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Sharp Victories By West Coast, Skye Diamonds Among Highlights Of Successful Los Al Summer Meet

Impressive graded stakes victories by Skye Diamonds and West Coast, the continued emergence of apprentice jockey Evin Roman and a spectacular debut by the well-regarded 2-year-old Zulfikhar highlighted Los Alamitos’ Summer Thoroughbred Festival. The eight-day season concluded Sunday, wrapping the first of three daytime meets in 2017 at Los Alamitos. A $40,000 claim by trainer […]

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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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West Coast Faces Klimt In G3 Los Alamitos Derby

West Coast, an impressive winner of the Easy Goer on the Belmont Stakes undercard June 10 in New York, will seek his third consecutive victory Saturday when he faces seven opponents in the Grade III, $200,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. Restricted to 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles, the Derby is the seventh of eight races. Post […]

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Klimt Y West Coast Acaparan La Atención El Sábado 15 En El Derby De Los Alamitos

El Derby de Los Alamitos (G3, $200,000) será la carrera más importante del venidero sábado 15 en Los Alamitos Race Course. La carrera de 1800 metros reunió a ocho participantes, dos de los cuales han acaparado la atención de los entendidos: Klimt, que reaparece estrenando cuadra, y West Coast, de regreso en California luego de […]

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West Coast, Klimt Lead Nominees For Los Alamitos Derby

Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer have five of the 16 nominees to the $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby. A Grade III for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles, the Derby, which was formerly known as the Swaps Stakes when offered at Hollywood Park (1974-2013), will be run Saturday, July 15. Baffert, who won the […]

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Senior Investment Surprises Lexington Contenders For McPeek

Trainer Kenny McPeek seems to be having a banner year so far in 2017, improving his statistics compared to the last couple of seasons. On Saturday, his trainee Senior Investment broke loose at odds of 11-1 in the G3 Lexington Stakes, swallowing up the ground with giant strides to just get his whiskers in front […]

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Baffert ‘Goes To The Bench’ For SA Derby; To Send Trio Of Contenders

With superstar starter Mastery sidelined, Bob Baffert will go to his bench in quest of victory in the $1 million, Grade I Santa Anita Derby a week from Saturday, April 8. The Hall of Fame trainer, winner of the mile and an eighth classic a record seven times, plans to enter American Anthem, Reach the […]

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East Vs. West? Santa Anita Appears To Be Short Kentucky Derby Contenders

Horses from Southern California have dominated the Kentucky Derby in four of the last five years, from I’ll Have Another, to California Chrome, American Pharoah and Nyquist. But this year, writes John Cherwa for the LA Times, the only Santa Anita-based contender in the Kentucky Derby future wager’s top five is Mastery, trained by Bob […]

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