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Saturday, March 14, 2020
Nadal solidified himself as a top Kentucky Derby (G1) contender on Saturday with a front-running victory in the $1 million Rebel S. (G2)...
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Bob Baffert's dynamic 3-year-old colt Charlatan turned in another stunning performance Saturday at Santa Anita Park...
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Authentic continued his march towards Louisville and the Kentucky Derby with an authoritative victory in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe S. (G2)...
 
Game Winner does it easy in Los Alamitos Derby (G3)
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Game Winner had no trouble finding the winner's circle for Saturday's $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby (G3), cruising to a five-length score and setting himself up for a start in next month's Travers S. (G1) at Saratoga.

Facing just three opponents, Game Winner sat just behind the top pair before taking over in upper stretch and drawing away easily in the final furlong of the 1 1/8-mile affair.

“I think this was a perfect race for him,” trainer Bob Baffert commented. AI put the blinkers back on him because I wanted him to get a little bit more focused leaving the gate and into the race a little bit more. I love the way he finished the last eighth of a mile. I told (jockey Joel Rosario) to give him an easy out, but try to get something out of the race and have a little foundation.” 

Undefeated on his way to champion 2-year-old honors, Game Winner was nosed out in both the Rebel S. (G2) and Santa Anita Derby (G1) before a very rough trip in the Kentucky Derby (G1). He is now 5-2-0 in eight starts and has earned just over $2 million for Gary and Mary West.

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