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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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McKinzie Headed To Whitney, Game Winner Rebounding Into Travers

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won three editions of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course and plans on adding a fourth when he sends last year’s Champion Two-Year-Old Game Winner to the Spa following an effortless victory in the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Derby on Saturday. Baffert and […]

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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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Weekend Lineup: Saratoga Kickoff

The prestigious Saratoga meeting is underway earlier than ever and waste no time getting down to top-level business with the Grade 1 Diana Stakes taking place on Saturday. Arlington Million preview day is also on tap at Arlington International Racecourse while the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap boasts a field that includes Grade 1 winners Blue […]

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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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11-Year-Old Soi Phet Making Farewell Appearance In Los Alamitos Opening Day Stakes

The first Thoroughbred meet of 2019 at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif., will begin Saturday, June 29. The 10-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival will continue through Sunday, July 14 with racing conducted – the final two weeks – on a Thursday-Sunday basis. There will be holiday racing Thursday, July 4, with a Los Alamitos cap giveaway […]

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Los Alamitos’ Summer Thoroughbred Meet Reduced By Two Days

An alteration to the schedule for the Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos was made official Friday. The three-week season will now commence Saturday, June 29 rather than the originally scheduled Thursday, June 27. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis – including a special holiday program (Thursday, July 4) – for the final […]

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Pair Of Graded Stakes Highlight Los Alamitos’ Summer Thoroughbred Festival

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 27 and continue through Sunday, July 14. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. The richest event on the calendar is the Grade II, $200,000 Great Lady […]

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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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