Category: Horse News

Friday, January 18, 2019

Update on Grade One Winner Ring Weekend

Retired grade one winner Ring Weekend is wintering in AIken, South Carolina and preparing for his first horse trial. Here he is cross country schooling for the very first time in early January under Olympian Phillip Dutton’s assistant trainer Emily Hamel. He’s brave and loving his second job! Learn about his accomplishments here.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WPT Buys Into 3YO Excess Capacity

Lily filly! Excess Capacity is a promising 3-year-old filly WPT purchased this week in partnership with Robert Masiello and Sol Kumin (owner of the 2018 Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl). She sold out just hours after West Point Partners got word the pretty grey would campaign for the black and gold. After breaking her maiden […]

Monday, January 14, 2019

General Downs Wins Native Dancer Stakes

On his first attempt at stakes competition, 6-year-old Mineshaft gelding General Downs once again showed his affinity for Laurel Park, charging home to win the $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes by three-quarters of a length. It was his second straight victory at Laurel. He prevailed in a second level allowance race back on December 22. The […]

Friday, January 11, 2019

Lavender Chrissie & Best Performance Sell Well at Keeneland

Two West Point mares sold very well at the Keeneland Sale on January 8. We’ll miss having these gals in the barn, but wish them the best of luck as they begin the next phases of their lives! Congratulations to their Partners! Stakes-winning daughter of Scat Daddy, Lavender Chrissie, commanded $400,000 in foal to Union […]

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Subscribe to Thoroughbred Experience and Help Retired Racehorses

Here’s a “win-win” for you and the retired racehorses of West Point Thoroughbreds’ Congie Black and Gold Fund! The team at Thoroughbred Insider is launching a new quarterly print magazine, The Thoroughbred Experience, which explores the people, places, and horses that make horse racing so special, through the tangible experience that you can only have with […]

Monday, January 7, 2019

Gunmetal Gray Wins Sham!

Gunmetal Gray has his Partners dreaming of the first Saturday in May after earning 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points with a win in Saturday’s Sham Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita. The colt’s first stakes victory netted him 10 Derby points, upping his total to 14 and placing him fourth on the leaderboard. Owned by West […]

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

5 Wins Over Holidays!

West Point Partners rounded out the year with several trips to the winner’s circle! Hard-knocking veteran General Downs (aka The General) splashed home to win a tough second-level allowance at Laurel on 12/22 for trainer Kelly Rubley. The win was well-deserved for the 5-year-old son of Mineshaft, who hit the board in five of seven […]