Photos of the Week

Songbird (Medaglia d'Oro) and jockey Mike Smith win the Coaching Club American Oaks (Gr I) at Saratoga
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Taking Flight

Great racing was on tap from coast to coast over the weekend as Saratoga kicked off its 148th race meet. The Spa joined Del Mar, which opened the week before, as the two “must visit” destinations for racing fans. At Saratoga, Dacita came out on top in a blanket finish to win the G1 Diana. On […]

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Midnight Storm and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade II, $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Where The Turf Meets The Surf

Horse racing’s “second season” got underway with the opening of Del Mar, one of the most eagerly-anticipated race meets of the year. Del Mar welcomed a huge crowd on opening day, which was held on Friday for the first time. Great racing was, of course, on tap, with Midnight Storm capturing the G2 Eddie Read, and She’s […]

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Gary Barber helps lead Catch a Glimpse (City Zip) to the winner's circle after  winning the Belmont Oaks Invitational (Gr I)
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Stars & Stripes

It was a huge day of racing on Saturday, with several international challengers shipping in for Grade 1 contests. In New York, Belmont Park hosted another stakes-filled card on ‘Stars and Stripes’ Saturday, highlighted by the G1 Belmont Derby and the G1 Belmont Oaks. Both races boasted a strong international contingent. In the the Belmont Derby, […]

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Jockey Julien Leparoux (red and white silks) guides Sir Dudley Digges to capture the 157th running of the $1,000,000 dollar Queen's Plate
Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents Photos Of The Week: Queen’s Plate Day

The weekend’s graded stakes action was highlighted by the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racecourse on Sunday, in which Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sir Dudley Digges delivered the couple their first victory in the first leg of the Canadian triple crown. World Approval captured the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth on Sunday for trainer Mark Casse, […]

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Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson, winning the Grade 1 Triple Bend
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Gold Rush

The weekend’s graded stakes action was highlighted by two Grade 1 races, both at Santa Anita – the Gold Cup, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event, and the seven furlong Triple Bend Stakes. Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson notched the first G1 victory of his career when taking the Triple Bend by a half-length. Later on […]

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Bradester (Lion Heart) wins the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs on 6.18.2016. Joe Bravo up.
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Grand Night Of Racing

Churchill Downs hosted a big night of racing on Saturday with five graded stakes races on the card. The G1 Stephen Foster Handicap was the highlight of the evening and it didn’t disappoint, as Bradester went wire-to-wire for the upset victory. On the distaff side, Paid Up Subscriber earned her first stakes victory when winning the […]

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Creator and Destin battle to the wire in the 2016 Belmont Stakes
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Belmont Bonanza

The third jewel of the Triple Crown was on Saturday and even though there wasn’t a Triple Crown on the line, the Belmont Stakes was still a thriller as Creator edged Destin to win by a nose. Belmont Park hosted a great slate of races prior to the Belmont. Frosted was simply spectacular as he rocketed to […]

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Beholder pulls away from Stellar Wind to take the G1 Vanity Mile
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: California Gold

The Great Race Place was the place to be on Saturday as two of the top older mares in the country – Beholder and Stellar Wind – squared off in the G1 Vanity Mile. Beholder once again turned in an incredible performance, pulling away to win by 1 1/2 lengths. Also at Santa Anita, Midnight Storm […]

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Si Sage takes the Charles Whittingham
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Memorial Day Weekend

As we remember with proud hearts the soldiers who died for this country, the racing world celebrated their sacrifice with some exciting stakes action across the country. Spectacular maiden winner Enola Gray returned to the races to win her first stake, a dead heat in the Winning Colors resulted in a first graded stakes victory […]

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Exaggerator (Curlin) and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Preakness Stakes
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Preakness Weekend

Pimlico Race Course took center stage over the weekend as it played host to the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Exaggerator finally turned the tables on rival Nyquist, handing the Kentucky Derby winner his first career defeat when he powered to a 3 1/2-length victory in the Preakness Stakes. If you have any photos […]

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