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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

First look at yearlings on the racetrack

Every December we gather with Partners in Florida for a glimpse of what we have to look forward to in the coming year.  This past Saturday was the annual winter open house at Eddie Woods training center in Ocala for a first look at yearlings training on the track, many of them only a month […]

Monday, December 2, 2019

Chestertown, Seven Trumpets, Room to Finish spice up holiday weekend with 3 wins

Like a classic Thanksgiving feast, West Point relished a bit of just about everything in collecting three wins over the holiday weekend. There was a high-profile 2-year-old in Chestertown, who aced his second career start Sunday in New York. A few hours later, stakes winner Seven Trumpets put a bow around the Churchill Downs season […]

Monday, November 25, 2019

Carressa crushes again at Del Mar

“Carressa and Victor Espinoza absolutely trotting in!“ That was the description from the Del Mar track announcer as Carressa cruised through the stretch Friday to win by more than 8 lengths in a breakout performance. Carressa is the latest filly with terrific upside to emerge from a group West Point acquired through bloodstock agent David […]

Friday, November 15, 2019

Former jockeys Leyva, Bisono making different kind of impact in Sadler barn

John Sadler has built one of the best racing stables in the country over the last three decades, but he believes that right now is the strongest his operation has ever been in a key area, the assistant trainers who help run his barns at Santa Anita Park and Los Alamitos Race Course. What is […]

Friday, November 8, 2019

Eyeing Record Win Total for 2019 Season

The pace has been strong for West Point Thoroughbreds in 2019, and a big finish could be enough for the stable to set a new record for wins in a season. Replete’s victory at Churchill Downs last weekend was West Point’s 54th win of 2019. That is one win behind the total for all of […]

Friday, November 1, 2019

Soldier Boy Scores by 5 Lengths

Soldier Boy capped a strong Breeders’ Cup lead-in for West Point Thoroughbreds over the weekend, breaking his maiden by 5 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday. The victory came after Hard Not to Love captured the Friday feature at Santa Anita and Giza Goddess chipped in a second-place finish in Saturday’s Grade 3 Autumn […]

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Decorated Invader 4-to-1 for Friday’s Juvenile Turf

Decorated Invader drew beautifully with post position four in a full field and is listed at 4-to-1 for Friday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita. The race will air live on NBC Sports Network, with a scheduled post time of 4:52 p.m. Eastern/1:52 p.m. Pacific. Decorated Invader is the only Grade 1 […]

Friday, October 25, 2019

Hard Not to Love Lands Third Win in Four Starts

Hard Not to Love returned from a break in razor sharp fashion on Friday at Santa Anita, notching her third win in four career starts. The 3-year-old filly has one eye and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith proved to fit her perfectly. Mike’s worked this filly in the mornings a few times, know she is […]

Decorated Invader Ready to Ship West for BC Mission

Decorated Invader is one week away from his big mission at Santa Anita Park next Friday in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. The 2018 yearling purchase will be the lone Grade 1 winner in the expected full field. An overflow cast was pre-entered this week for 14 starting positions in the one-mile event. He will […]

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 […]

Friday, October 18, 2019

As a trainer Dominican-born Jorge Abreu Is New York Through and Through

Jorge Abreu was born in the Dominican Republic and lived there until he was nine years old when his family moved to New York in 1984. Ever since, he has been immersed in New York racing, from weekends working in the barn when he was still in grade school, to today as an emerging trainer […]

Monday, October 7, 2019

Cali Dude golden in debut win at Santa Anita

Cali Dude showed talent and tenacity in a debut victory on Saturday at Santa Anita Park that could pave his way to a stakes appearance during Breeders’ Cup weekend. The 2-year-old gelding led throughout the 6 1/2-furlong event for Cal-breds and held on gamely in the stretch for jockey Ruben Fuentes, edging away late to […]

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Coach Rocks rallies to get up as WPT snags third place in Churchill standings

Coach Rocks made a successful switch to turf with an exciting victory in a $95,000 allowance at Churchill Downs on Friday, getting her nose up on the wire with a determined stretch drive under jockey David Cohen. A Grade 2 winner on dirt, Coach Rocks had placed a couple times on the grass as a […]

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 […]

Thursday, September 26, 2019

New Euro Import

After piling up six wins in his native France, Petit Fils will take his talents to the United States for new owner West Point Thoroughbreds.. The Graded stakes-winning Petit Fils had been a hot recruit for trainer Christophe Clement all season. Impressed by the 4-year-old gelding’s back-to-back victories at Longchamp in Paris this spring, Clement […]

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

West Point, Stewart Team Up for Churchill Double

After shopping the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington and picking up three newcomers, West Point Thoroughbreds kept things going in the commonwealth of Kentucky with back-to-back victories at Churchill Downs on September 20-21. Dallas Stewart trainees Replete and Saints’ Girl both scored in sprint competition beneath Churchill’s Twin Spires. Replete doubled up at his […]

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Decorated Invader Rolls to Grade 1 Win in Summer Stakes, Free Pass to Breeders’ Cup

West Point Thoroughbreds is headed back to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, and with a high-profile contender, after Decorated Invader drove to Grade 1 glory in the Summer Stakes at Woodbine near Toronto on Sunday. The Summer was a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, with Decorated Invader garnering a […]

Monday, September 9, 2019

Kid Mercury Rises at Kentucky Downs

A little patience can really pay off with two-year-olds, as Kid Mercury showed us once again in winning at Kentucky Downs yesterday in his second career start and earning a shot at a Breeders’ Cup prep race. Kid Mercury looked like a colt with loads of promise when we came across him about six months […]

Friday, September 6, 2019

Floyd Wins Del Mar Challenge, Free Ownership Experience in Two-Year-Old

Lauren Floyd of Washington, D.C., came out on top in West Point Thoroughbreds’ Del Mar Challenge contest and scored a free ownership experience in a West Point two-year-old. In the Challenge, contestants selected their “team” of trainers, jockeys and West Point horses for the Del Mar meet and received points in each category for wins […]

McKelvey Wins Saratoga Challenge by a Nose, Free Ownership Experience

Roger McKelvey of Defiance, Ohio, prevailed by a single point in West Point Thoroughbreds’ Saratoga Challenge contest and scored a free ownership experience in a West Point New York-bred two-year-old colt. In the Challenge, contestants selected their “team” of trainers, jockeys and West Point horses for the Saratoga meet and received points in each category […]