Aztec Sense Wins Seventh Consecutive Start In PA Derby Champions

There is no denying that Aztec Sense, a 5-year old gelding, is in the big form of his career. He proved that once again on Saturday. Aztec Sense, owned by Joseph Besecker, romped to a four-length win in the $150,000 Pa Derby Champion Stakes race at 1 1/16 miles at Parx. The win kept Aztec […]

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Baffert Confident That McKinzie, Collected Will Fire Off The Bench

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will have two horses at Parx Racing Saturday that have much to prove. And he thinks both of them have a chance to do just that. Baffert has two high-profile horses making their first starts after long layoffs. McKinzie, once considered to be the favorite for the Kentucky Derby […]

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Collected Heads Field Of Nine In PA Derby Champion Stakes

A field of nine will go post-ward in the $150,000 PA Derby Champion Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Among the strength of the group is the Bob Baffert-trained multiple graded stakes winner Collected who makes only his second start of the year after finishing seventh in the […]

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Diverse, Intriguing Field Shaping Up For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Classic division stars Accelerate and Diversify lead the way over an aspiring group 3-year-olds as the field for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic November 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville figures to become much more defined over the next five weeks. The 1 ¼-mile Classic rates as the centerpiece of a two-day extravaganza that heads to […]

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Baffert: West Coast May Head To Dubai, Collected To Get A Vacation

Following his solid runner-up performance in the Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, Gary and Mary West’s West Coast may have earned a trip to the Dubai World Cup in March. Trainer Bob Baffert won’t make any firm decisions until he sees how the 4-year-old son of Flatter comes back to training, according to “It looked […]

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Gun Runner Makes His Own Trip In Swan Song Pegasus World Cup Victory

There were questions about the post position and about the pace scenario, but Horse of the Year and race favorite Gun Runner answered them all with a 2 1/2-length triumph in Saturday’s second running of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup. Florent Geroux rode hard out of the gate on the 5-year-old son of Candy […]

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Weekend Lineup: Pegasus World Cup

The unquestionable highlight of this weekend’s racing is the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Saturday evening. It will be broadcast on NBC, and features 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner against a field of 11 others. Some of his biggest rivals include Sharp Azteca, West Coast, Collected, and even Stellar […]

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‘Every Time I See That Pegasus I Think Of A Big, $7 Million Check’: Baffert Taking Two Shots With West Coast And Collected

While it is the same race and same venue, the circumstances are different this year for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith in Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park. This time around, instead of being the hunted, they are among the hunters. Baffert smiled at that assessment Thursday morning, […]

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Pegasus World Cup News Minute Presented By NYRA Bets: Who Won The Draw?

At first glance, it would appear Pegasus World Cup heavy favorite Gun Runner didn’t have much luck at Wednesday’s post position draw. But with a closer look, is that still the case? In today’s edition of the Pegasus World Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the post positions of top contenders and […]

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