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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Jeff Lowe joins West Point Thoroughbreds Team

Long-time Turf writer and publicist Jeff Lowe has joined West Point Thoroughbreds in a communications and marketing role. Lowe comes to the partnership company after seven years in a similar position at Team Valor International. He previously spent nine years at Thoroughbred Times, serving as the publication’s lead writer for the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup. […]

Monday, March 18, 2019

Full of Luck full of pluck in first U.S. win

Full of Luck battled back gamely after being passed in the stretch at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday and nailed down his first victory in the United States. Racing for the first time as a gelding, the Chilean import prevailed by a head in the open allowance with a strong ride from jockey William Antongeorgi […]

West Point Partner March Madness Pool

Join the 2nd annual West Point Thoroughbreds Partner Appreciation March Madness pool and you could win a $2,000 credit toward a 2019 2-year-old purchase (5% or more). You can begin making your selections now and the pick deadline is Thursday, March 21 at 12:15 ET. Sign up here.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Steady Hands Ward, Chatlos Behind West Point’s Derby Duo for Hollendorfer

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer relies on a pair of rock-solid assistants, Don Chatlos Jr. and Dan Ward, in the day-to-day training routine for West Point Thoroughbreds’s Kentucky Derby hopefuls Galilean and Gunmetal Gray. Chatlos traveled with the pair to Oaklawn Park this week for their assignments in separate divisions of the Grade 2 […]

Thursday, March 14, 2019

West Point Thoroughbreds Leads Way At OBS, Buying Sale-Topping Colt and Filly

Spurred on by a strong catalog of two-year-olds in training, West Point Thoroughbreds went on a buying spree at the OBS March sale this week, landing the highest-priced colt and filly and finishing as the sale’s leading buyer with 10 purchases for a total of $4.4-million. In Tuesday’s opening session, West Point and partners went […]

Monday, March 11, 2019

Steady Filly Room To Finish Nails Down 2nd Win of Fair Grounds Meet

Room To Finish added to her ultra-consistent record with an easy victory at even-money odds on Sunday in a turf allowance at Fair Grounds. The Louisiana-bred four-year-old filly notched her second victory and has never been worse than second in six lifetime starts. West Point partner Gary Friederich and his family made the trip from […]

West Point Begins 2YO Sales Season at OBS, Looking for More Like Galilean and Gunmetal Gray

With two colts currently on the Kentucky Derby trail who were purchased at two-year-olds in training sales, the West Point Thoroughbreds buying team is eager to begin the process again with the OBS March sale on Tuesday and Wednesday to kick off the juvenile auction schedule. West Point came away from OBS March last year […]

Friday, March 8, 2019

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. 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 podcast 2/8: Jeff and Tom on the […]

Thoughts on Santa Anita

By Jeff Lifson, West Point Thoroughbreds Executive Vice President Like a lot of us, I’m heartbroken about what has happened at Santa Anita this winter. And I’m a little heartbroken as well that racing is taking it on the chin as a result. A lot of the accusations are not new, nor are they nuanced. […]

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Dabo, Shivermetimbers and Newcomer Excess Capacity Eye Saturday Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds will send out a trio of stakes runners on March 9, with Dabo targeting a Grade 3 race at Turfway Park that is part of the Kentucky Derby prep schedule while Shivermetimbers and Excess Capacity will contest Listed races at Aqueduct. “Fox Sports Saturday At the Races” will carry live coverage of […]

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Jeff Ruby, NFL’s Collinsworth, Gruden Part of Group Behind Jeff Ruby Steaks Contender Dabo

West Point Thoroughbreds has an eclectic co-owner in Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks contender Dabo, including Jeff Ruby himself, along with several on-air personalities for NBC Sports and Jay Gruden, the current head coach of the Washington Redskins. The $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks will be contested on Saturday at Turfway Park, with the winner to […]

Monday, March 4, 2019

Getaloadofthis Gets His Nose On Wire at Golden Gate

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer sensed an opportunity for a breakthrough and a nice confidence boost for Getaloadofthis at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday and the three-year-old gelding came through with a maiden score underneath jockey Abel Cedillo, catching favored Bill’s Happy Hour on the wire for a rare dead heat victory. Hollendorfer shipped Getaloadofthis north from […]

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Galilean Wins Cal Cup Derby, On Kentucky Derby Trail

West Point Thoroughbreds, Denise Barker, and William Sandbrook’s 3-year-old colt Galilean streaked home to win the $200,000 California Cup Derby by four and one half lengths on Presidents’ Day at Santa Anita Park. The California-bred colt by Uncle Mo out of Fresia is trained by Hall-of-Famer Jerry Hollendorfer and was piloted by Flavien Prat. Galilean’s […]

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Flying the Flag Finishes First at Laurel Park

Flying the Flag won a first level allowance race in dramatic wire-to-wire fashion at Laurel Park on February 10, traveling the two-turn almost one mile and one sixteenth distance in 1.43:67. The 4-year-old Malibu Moon colt broke sharply from the gate, was widest of all in the first turn, assumed command, and set leisurely fractions […]

Friday, February 8, 2019

Support the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame

I hope you’ll consider supporting a project that is important to me. I’m on the Board of The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and the Museum is embarking on a revolutionary change to the Hall of Fame Gallery. The goal of this project is to have the best sports Hall of Fame […]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WPT Colts in Derby Dozen

Two West Point 3-year-old colts were featured in Steve Haskin’s first “Derby Dozen” of 2019. See the full list Sham Stakes (G3) winner Gunmetal Gray will likely make his next start in the $150,00 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) on February 2 at Santa Anita. Mike Smith was all smiles after working Gunmetal Gray on […]