Phillip Dutton

One Olympian To Another: Dutton Retraining Phelps Horse For Eventing

Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps caused a stir when he began investing in Thoroughbreds a few years ago, but the new owner has yet to make a splash at the upper levels of horse racing. That doesn’t mean his horses are untalented, however. NBC reported Thursday that Phelps’ horse Water Cube, who has been in […]

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Video: Commanding Curve Learns About Jumps With Phillip Dutton

West Point Thoroughbreds announced that Commanding Curve, second in the 2014 Kentucky Derby, had been retired from racing on May 24. He has since begun retraining for a second career with Olympic level 3-day event rider Phillip Dutton. Retiring sound after a record of 2-2-2 from 16 starts and earnings of $609,378, Commanding Curve was […]

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Derby Runner-Up Commanding Curve Retired; To Begin Career Retraining With Phillip Dutton

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Commanding Curve has been retired from racing and will begin retraining for a second career with Olympic level 3-day event rider Phillip Dutton. The 5-year-old Master Command gelding is best known for his fast-closing second to California Chrome in the 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1). He retires sound following a ninth place finish […]

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Olympian Dutton Joins West Point Thoroughbreds; Part Of Ring Weekend Ownership Group

Olympic level 3-day event rider Phillip Dutton has joined the West Point Thoroughbreds partnership group that owns grade one winner Ring Weekend. The 5-year-old Graham Motion trainee is entered in the $250,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (G2) on the Preakness undercard. “Phillip and his wife Evie are close friends with Graham and Anita Motion,” said West […]

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Retired Racehorse Project Announces Thoroughbred Makeover Fundraiser At Rolex

Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) is presenting the Hoedown at Hagyard at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 in the sport horse covered arena at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. All proceeds will support the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, a $100,000 training competition on the last weekend of October at Kentucky Horse Park featuring over 500 Thoroughbreds […]

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Icabad Crane Moving Up Eventing Ladder Quickly Under Dutton

Icabad Crane, the third-place finisher in the 2008 Preakness, has exceeded expectations for his new career as an eventing horse, according to top-class rider and trainer Phillip Dutton. The 10-year-old gelding left the racetrack in 2011 and was sent to Dutton’s farm for training, where he has finished third in two preliminary events already this […]

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Motion, Leparoux, Dominguez Vote for Icabad Crane in OTTB Contest

Some of the racing industry’s best-known names are coming together in support of graded stakes-placed Icabad Crane in the America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest. The contest is run through the Retired Racehorse Project and is part of its Thoroughbred Makeover: A Marketplace and National Symposium, to be held Oct. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The […]

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Icabad Crane Returning to Pimlico in OTTB Event

On October 4 and 5 Pimlico Race Course, home of this weekend’s Preakness Stakes, will showcase these horses by hosting the Thoroughbred Makeover: A Marketplace and National Symposium. One hundred horses will appear in demonstrations, in a Thoroughbred Marketplace, and in a contest titled, “America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred” that will feature a horse named Icabad […]

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Preakness-Placed Icabad Crane Excels at Eventing

Icabad Crane, who was third in the 2008 Preakness, continues to show promise in his new career as an eventer, according to the Off Track Thoroughbreds blog. The former Graham Motion trainee won his first event last month when he competed at Full Gallop Farm Horse Trials in the Beginner Novice C division. Icabad Crane’s […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Trainer Tips With Phillip Dutton

Born in 1963 in Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia, Phillip Dutton grew up on his family’s sheep and wheat farm. Horses were a major part of his life from day one, and as he grew older, he participated in pony club rallies and horse trials and continued riding through his college career. By 1991 he […]

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