Ring Weekend

‘Incredibly Balanced’ Ring Weekend Transitioning Well To New Career

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Ring Weekend last raced on June 30, and his since been transitioning to a new off-the-track career under Olympian Phillip Dutton. Dutton’s Facebook page posted an update on Tuesday, showing the 7-year-old gelded son of Tapit jumping some small jumps in the outdoor arena. “We are thrilled with how well Ring Weekend is […]

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Ring Weekend Retired, Training For Second Career With Olympian Phillip Dutton

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Grade 1-winning Ring Weekend has been retired sound following a seventh-place finish in the Grade 2 King Edward Stakes on June 30 at Woodbine and is retraining for a second career with Olympian Phillip Dutton. The 7-year-old Tapit gelding won six graded stakes while under the care of Graham Motion for his […]

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Turf Veterans Tower Of Texas, Shakhimat Give Attfield Strong Hand In King Edward

Tower of Texas, who has been riding high both home and on the road for several years now, tops a field of eight for Saturday’s Grade 2 King Edward at Woodbine. The King Edward, a one-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds and upward, offers a purse of $175,000. Tower of Texas, a 7-year-old gelding, will be […]

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Synchrony Takes Aim At Muniz; Good Samaritan, The Player Head New Orleans Handicap

Pin Oak Stable’s Synchrony made a successful return to the races in last month’s Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap and will look for another victory over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course in Saturday’s Gr. II $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap. Trained by Mike Stidham, the son of Tapit’s victory in last month’s Fair Grounds Handicap was his first start since last […]

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Ring Weekend Kicks Off 2018 In Style With Gulfstream Win

Multiple graded-stakes winner Ring Weekend sparkled in his 2018 debut Sunday at Gulfstream Park, rolling through the stretch to score impressively in the featured 11th race, a mile optional claiming allowance on turf. Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, the 7-year-old gelding saved ground along the backstretch under Jose Ortiz as Hockey School cut out solid fractions of  24.21 […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Welcomes New Directors

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Paul H. Saylor, Maggie Wolfendale-Morley, Robert Masiello and Erin Birkenhauer. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Foundation’s mission to save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse […]

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Blacktype Vs. Ring Weekend In Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup At Laurel

Jump Sucker Stable’s Blacktype could be the bridge from the Commonwealth Turf Cup and the renamed Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup (G2) to be run Saturday at Laurel Park. Blacktype, a French-bred son of Dunkerque trained by Christophe Clement, prevailed by a half-length in last year’s extremely competitive Commonwealth Turf. He returns to Laurel to try […]

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Heart To Heart In Front All The Way In Bernard Baruch

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart took the field from gate-to-wire in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga, crossing the wire 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Forge and Delta Prince. The 6-year-old son of English Channel was taken to the lead by Irad Ortiz, Jr., who set well-timed fractions to have plenty of horse […]

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8-Year-Old Blue Tone Scores Elusive Graded Victory In San Gabriel

Beverly Engelberg, Jan Steeper and Schoeder Farm’s Blue Tone was well-ridden by Kent Desormeaux to lead all the way in Saturday’s off-turf running of the G2 San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita, crossing the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front. The 8-year-old son of Birdstone was recording his first graded stakes win and the first […]

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Ring Weekend Gives Motion Sweep Of Del Mar Stakes Saturday

Eastern-based trainer H. Graham Motion and jockey Drayden Van Dyke collaborated to sweep Del Mar’s stakes doubleheader on a rainy afternoon Saturday, winning the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes with Journey Home and the Grade II $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap with hard-hitting Ring Weekend. “This race set up on paper that I thought would be […]

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