Photos of the Week

Lynn Symansky and Donner compete in the stadium jumping on the final day of Rolex
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: OTTB’s Shine At Rolex Three-Day Event

This week, follow our intrepid photographers as they cover the OTTB’s that made it through the grueling Rolex Three-Day Event. Starting with the ceremony of the inspections and dressage, to the slog of the Cross Country, finally ending with sun drenched stadium jumping, 30 percent of the 2016 entries were Thoroughbreds. There were 90 horses and riders set […]

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Da Big Hoss  wins the Elkhorn (G2) at Keeneland.
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Spring Fling

The April race meet is in full swing at Keeneland, and the track held several stakes races throughout the past week. On tap over the weekend were the historic G3 Doubledogdare and the G2 Elkhorn. The Doubledogdare marked the return of Grade 1-winner I’m a Chatterbox; however, the talented filly had to settle for second […]

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First time past the stands in the Maker's 46 Mile at Keeneland, eventually won by #2 Miss Temple City.
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Girl Power

With spring in full bloom it was yet another big weekend of racing, as both Keeneland and Oaklawn Park hosted major races in several divisions. Oaklawn Park wrapped up another successful racing season with its annual Racing Festival of the South. On Friday, Forever Unbridled earned her first Grade 1 victory when she defeated last […]

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Brody's Cause (Giant's Causeway) wins the Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Spring Colors

The opening of Keeneland last Friday could only mean one thing – spring has now officially arrived in Kentucky. The historic venue played host to three Grade 1 races on Saturday, one of which was the Toyota Blue Grass. In that race, Brody’s Cause showed his affinity for the Keeneland surface and punched his ticket to […]

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The field leaves the gate in the Florida Derby
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Visions Of Roses

  All eyes were on Gulfstream Park on Saturday as the top two 3-year-old colts in the country – champion Nyquist and Mohaymen – put their undefeated records on the line in the G1 Florida Derby. When the dust settled it was Nyquist, the Eclipse Award winning juvenile champion, that moved on to Kentucky as […]

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Victor Espinoza celebrates as California Chrome wins the Dubai World Cup
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Desert Gold

Horse racing had an international stage on Saturday as Meydan Racecourse hosted the rich Dubai World Cup card. Eight graded stakes races – five of them Group 1 – were featured on the program, highlighted by the rich, $10 million Dubai World Cup. California Chrome improved on his runner-up finish in 2015 with a commanding 3 […]

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Destin defeats stablemate Outwork to win the Tampa Bay Derby
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Spring Forward

Saturday was one of the busiest days of racing so far this season with several major stakes races on both coasts. In California, older horses where in the spotlight as Santa Anita hosted its marquee event, the G1 Santa Anita Handicap. Melatonin, a 16-1 longshot, went wire-to-wire in scoring the upset victory. There were also two […]

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Mohaymen powers to victory in the Fountain of Youth Stakes
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: The Sky’s The Limit

Gulfstream Park hosted a huge day of racing on Saturday, with six graded stakes on the program, highlighted by the G2 Fountain of Youth. In that race, favored Mohaymen kept his perfect record intact with a dominating 2 1/4-length victory. Also at Gulfstream, Cathryn Sophia overwhelmed her rivals as she cruised to a seven-length victory in the […]

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Bolo wins the Arcadia
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Dreaming Of Spring

The 2016 Road to the Kentucky Derby continued to heat up with two early stepping stones to Louisville – the Sam F. Davis and the El Camino Real Derby – contested on Saturday. In the G3 Sam F. Davis, Destin proved much the best and provided trainer Todd Pletcher with an early Derby contender. In the G3 El Camino […]

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Mohaymen begins to open up on the field heading for home in the Holy Bull
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Visions Of Roses

The 2016 Road to the Kentucky Derby continued to heat up with two early stepping stones to Louisville – the Holy Bull Stakes and the Swale – contested at Gulfstream Park. In the G2 Swale Stakes, Awesome Banner remained undefeated when drawing off to win by five lenghths. In the G2 Holy Bull, Mohaymen stamped himself as an early […]

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