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Friday, September 27, 2019
Eight Rings capped a Grade 1 double for Bob Baffert on Friday at Santa Anita with his commanding six-length win in the $300,000 American Pharoah S. (G1)...
Friday, September 27, 2019
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Quality Response, a dominating debut winner in a Sept. 1 Del Mar maiden special weight, backed up that performance with another emphatic score in the Sept. 19 Phone Chatter S...
 
West Coast dominates Pennsylvania Derby (G1)
Sunday, September 24, 2017
West Coast dominates Pennsylvania Derby (G1)
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West Coast turned in another commanding performance in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1), winning by 7 ¼ lengths to set up the Bob Baffert-trainee for a start in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 4 at Del Mar.

Saturday's win was arguably the dominating yet for the 3-year-old colt owned by Gary and Mary West.  After stalking under a snug hold by Mike Smith for the first seven furlongs, West Coast took the lead at will and drew off in the stretch to finish the 1 1/8-miles in 1:49.91 on a fast track.

"I felt real good on the first turn," Baffert said. "Mike had him in a good position kept him on the outside. I told him, 'don't go near the rail.' At the three-eighths pole, he had a lot of horse and I was afraid he was going to get a little bored out there. He's just learning how to run, and to have a 3-year-old this time of year—and the way he won the Travers and now winning this race—he is going to be (a) horse to reckon (with)." 

With the $550,000 payday West Coast became racing's newest millionaire. He has won five straight starts, four in stakes, and is 6-2-0 in eight starts overall, earning $1,543,800. 

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