Champion Three-Year-Old Colt West Coast is one of the top runners of his era, having defeated Classic winners Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing and Tapwrit, as well as Champions Arrogate and Stellar Wind. His career is highlighted by back-to-back Grade 1 wins, wiring the Travers S. before annexing the Pennsylvania Derby in effortless fashion. The well-traveled runner has victories at five different tracks, with five triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures and over $5 million in earnings.
West Coast, a $425,000 Keeneland September buy, is the leading earner by sire Flatter. The bay is out of Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Caressing, which makes him a half-sibling to the graded stakes-placed Juan and Bina and Gold Hawk.
"He was certainly good enough to make a big-time sire, so I think he is just about the best buy of the year at his entering $35,000 stud fee." - Bill Oppenheim, Pedigree Analysis
His first foals are on the ground.
WON Maiden Special Weight at Santa Anita (1 1/16 M, by 3 1/4 lengths, defeating Fallstar, Vow’s Son) Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont Park (1 1/16 M, by 3 3/4 lengths, defeating You’re to Blame, Outplay, etc.) Los Alamitos Derby [G3] at Lost Alamitos (1 1/8 M, by 2 3/4 lengths, defeating Klimt, B Squared, etc.) Travers Stakes [G1] at Saratoga (1 1/4 M, by 3 1/4 lengths, defeating Gunnevera, Irap, Tapwrit, etc.) Pennsylvania Derby [G1] at Parx (1 1/8 M, by 7 1/4 lengths, defeating Irap, Game Over, Irish War Cry, etc.) 2nd Lexington Stakes [G3] at Keeneland (1 1/16 M, defeating No Dozing, Time to Travel, etc.) 3rd Breeders’ Cup Classic [G1] at Del Mar (1 1/4 M, defeating War Story, Arrogate, etc.)
2nd Pegasus World Cup Invitation Stakes [G1] at Gulfstream Park (1 1/8 M, defeating Gunnevera, Fear the Cowboy, etc.) Dubai World Cup [G1] at Meydan Racecourse (2000m, defeating Mubtaahij, Pavel, etc.) Awesome Again Stakes [G1] at Santa Anita (1 1/8 M, defeating Isotherm, Prime Attraction, etc.)