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Decorated Invader at the 2018 Keeneland September yearling sale. Next week, he will be competing in the Grade 1 Summer Stakes at Woodbine. West Point won the Summer Stakes in 2017 with Untamed Domain, who also was purchased at Keeneland September.
Should I Buy A Yearling or a 2 Year Old With A Thoroughbred Partnership?

Classic Blog from Jeff Lifson a few years back:  Let’s start with the simple truth here, before this headline raises your blood pressure to the point of “Call the ambulance and bring my bathrobe and slippers to the emergency room.” At West Point, we buy both yearlings and 2-year-olds, and we’re comfortable offering both at […]

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Successful Racehorse Ownership:  Be Bigger and Chase Harder – Because It’s Possible
Successful Racehorse Ownership: Be Bigger and Chase Harder – Because It’s Possible

The morning after American Pharoah’s successful bid for the elusive Triple Crown, West Point Thoroughbreds EVP Jeff Lifson took pen to paper about his feelings upon witnessing history and what it takes to be a successful owner in horse racing. I was the kid in 10th grade who never thought Jay Gatsby was pathetic. Quite the […]

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Why I Love the Breeders’ Cup- And Why I Humbly Suggest You Do Too
Why I Love the Breeders’ Cup- And Why I Humbly Suggest You Do Too

If there were eyes in the Twin Spires, my next statement might generate some high velocity daggers aimed my way in a mint julep-ed second.   I love the Breeders Cup. There. I said it. I live in Louisville and I’ve never missed a Kentucky Derby since 1992. I don’t just identify and understand the […]

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My Horse Didn’t Win First Time Out (And It Wasn’t Even Close) Now What?
My Horse Didn’t Win First Time Out (And It Wasn’t Even Close) Now What?

In my years covering races at the television network TVG we helmet-headed announcers spent a few moments after races talking about why winners triumphed, cashed our mythical bets, slapped each other on the back for picking so well, and moved on to the next race. That’s a shame. And it doesn’t take into account the […]

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Yearling Versus Two-year-old Racehorse Ownership How Do You Decide?
Yearling Versus Two-year-old Racehorse Ownership How Do You Decide?

We bought an absolutely amazing Tiznow colt at the Keeneland yearling sale yesterday. We bought an absolutely amazing Tiznow colt at the Keeneland yearling sale yesterday. Not coincidentally, my inbox has started to bubble up the number one question I am asked by prospective Thoroughbred racehorse owners every year in September, "Jeff, should I buy […]

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Chasing the Next Day Keeneland Yearling Sale Day 3
Chasing the Next Day Keeneland Yearling Sale Day 3

When you are buying, or trying to buy Thoroughbred yearlings, and you take a break, grab a sandwich, look to your neighbor at the next lunchroom table, it’s pretty easy to stoke up the con When you are buying, or trying to buy Thoroughbred yearlings, and you take a break, grab a sandwich, look to […]

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How Expensive is too Expensive? Keeneland Yearling Sale Day 2
How Expensive is too Expensive? Keeneland Yearling Sale Day 2

About 6 a.m this morning after the dog had done her business and I was pouring the first cup of coffee down the hatch, The Louisville Courier Journal punched me in the face with its headline. About 6 a.m this morning after the dog had done her business and I was pouring the first cup […]

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Keeneland Yearling Sale Day 1 from Jeff Lifson
Keeneland Yearling Sale Day 1 from Jeff Lifson

Near the round bar surrounded by buyers and sellers, worn out from looking at more than a hundred horses late yesterday and today (Monday). Near the round bar surrounded by buyers and sellers, worn out from looking at more than a hundred horses late yesterday and today (Monday). The Marathon that is the Keeneland September […]

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Feb 24th-25th Prospective Owner Meet & Greet in New Orleans
Feb 24th-25th Prospective Owner Meet & Greet in New Orleans

I want to talk to you about our company and what we offer. Join me, Jeff Lifson, and current West  Point Thoroughbreds Partners February 24th and 25th in celebration of the Risen Star Stakes in New Orleans.  I want to talk to you about our company and what we offer. Join me, Jeff Lifson, and […]

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John Sadler, left, in the paddock at Del Mar.
How Does WPT Racing Partnership Choose Trainers?

Stop by a racetrack. Stroll past a barn. Peer down the shed row past the horses nibbling on hay. Look into the office. See that lady on the phone, talking with one of the owners about an upcoming race for the next budding star? That gentleman marking up charts that will determine each horse’s workout […]

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