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Friday, May 17, 2019

With Last-to-First Burst at Belmont, Devamani Drives to Second Straight Win as a Gelding

Devamani rushed to his second straight win on Thursday in a $90,000 allowance at Belmont Park, knifing through a seam in the stretch and kicking away to a half-length victory under jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. The French import is 2-for-2 since he was gelded after placing twice in three starts last season, his first in […]

In Maryland, West Point Turns to Jackson, Fair Hill Equine Therapy Unit for Behind-the-Scenes Care

With the focus of the horse racing world shifting to Maryland for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, the occasion is a good opportunity to shine a spotlight on the Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center operated by Bruce Jackson about an hour up the road from Baltimore in Elkton, Maryland. Pairing skilled horsemanship with an array of treatment […]

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Still Dreaming Looks For Speedy Setup in Chick Lang on Preakness Day

Fresh off a resilient win shortening up in distance, Still Dreaming tackles Graded stakes company on the Preakness undercard on Saturday in the $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes for three-year-old sprinters at Pimlico. The son of Flatter figures to drop back and make one run in the 6-furlong Grade 3, as he did effectively in a […]

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Flying the Flag Eyes Prize in Wide-Open Pimlico Special

Flying the Flag will make his stakes debut on Friday in the Grade 3 Pimlico Special, a historic race with a new look and wide-open cast shooting for a purse of $300,000. The Pimlico Special at times has been one of the premier races in the country, dating back to the 1930s and ’40s when […]

Monday, May 13, 2019

Twelfth Labour Draws Off in Breakout Maiden Win at Churchill

Twelfth Labour delivered a breakout performance at Churchill Downs on May 12, powering through the stretch to score by 3 1/4 lengths in a $79,000 maiden special weight event. The son of top sire Quality Road has been a revelation since cutting back to sprint distances after struggling around two turns at Fair Grounds over […]

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Chipolata Looks to Make the Grade in Belmont’s Beaugay

Chipolata began her 4-year-old season in fine fashion with a sharp win and will now get a chance to nail down a Graded stakes triumph on Saturday in the $200,000, Grade 3 Beaugay Stakes at Belmont Park. On April 11, the French-bred filly circled the field 5-wide with a fleet stretch rally and drove away […]

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Terry Finley Interviewed in Popular GS Talks Series at Goldman Sachs

Terry Finley, the founder and president of West Point Thoroughbreds, delved into the virtues and challenges of the horse racing business and his personal experience leading a successful company that forms racing partnerships, speaking on April 23 in the GS Talks interview series at Goldman Sachs in Manhattan. Finley was interviewed by Jim Conti, a […]

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hard Not To Love Takes Perfect Record into Angels Flight

Unbeaten in the first two starts of her career, Hard Not to Love will try deeper waters on Saturday at Santa Anita in the $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes for three-year-old fillies. The one-eyed bay filly is the 9-to-5 second choice in a field of five that will go postward at approximately 12:30 p.m. Pacific. Hard […]

Oaks/Derby Handicapping Call Replay

Handicapping Call on 5/1 Hear Len Friedman of the Ragozin Sheets talk who has the strongest pattern coming into the race and who the live longshots are. Jeff Lifson will be on at the end of the call to talk about “who’s hot and who’s not” after watching the contenders train the past few days. […]

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Kentucky Oaks/Derby Handicapping Contest

Play in the West Point Thoroughbreds’ 2018 Kentucky Oaks & Derby Handicapping Contest and win a $2,000 credit toward the purchase of 5% of one of the 2019 2-year-olds. The contest closes at 1:45 pm ET on Friday, May 3. *Contest is open ONLY to West Point Thoroughbreds Partners. 1st place: $2,000 credit toward the […]

Saturday, April 27, 2019

West Point Takes Home Seven Colts from OBS April, Adds To Haul as The Year’s Leading Buyer At 2-Year-Old Sales

The OBS April sale backs right up to Kentucky Derby week, which tends to provide context for a sale that can seem like a maze with more than 1,200 horses in the catalog. West Point Thoroughbreds arrived in Ocala with that kind of focus, to bolster Derby dreams for 2020, and came away with seven […]

Mr. Twinery Rumbles To Ninth Win in Last 12 Months, Bartlett Hall Breaks Through

Mr. Twinery on Sunday rumbled to his ninth victory at Golden Gate Fields in the last 12 months, speeding to a 4-length triumph in a 6-furlong sprint on the Tapeta synthetic track. The 5-year-old gelding has only been beaten twice in 11 starts at the track in Albany, California, both times finishing third. With one […]

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Still Dreaming Determined in Second Win at Laurel

Still Dreaming picked up his second win of the year in dramatic fashion on Saturday at Laurel Park when he drove through the stretch to get his nose down on the wire by an eyelash in a seven-furlong allowance. The three-year-old half brother to champion juvenile and Kentucky Derby hero Nyquist bounced back after finishing […]

Monday, April 15, 2019

Hard Not To Love Moves to 2-for-2 With Sharp Win at Santa Anita

Hard Not To Love, who had already garnered the TDN’s “Rising Star” designation after a victorious debut, improved to 2-for-2 on Saturday at Santa Anita under confident handling from jockey Tiago Pereira. West Point Thoroughbreds campaigns the three-year-old filly with Mercedes Stables, Scott Dilworth, David Ingordo, Dottie Ingordo and Steve Moody. Going 6 1/2 furlongs […]

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Ocala 2-Year-Old Showcase April 27

The 2019 2-year-old showcase in Ocala, Florida is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th. Bring your family, get up close and personal with the 2-year-olds purchased at the OBS March and April Sales, meet WPT team members, and mingle with your fellow Partners. Itinerary Friday evening, April 26 Friday Casual Happy Hour and Snacks 5 pm […]

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Galilean in Arkansas to Make Case for KY Derby

Galilean made a second trip from Southern California to Oaklawn Park this week looking for a pathway to the Kentucky Derby, with Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby as a pivotal test. The three-time stakes winner earned 7 Kentucky Derby qualifying points with a third-place finish last month at Oaklawn in a division of the Grade […]

Friday, April 12, 2019

Chipolata Flies to Victory at Aqueduct in First Start of Year

Chipolata, a French discovery last summer who finished a strong third in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks in her U.S. debut, launched her 4-year-old season in fine fashion on Thursday at Aqueduct, rallying from last for a sharp victory in a $77,600 allowance event. The chestnut filly is part of a nice wave of French […]

Friday, April 5, 2019

Turning point: a time for action

* Santa Anita’s crisis is a national problem requiring a national response * “You cannot both promote and police your own sport” * The National Horseracing Integrity Act is a worthy step forward * Put Lasix aside, what issues do we have and how can we compromise on them. This is a point of no […]

WPT Weekly Podcast

Each week, the WPT team will publish a podcast (some long, some just a couple minutes). The topics? Anything and everything horse racing. 4/5: Jeff Lifson handicaps weekend Derby preps 3/8: Joe Migliore handicaps Saturday stakes 3/1: Dr. Keith Latson and his work as a sales veterinarian 2/22: 2-year-old sales: the breeze show 2/15: No […]

West Point’s Terry Finley Tackling Racing’s Pressing Issues

Thoroughbred racing in America has been presented with serious challenges in recent weeks and West Point Thoroughbreds founder and CEO Terry Finley has been hard at work, seeking action and reform. The way our racing industry is structured, with the different regulators in each state, individual racetrack companies and the horsemen all coming from different […]