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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Jason Blewitt to Join West Point Team as Partner Account Representative

Long-time racing broadcaster and industry veteran Jason Blewitt will join West Point Thoroughbreds in February in a partner account representative role. Jason comes to West Point from Gulfstream Park, where he hosted the track’s racing broadcasts since 2017. Jason served in a similar capacity for the New York Racing Association for more than a decade, […]

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Arabian Prince pursues Derby trail in Lecomte Stakes

Arabian Prince takes his next step auditioning for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday in the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds. The bay colt has raced three times for trainer Dallas Stewart, all at Churchill Downs: winning his debut, finishing fourth in the Street Sense Stakes and closing his juvenile season with a third-place […]

Friday, January 8, 2021

Hard Not to Love back from freshening in La Canada

After starring last winter at Santa Anita with back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 La Brea and Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes, Hard Not to Love will open her 5-year-old season on Saturday with a new jockey and a familiar rival in the $200,000 La Canada (G3). Hard Not to Love is 2-to-1 on the […]

Monday, January 4, 2021

England’s Rose rises to victory, rewards patience

England’s Rose, purchased in the same group of yearlings as stakes winners Carressa (grade 3), Giza Goddess (graded-placed) and Hard Not to Love (grade 1), jumpstarted her career at age 5 with a strong rally that vaulted her and jockey Umberto Rispoli to the Santa Anita winner’s circle on January 3. Stretching out to 9 […]

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Seven Trumpets At Home in New Life With WPT Partners

For Dr. Richard and Natalie Alker, Seven Trumpets turned out to be the perfect fit as their first horse with West Point Thoroughbreds. And now that goes both ways around: today he is settling into retirement at their farm in Florida, joined by another former West Point horse who had a much different fortune as […]

Monday, December 21, 2020

How Long Is a Racehorse’s Comeback Trail?

By Jeff Lowe Tom Petty was right, the waiting is the hardest part. When a racehorse owner has a horse who needs a break from training, anticipation builds, and an owner understandably is eager for progress … and a timeline—how long til my horse will be back to the races? Well we know by now […]

Donate to Congie Black and Gold Fund Online

Donations to the Congie Black and Gold Fund to support retired racehorses can now be made online. Funds go toward re-homing, re-training, shipping, and daily care and maintenance for West Point horses no longer competing on the track. All donations are tax-deductible. WPT also allocates resources to monitor horses lost by sale or claim, ensuring […]

Friday, December 18, 2020

Ascot Storm aims for WPT’s third stakes win of December

Ascot Storm takes on a full field in the $100,000 King Glorious for Cal-bred 2-year-olds on Sunday at Los Alamitos, bidding for West Point’s third stakes win of the month. The chestnut gelding finished third in the Golden State Juvenile in his WPT debut on November 7. He will reunite with jockey Juan Hernandez, who […]

Monday, December 14, 2020

Room to Finish Ignites for Louisiana Champions Win

Room to Finish has been a dependabe and enjoyable horse for West Point Thoroughbreds and partners over the last three seasons. On Saturday, she nailed down a well-deserved stakes win in the $100,000 Ladies Turf on Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds. The 5-year-old mare swung out at the top of the stretch and burst […]

Desbordes Scores for Fourth Time in 2020

Desbordes on Sunday secured her fourth win of 2020, hanging on gamely to score by a head at Laurel Park. Trained by George Weaver, the 3-year-old filly prevailed despite giving up the lead along the backstretch. She was content to track to the outside of Complete Surprise before answering jockey Victor Carrasco’s call turning for […]

Naming Contest Winner

Thank you to those who participated in the Nyquist filly racehorse naming contest — we received several hundred submissions! The winning name is Sequist! Here are the finalists: Secret Theorem (Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem is a theorem in the field of digital signal processing out of the mare Secret Garden). More info. Desjardins (Jardin means garden […]

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Room to Finish Primed for Louisiana Champions Day

Room to Finish will look to end her season on a high note Saturday in the $100,000 Ladies Turf Stakes on Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds. The 5-year-old mare is the 5-to-2 morning-line favorite and the consensus selection in Daily Racing Form. Room to Finish finished second in this race last year and has […]

Monday, December 7, 2020

Jaxon Traveler Takes Maryland Futurity, Now 3-for-3

Jaxon Traveler sped to his third straight win and became a stakes winner Saturday, prevailing at Laurel Park in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity. The Maryland-bred colt and jockey Johan Rosado have won all three of his races by a combined 15 lengths. He held on gamely Saturday after setting a pressured pace along the […]

Chestertown Succeeds With Familiar Script at Aqueduct

Last year it was the first Sunday of December when Chestertown broke through for a maiden win going a flat mile at Aqueduct. Fast forward a year later, again on the first Sunday of December, and Chestertown struck over the same track and trip at the Big A, drawing away to a 3-length allowance win […]

Monday, November 30, 2020

Terry Finley Talks Shop in TDN Writers’ Room

West Point Thoroughbreds CEO Terry Finley joined the Thoroughbred Daily News Writers’ Room podcast during Thanksgiving week to talk about how the industry can better attract and meet the needs of new customers, as well as delving into recent developments in the push to strengthen the integrity of the sport.  

Instinctive Rhythm has all the right moves at Aqueduct

Instinctive Rhythm wrapped up Thanksgiving weekend with a well-deserved breakthrough in an $80,000 maiden race at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old gelding had been knocking on the door, consistently running well for trainer George Weaver, and this time he got the job done with a nice assist from red-jockey Jose Lezcano. West Point discovered Instinctive Rhythm at […]

Monday, November 23, 2020

Crossword dashes to victory at Del Mar

Crossword sped to a game victory Friday at Del Mar, relishing the switch from dirt to turf in his second career start. The 2-year-old Cal-bred broke sharply from the rail post and took command under jockey Ricky Gonzalez in the 5-furlong dash, repelling a challenge turning for home and inching away to prevail by three-quarters […]

Friday, November 20, 2020

Galilean Eyes Fourth Win of Year in Del Mar’s Cary Grant

Galilean makes his way back to dirt looking for a familiar outcome Sunday with Umberto Rispoli aboard in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar. The 4-year-old colt will be shooting for his fourth stakes win since June. Each time he has been asked to do something different: he has gone long on the […]

Thursday, November 5, 2020

County Final All In for Breeders’ Cup

County Final came to West Point Thoroughbreds in mid-summer through a horses of racing age sale. On Friday his journey will reach the Breeders’ Cup, as he lines up in the $1-million Juvenile Sprint at Keeneland. Joel Rosario, an 11-time Breeders’ Cup winner, will take the reins on County Final, who won the Tyro Stakes […]

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 […]