Top Horses for 2018

Horse Races in 2018 - Horse Racing Betting Online

With the first world cup, the Pegasus World cup completed and the Dubai World Cup just over a month away, the international horse racing calendar is well under way.

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The results of the Pegasus World Cup, which is the richest thoroughbred horse race in the world, were expected but still thrilling with the newly crowned 2017 Horse of the year Gun Runner dominating the race and ending his rock star career as a thoroughbred champion race.

Gun Runner has now been sent to Kentucky to become a champion making stud, leaves a big void to be filled by other up and coming horses in 2018.

Here are the horses to watch this year:

West Coast

Trainer – Bob Baffert

Owners – Gary & Mary West

Sire – Flatter

Dam – Caressing

West Coast had been dominating the 3 year old division in 2017 and was only outdone by the Horse of the Year Gun Runner.

West Coast was trying to repeat his mother’s victories by attempting to win the Breeders Cup in 2017 but was out shone by Gun Runner, so 2018 is looking like his year.

Good Magic

Trainer – Chad C brown

Owners – e Five Racing Thoroughbreds

Sire – Curlin

Dam – Glinda the Good

Already one of 2018 top picks to win the Triple Crown, Good Magic is set to perform well this year. And with his impeccable pedigree, both parents being great racing stock, it is unlikely he will let us down.

Bolt d’Oro

Trainer – Mick Ruis

Owners – Ruis Racing LLC

Sire – Medaglia d’Oro

Dam – Globe Trot

Another top favourite for the Kentucky Derby 2018, Bolt d’Oro is on track to be a big winner in 2018. With a bit of a scare in January 2018, for a minute Bolt d’Oro looked like he might have a troubling year. But with the minor issue soon cleared, Bolt d’Oro is back on form and ready to take on 2018.

Collected

Trainer – Bob Baffert

Owners – Speedway Stable LLC

Sire – City Zip

Dam – Helena Bay (GB)

Collected has won eight of his eleven lifetime starts, with the majority of his starts being in stakes company. Collected is another front runner for championships in 2018.

Solomini

Trainer – Bob Baffert

Owners – Zayat Stables LLC

Sire – Curlin

Dam – Surf Song

Bob Baffert and Zayat Stables are a well known team in horse racing, having produced Triple Crown and Grand Slam winner American Pharaoh, Solomini promises to be of similar skill and winning blood. We will be keeping a sharp eye on his progress this year.

Forever Unbridled

Trainer – Dallas Stewart

Owners – Charles Fipke

Sire – Unbridled’s Song

Dam – Lemons Forever

This American thoroughbred won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Person Ensign Stakes and the Fleur de Lis Handicap in 2017, making Forever Unbridled a top pick for upcoming races in 2018. This year promises some amazing runs from this champion horse.