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West: ‘Intention Is To Race Maximum Security’ In 2020; Game Winner, Done For The Year, May Be Retired

Owner Gary West had some good news and bad news about Maximum Security and Game Winner, the 3-year-old stable stars he owns in partnership with his wife, Mary. Maximum Security, the pro-tem leader of the North American 3-year-old male division and the likely favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, is expected […]

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Baffert Trainees Game Winner, Marley’s Freedom To Miss Breeders’ Cup

Last year’s juvenile champion Game Winner will skip the Breeders’ Cup and possibly point for a 4-year-old campaign, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form Monday. Game Winner will remain on the track but only for light training. Another Baffert runner who had been pointed toward the Breeders’ Cup, filly sprinter Marley’s Freedom, will […]

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McKinzie Retains Top Spot In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Coming off a very quiet week in the Classic Division, the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings remain virtually the same as the results from last week’s poll. Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie leads the Top Ten, with the next six positions staying intact from Sept. 3. The 4-year-old McKinzie (276 votes), […]

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Game Winner Out Of Travers With A Virus

Gary and Mary West’s multiple graded-stakes winner Game Winner will miss his next scheduled start in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers due to a virus, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said. “We’re still absorbing the disappointment,” said Baffert. “He’s going to be fine, but it’s the timing.” Game Winner posted […]

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Servis: Maximum Security ‘Not 100 Percent,’ To Skip Travers In Favor Of PA Derby

Trainer Jason Servis said today that multiple Grade 1 winner Maximum Security will skip the Travers Stakes on Aug. 24 at Saratoga to point to the Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 21 because the Haskell Invitational and Florida Derby winner “still is not 100 percent.” “I don’t like where he’s at. He’s not eating the way […]

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McKinzie On Top Of Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings For 10th Consecutive Week

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, winner of both the Alysheba Stakes (G2) and the Whitney (G1), has retained the No. 1 position in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings for the 10th consecutive week. Trained by three-time Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner, Bob Baffert, McKinzie accumulated 303 votes this week, and leads […]

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Game Winner On The Rise In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Gary and Mary West’s 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner rose to No. 8 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings following his commanding five-length victory in Saturday’s Los Alamitos Derby (G3). Trained by Bob Baffert, Game Winner (53 votes), making his first start since finishing fifth in the Kentucky Derby (G1), joins stablemate […]

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Game Winner Makes Short Work Of Los Alamitos Derby

Making his first start since a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, Gary and Mary West’s champion Game Winner returned to the races this Saturday. Wearing a set of blinkers, the 3-year-old Candy Ride colt easily captured the G3 Los Alamitos Derby by five lengths, stopping the clock in 1:48.30 for nine furlongs over the […]

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Game Winner Hopes To Follow in West Coast’s Footsteps Ahead Of Los Al Derby

Game Winner, the champion 2-year-old of 2018, will make his first start since an extremely wide journey in the Kentucky Derby in the  $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby Saturday. Restricted to 3-year-olds and scheduled for 1 1/8 miles, the Grade III will go as the sixth of eight races. Post time Saturday is 1 p.m. Scheduled […]

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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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