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Friday, December 3, 2021

Flightline Eyes Grade 1 Malibu

Flightline has made a name for himself with two straight dazzling wins, now he is closing in on a marquee assignment, the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (G1) on Sunday, December 26 at Santa Anita.  The 3-year-old son of Tapit has been revving up at Santa Anita for his stakes debut for trainer John Sadler, including a bullet […]

West Point Reaches $60-Million in Purses

Coinciding with the 30th season of West Point Thoroughbreds, last weekend the stable reached the $60-million milestone in all-time purses. The current win total for the Black and Gold stands at 968, on pace to hit 1,000 wins during 2022.  The Grade 1-winning warrior Awesome Gem owns the double distinction of the most wins (11) […]

Friday, November 19, 2021

Jaxon Traveler Eyes Big Prize in Steel Valley Sprint

Jaxon Traveler already racked up five wins in his speedy career. On Monday, he will take aim at his biggest prize yet in the $250,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley racetrack in Ohio. The Maryland-bred colt is 7-to-2 on the morning line in a field of 12 three-year-olds. Gerardo Corrales will guide him from […]

Bear Alley Lands WPT’s 50th Win of Season

Bear Alley landed West Point’s 50th win of the year Wednesday at Churchill Downs, but not without a few anxious moments waiting for the resolution of a photo finish. Jockey Joe Talamo even dismounted Bear Alley on the track and weighed out, skeptical that he would be entering the winner’s circle, but that changed when […]

Friday, November 12, 2021

Unbridled Mary Flies Home for Debut Win at Del Mar

Unbridled Mary flashed home along the inside to get up for a nose victory in her debut Friday at Del Mar. Guiding the 2-year-old filly for trainer John Sadler, Joe Bravo found a seam along the rail in the stretch and Unbridled Mary courageously dashed right through. “You saw what she did in the lane, […]

County Final Collects in Rich Churchill Allowance

County Final came through for a sharp victory Wednesday at Churchill Downs in his first dirt outing in about a year. Dashing five furlongs on the main track, the gray gelding took command turning for home, turned back a stretch challenge and drove away to win by a length in the $162,000 open allowance for […]

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Hard Not To Love Sells for $3.2 Million

Grade 1 winner Hard Not To Love thrilled her partners selling for $3.2 million to Whisper Hill Farm and Gainesway at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale, also known as the “Night of the Stars” on November 9.  Trained by John Shirreffs for West Point, Mercedes Stables, Scott Dilworth, Dorothy Ingordo, David Ingordo, and Steve Mooney, the […]

Friday, November 5, 2021

Shadow Matter Scores Third Win of Year

Shadow Matter kicked off Breeders’ Cup week on the right note for West Point and trainer Dallas Stewart on Thursday, storming home at Churchill Downs for his third win of the year. Guided by Tyler Gaffalione in the $126,000 allowance, the 3-year-old colt registered a career-best 88 Beyer figure. Shadow Matter broke his maiden at […]

Gal in a Rush Ready for Spotlight in Stewart Manor

After nearly pulling off a huge upset in the Grade 3 Matron last month, Gal in a Rush eyes stakes glory Saturday in the $100,000 Stewart Manor on the grass at Aqueduct. The 2-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper lived up to her name in the Matron, rushing through the stretch and finishing second by a half-length […]

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Giant Game on Derby Trail after Giant 3rd in Juvenile

Giant Game delivered a giant performance in his very first stakes appearance Friday at Del Mar, finishing third in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at odds of 22-to-1. The colt from the final crop of Giant’s Causeway earned 4 qualifying points for the 2022 Kentucky Derby. His two previous races consisted of a third-place […]

Friday, October 29, 2021

Swot Analysis Essays the Ontario Derby

After storming back into the picture with a victory on October 9, Swot Analysis proceeds to the $150,000 Ontario Derby (G3) on Sunday at Woodbine. The 3-year-old colt drew off to win a 7-furlong allowance by 4-plus lengths in his first outing since January. Rafael Hernandez will guide Swot Analysis for trainer Mark Casse, who […]

Friday, October 22, 2021

Strong Silent Looks to Be Heard in Grade 2 Raven Run

Strong Silent carries two straight wins into a big test Saturday at Keeneland in the $250,000 Raven Run Stakes (G2) for 3-year-old fillies. The bay filly broke her maiden in her second career start on August 1 at Ellis Park and was double tough along the rail to get the best of a stretch duel […]

Monday, October 18, 2021

4 Former WPT Runners Competed at Thoroughbred Makeover

Thoroughbred aftercare is very important to all of us at West Point Thoroughbreds, and we walk the walk when it comes to taking care of our runners.  We were honored to be represented by four former black and gold color-bearers at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover held at the Kentucky Horse Park. It’s truly […]

Morning Twilight Rockets to Stakes Glory, WPT Stays Hot

After delivering in her career debut on October 6, Morning Twilight fired back nine days later and became a stakes winner in emphatic fashion, scoring by 7 1/2 lengths in the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie Stakes on October 15 at Remington Park. The dark bay filly jumped in to contribute to a wonderful run for […]

Saturday, October 9, 2021

5 Win Saturday for West Point

It was an incredible Saturday of racing for West Point Partners, with five wins and two graded stakes placings! That’s seven wins since Wednesday night! We had action all across the country and are proud of our horses and the dedicated teams behind them. People invest in racehorses to participate in Saturday afternoon races, so […]

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Spreading the Black and Gold Around in 4 Stakes

West Point has a dozen horses lined up for races this weekend with Sequist, Gal in a Rush and County Final all tackling Graded stakes events. Sequist, a two-year-old filly who finished fourth in the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga, gets her second straight assignment at the highest level, stretching out around two turns […]

Morning Twilight Shines In Debut

Morning Twilight had the dead of night, at about 11 p.m. Central, as the backdrop for her unveiling Wednesday and she made it a memorable one, scoring by a length as West Point’s first-ever runner at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. The 2-year-old filly is an Oklahoma-bred who made good on her return home for […]

Friday, October 1, 2021

Flightline Has Grade 1 Target

The ultra-exciting Flightline has a target for his likely stakes debut: the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (G1) on December 26 at Santa Anita. Flightline has commanded attention far and wide winning his two previous races by a combined 26 lengths. There is an outside chance the 3-year-old Tapit colt will convince trainer John Sadler to move […]

Six-Time Stakes Winner Galilean Retired

Late September marked the end of the racing career for Galilean, a Cal-bred champion and six-time stakes winner for West Point, Denise Barker and William Sandbrook. Stud plans will be announced soon for the 5-year-old son of Uncle Mo. The sale topper at the Barretts spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in 2018, Galilean won […]

Friday, September 24, 2021

King’s Ovation and Shadow Matter Take On New Stakes at Churchill

King’s Ovation and Shadow Matter, back at their home track after a summer away when the Churchill Downs barn area was closed, will see how friendly the confines are Saturday when they tackle a pair of new stakes worth $275,000 apiece for 3-year-old males. King’s Ovation, the runner-up in the Grade 3 Swale Stakes earlier […]