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Talk Derby To Me / Wednesday, May 2, 2018

With horses entered in the both the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1), plus two other graded stakes, it’s a huge weekend for West Point Partners at Churchill Downs this weekend.

On Friday, Coach Rocks Partners will experience the magic of the Kentucky Oaks (G1) with their talented filly. Trained by Dale Romans, she’s a top contender for the Run for the Lillies.

West Point purchased an interest in Coach Rocks after she broke her maiden and Terry Finley watched her breeze “lights out” at Gulfstream Park. Owned by Roddy Valente, RAP Racing, and West Point Thoroughbreds’ the daughter of Oxbow stamped her ticket to the Oaks with a dazzling win in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2).

Sweetheart filly Coach Rocks meeting a group of kids at Dale’s barn this week


Last year’s Derby winner Always Dreaming returns to Churchill to compete in the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (G2) on the Oaks undercard.


He comes into the race off a second place finish in his seasonal bow for Todd Pletcher, the Gulfstream Park Hardacre Mile (G2).


The son of Bodemeister is owned by Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, Siena Farm LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds, MeB Racing Stables LLC, St. Elias Stables, LLC.

Always Dreaming Partners with roses in the winner’s circle following the 2017 Derby


Following a polished win in the Lexington Stakes (G2), West Point purchased an interest in Keith Desormeaux trainee My Boy Jack.

His Partners will experience the thrill and excitement of the Kentucky Derby walkover and the rush of emotions when the horses step onto the track and “My Old Kentucky Home” begins to play.

The son of Creative Cause will run under Sol Kumin’s Monomoy Stables, Kirk Godby and Matt Bryan’s Don’t Tell My Wife Stables, and West Point Thoroughbreds with regular pilot Kent Desormeaux carrying the Monomoy silks.

“I’ve always liked this horse and admire his versatility,” said West Point’s Terry Finley. “There’s great karma surrounding this colt and his connections, and he’s come out swinging this year despite several tough trips. We’re grateful for the opportunity to join an awesome ownership group and thrilled to provide a dedicated group of our partners the chance to once again experience the magic of the Derby dream.”



On the Kentucky Derby undercard, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) runner-up Untamed Domain takes on a full field in the $300,000 American Turf (G2).


Trained by Graham Motion, the son of Animal Kingdom has been training phenomenally well at Fair Hill since trying the dirt in the Tampa Bay Derby.

His Partners have united as the “Domainiacs,” and most are heading to Louisville to see their special colt compete beneath the Twin Spires.

BloodHorse article about Untamed Domain’s return to turf.


Untamed Domain winning the Summer Stakes (G2) at Woodbine

Partners with Untamed Domain over the winter at Palm Meadows

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