• ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Winx!Posted 4 days ago
  • Elektrum (5-2) gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 3 Dowager at Keeneland.Posted 5 days ago
  • Roca Rojo (4-1) storms home to romp in Belmont's Athenia.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 6 days ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 6 days ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 6 days ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 6 days ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 6 days ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 7 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

The Factor Sharp in Pat O'Brien

Bolton and Fog City Stable’s The Factor, lone three-year-old in a field of top sprinters, reaffirmed his credentials as one of the fastest horses in America with an impressive victory Sunday in the Grade I $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes, a supporting feature on the day of the $1 million Pacific Classic.

Staying on gamely in the stretch under hard urging from jockey Martin Garcia, The Factor, making his first start since last April when he was seventh in the Arkansas Derby, repulsed Smiling Tiger, the 7-5 favorite, after a prolonged battle and then pulled clear late to win by 1 ¾ lengths. Time for the seven furlongs was 1:21.56.

Camp Victory was a solid runner-up, a half-length in front of Crown of Thorns, with Smiling Tiger fading to fourth after dueling with the winner into the stretch.

The Factor, a son of War Front who set a track record of 1:06 4/5 at Santa Anita last winter, provided trainer Bob Baffert with his third consecutive success in the O’Brien, winning with Zensational in 2009 and El Brujo last summer.

The Factor, notching his fourth win in six starts, was the 8-5 second choice and paid $5.40, $4.20 and $3.20 while earning $150,000 to push his bankroll to $457,180.

The Kentucky-bred colt carried lightweight of 118 pounds, five fewer than Smiling Tiger.

Camp Victory returned $5 and $3.20, while Crown of Thorns paid $3.40.



comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories