G1 Juvenile Double Nets Van Dyke Jockey Of The Week Title

With wins in the Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity and the Starlet Stakes, Drayden Van Dyke was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 3 – 9, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Improbable Gives Baffert Fifth Consecutive Los Al Futurity Win

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and Starlight Racing’s Improbable stepped forward again in his third career start, remaining undefeated at odds of 1-9 in Saturday’s Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity. The juvenile son of City Zip, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke to a five-length triumph, covered 1 1/16 miles over Los Alamitos’ fast main track […]

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Weekend Lineup: Juvenile Spotlight On Los Al

A pair of Grade 1 races for juveniles are the highlight of North American racing this weekend, featuring Los Alamitos Racecourse in Southern California. The Futurity is led by a pair of Bob Baffert trainees in Improbable and Mucho Gusto, while the Starlet also features two from his stable in Chasing Yesterday and Mother Mother. […]

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Equibase Analysis: Early Derby Hopefuls Do Battle In Los Alamitos Futurity

Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity, a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points race drew a sparse field of six with all having promise, particularly based on recent history. The winner of the race last year was McKinzie, an early Derby favorite before being sidelined in March. In 2016 the race was […]

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Baffert Seeks Second Los Al Futurity/Starlet Double; Will Saddle Two Runners In Each Grade 1

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who became the first trainer to win the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and the Starlet in the same year in 2017, will try to duplicate the feat Saturday. Baffert, who won the Futurity with McKinzie – after the disqualification of stablemate Solomini – and the Starlet with Dream Tree […]

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Stakes Winner Improbable Works Seven Furlongs Toward Los Alamitos’ Futurity

Trainer Bob Baffert expects to saddle a pair of 2-year-olds in next weekend’s Grade 1 CashCall Futurity at Los Alamitos, each undefeated in two career starts. Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man) won the G3 Bob Hope on Nov. 17, and Improbable’s most recent workout came on Tuesday at Santa Anita. The son of City Zip […]

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Game Winner Closes As 5-1 Second Choice In Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With the Kentucky Derby still 23 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” closed as the 6-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) winner Game Winner was the clear 5-1 second choice. Other horses that attracted […]

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Improbable Anything But In Street Sense Stakes

His name might be Improbable, but bettors played the 2-year-old colt like he couldn’t lose in Friday afternoon’s $100,000 Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs. A bright chestnut with a big white blaze, the son of City Zip easily dominated his eight rivals by 7 1/4 lengths as the 4-5 favorite. Owned by this year’s […]

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