Triple Crown

West Coast earns an East Coast trip with easy win in the Los Alamitos Derby

West Coast earns an East Coast trip with easy win in the Los Alamitos Derby

There is very little surprise when trainer Bob Baffert wins a big race. After all, he has the best horse in the world in Arrogate, was the last trainer to win the Triple Crown and has so much talent in his barn that it’s as crowded as an airport runway after a weather delay.

So there was concern in the voice of the Los Alamitos track announcer Bobby Neuman when 2-5 favorite West Coast wasn’t moving to the lead in Saturday’s $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby.

Even’s Baffert’s wife, Jill, was wondering what was going on when West Coast was loping along wide on the backstretch in fifth place, seemingly not showing any forward movement.

But, like taking a Ferrari for a Sunday...

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