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner New Year’s Day Relocated To Brazil

New Year’s Day, winner of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has been sold to stand at Luis Felipe Brandão dos Santos’ Stud Eternamente Rio in Brazil, BloodHorse reports. The 8-year-old son of Street Cry previously stood at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he entered stud in 2014. His leading runners include Grade 1-placed […]

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Florida-Bred Stakes Winner Well Defined ‘Doing Super,’ Aimed At Mucho Macho Man

Stonehedge homebred stakes winner Well Defined exited his first career off-the-board finish in good order and could launch his sophomore season in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes on New Year’s Day. The one-mile Mucho Macho Man kicks off Gulfstream’s series of races for 3-year-olds leading up to the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March […]

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