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Friday, September 23, 2022

B Dawk Goes for Gold in Pennsylvania Derby

B Dawk swings for the fences on Saturday in the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx, taking on several leading forces in the 3-year-old male division. The son of Gormley is coming off an allowance victory at Ellis Park. Frankie Pennington, perennially one of the leading riders at Parx, has the call in a field […]

Saturday, September 17, 2022

West Point Thoroughbreds Del Mar Challenge Standings

To play, contestants picked one jockey/trainer/horse from each grouping of names and earned points throughout the 2022 Del Mar meet. Most points at the end of the meet wins the challenge. 1 point for each selected trainer/jockey win 5 points each time selected West Point horse wins, 3 for second, 1 for third VIEW SELECTIONS: PDF OR EXCEL […]

Friday, September 16, 2022

Flightline Earns Highest Dirt Rating On Record

Flightline moved from Del Mar back to Santa Anita this week while his future stud home was confirmed, as was his standing atop the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. The overwhelming winner of the Grade 1 Pacific Classic Stakes on September 3, Flightline garnered a 139 rating that is the second-highest in the history of […]

Jace’s Road Steps Up in Iroquois Second Time Out

Coinciding with the Keeneland September sale, a colt acquired there last year will test the Kentucky Derby trail in just his second career start Saturday when Jace’s Road tackles the $300,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. Jace’s Road is 7/2 on the morning line for the Iroquois, which offers 20 qualifying points for the […]

Friday, September 9, 2022

Jaxon Traveler 5/2 for Lite the Fuse Stakes at Pimlico

Maryland-bred champion Jaxon Traveler heads back to the site of his first win and his biggest win on Saturday in the $100,000 Lite the Fuse Stakes at Pimlico. Jaxon Traveler is 3-for-4 lifetime at Pimlico, including his triumph in the Maryland Sprint (G3) on Preakness Day in May. The 4-year-old colt is 5-to-2 on the […]

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

West Point Thoroughbreds Saratoga Challenge Final Standings

Participate in the West Point Thoroughbreds 2022 Saratoga Challenge, and you could win an ownership experience in Empire Ride, a 2-year-old colt by Good Samaritan trained by Christophe Clement.  To play, contestant selects one jockey/trainer/horse from each grouping of names and earns points throughout the 2022 Saratoga meet. Most points at the end of the […]

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Flightline Simply Amazing in Pacific Classic

Oh what a feeling—Flightline has outdone himself again, flying to an incredible victory in the $1-million Pacific Classic (G1) on Saturday at Del Mar. The official margin was 19 1/4 lengths over runner-up Country Grammer, who captured the $12-million Dubai World Cup earlier this year. Now 5-for-5 lifetime by a combined margin of 62 3/4 […]

Friday, September 2, 2022

Cavalry Charge Leads Charge at Kentucky Downs

Cavalry Charge will take his turn with a big prize on the line Saturday, tackling the $1-million WinStar Mint Million (G3) at Kentucky Downs. He scored over the unique course and at the same distance last September for trainer Dallas Stewart. A Graded stakes winner earlier this year at Fair Grounds, Cavalry Charge is a […]

First Captain 4/1 for Jockey Club Gold Cup

About three hours before Flightline’s bid for the Pacific Classic, First Captain will have a similar grand opportunity in Saturday’s $1-million Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Saratoga. The race will be the focus of a one-hour broadcast on NBC from 5-6 p.m. Eastern. The 4-year-old colt is 4/1 on the morning line, coming off […]

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Flightline Favored for Distance Test at Del Mar

Flightline is the highest-rated horse in the world and now he has the chance to prove himself again Saturday as he stretches out to the classic, mile-and-a-quarter distance in the $1-million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar. He will be odds-on in the program, pegged at 1-to-5 in a field of six. The 4-year-old colt […]

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Should I Buy A Yearling or a 2-Year-Old With A Thoroughbred Partnership?

By Jeff Lifson The Keeneland September yearling is upon us (check out the catalog) and it’s a good time to answer the age-old question, should I buy a yearling or wait for 2-year-olds? At West Point, we buy both yearlings and 2-year-olds, and we offer both at various times of the year to our Partners. […]

Friday, August 26, 2022

Flightline Has Pacific Classic in Sight

Flightline worked seven furlongs in 1:24 Saturday, again the center of attention with the track to himself at 6:30 a.m., and he put on a show. He is getting ready to stretch out to a mile and a quarter for the $1-million Pacific Classic (G1) on Saturday, September 3 at Del Mar. John said, “It […]

Dontlookbackatall Straight to Winner’s Circle at Saratoga

Debut runner Dontlookbackatall soared through the stretch at Saratoga on Thursday for an impressive victory. Just like WPT’s 1000th winner on Sunday, #1001 came from the Christophe Clement barn. Acquired in March at the OBS sale of 2-year-olds in training, Dontlookbackatall ignited at the top of the stretch for jockey Flavien Prat and overpowered the […]

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Phantom Smoke Scores West Point’s 1000th Win

West Point Thoroughbreds achieved the 1,000-win mark Sunday when Phantom Smoke scored in Race 2 at Saratoga. Founded in 1991 by Terry and Debbie Finley, the partnership company is in its 32nd racing season. “This is a wonderful milestone for West Point and all the partners we’ve had along the way, thousands of people who […]

Friday, August 19, 2022

Brigadier General Steps Up in St. Louis Derby

Brigadier General makes his stakes debut Saturday night in the $250,000 St. Louis Derby at FanDuel Racing (formerly known as Fairmount Park) in Collinsville, Illinois. The 3-year-old colt broke his maiden three starts back and is coming off a second-place finish by a nose at Churchill Downs on July 4. Dallas Stewart trains Brigadier General, […]

Kodama Right On Time at Delaware

Kodama came through with a rallying triumph Saturday at Delaware Park, right on time to get her nose down on the wire for her second victory of the season, and accounting for #999 in West Point’s history. Delaware’s leading jockey Jaime Rodriguez piloted the winner for trainer Christophe Clement. Kodama has flashed speed in the […]

Friday, August 12, 2022

Fireworks With Three New Yearlings at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

West Point jump-started the yearling sales schedule with three additions at a record-breaking Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select auction. We managed to land the first horse on our shortlist, a Practical Joke filly to be trained by Christophe Clement. This is the same sale where West Point latched onto the top-ranked horse in training, Flightline, as well […]

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Young Guns Ignite for 3 Wins Saturday

The West Point Thoroughbreds 2-year-old class kicked into high gear on Saturday as Battle of Normandy, Jace’s Road and Perfect Prank stormed into the winner’s circle. Battle of Normandy saluted in his unveiling at Saratoga, driving clear in the stretch for jockey Kendrick Carmouche and Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. The win came almost […]

Friday, August 5, 2022

County Final Wins at Colonial

County Final won by the slimmest of margins on Tuesday at Colonial Downs and pushed his earnings to $426,386.  Watch the race. Feargal Lynch piloted the son of Oxbow for trainer Steve Asmussen. County Final will remain in Virginia and point for the $150,000 Da Hoss Stakes on Tuesday, September 6 at Colonial Downs. Congratulations […]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The Story of Flightline

Superstar colt Flightline was purchased at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale in 2019. Fasig-Tipton put together a video compilation showing the Tapit colt’s achievements. Hear from West Point Thoroughbreds president and CEO Terry Finley, owner Stephanie Hronis, trainer John Sadler, and bloodstock agent David Ingordo.