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Friday, July 3, 2020

Winning Impression Is Early Favorite for Indiana Derby

Winning Impression is the 3-to-1 favorite in the program for Wednesday’s $300,000 Indiana Derby, shooting for a marquee win and to pad his credentials for the Kentucky Derby. Purchased at the 2019 OBS spring sale for $77,000, Winning Impression owns 10 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby based on his fourth-place finish in the Arkansas […]

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Galilean Ignites in Soi Phet Stakes

Galilean erupted with a return to Los Alamitos Race Course on Saturday, powering through the stretch to win the $101,000 Soi Phet Stakes by four lengths. The 4-year-old colt improved to 3-for-3 in his career at Los Al, dating back to a debut victory at 2 in the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes. Juan Gutierrez, new […]

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Decorated Invader Dominates Grade 2 Pennine Ridge

Decorated Invader put on a show on the Belmont Stakes undercard Saturday, drawing off to win the Grade 2 Pennine Ridge Stakes by 4 3/4 lengths as a prohibitive favorite. The big 3-year-old colt registered his third stakes triumph for trainer Christophe Clement and improved to 2-for-2 in 2020. The strategy was a little different […]

Friday, June 19, 2020

Joe Migliore Analyzes Three Stakes on Belmont Day

WPT’s Joe Migliore dives into the Belmont Stakes, Jaipur Stakes and Pennine Ridge Stakes.  

Decorated Invader, Kanthaka Tackle Belmont Day Stakes

A different Belmont Stakes Day but, nonetheless, one of the biggest race days of the season and WPT will be represented in two Graded stakes on the turf, with Decorated Invader favored for the Grade 2 Pennine Ridge Stakes and Kanthaka tackling the Grade 1 Jaipur Stakes. Decorated Invader is 6-to-5 in the program after […]

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Belmont Stakes Handicapping Contest

Participate in West Point Thoroughbreds’ 2020 Belmont Stakes Handicapping Contest and you could win a $50 gift card to our online store.  How to play: -Players will place a mythical $2 win bet on each of the stakes races run at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The person with the largest bankroll after […]

Friday, June 12, 2020

Tracks beginning to open doors to owners

One of the joys lost during the COVID-19 pandemic has been watching your horse run live at the racetrack. The dark clouds are beginning to clear on that front as this past week we had a presence onsite for racing for the first time since mid-March. WPT’s Jeff Lifson was on hand at Churchil Downs […]

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Cavalry Charge Cruises at Churchill With Switch To Turf

A switch to turf suited Cavalry Charge just fine on Sunday as he cruised to a front-running win by 3 lengths in an $81,000 maiden event at Churchill Downs. Cavalry Charge dictated the pace and spurted away at the top of the stretch with a heady ride from Julien Leparoux. Trained by Dallas Stewart, Cavalry […]

Causforcelebration Takes WPT’s First Race of Year in Maryland

Causforcelebration lived up to his name on Monday, nailing down a maiden win on the grass at Laurel Park. Julien Pimentel guided Causforcelebration, who was pounded down to 1-to-2 odds after finishing a close second at Tampa Bay Downs in his previous start. He has been in the top three in 6 of 8 races […]

Friday, May 29, 2020

Take Two for Hard Not to Love Around Two Turns in Santa Maria

The first time Grade 1 winner Hard Not to Love stretched out around two turns, things did not go to plan as the one-eyed filly rocketed to the lead from the rail post in the Beholder Mile on March 15 at Santa Anita and faded late to finish second. Sunday’s Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes […]

Jungle Warfare Rolls Home for 2nd Straight Win

Jungle Warfare sat way back early and came flying late with a big assist from jockey Joel Rosario on Friday at Churchill Downs as they recorded their second straight win together. The 5-year-old gelding trailed the field behind a hot, contested pace and commenced a strong drive going into the second turn, making up about […]

Friday, May 22, 2020

Giza Goddess Goes for the Grade 1 Gamely

Giza Goddess, already a stakes winner for trainer John Shirreffs, will be competing at the highest level of racing on Memorial Day when she tackles the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Giza Goddess finished fourth in the Grade 1 American Oaks on December 28 in her most recent start. Victor Espinoza retains the […]

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Face masks with West Point silks available

Pre-order masks adorned with the West Point Thoroughbreds silks, each coming with two removable filters.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Hot Mist scores at Tampa in debut

Hot Mist was on the mark Saturday, opening her career with a victory at Tampa Bay Downs by more than two lengths. The three-year-old filly scored for jockey Antonio Gallardo and trainer Christophe Clement in a seven-furlong maiden special weight, shifting out to find a clear path turning for home and kicking away in deep […]

Friday, May 15, 2020

Racing Springs Back to Life in Kentucky, California

West Point Thoroughbreds is full steam ahead as racing resumes at Churchill Downs and Santa Anita Park, with runners poised for both tracks this weekend. Baudette Blizzard will kick things off in the opening race of Churchill’s spring meet, installed as the 2-to-1 favorite in a maiden sprint Saturday. We also have Hot Mist (5/2) […]

Friday, May 8, 2020

Hard Not to Love and Co. a Family Matter for Shirreffs, Ingordos

This is the third in a series of features looking at an indelible characteristic of so many facets of horse racing: it is a true family business. John Shirreffs has chosen to stand off to the side, out of camera range, for most of the winner’s circle celebrations during his training career. One notable exception […]

Winning Impression Brings WPT To Unique First Saturday in May

Winning Impression will line up in the main event on the First Saturday in May. In this most unusual spring, that means he will be entering the starting gate at Oaklawn Park for the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, racing for a $500,000 pot and credentials for the Kentucky Derby on the First Saturday in September. […]

Monday, April 27, 2020

Jungle Warfare Fights His Way to Victory at Oaklawn Park

It sure has been nice to have at least a few racetracks still operating during the pandemic. One of them is Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where Jungle Warfare came through with a victory on Saturday.  Jungle Warfare has been a consistent warrior, finishing in the top three in 19 of his 24 races. […]

Friday, April 24, 2020

How Father-and-Son Christophe and Miguel Clement Divide and Conquer

This is the second in a series of features looking at an indelible characteristic of so many facets of horse racing: it is a true family business. Christophe Clement has been one of America’s leading trainers for about 25 years but one regret he hangs onto is that he did not have the chance to […]