Category: Blog

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The many ways to watch a race online

By Jeff Lowe Okay, so your horse is entered, now where to go online to watch the race? The good news is that watching a horse from somewhere other than the racetrack has never been easier, both in the availability and quality of live video, with most tracks now streaming in high definition. But there […]

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Ins and Outs of Optional Claiming Races

We wanted to cover a type of race that by its nature can be a bit of confusing. When you throw in the possibility of someone claiming your horse in the process, it is an important topic to unpack and, hopefully, explain in case there’s any confusion. An optional claiming race is both a claiming […]

13 Easy Ways to Grow Thoroughbred Racing
Monday, December 9, 2019

13 Easy Ways to Grow Thoroughbred Racing

I want to share my ideas as a young person in the sport. If you’re reading this, chances are you love Thoroughbreds and racing. I want my grandchildren to experience horse racing like I’ve been so blessed to experience. It sounds simple, but we all really need to do our part to bring in new […]

Monday, October 21, 2019

What Do Racehorses Eat? 35,000 Calories and Counting

by Jeff Lowe Feeding a racehorse : It’s all about energy. These are athletes in high-level training. The goal is to get them to an ideal body condition for training and racing while giving them enough fuel for them to perform in the morning and in the afternoon. Like an Olympic athlete, say a Michael […]

What Does West Point Thoroughbreds Do With Retired Racehorses?
Monday, October 7, 2019

What Does West Point Thoroughbreds Do With Retired Racehorses?

When we speak with prospective owners, it’s pretty clear they come to us loving Thoroughbred racing and appreciating the horse itself. There is a deep respect for the sheer beauty and an awe of the racehorse as an athlete. In discussing ownership, our conversations inevitably turn to “What happens to horses when they can no […]

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lots to do in Lexington outside the racetrack

by Jeff Lowe Partners coming to Lexington for live racing this fall are certainly headed in the right direction for a great experience, as few racetracks the world over can match Keeneland’s mix of a distinct setting, modern amenities, quality food and top-flight racing. Even better, the track happens to be in the middle of […]

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Things to Do In Del Mar During Racing Season

Family Friendly West Point Partners, grab a latte from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf then head over to Donuts at Del Mar on Saturday and Sunday mornings and watch the workouts from the frontside. Like eating healthy? Try Flower Child across from Milton’s. You never know who might run into there. I ran into Keith […]

Things to Do in Saratoga This Summer

Get up early. We mean really early. Head to the backside to watch morning training and then watch some works from the frontside after the break. Make sure you grab your coffee and copy of the Saratoga Special newspaper at the Morning Line. It’s even money you’ll see the West Point team and Partners. Attend […]

Conveying The Thrills and Excitement of Thoroughbred Racehorse Ownership
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Conveying The Thrills and Excitement of Thoroughbred Racehorse Ownership

The Kentucky Derby prep trail always generates interest among those thinking about joining the ranks of ownership. Sometimes it’s hard to find the best way to convey to people how truly thrilling and exciting owning a racehorse can be. If you’re looking into joining a partnership, you’re pretty much guaranteed to see the same words […]

Friday, March 8, 2019

Thoughts on Santa Anita

By Jeff Lifson, West Point Thoroughbreds Executive Vice President Like a lot of us, I’m heartbroken about what has happened at Santa Anita this winter. And I’m a little heartbroken as well that racing is taking it on the chin as a result. A lot of the accusations are not new, nor are they nuanced. […]