west point thoroughbreds

Bloodlines: San Vicente Winner Kanthaka Enhances Spotlight On Jimmy Creed

One of the surprise successes of the 2017 sales season for 2-year-olds in training was the depth of quality and athletic ability found among the first-crop juveniles by the Distorted Humor stallion Jimmy Creed. In 2017, Jimmy Creed was an inexpensive stallion standing at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky. He had been a nice racehorse, had […]

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Finley Joins WHOA: ‘It’s Time To Make A Move’

“For many years, I thought bringing in an outside entity to manage our sport’s drug testing and anti-doping programs was a bad idea. “My outlook has changed. “Think about this – on January 27, 1934, The BloodHorse published an article describing the extensive efforts of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners and their goal […]

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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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Kanthaka Steals San Vicente At Odds Of 11-1

With heavily favored Ax Man deep fried at the quarter pole, Flavien Prat was on the move four-wide with longshot Kanthaka, who powered home to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita by a widening 3 ¼ lengths.  Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the chestnut colt by Jimmy Creed got seven furlongs in 1:22.62 […]

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Old Friends’ ‘Hats Off To The Horses’ Kicks Off With Awesome Gem-Inspired Creation

The online fashion auction “Hats off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” kicked off this week with another beautiful handcrafted Derby chapeau going on the virtual block to raise money for Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY. This is the ninth year that Old Friends has joined with acclaimed milliner […]

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Clement On Turf Sprint Star Disco Partner: ‘We Can Just Let Him Roll’

Patricia A. Generazio’s multiple graded stakes winner Disco Partner breezed four furlongs in 50.72 seconds over Belmont Park’s main track in his final work ahead of next Saturday’s $1 million, Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar. “It was a slow work by design,” said trainer Christophe Clement. “I thought he looked well. […]

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Always Dreaming Se Recupera De Ulceras Gástricas, Regresa A La Acción Como Cuatroañero En 2018

Always Dreaming, ganador del Kentucky Derby (G1) y del Florida Derby (G1) de esta temporada, regresará a entrenamiento en Noviembre con miras a su campaña como cuatroañero en 2018, según se anunció este lunes 16. Al tresañero perteneciente a la primera producción de Bodemeister se le detectaron úlceras estomacales luego del Travers Stakes, y fue […]

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Always Dreaming Recovering From Ulcers, Will Return To Racing In 2018

Always Dreaming, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1), will return to training in November and be pointed for a 4-year-old racing campaign in 2018, it was announced Monday. The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Bodemeister was found to have stomach ulcers after the Travers Stakes, and was recently cleared […]

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Untamed Domain Unstoppable In Summer Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Untamed Domain (3-1) came flying down the center of Woodbine’s stretch to win Sunday’s Grade 2 Summer Stakes by a half-length over the favored (8-5) Hemp Hemp Hurray. The juvenile son of Animal Kingdom, ridden by Joe Bravo for trainer Graham Motion, covered a mile over the firm turf in 1:34.73, earning […]

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Hard-Knocking G1-Winning Millionaire Twilight Eclipse Retired From Racing

West Point Thoroughbreds’ grade one-winning millionaire Twilight Eclipse has been retired from racing. Trained by Graham Motion since March, he retires sound and will begin retraining for a second career in eventing. The 8-year-old Purim gelding hit the board in 19 graded stakes races for trainer Tom Albertrani, with his biggest win coming in the […]

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