Photos of the Week

McCraken (Ghostzapper) wins the Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs on 11.26.2016.
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: A Feast Of Great Racing

This week, we take a look back at Thankgiving weekend, which brought a plethora of great stakes races from around the country. In addition, we’ll visit Del Mar, which closed out its Bing Crosby Season by hosting the G1 Matriarch and G1 Hollywood Derby. If you have any photos you would like to submit, email them […]

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Javier Castellano celebrates Gunnevera's victory in the Delta Downs Jackpot
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Hitting The Jackpot

Although it was a light weekend for graded stakes action, there were two races that could have implications on the 2017 Road to the Kentucky Derby. On Saturday at Delta Downs, juveniles took center stage in the G3 Delta Downs Jackpot, and Gunnevera swept from last to first to claim the prize in impressive style. Later […]

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Beholder and Songbird battle to the wire in the Breeders' Cup Distaff
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Breeders’ Cup Recap

  This week we travel to California as the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships returned to Santa Anita. All the event’s pageantry and exciting finishes were captured in the great images taken by the talented photographers on hand. If you have any photos you would like to submit, email them to [email protected] Once again, we’d like to thank […]

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Spendthrift Farm's Cover Song and jockey Kent Desormeaux, right, overpower Danilovna (Flavien Prat), left, to win the Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes, Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Santa Anita Park
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Fall Colors

A relatively quiet weekend of graded stakes action was marked by the closing weekend at both Keeneland and Belmont Park. Multiple graded stakes winner Noble Bird helped bring the curtain down on yet another spectacular Keeneland fall meet, setting a new track record on his way to winning the G2 Hagyard Fayette Stakes. If you have […]

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Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile) wins The Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Fall Stars

October brings with it cooler temperatures, exciting college football, and Keeneland’s fall race meet, which gives racing fans the chance to see some of the best horses in the country perform. Last weekend, Keeneland kicked things off with Fall Stars Weekend, which consisted of nine graded stakes over three days. Fans were treated to great […]

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Manuel Franco was all smiles after piloting Joking to victory in the G1 Vosburgh
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Championship Season

The countdown to the Breeders’ Cup got underway over the weekend as both Belmont Park and Santa Anita hosted several major prep races. At Belmont Park, Ectot led from the start to spring an upset over favored Flintshire in the G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic. Joking and Forever Unbridled both rallied from far back to win […]

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Breaking from the gate at Churchill Downs
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Northern Lights

Woodbine and Churchill Downs shared the spotlight over the weekend as each track hosted a bevy of graded stakes races. In Toronto, Tepin showed the world once again why she is called the ‘Queen of the Turf’ with a determined victory in the G1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Churchill Downs began its early fall meet by […]

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Inspector Lynley (Lemon Drop Kid) and jockey Joel Rosario win the Saranac (Gr III) at Saratoga
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Summer Swansong

Summer may be winding down, but the racing action was still hot on both coasts over the past weekend. Two-year-olds are in the spotlight over the long Labor Day weekend as both the Saratoga and Del Mar meets come to an end. At Saratoga, the historic G1 Spinaway Stakes had an appropriate finish as two […]

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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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