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WPT Geared Up For Summer Meets/Weekly Portfolio Posted

July 21, 2011 · By Erin Birkenhauer · Share

This week’s weekly portfolio update is posted. Visit the Roster/Updates in MY WPT to get the latest news on your stable. 

WPT Runners Geared Up For Summer

The high-quality racing in Saratoga Springs has always been a main target for West Point’s East Coast summer string, and many of our horses are pointed toward starts here early in the year. This summer, about thirty West Point runners are on the grounds at the upstate New York oval, but our Del Mar string is in full gear on the West Coast as well. Apart from the two tracks, we have horses preparing for competition at Monmouth Park, Woodbine, Charles Town, Finger Lakes, Ellis Park, Cal Fair Circuit, Parx, and Arlington Park amongst others. 

Winning at either of these two premier summer meets is sweet (all wins are sweet, but winning at Saratoga and Del Mar is the cherry on top). We hope all Partners are looking forward to a fun summer of great racing.

Terry says, “The summer meets are here and we hope everyone is looking forward to great season. Now is a great time to introduce your friends and family to the game. We have horses sitting on big races on both coasts and hope a trip to one of the premier venues in your summer plans.”

Click here to see our list of upcoming races.

Important Summer Meets Information for Partners
Raceday Accommodations for BOTH the Saratoga and Del Mar meets go through Shannon Castagnola. She can be reached at[email protected]. NOTE: Shannon is on vacation through July 27th. Until then, Debbie Finley,[email protected]. is the point person for accommodations.

Attending the races, but don’t have a WPT horse entered? 

You can visit Ticketmaster to purchase seating at Saratoga. Grandstand reserved seats can also be reserved by calling (800) 814-7846 and dining reservations can be made by calling (888)516-6972.

Del Mar Online Ticket Office- There are a variety of seating options on this site.

Barn Tours
Interested in the two-year-olds available or want to visit your horses?

Contact Shannon Castagnola as well. She will then link you up with Nancy Ury on the West Coast or one of the West Point team members summering at Saratoga.

Both summer meets are very busy. For everyone’s safety and to keep your horses from being overstimulated by visitors, we ask that you follow a few simple guidelines:

1. During your visit to the backside please DO NOT go by any barn without a WPT team member, and keep in mind that our trainers are focused on the horses during training hours.
2. We respectfully ask that you do not visit with any horses on days they are entered to race.
3. No Partners are to make afternoon visits to the backside. Trainers are busy preparing to bring horses over to the paddock for races, and we do not want to interfere with this process.
4. Please do not feed the horses any treats brought from home. Some of our trainers have mints and carrots available to feed the horse. Please only feed them if permitted to do so by either a trainer or WPT team member.

Suggested Attire
Saratoga: Click here to read about the suggested dress and traditions at Saratoga. Much of the dress guidance is dependent on where you are sitting. If you have a horse entered to run we suggest men wear a suit or sport coat. Ties are not required. We suggest ladies wear a dress, skirt, or slack outfit. No jeans or shorts are permitted in the paddock or winner’s circle. If you do not have a horse running, follow the dress code guidelines on the website above. 

Del Mar: Del Mar is much more casual than Saratoga. There is no dress code except in the Turf Club. Everywhere else is casual attire. If you have a horse running at Del Mar, we suggest business casual attire in the paddock/winner’s circle.

Del Mar Turf Club Dress Code
Suits or daytime dresses are preferred. Slacks may be worn with tailored jackets. Please no jeans, denim, shorts, T-shirts, athletic shoes or abbreviated attire. Children of guests are also expected to conform to the Turf Club Dress Code.

Suit or sport jacket required. A sport shirt with a jacket may be worn, provided that the shirt is buttoned to the top button below the collar. Please no turtleneck or polo style shirts, T-shirts, sweaters, short-sleeved jackets, windbreakers, jeans or denim pants, shorts or athletic shoes. Children of guests are also expected to conform to the Turf Club Dress Code.

Trainer Calls

Click here to access the July 19th trainer conference call with Graham Motion and to access all replays from this summer's Tuesdays at Two Trainer Conference Call Series.

Many thanks to all Partners who participated.

Keep up to date with the most recent stable news by clicking here.

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