west point thoroughbreds

First-Crop Practical Joke Weanlings Headline Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale was held Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Offspring of young sires were popular, with seven of the top 10 weanlings sold sired by stallions whose first crops are weanlings or yearlings, and one by successful 2019 freshman sire Constitution. The sale’s top colt and filly were by […]

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Decorated Invader Overcomes Slow Start To Win Summer Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds, William Freeman and William Sandbrook’s Decorated Invader proved a deserving 2-1 favorite in Sunday’s Grade 1 Summer Stakes, overcoming a slow start and rallying the stretch to win by about two lengths. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, ridden by Irad Ortiz for trainer Christophe Clement, covered a mile over Woodbine’s […]

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The Jockey Club Adds Six New Members

The Jockey Club announced the election of six new members: Shannon Bishop Arvin, Gary Barber, Terry Finley, Pope McLean Jr., Jaime Roth, and Chuck Winner. Shannon Bishop Arvin is a member of Stoll Keenon Ogden law firm in Lexington, Ky. Arvin represents many Thoroughbred organizations in the industry, including Keeneland Association, Breeders’ Cup Limited, the Thoroughbred […]

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Finleys Honored By NY Race Track Chaplaincy; Dubb Provides Update On Chaplaincy Center

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy of America honored two supporters and heard a promising update on a major project from a third at its annual fund-raising brunch on Wednesday at Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Terry and Debbie Finley, the co-founders of West Point Thoroughbreds, were honored for their longtime support […]

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Showcase Night For Curlin, Denali Stud Propels Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud knew he brought a special consignment to this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, but he also knew he’d need a little help from above to stand out in the auction’s incredibly deep catalog. Bandoroff and his son Conrad came to the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. […]

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Tapit Dominates Top Of Market On First Night Of Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

The march of Gainesway’s cornerstone sire Tapit through the very highest points of the North American auction market continued on Monday during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, powered by the evening’s two most expensive offerings. The duo headlined a session that posted average and median sale prices well in excess […]

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Seven Trumpets Fends Off Challengers For Good Lord Stakes Win

Two years and five days ago, West Point Thoroughbreds’ 2-year-old Seven Trumpets made his racing debut at Ellis Park, finishing fifth of seven horses while losing by 20 1/4 lengths. More than $400,000 in purse earnings later, Seven Trumpets returned Sunday to Ellis Park for the first time since that debacle of a debut. This […]

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Honor Code’s First Winner Comes At Laurel Park

The first winner for champion and freshman sire Honor Code came on July 11, when Night Code won a Laurel Park maiden special weight by a half-length. Night Code, a colt out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Unenchantedevening, won on debut in the 5 1/2-furlong race for owners St. Elias Stables and West Point […]

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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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