winchell thoroughbreds

Tapiture Back In Winner’s Circle With Ack Ack Score

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ reigning Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile runner-up Tapiture grabbed the lead at the top of the stretch and determinedly repelled a challenge from fast-closing even-money favorite Viva Majorca to win Saturday’s 23rd running of the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by a half-length. Tapiture, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden […]

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Untapable Faces Five In Personal Ensign

A stellar sextet of fillies and mares including reigning 3-Year-Old Filly champion Untapable is set to battle in the Grade 1, $750,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, with a berth in the Breeders’ Cup up for the taking along with the trophy. The Personal Ensign, named for Odgen Phipps’ homebred champion who […]

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Just Wicked Edges Tonasah In Adirondack Stretch Battle

Just Wicked and Tonasah put on a show Saturday at Saratoga, with the former just getting up over her rival after a long stretch duel in the Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack Stakes. Steve Asmussen trains Just Wicked for owner-breeder Ron Winchell. After finishing second in her June debut on the grass, the gray filly came […]

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey, Juddmonte Farm Among TOBA National Award Winners

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 30th annual National Awards Dinner will be held Friday, September 11 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky. The National Awards Dinner honors the achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 23 states and Canada. The following regional owners will […]

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Famous Foals: Full Siblings To California Chrome, Untapable Born Over Weekend

It won’t be for another few years that these foals will hit the racetrack, but because of their champion siblings, they’re already somewhat famous. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, a full sister to champion 3-year-old filly Untapable was born early Saturday morning for Winchell Thoroughbreds, just hours after Untapable’s victory in the G1 Apple Blossom. […]

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Untapable In Good Shape Following Apple Blossom Win

Champion Untapable emerged from her victory in Friday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) in good order, said Darren Fleming, who oversees trainer Steve Asmussen’s Oaklawn division. Fleming said he isn’t sure when Untapable will leave Oaklawn, but the 4-year-old Tapit filly is scheduled to join Asmussen’s division at Churchill Downs. “No plans yet,” Fleming said […]

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Untapable Gets Easy Victory In G1 Apple Blossom

Heavily-favored Untapable drew off to an easy 2 1/2-length win in the Grade 1 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park on Friday afternoon, notching her fifth career G1 victory under John Velazquez. The Steve Asmussen-trained daughter of Tapit laid fourth behind early leaders and made a three-wide move coming out of the backstretch, taking over the […]

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Tapiture Noses Out Candy Boy in West Virginia Derby

Blocked on the rail with a furlong remaining, Tapiture swung three-wide to the outside under jockey Rosie Napravnik, and was victorious by a nose over Candy Boy in Saturday’s 45th running of the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby presented by Xpressbet. It was a record fifth win in the 1 1/8-mile event at Mountaineer […]

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Untapable Camp Regroups, Eyes Cotillion for Next Start

Dual Grade 1-winner Untapable has returned to Saratoga and settled back into her stall in trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn after finishing unplaced in Sunday’s G1 William Hill Haskell Invitational. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the talented daughter of Tapit will likely make her next start in the $1 million, G1 Cotillion […]

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Tapit Offspring Providing Banner Year for Winchell Thoroughbreds

23 years ago, Winchell Thoroughbreds enjoyed success at racing’s highest level with Grade 1 runners such as Tight Spot, Sea Cadet, and Olympio. This year, they are doing similarly well, as homebred sire Tapit has sired some of the leading runners in 2014, including their own Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable. Untapable will start in Sunday’s […]

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