TrainerWilliam I. Mott
OwnerChina Horse Club International Ltd. & WinStar Farm
SireHeart's Cry (JPN)
- August 20, 2019
Hronis Racing’s 4-year-old Higher Power, runaway winner of Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar, has surged to the No. 5 spot in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, winner of the Whitney (G1), has retained the No. 1 position.
- August 13, 2019
Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, winner of both the Alysheba Stakes (G2) and the Whitney (G1), has retained the No. 1 position in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings for the 10th consecutive week. Trained by three-time Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner, Bob Baffert, McKinzie accumulated 303 votes this week, and leads Godolphin’s two-time Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Thunder Snow (IRE) (252 votes) in second place.
- August 3, 2019
Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie ($3.70), under jockey Mike Smith, held off the fast-closing 5-year-old Yoshida to win Saturday’s 92nd running of the 1 1/8-mile, $1 million Whitney at Saratoga Race Course by 1 ¾ lengths, and secured an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.