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Monday, October 26, 2020

King’s Ovation Caps Stars of Tomorrow Day with Upset Win

King’s Ovation powered through the stretch Sunday at Churchill Downs for a 26-to-1 upset in his second career start. The 2-year-old colt put a bow around a productive day for the three West Point starters on Churchill’s Stars of Tomorrow program, with Lady Traveler finishing a strong second in the Rags to Riches Stakes and […]

Friday, October 23, 2020

Jaxon Traveler Roars to Second Straight Win

Jaxon Traveler roared to the lead and never looked back this afternoon at Laurel Park in a near duplicate of his debut performance that made him a TDN Rising Star. The OBS March sale purchase opened up a 5 1/2-length lead turning for home and powered through the stretch to complete six furlongs in a […]

Friday, October 16, 2020

Lasting Image very game in breathrough win at Laurel

Lasting Image nailed down a maiden win this afternoon at Laurel Park with some grit and determination and a heady ride from Julian Pimentel. The Maryland-bred 3-year-old switched to the inside in an eventful stretch duel with heavy favorite Peachy Keen and gamely got his nose down on the wire. Kelly Rubley trains Lasting Image, […]

Decorated Invader, Kanthaka Ready for Grade 2 Action Sunday

Two of the top-credentialed horses on the West Point roster, Decorated Invader and Kanthaka, have Grade 2 turf assignments on Sunday. Decorated Invader already owns three stakes wins (two of them in Grade 2 races) this season and will shorten up in distance to a mile in the $150,000 Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont Park. […]

Continental Clash Cruises to Victory at Keeneland

Continental Clash showed them his heels Wednesday at Keeneland, speeding to a 4-length maiden victory. The 3-year-old gelding grabbed the lead a quarter mile in, shook off a challenger and drew away for fun under jockey Joe Talamo. Dale Romans trains Continental Clash for West Point and Albaugh Racing Stable.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Arabian Prince, Lady Traveler eye stakes glory on Churchill’s Stars of Tomorrow Day

On the heels of maiden victories at Churchill Downs in September, Arabian Prince and Lady Traveler will step up to stakes competition at the Louisville track on Sunday’s Stars of Tomorrow program. Joe Talamo will ride both 2-year-olds. Arabian Prince rallied through the stretch to win his debut going a mile on September 2 at […]

Chestertown takes on elders in Empire Classic

Chestertown tackles the premier race on the New York-bred calendar Saturday in the $175,000 Empire Classic as Belmont Park’s leading jockey Jose Ortiz pilots the gray 3-year-old colt against seven older rivals. The son of Tapit gets a whopping 10 pounds from defending winner Mr. Buff, who has earned more than $1.1-million and is a […]

Monday, October 12, 2020

Galilean notches his sixth stakes win in California Flag

Already a five-time stakes winner, Galilean added to his toolbox Sunday with a success doing something different in the California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita. Galilean was proven on the dirt between 6 1/2 and 8 1/2 furlongs and on the turf around two turns. He had never tried sprinting on the grass and aced […]

Monday, October 5, 2020

Phantom Smoke surges to debut victory at Belmont

Phantom Smoke surged through the stretch at Belmont Park on Sunday for a debut victory, becoming the fourth 2-year-old winner for West Point Thoroughbreds in the last 10 days. The New York-bred colt tipped out in the upper part of the stretch and unleashed a strong turn of foot for jockey Junior Alvarado, prevailing by […]

Monday, September 28, 2020

Lady Traveler Resolute in Churchill Maiden Win

Hounded on the front end, Lady Traveler turned back all challengers and powered away to a stylish maiden win on Sunday at Churchill. She was West Point’s third straight 2-year-old winner, joining Classic Colors (Belmont on Thursday) and Jaxon Traveler (Pimlico by 10 lengths on Friday). Lady Traveler followed right up on a close third-place […]

Friday, September 25, 2020

Jaxon Traveler Puts on a Show at Pimlico in Debut

Jaxon Traveler rocketed home by 10 lengths Friday in his debut at Pimlico for trainer Steve Asmussen.  The 2-year-old Munnings colt poured on the gas early and left plenty in the tank, separating from the big field in the stretch under jockey Johan Rosado. Jaxon Traveler was purchased at the OBS March 2-year-olds in training […]

Hard Not to Love Bounces Back With Strong Second in Zenyatta

Hard Not to Love charged through the lane to finish second by a diminishing three-quarters of a length in the Grade 2 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita. The Grade 1-winning filly finished off the board for the first time in Del Mar’s Clement L. Hirsch Stakes on August 2. “Certainly was an improvement over her […]

Classic Colors Collects at Belmont Park

Classic Colors was the first WPT runner back at Belmont Park for the fall meet and she delivered with a crafty ride from Joel Rosario at even-money odds on Thursday for trainer Christophe Clement. The New York-bred 2-year-old filly successfully followed up on a close third-place finish at Saratoga in open company. She was a […]

Friday, September 11, 2020

Saratoga Challenge Standings

  VIEW SELECTIONS **USE FIRST NAME AND FIRST DIGITS OF ZIP CODE Final Standings To play, contestant picked one jockey/trainer/horse from each grouping of 2-3 names and earned points throughout the 2020 Saratoga meet. Most points at the end of the meet wins the challenge. 1 point for each selected trainer/jockey win 5 points each […]

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Originator Ignites for West Point Thoroughbreds’ 900th Win

Originator and jockey Tyler Gaffalione timed their rally perfectly on the distinct course at Kentucky Downs to get up at the wire and land the 900th all-time victory for West Point Thoroughbreds. The milestone came in the 30th racing season since Terry and Debbie Finley launched West Point in 1991. The stable has amassed $54,707,231 […]

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Divine Armor Drives to Victory at Del Mar

Divine Armor put a long string of bad luck behind him with a powerful rally to circle the field and win going away at Del Mar in a mile maiden special weight. Divine Armor had been stuck on the also-eligible list and forced to scratch four times dating back to a second-place finish by a […]

Friday, September 4, 2020

Chestertown Digs In to Win Albany at Saratoga

Chestertown nailed down his first stakes victory in game fashion Friday at Saratoga, digging in to turn back a stretch challenge and prevail in the $150,000 Albany Stakes. The gray son of Tapit seemed to turn a corner in his training this summer, and in this afternoon outing he put all the pieces together for […]

Arabian Prince Pounces at Churchill in Debut

Arabian Prince rumbled through the stretch to prevail in his career debut Wednesday at Churchill Downs, kicking off Kentucky Derby week for the combinaton of WPT and Winning Impression’s trainer, Dallas Stewart. Joe Talamo guided the bay 2-year-old colt, who was purchased at the Saratoga select yearling sale last summer. This year, amid COVID-19, what […]

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Chance of a Lifetime for Winning Impression in Kentucky Derby 146

Of 20,620 Thoroughbred foals born in the United States in 2017, Winning Impression will be among 18 (0.09 percent) to walk into the starting gate at about 7:02 p.m. Eastern for the big race on the First Saturday in Saturday. Winning Impression will be #14 in the program but he will actually break from post […]

Friday, August 28, 2020

Winning Impression Works Well, All Set for Kentucky Derby 146

Winning Impression will be a big price on the tote board for the Kentucky Derby 146 but his last test could not have gone much better this morning when he worked a strong five furlongs beneath the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs. The Paynter gelding will be entered Tuesday for the Run for the Roses, […]