west point thoroughbreds

For Sale-Topping Tapit Colt Chestertown, Asmussen Is A Natural Fit

Steve Asmussen began training for West Point Thoroughbreds this winter, just in time for a key appointment a few months later when West Point landed a colt for $2-million at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training. It was the most money West Point had ever paid for a horse at […]

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Coolmore Partners Buy Interest In Arkansas Derby Contender Galilean

The Coolmore group of John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith has purchased an interest in multiple stakes winner Galilean from West Point Thoroughbreds and partners ahead of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Galilean is a son of Uncle Mo, who stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky. […]

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Gunmetal Gray Off Derby Trail, Will Undergo Surgery For Condylar Repair

A condylar fracture has taken G3 Sham winner Gunmetal Gray off the Kentucky Derby trail, according to drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Exchange Rate breezed at Santa Anita on Sunday, after which the injury was discovered and a surgical repair scheduled for Sunday afternoon. “It looks fixable,” said Terry Finley of co-owner West Point Thoroughbreds. Gunmetal […]

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Racing Communications Veteran Jeff Lowe Joins West Point Thoroughbreds

Long-time Turf writer and publicist Jeff Lowe has joined West Point Thoroughbreds in a communications and marketing role. Lowe comes to the partnership company after seven years in a similar position at Team Valor International. He previously spent nine years at Thoroughbred Times, serving as the publication’s lead writer for the Triple Crown and Breeders’ […]

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Breeders of Galilean Receive California Diamond Award For Top California-Bred Sale Graduate

Neal and Pam Christopherson of Oregon-based Bar C Racing Stables are being presented with the 2019 California Diamond Award in recognition for breeding the leading California-bred 2-year-old earner of 2018 sold at public auction: the multiple stakes-winning Kentucky Derby hopeful Galilean. Produced by the El Prado (Ire) mare Fresia and foaled at Harris Farms in […]

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Gross Up, Average And Median Down At OBS March Sale

The 2019 edition of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale saw unprecedented bounty at the very top of the market, but mid-level trade took a step back in the juvenile auction season’s first event. The two-day auction saw 309 horses sold for revenues of $44,422,500, up 5 percent from last year’s final […]

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Record Purchase Of $2-Million Chestertown Two Decades In The Making

Terry Finley had just put ink on the biggest sale ticket of his life, but if it made him nervous, it was hard to tell from the easy smile on his face as he leaned on a board and looked down the Sequel Bloodstock shedrow at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. grounds. Moments earlier, Finley’s […]

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Tapit Colt Brings Sale-Record $2 Million At OBS March

A colt by commercial powerhouse Tapit set an unprecedentedly high bar in the early goings of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, going to the partnership of West Point Thoroughbreds, Robert Masiello, and Siena Farms for $2 million, setting a new record price for the OBS March sale. The gray or […]

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Somelikeithotbrown Installed As Morning Line Favorite For Jeff Ruby Steaks At Turfway

Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stable’s Somelikeithotbrown has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite among a field of 11 entered for Saturday’s $200,000 Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park. Post positions for the race were drawn Wednesday at Jeff Ruby Steakhouse in downtown Cincinnati. National racing analyst and long time oddsmaker Mike Battaglia set […]

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Heavy Favorite Galilean Shines Like Chrome In California Cup Derby

In what figures to be his final start versus state-bred competition for the foreseeable future, heavily favored Galilean made short work of four rivals as he waltzed to a 4 1/2-length win in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the imposing […]

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