los alamitos derby

High North, Once On Whiskey Top West Virginia Derby

The top three finishers in the Iowa Derby and the top two from the Los Alamitos Derby are among a field of nine entered for the $500,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 4. The grade III fixture for 3-year-olds is the centerpiece of a nine-race Saturday program that will begin […]

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Once On Whiskey Denies Draft Pick In Los Alamitos Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert saddled two horses in Saturday’s Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby, including the 1-2 post time favorite Ax Man. At the finish, however, it was his other trainee hitting the wire first at 7-1 odds. Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s Once On Whiskey rolled down the stretch to put his nose […]

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Weekend Lineup: Indiana Derby, Delaware ‘Cap

The G2 Delaware Handicap and G3 Indiana Derby are the highlights of this Saturday’s graded stakes action in the United States. Dual Grade 1 winner Elate will make her 4-year-old debut in the $750,000 Delaware ‘Cap, taking on a well-matched field of eight other fillies and mares over 1 1/4 miles. The biggest threats are […]

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Draft Pick Vs. Pair From Baffert, O’Neill Stables In Los Alamitos Derby

Draft Pick, who upset heavily-favored Solomini in the Grade 3 Affirmed Stakes June 10, will try for his third consecutive victory in the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby Saturday. Restricted to 3-year-olds and scheduled for 1 1/8 miles, the Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby will go as the eighth of nine races. Post time Saturday is […]

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Blended Citizen, Draft Pick Headline Los Alamitos Derby Nominees

Graded stakes winners Blended Citizen and Draft Pick are among the 11 3-year-olds nominated to the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. The Grade III, which is scheduled for 1 1/8 miles, will be run for the fifth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 14. Owned by C R K Stable LLC and trained by Peter Eurton, Draft […]

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Two Graded Stakes Highlight Summer Thoroughbred Festival At Los Al

Three stakes – including a pair of graded events – worth $450,000 highlight the Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos. The 12-day season will begin Thursday, June 28 and continue through Sunday, July 15. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis with one exception. There will be special holiday racing Wednesday, July 4 followed […]

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‘Comeback Kid’ Candy Boy Preparing For A Third Try In Dubai World Cup

The proverbial ‘comeback kid,’ 7-year-old Candy Boy has had a bittersweet career. Racing sparingly over the last few years, the son of Candy Ride has shown his immense talent against the very best since he began his career in 2013. After yet another setback and being eased because of injury in his last race (December […]

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West Coast Deja Muy Buena Impresión Con Su Triunfo En El Derby De Los Alamitos

Esto no es nuevo: Bob Baffert tiene otro buen tresañero para el segundo semestre. Ya el campeón entrenador había probado a West Coast en los 1700 metros del Easy Goer en Belmont Park. El castaño tuvo que venir de atrás debido a un tropiezo en la partida, y respondió con un convincente triunfo. Con apenas […]

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West Coast Finishes The Job In Los Alamitos Derby

Gary and Mary West’s West Coast wide kept wide down the backstretch but found his best stride in the lane to win Saturday’s G3 Los Alamitos Derby by about three lengths over Klimt. The sophomore son of Flatter, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke for trainer Bob Baffert, covered nine furlongs over the fast main track […]

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Weekend Lineup: Songbird Takes Flight In Delaware Handicap

The highlight of this Saturday’s racing action is the superstar filly Songbird, back in action in the G1 Delaware Handicap. A field of five other fillies and mares have lined up to challenge the champion daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, the most talented of which is G1 Ashland winner Weep No More. Earlier on the Delaware […]

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