Do you ever wonder why racehorses wear blinkers? Do you know a horse's field of vision without blinkers? Over the Fourth of July, Marcus Hersh from drf.com wrote a comprehensive article on blinkers and their impact on racehorses. It's a very informative piece we thought you would enjoy. Continue »
We knew we had a good one in True Blue Nation! She impressed from the first day webought her at the yearling sale. I saw her often at Crupi's New Castle Farm in Ocala Florida, as she started her 2-year-old development. Of all the 2-year-olds in the various barns this year she was the first to make it to the races! Continue »
Tom Albertrani trains for West Point Thoroughbreds in New York and Florida. His well-rounded career includes a stint as a jockey, time spent as an assistant to Mark Casse and Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, and a period in Dubai as Godolphin Racing’s top assistant to Saeed Bin Suroor.
Top horses he was involved with as an assistant included Theatrical and Cigar, Street Cry, Fantastic Light, and Daylami. Continue »
Partnerships allow thousands of people to get involved in owning a racehorse for a fraction of the cost of doing it on their own. I’d love to tell you there’s not a single drawback to going this route, but it’s true that racing partnerships aren’t for everyone. The question is not “are partnerships the best way to own a racehorse?” The real question is: “is a partnership the best way for me to have the greatest ownership experience?” In this post I’m going to outline a few pros and cons of owning with West Point Thoroughbreds. It is up to you to assess whether the positives outweigh the negatives. Of course, I hope they do for you! Continue »
The decision to become involved in Thoroughbred racehorse ownership is very exciting. It can open up a whole new world to you and your family and friends.
Over the next several months, I’ll be posting a series of blogs with common questions I get from prospective owners.
I hope you enjoy the series. Feel free to leave a comment or question below or shoot me an email at [email protected] Continue »
Flew into Louisville yesterday afternoon. Got shoes shined before leaving the airport (a Terry Finley tradition for the last 15 years during Derby Week).
Went to the Race for Grace charity function last night and saw Ray Lewis of the Ravens speak. The event raised well over $30,000 for backstretch workers in Kentucky. Continue »
We all have experiences with and memories of a racehorse who defined extraordinary. I don’t recall a lot about Broad Brush from his racing days, but I sure wish I did after reading this article by Steve Haskin, a man who is so fortunate to have had so many encounters with extraordinary horses. Continue »