west point thoroughbreds

Galilean Makes Career Debut A Winning One In Barretts Juvenile Stakes

A $600,000 purchase in April, Galilean became a stakes winner in his career debut, holding off Seven Scents by a neck to win the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Saturday at Los Alamitos. Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, Denise Barker and William Sandbrook and trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, the 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt showed […]

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Quality Road Filly Brings $420,000 To Top Tuesday At Keeneland September Sale

The buoyant pace showed no sign of slowing down on Tuesday, the eighth session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, powered by a Quality Road filly sold for $420,000 to Jamie McCalmont, agent for Sarah Kelley. Consigned by Stone Farm, the filly is out of the Pulpit mare Chapel, a full sister to Senada, winner of the 2011 […]

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Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming Retired To WinStar Farm

Always Dreaming, winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby and Grade 1 Florida Derby, has been retired from racing and will join the stallion ranks at WinStar Farm. Hailing from the Unbridled sire line, the most dominant classic sire line in recent years, Always Dreaming was campaigned by Teresa Viola Racing Stables, St. Elias Stables, MEB […]

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‘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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Equine Advocates To Honor Finley, Polisseni At Annual Awards Dinner

In celebrating 22 years of equine rescue work and 17 years of holding its biggest event of the year in Saratoga, Equine Advocates will be honoring West Point Thoroughbreds’ CEO and founder, Terry Finley, with the Safe Home Equine Protection Award at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 2 at its annual […]

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Ellis Park: ‘Economical Alternative’ To Saratoga For Juvenile Racing?

“We’re getting ready to head to Two-Year-Old Town.” That’s what trainer Dale Romans calls Ellis Park, which begins its race meet July 1 and where for years he has run most of his 2-year-olds in the summer. The track’s “baby races” no longer rank among racing’s best-kept secrets. The parade of stakes horses coming out of Ellis […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘You’ve Got To Be In It For The Horses’

Sometimes it’s a little bit of foresight that makes all the difference in hindsight. That was thinking behind Jill and Shane Rose‘s decision to put the note on the papers of the colt they bred and sold at last year‘s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale. Affixed to the horse’s Jockey Club registration papers, the note […]

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Kanthaka Splits Horses For Lazaro Barrera Score

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s classy Kanthaka returned to Santa Anita on Saturday to take the Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes by three quarters of length under Flavien Prat.  Breaking from the rail, he was fifth midway around the far turn and split horses at the top of the lane en route to stopping the seven furlong clock […]

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‘Scalded’ Pitino Will Watch His Kentucky Oaks Runner Coach Rocks From Gulfstream Park

It is possible that no owner’s absence has ever prompted a greater stir, or caused more fans to revisit roiling emotions, than Rick Pitino’s decision to boycott the 144th running of the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. Pitino has told his trainer, Dale Romans, friends, and his partners in Coach Rocks, a filly with a puncher’s […]

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West Point Admires ‘Versatility’ Of My Boy Jack, Purchases Interest

A member of last year’s Kentucky Derby-winning entourage of owners, West Point Thoroughbreds has just purchased an interest in 2018 contender My Boy Jack. According to bloodhorse.com, the 3-year-old son of Creative Cause will carry the silks of Monomoy Stable (Sol Kumin) on the first Saturday in May. “I’ve always liked this horse and admire his […]

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