Photos of the Week

Songbird on her way to winning the G1 Alabama Stakes
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Soaring To New Heights

Summer may be winding down, but the racing action was still hot on both coasts over the past weekend. The action kicked off at Saratoga, with 3-year-old fillies going to the post in the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes. A field of seven went to the post for the 10-furlong contest, but all eyes were on the […]

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Racing at Arlington Park
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Turf Monsters

Arlington Park took center stage in the racing world on Saturday as the Chicago-area facility hosted on of the biggest days of racing in the country. The Arlington Festival of Racing included three big Grade 1 contests – the Secretariat, the Beverly D., and the Arlington Million. Saratoga had its weekend shortened by Mother Nature […]

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Shining Copper (red cap) battles Full Mast (center) and Jay Gatsby in the Lure Stakes
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Summer Heat

It was a busy weekend from coast to coast as both Saratoga and Del Mar hosted a bevy of graded stakes. At Saratoga, two Grade 1’s were on tap Saturday – the Test Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and the venerable Whitney, which brought together some of the top older horses in training. Frosted once again […]

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Is Flintshire a cold single or a play against in the Sword Dancer?
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Summer Sizzlers

The racing action was hot and heavy from coast to coast this week, with the 3-year-olds squarely back in the spotlight at Monmouth Park and Saratoga. Saratoga carded several graded stakes races on Saturday, highlighted by the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes, which saw longshot Laoban break his maiden in a big way as he went wire-to-wire […]

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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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