Kirkwood Stables

Into Mischief Filly Clocks Fastest Furlong During Second Day Of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Under-Tack Show

The second day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale under-tack show finished with a new overall fastest worker at an eighth of a mile. Hip 360, an Into Mischief filly, stopped the clock in :10 seconds flat on Wednesday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md. The bay filly is out of […]

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Buyers Navigate Muddy Keeneland April Under-Tack Show

It was hard to find a consignor in the barns that wasn’t constantly refreshing the long-term weather forecast in the days prior to Monday’s Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training And Horses Of Racing Age Sale under-tack show, with a looming storm front threatening to put a damper on the proceedings. The worst of the downpour […]

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‘We’re Not Here Trying To Re-Invent The Wheel’: Kirkwood Stables’ Gulfstream Gallop Consignment Returns For Second Year

Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables is far from the first consignment to gallop its horses through a juvenile sale’s breeze show instead of going all-out under the clock. It wasn’t even the first consignment to do it at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale. Still, there was something about the notion that felt novel […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Mr. Wilson A Teacher For The Ages

Everyone needs a good teacher. Even those brave souls who ride racehorses on a daily basis needed to start somewhere and hone their craft. The same goes for horses, who before they achieved greatness going full-tilt, often learned how to jog and gallop around a training track alongside a reliable partner. Through setting good examples […]

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Funny Duck Wins G3 Pat Day Mile Swimmingly In The Slop At 39-1

As the phrase suggests, Funny Duck took to the rain-soaked Churchill Downs dirt track Saturday just like a duck to water, winning the Grade 3 Pat Day Mile by 4 3/4 lengths. At 39-1, the son of Disorted Humor surprised in his second graded stakes run, having broken his maiden less than three months ago. […]

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How Did We Get Here? A Look Back At Breeze Show History

It’s a question our readers ask every time the leaders list is published following a 2-year-olds in training under tack show. It’s also a question some in the bloodstock world have been asking themselves in the past couple of decades, as furlong times get faster and faster. The obvious answer is that speed (like sex […]

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‘Trying To Change Market Thinking’: Kirkwood Offers ‘No-Breeze Show’ At Florida Sale

Plenty of casual race fans and bloodstock professionals alike have expressed concern about the rule of the stopwatch at 2-year-old sales. In a feature by the Thoroughbred Daily News earlier this month, veteran consignor Niall Brennan said he’s seen a change in breeze-up sales over the past few years. Speed has always been important, but […]

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