Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners

West Joins Eclipse Thoroughbreds As VP Of Bloodstock

Jacob West has joined Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners as the company’s Vice President of Bloodstock. West, 31, has previously worked for Taylor Made as a Buyer Account Manager and most recently served as the Director of Bloodstock for Three Chimneys Farm. “Jacob is a rising star in the industry,” Eclipse President, Aron Wellman stated. “As our […]

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Earth Becomes First Winner For Freshman Sire Orb

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ juvenile colt Earth became the first winner for his sire, Kentucky Derby winner Orb, when he got up nearing the wire to win a five-furlong turf maiden contest at Gulfstream Park June 11. It was the career debut for Earth, who is out of Mullins Bay, an unraced daughter of Speightstown that […]

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$1.2 Million Gamble Pays Off As Tapwrit Captures Belmont Stakes

Horse racing is full of gamblers, from the bettors who play the races on the front side to the owners taking a chance on young bloodstock at the sales. Such was the case with Aron Wellman at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale when he came across a yearling son of Tapit. Wellman gathered his Eclipse […]

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Belmont Stakes Runner-Up Destin Returning From Nine-Month Layoff

Twin Creeks Racing and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Destin, runner-up in the 2016 Belmont Stakes, is preparing to return from a nine-month layoff in an allowance race Sunday at Belmont Park. Most recently, the Todd Pletcher trainee finished ninth in the Aug. 27 Travers. According to bloodhorse.com, the son of Giant’s Causeway has turned in seven […]

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Heavy Favorite War Correspondent Takes Miami Mile

War Corresondent, a 7-year-old son of War Front who began his career in France, scored his second U.S. graded stakes victory on Saturday as the 3-5 favorite in the Grade 3 Miami Mile at Gulfstream Park. Under Tyler Gaffalione, the Christophe Clement trainee came from just off the pace to defeat longshot front-runner Applicator by […]

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Wellman And The Three-Way Partnership It Took To Land ‘Standout’ Yearling Tapwrit

The very first time Aron Wellman, President of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, laid eyes on the gray son of Tapit at the Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, he was “smitten” with the colt, according to thoroughbredracing.com. “This colt was a standout,” Wellman said. “He had so much substance, depth and scope to him. He had good bones […]

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Tapwrit Steps Forward With Stakes Record-Setting Performance In Tampa Bay Derby

Bridlewood Farm, Robert LaPenta and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Tapwrit took a big step forward on Saturday, stylishly putting away nine other sophomores in the G2 Tampa Bay Derby to win by about four lengths. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, the son of Tapit covered 1 1/16 miles over Tampa’s fast main track in 1:42.36, good enough […]

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Over $40,000 Committed To Aftercare During The New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has announced that over $40,000 was pledged by Thoroughbred owners and trainers during their annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge fundraiser. Leading the extensive list of supporters were Tourist’s connections of WinStar Farm, Gary Baber and Adam Wachtel as well as John C. Oxley’s Classic Empire and trainer Bob Baffert’s Drefong and […]

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Curalina Dominates Shuvee In The Slop

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina was the runaway winner of Sunday’s Grade 3 Shuvee Handicap, crossing the wire 9 1/4 lengths in front of her competition under John Velazquez. The Todd Pletcher-trained 4-year-old daughter of Curlin covered nine furlongs over Saratoga’s sloppy main track in 1:49.85. “On paper it looked like kind of a match race,” […]

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Illuminant Settles Under Prat To Capture Gamely Stakes

Eclipse Thoroughbreds Partners’ Illuminant, typically a nervous filly, settled well on Memorial Day to take her first graded stakes victory in the G1 Gamely at Santa Anita. Masterfully ridden by Flavien Prat, the 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road crossed the wire just over a length in front of the heavily favored Wekeela, marking a final […]

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