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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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Baffert Quartet, Maximum Security Among 52 Invited To ‘Win And You’re In’ Haskell

The second half of a wide-open 3-year-old season will begin in earnest with the 52nd edition of the TVG Haskell Invitational on Saturday, July 20, with 52 horses receiving invitations to Monmouth Park’s showcase race, it was announced by director of racing and racing secretary John F. Heims and stakes coordinator Lynn T. Ott. The […]

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Nominations Close Friday For Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

Nominations will close Friday (June 14) for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship events will be renewed this summer on Saturday, August 3,  (Debutante) and Labor Day Monday, September 2 (Futurity). The nomination […]

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War Of Will Maintains First Position In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

This weekend’s loaded slate of Grade 1 races slated to take place at Belmont Park will feature the leaders of both the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll and NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll, respectively, in Preakness Stakes winner War of Will and multiple Grade 1 winner Bricks and Mortar. Gary Barber’s War of […]

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War Of Will Takes Over NTRA’s Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Gary Barber’s War of Will has a new bragging right to go along with his classic victory in the Preakness Stakes as the son of War Front earned 16 first-place votes and a total of 322 points to take over the lead position in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. War […]

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Baffert: Game Winner To Target Travers, Not Belmont Stakes

Trainer Bob Baffert told drf.com that juvenile champion Game Winner is no longer under consideration for the Belmont Stakes. Instead, the 3-year-old son of Candy Ride will be aimed at Saratoga’s Travers Stakes. “I want to get him really, really right,” Baffert said. “The goal’s the Travers; run him one time before that.” Game Winner hasn’t […]

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Spinoff, Intrepid Heart On Target For Belmont; Game Winner On Fence

Trainer Todd Pletcher added Spinoff to the list of probable entrants for the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8 after an 18th-place effort in the Kentucky Derby. A Wertheimer and Frere homebred, the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun didn’t take to the sloppy track conditions in the Derby, according to […]

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