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West Coast En Busca De Su Quinto Triunfo Consecutivo Este Sábado En El Pennsylvania Derby

Luego de su convincente triunfo en el Travers S. (G1), el castaño West Coast tratará de lograr su quinta victoria consecutiva y a la vez su segunda selectiva Grado 1 al enfrentar a nueve rivales este sábado en el Pennsylvania Derby (G1, $1,000,000), una de las dos pruebas centrales del programa de Parx Racing. Cotizado […]

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Equibase Analysis: West Coast Goes For Fifth Straight Win In PA Derby

The field for the 41st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby is led by the streaking West Coast, who has won his last four races including three stakes. Having captured the Grade 1 Travers Stakes powerfully in his most recent start, West Coast deserves the public favoritism likely to be bestowed on […]

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Baffert Pair Abel Tasman, West Coast Headline Cotillion, Pennsylvania Derby

Hall of Famers Bob Baffert and Mike Smith are heading into Parx Racing’s premier weekend with the favorite in both the $1 million Cotillion and $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby. Travers winner West Coast, owned by Gary and Mary West, is the 8-5 morning-line choice for the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby. The 3-year-old son of Flatter […]

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West Coast, Cloud Computing Headline 25 Nominated To G1 Pennsylvania Derby

Next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing has as many as 25 nominated for the chance to start in the 41st running of the mile and a furlong contest. After a unanimous vote by the American Graded Stakes Committee, this year’s Derby will be run as a Grade 1 race for […]

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PR Special Keeneland September: Revisiting Farms Of Yesteryear

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer its special print publication available online and on the grounds of the Keeneland Association in Lexington, Ky., during the annual September Yearling Sale, which runs from Sept. 11-23. This edition of the PR Special inaugurates a new historical series, “Kentucky Farm Time Capsule,” exploring some of […]

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Who Needs A Rollercoaster Ride When You’ve Got Horse Racing?

Things I learned during this topsy turvy summer of racing:  Young Guys Rule: Flavien Prat, 25, won his second consecutive Del Mar summer riding title (he tied with Rafael Bejarano in 2016) and the native of France has established himself as the West Coast leader. Jose Ortiz, 23, a native of Puerto Rico, defeated his […]

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West Coast ‘Looked Impressive’ Breezing With Cupid Monday At Del Mar

Travers winner West Coast hit the work tab for the first time since his landmark victory on Monday, breezing three furlongs at Del Mar in company with G1 Gold Cup winner Cupid. According to bloodhorse.com, the pair were given a time of :35 3/5 for the distance. “They were just breezing—just galloping,” trainer Bob Baffert said. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The ‘Fly On The Wall’ Behind West Coast

Just through the door of the refurbished black and red-trimmed farmhouse, the welcoming foyer is comfortably furnished with wide leather furniture set against polished wood-paneled walls. A cursory glance reveals an eye-catching pair of paintings, each of a single Thoroughbred in strikingly red blinkers posing artfully against a pitch-black background. From there, the eye naturally […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Flatter ‘Nothing But Good’ For Connections

With a wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes, West Coast defeated each winner of the 2017 classics, as well as the winners of the Haskell and Jim Dandy. Now a winner in five of his seven starts, West Coast never has finished worse than second, and his earnings to date stand at $993,800. […]

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Four-Time Travers Winner ‘Big Money Mike’ Voted Jockey Of The Week

Multiple graded stakes winning jockey and master of the Travers Stakes, Mike Smith is the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending August 27, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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