HALL OF CHAMPIONS

West Coast

  • Jockey
  • Trainer
  • Owner
  • Breeder
  • Sire
    Flatter
  • Dam
    Caressing

West Coast went from unknown to champion last year in the span of six-and-a half months, while putting together a string of five consecutive victories. His streak ended when he finished a good third in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Classic behind Gun Runner and Collected, but he had still done enough to secure champion three-year-old honors, becoming the first Eclipse Award winner for long-time owners Gary and Mary West.

The fourth victory in last year's streak came in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga last August. It had been 35 years since the three individual Triple Crown leg winners squared off in the Travers. But, as happened 1982, it wasn't one of them in the winner's circle after the “Mid-Summer Derby.”

Left in West Coast's wake in the front-running score were 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, Preakness victor Cloud Computing, and Belmont Hero Tapwrit. West Coast also captured the Los Alamitos Derby and the Pennsylvania Derby last year.

This year, he's run second twice in two of the world's richest stakes. He had the lead in the $16.3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes at Gulfstream only to be passed by reigning Horse of the Year Gun Runner.

Shipped to Dubai in March, he was a game second to Thunder Snow in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline at Meydan and is preparing to make his first start since that race.

As a late foal (born May 14), West Coast did not race as a two-year-old, but showed potential early. His connections brought him for $425,000 as a yearling at the 2015 Keeneland September Sale and his earnings stand at a gaudy $5.7 million.

West Coast's mother is champion Caressing, who won the 2000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies en route to divisional honors.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 03, 2018Breeders' Cup ClassicCHURCHILL DOWNS17
September 29, 2018Awesome Again S.SANTA ANITA PARK12
No Replay
Available
March 31, 2018Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates AirlineMEYDAN RACECOURSE12
January 27, 2018Pegasus World Cup Invitational S.GULFSTREAM PARK12
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 04, 2017Breeders' Cup ClassicDEL MAR13
No Replay
Available
September 23, 2017Pennsylvania DerbyPARX RACING11
August 26, 2017Travers S. Presented by NYRA BetsSARATOGA11
No Replay
Available
July 15, 2017Los Alamitos DerbyLOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE31
June 10, 2017Easy Goer S.BELMONT PARK 1
May 20, 2017 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
April 15, 2017Stonestreet Lexington S.KEENELAND32
March 12, 2017 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
February 18, 2017 SANTA ANITA PARK 2