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West Point Reaches $60-Million in Purses / Friday, December 3, 2021

Awesome Gem, WPT's winningest horse and all-time leading earner, prior to a third-place finish in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic.

Coinciding with the 30th season of West Point Thoroughbreds, last weekend the stable reached the $60-million milestone in all-time purses.

The current win total for the Black and Gold stands at 968, on pace to hit 1,000 wins during 2022. 

The Grade 1-winning warrior Awesome Gem owns the double distinction of the most wins (11) and most purse earnings ($2.88-million) from a West Point runner.

Now 18, the chestnut “Gemster” now resides at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Kentucky.

Awesome Gem winning the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup: 

Awesome Gem in 2020 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm.

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