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Monday, July 15, 2019

2019 Saratoga Challenge Standings as of 7/15

Participate in West Point Thoroughbreds’ 2019 Saratoga Challenge and win an ownership experience in Galway Empire, a 2-year-old Commissioner colt trained by Danny Gargan.  Standings After First Week (As of July 15) View an alphabetical list of entrants and selections **zoom in to find your name and picks View terms and conditions of contest How […]

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Win an Ownership Experience

Participate in West Point Thoroughbreds’ 2019 Del Mar Challenge and win an ownership experience in Cali Dude, a 2-year-old Clubhouse Ride gelding trained by John Sadler. View terms and conditions of contest View an alphabetical list of entrants and selections **zoom in to find your name and picks How to play? You will select one […]

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Night Code delivers as first 2-year-old runner of 2019

Night Code came through as West Point’s first two-year-old runner of 2019, prevailing after a determined drive at Laurel Park on Thursday. A dark bay colt with a splash of white across his face and four white socks, Night Code sat just off the pace and battled through the stretch to win by a half-length […]

Maroubra Resurfaces in Arlington’s Grade 3 Modesty Handicap

French import Maroubra makes a trip to Chicagoland on Saturday for the Grade 3, $150,000 Modesty Handicap on the turf at Arlington Park. The four-year-old filly will be racing for the third in the United States and in the care of Kentucky-based trainer Cherie DeVaux. Maroubra arrived from Europe last fall, spent the winter in […]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Saratoga Summer Meets Central

This “Summer Meets Central” page will help you plan your trip to Saratoga and have a great stay once you’re in town. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Listen to Summer Meets Kickoff Call held on 6/20. Del Mar Summer Meets Central Enter WPT Saratoga Challenge 25 Things to Do in Saratoga During […]

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Del Mar Summer Meets Central

This “Summer Meets Central” page will help you plan your trip to “where the turf meets the surf” and have a great stay once you’re in town. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Listen to Summer Meets Kickoff Call held on 6/20. Saratoga Summer Meets Central page Enter WPT Del Mar Handicapping Challenge […]

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

And Seek Makes Stakes Debut in Friday’s Iowa Derby

And Seek has trained like he is capable of more than he has produced on the racetrack to date and on Friday night he will have the chance to prove it on a big stage in the $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows outside Des Moines. The 3-year-old colt steps up for his first stakes […]

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Replete, Twelfth Labour Roll to Back-to-Back Wins for Stewart

Replete and Twelfth Labour capped off the Churchill Downs meet with open-length victories on June 27 and 28 for trainer Dallas Stewart and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. Replete turned his seventh career start into a procession on June 27 when he kicked away to a 4 3/4-length maiden victory at Churchill Downs. The handsome 3-year-old […]

Monday, July 1, 2019

West Point Ties for Second Place in Churchill Owner Standings

West Point finished in a tie for second place among all owners with four wins in the Churchill Downs spring/summer meet. The leaders were Calumet Farm (6 wins from 46 runners), Ken and Sarah Ramsey (6-for-34) and Maggi Moss (6-for-19). West Point Partners made four trips to the winner’s circle from a total of 16 […]

After 21 Years, Dallas Stewart and West Point Still a Winning Combination

Twelve times a year, for 21 years and counting, West Point Thoroughbreds has received a training bill from Dallas Stewart. It is an owner-trainer relationship that began with a chance encounter but turned into a racing rarity in extending beyond 10 years, much less a couple decades. Along the way, Stewart has defied the odds […]

Monday, June 24, 2019

Coach Rocks Rebounds With Authority at Churchill Downs

A performance like Coach Rocks delivered on Sunday at Churchill Downs should shine a spotlight on the world-class eyes that belong to the people around her. Simply put, Coach Rocks had not been herself in two previous races this year, both uncharacteristically dull outings for a filly who had captured a major race at Gulfstream […]

Friday, June 14, 2019

WPT Weekly Podcast – Role of the Stewards

Each week, the WPT team will publish a podcast (some long, some just a couple minutes). The topics? Anything and everything horse racing. 6/14: Role of the Stewards 6/6: Joe Migliore handicaps grade one races on Belmont Stakes day  5/31: 2-Year-Old Racing Part 2 5/24: 2-Year-Olds preparing for the races 4/5: Jeff Lifson handicaps weekend […]

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 […]

Monday, June 10, 2019

For the Sale-Topping Tapit Colt Chestertown, Asmussen Is a Natural Fit

Steve Asmussen began training for West Point Thoroughbreds this winter, just in time for a key appointment a few months later when West Point landed a colt for $2-million at the OBS March sale of two-year-olds in training. It was the most money West Point had ever paid for a horse at public auction. The […]

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Still Dreaming Stretches Out Over Big Sandy in Belmont’s Easy Goer Stakes

Still Dreaming has been a work-in-progress for West Point Thoroughbreds and trainer Graham Motion in trying to match up his ability with effective race distances, and now the connections will see how Belmont Park’s massive main track suits him on Saturday in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes on the Belmont Stakes card. The 3-year-old colt’s […]

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Belmont Stakes Handicapping Contest

Participate in the West Point Thoroughbreds’ 2019 Belmont Handicapping Contest and you could win a $200 WPT apparel credit. Contest is open now and closes at 1:00 pm ET on Saturday, June 8, 2019. *Contest is open ONLY to West Point Thoroughbreds Partners. 1st place: $200 WPT apparel credit. Rules Contest rules. Click here to […]

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Getaloadofthis Seizes Second Win Since Moving to Northern California

The gray gelding Getaloadofthis continued to enjoy the elements in Northern California, where he picked up his second win on May 31 for trainer and co-owner Jerry Hollendorfer. Getaloadofthis has finished in the top three in all five of his races “up north” at Golden Gate Fields, after shifting from Southern California in early March. […]

Sunday, June 2, 2019

2019 Belmont Stakes Info

Belmont Stakes day is New York’s richest day of racing. There are ten stakes races on the card, including eight grade one stakes. Purchase tickets for the 151st Belmont Stakes Below is a schedule of West Point events for the week. Questions can be directed to Dawn Lenert. Schedule of Events 2019 Wednesday, (6/5) Thursday […]

Vote for Imagining colt Name!

Thank you to those who participated in the Imagining colt naming contest — we received over 300 submissions! We’ve narrowed it down to eight names (there were many good ones that unfortunately weren’t accepted by the Jockey Club), and now it’s time to VOTE! One vote per person please. Voting ends at 12:00 pm ET […]