Congratulations to our Ring Knocker Partners on the filly’s win at Gulfstream on January 8. After hitting the board in six of eight races, the pretty grey filly got her picture taken.
“Ring Knocker showed a lot of talent the summer of her two-year-old year, finishing second twice at Saratoga,” said WPT Chief Operating Officer Tom Bellhouse. “She went off form and then had some time off, so it’s great to have her back in action and a maiden no more. We really want to thank our Partners for their patience, giving the filly the time she needed to come back strong.”
Trained by Tom Albertrani, Ring Knocker is a 4-year-old daughter of Birdstone out of the Black Tie Affair mare Pearls. She was purchased by the West Point buying team at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale.
What’s in a name? Ring Knocker is a slang term for graduates of one of the three United States military academies, especially West Point. It refers to the large graduation rings that are usually worn by said persons, and to the tradition of knocking the ring on a table to quiet a boisterous room.