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From the Family of Commanding Curve

    • From First Crop of Travers winner

    • Derby runner-up Commanding Curve under 2nd dam

    • Greg Foley loved the colt at the October sale

From the family of West Point’s Kentucky Derby runner-up Commanding Curve comes a colt from the first crop of champion West Coast, and the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale was just as familiar as the pedigree.

In 2012, Commanding Curve brought $60,000 as a yearling at Fasig-Tipton October, selling to one of Eddie Woods’ other clients. With Eddie’s endorsement, West Point bought Commanding Curve for $75,000 at the OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training. He went on to light up the tote board at 37-to-1 in the Kentucky Derby, charging through the stretch to finish second by less than 2 lengths to California Chrome.

The West Coast colt impressed trainer Greg Foley, who steered O Besos toward the most recent Kentucky Derby for West Point and partners. Similarly overlooked at 40-to-1 odds, O Besos ran a dynamite race in the Kentucky Derby, checking in fifth.

West Coast didn’t have enough qualifying points to make the 2017 Kentucky Derby but he still walked away with the Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old male by rolling through the Travers Stakes (G1) and Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

The colt’s female family has only improved since Commanding Curve’s racing days, with his half sister Mother Mother also making her mark by winning a couple of stakes and finishing second in a Grade 1 at 2 and third in a Grade 1 at 3 (behind Hard Not to Love).

Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2023.

Trainer: Greg Foley

  • After ranking as one of Churchill Downs’ winningest trainers, reached the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 2020 with Major Fed, who had finished second in the Grade 2 Risen Star and second in the Grade 3 Indiana Derby.
  • Took West Point Partners to the 2021 Kentucky Derby with O Besos following a thrilling third-place finish in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby.
  • Conditions top older female sprinter Sconsin (winner of four stakes races at Churchill Downs).
  • One of the most hands-on horse trainers you will find.

West Coast colt Info


  • Trainer: Greg Foley
  • Sire: West Coast
  • Dam: Its a Date
  • Broodmare Sire: Dominus
  • Birth Date: May 24, 2020
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Kentucky
  • Engagements: Kentucky-bred program
  • Dosage Index: 3.00
  • Center of distribution: 0.71

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