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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 […]

Friday, September 17, 2021

Strong Silent Strikes Again

Strong Silent was extra strong and determined Friday when she battled through the stretch and prevailed gamely at Churchill Downs, notching her second straight win. The 3-year-old filly turned back a long challenge from Palm Cottage to her outside, hanging tough along the rail with a fabulous ride from Corey Lanerie. Strong Silent got some […]

Gal in a Rush Graduates at Belmont

“A win is a win” rang true Friday as Gal in a Rush benefited from a disqualification and was promoted to the top spot in a grass maiden race for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park. Gal in a Rush finished second across the wire, a solid performance for her turf debut, edging Diamond Hands by […]

Youngsters Step Up in Big Stakes This Weekend

After scoring maiden wins 10 days apart in August, Magnolia Midnight and Dripping Gold both are lined up for big stakes engagements this weekend. Magnolia Midnight graduated by 7+ lengths on August 17 at Colonial Downs and is back home at Churchill Downs for Saturday’s $300,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3), a Win and You’re In qualifier […]

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Flightline Flies to Powerful Win at Del Mar

Flightline turned many a head with his scintillating debut in April and his second start proved to be more than worth the wait on September 5 at Del Mar as he again put on a jaw-dropping show. Powering away to win 12 3/4 lengths, his 114 Beyer Speed Figure tied for the fastest of any […]

Friday, September 10, 2021

County Final Lines Up For Grade 2 at Kentucky Downs

County Final just missed in his 2021 debut and now shoots for a $600,000 purse in the Franklin-Simpson Stakes (G2T) on the turf at Kentucky Downs on Saturday. A stakes winner in 2020, the 3-year-old gelding finished second by a head in the Greenwood Stakes at Woodbine on August 14. Joel Rosario, winning at a […]

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Final Saratoga Challenge Standings

Participate in the West Point Thoroughbreds 2021 Saratoga Challenge and you could win an ownership experience in Coolcatsnkittens, a 2-year-old filly by Vancouver trained by Christophe Clement.  To play, contestant selects one jockey/trainer/horse from each grouping of names and earns points throughout the 2021 Saratoga meet. Most points at the end of the meet wins […]

Final 2021 Del Mar Challenge Standings

Participate in the West Point Thoroughbreds 2021 Del Mar Challenge and you could win an ownership experience in Spun Beautiful, a 2-year-old filly by Hard Spun trained by John Sadler.  To play, contestant selects one jockey/trainer/horse from each grouping of names and earns points throughout the 2021 Del Mar meet. Most points at the end […]

Cavalry Charge Connects at Rich Kentucky Downs Meet

Cavalry Charge came through for a lofty allowance purse at Kentucky Downs on Monday, pulling away in the longest stretch in American racing to secure his second win of the year. The 4-year-old gelding earned $93,960 in the second-level allowance and improved to 3-for-6 on the turf for trainer Dallas Stewart. Brian Hernandez Jr. has […]

Friday, September 3, 2021

A Summer Flurry With 12 Runners To Wrap Up Saratoga, Del Mar

The summer’s final days at Saratoga and Del Mar will bring an abundance of racing action for the West Point roster, with 12 horses lined up for races on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at those elite meets. Sequist has the marquee assignment in Sunday’s Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Purchased at last […]

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Fortineno Takes Debut Win at Saratoga

Fortineno, named in honor of her sire Frankel’s 14 and 0 race record, has followed in his hoofprints at least for one race, sweeping to a debut win on a boggy turf course at Saratoga on Sunday. The Irish-bred filly is West Point’s first son or daughter of Frankel, and she was bet down to […]

Jaxon Traveler Speeds to Home Court Stakes Win

Jaxon Traveler has racked up the miles showing his versatility and grit this year but Saturday brought him back home to his native Maryland and the dirt, and he responded with a sharp victory in the Star de Naskra Stakes at Pimlico. The 3-year-old colt ran to his 1-to-2 odds in a field that scratched […]

Friday, August 20, 2021

Magnolia Midnight Mows Them Down at Colonial

Magnolia Midnight put on a show Tuesday at Colonial Downs in Virginia, breaking much better in his second career start, taking command turning for home and driving away to win by 7 1/4 lengths (video). He will be considered for the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes on September 18 at Churchill Downs. The $300,000 Iroquois is […]

Speed Team: Jaxon Traveler, Turned Aside Line Up For Stakes

West Point is double-barreled for sprint stakes this weekend as Maryland-bred champ Jaxon Traveler returns to his roots for the Star de Naskra on Saturday at Pimlico and Turned Aside tackles racing’s highest level in Sunday’s Grade 1 Highlander at Woodbine. Jaxon Traveler was Maryland’s leading 2-year-old in 2020 when he launched his career with […]

Monday, August 9, 2021

Dripping Gold Dynamite at Saratoga in Debut

Dripping Gold proved to be pure platinum in his debut Saturday, drawing off to a sharp win going two turns on the turf at Saratoga. The 2-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid scored by 2 1/4 lengths underneath Jose Lezcano for Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. West Point bought him in the OBS March […]

Monday, August 2, 2021

Travers Day Handicapping Contest

Participate in West Point Thoroughbreds’ 2021 Travers Stakes Handicapping Contest and you could win a $50 gift card to our online store. CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER DANIEL N. WHO PICKED ALL SEVEN WINNERS! How to play: -Players will place a mythical $2 win bet on each of the stakes races run at Saratoga Racecourse on Saturday, […]

Strong Silent Loud and Clear

The aptly named Strong Silent (Wicked Strong out of Awe Hush) scored nicely on Sunday at Ellis Park (watch the race). Partners Kevin Mahoney and James and Teresa Watkins were on hand at the “Pea Patch” to watch their filly take over and draw away under Corey Lanerie. Dale Romans selected Strong Silent at the […]

Friday, July 30, 2021

First Captain In Spotlight Again at Saratoga

First Captain is in the spotlight Friday as the favorite for the race named after his sire, the $120,000 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga. Post time is 5:39 ET. The undefeated 3-year-old colt is back in familiar territory: he was co-sale topper at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in 2019. First Captain improved to 3-for-3 […]

Friday, July 23, 2021

Galilean Goes for Repeat in California Dreamin’ at Del Mar

Galilean, the reigning champion Cal-bred of 2020, returns from the bench to defend his title in the $150,000 California Dreamin’ Stakes on the turf at Del Mar on Sunday. Galilean captured the California Dreamin’ last July in his grass debut, splitting foes in the stretch and prevailing gamely in the 8 1/2-furlong event. He also […]

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Sequist Soars to Debut Win at Colonial

Sequist powered home with an impressive debut win at Colonial Downs in Virginia on Tuesday, continuing a strong start from the West Point 2-year-old roster in 2021. From six individual 2-year-olds for WPT, Sequist, Ready A. P. and Little Drama have all won first-time out. Brigadier General, Sequist’s stablemate for trainer Dallas Stewart, and Kodama […]