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Friday, May 7, 2021

WPT Handicapping Contest Decided By Tiebreaker

The West Point Thoroughbreds handicapping contest for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby came down to the wire between Partners Dennis Cornick and Spencer Owen, who both correctly predicted the winners of four stakes, including the Run for the Roses. The headbob went to Dennis, based on the tiebreaker: the winning time for the Kentucky […]

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

O Besos An Admirable Fifth in Kentucky Derby

Top of the stretch in the Kentucky Derby, and you realize your horse is coming on strong. O Besos, oh what a feeling.  O Besos gave us that unbelievable thrill Saturday in the Kentucky Derby. At 40-to-1 odds, he didn’t quite get there–he got just a little tired in deep stretch and finished fifth, beaten […]

Monday, May 3, 2021

Newcomers from OBS April

We are thrilled to look to the future with the group acquired at the OBS April sale, plus a European acquisition who is moving forward in Ocala. Note the Arrogate, Laoban and Midnight Storm colts purchased at OBS are now sold out.  Two of the youngsters are already with John Sadler at Santa Anita, where […]

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Kentucky Oaks/Derby Handicapping Contest

Play in the West Point Thoroughbreds’ Kentucky Oaks & Derby Handicapping Contest and win a $2,000 credit toward the purchase of 5% of one of WPT’s 2021 2-year-olds. The contest closes at 1 pm ET on Friday, April 30. *Contest is open ONLY to West Point Thoroughbreds Partners. 1st place: $2,000 credit toward the purchase […]

Monday, April 26, 2021

Epic 4-Win Day Leading Into 1st Saturday in May

West Point enjoyed a dream Saturday with four winners, capped off by a stakes triumph from Jaxon Traveler and a stunning debut about 10 minutes later by Flightline, who dropped jaws near and far with a dominant display at Santa Anita. The winning quartet ushered in the final week before O Besos’ bid for Kentucky […]

Thursday, April 22, 2021

O Besos Goes for Roses in Kentucky Derby

What beautiful words, O Besos will run for the roses on Saturday, beginning from post position six in the full field of 20 for Kentucky Derby 147. The draw was not without an anxious moment or two. Greg Foley said, “I don’t think my heart was racing that hard in a long time as one of five […]

Jaxon Traveler takes on rival for third time in Bachelor

After tasting defeat for the first time when a gallant stretch rally ended a head short, Jaxon Traveler gets a chance to make amends Saturday in the $200,000 Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn Park This will be a rubber match for Jaxon Traveler and Sir Wellington, who held on to win the Gazebo Stakes on March […]

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

2021 Owner Track Attendance Protocols

Below are the current protocols for owners. 5/6/21 is the latest update. Belmont: Admission tickets for owners are still required to access Belmont Park and race attendance is limited. If you wish to attend your horse’s race at least 2 days prior to race day reach out to Dawn. On days you do not have […]

Friday, April 16, 2021

Information Center for OBS Spring Sale

The West Point buying team looks forward to adding new juveniles from a variety of price points at next week’s OBS spring sale. The under tack show wraps up tomorrow. You can watch the breeze videos and scroll through the catalog here. Sign up to receive text messages with WPT short lists Follow our short […]

O Besos Sitting on Go for Kentucky Derby

O Besos is doing his part, and the pieces are falling into place for him to get a chance to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 1. The Greg Foley-trained colt is poised to crack the official lineup of 20 horses for the Run for the Roses. O Besos worked Tuesday for a second […]

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