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Hi Debbie...once a horse gets past the third-level allowance condition they essentially have to compete in stakes races or go back and compete in the allowances races they already won BUT for the tag. There are some unique allowance races that come along. For instance, Scholar was entered in a race at Tampa Bay Downs on 12/29 (we scratched because off the turf), and the way it was written, he did not have to be in for the claiming tag. For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter, Or State Bred Or Which Have Never Won Four Races Or Optional Claiming Price Of $62,500 Or Which Have Not Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter or State Bred in 2019. Since Scholar won one claiming race in '19...he is eligible to run for the allowance condition because of this clause... "Or Which Have Not Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter or State Bred in 2019."
Erin Birkenhauer
So if a horse like Scholar gets past the first 3 levels and say he wins what is actually next since there’s very few fourth level. Would he have to go strictly in a claiming race. Little confusing for me when not all horses are graded stakes horses. Or geldings that have little options but to race
This is a big help !!! Sometimes I have trouble explaining to folks just what an "AOC" race is and why Scholar Athlete competes in this kind of race.
Good job, Jeff. Interesting info. At Windfields we fed the horses nuggets of compressed grains and nutrients for the broodmares. And yes, lots of hay.
Del Mar is a great place to enjoy great racing and the beach.
Dawn Lenert
Hi Terry,
It was so nice to meet you and Debbie following the movie screening/panel last week. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us. It's always nice to connect with ND Family. Let me know if you ever need anything here in Kentucky!
Gwen L Davis
Thanks Terry for all do for the wonderful world of horse racing.
Robert W Ritchie
As a Fort Myers, Florida, resident will be cheering on Always Dreaming. It is about time the Florida Derby winner wins the Kentucky Derby. Let's go ALWAYS DREAMING!!
Chuck Divine
A great story from a dedicated racing fan! We're pulling for you guys. LET'S GO ALWAYS DREAMING!!!
Philip Walker
Best of racing luck today with Twilight eclipse and Breaking Lucky. WPT my favorite group of people.
Robert W Ritchie
What a thrill to be a WPT partner at a time like this. Although I don't have a piece of Twilight or Breaking Lucky, I'll be sporting the West Point colors and getting some action on Saturday. Hallandale Beach will be the center of the horseracing universe! Have a blast!
Jack Reid
Congratulations to Debbie and Terry for 25 years of outstanding success in the thoroughbred racing world!!!!! It really went by fast. Hope you both have many more, including some Derby winners!!!!!
Charley Germain
I am extremely honored to have been a partner in West Point Thoroughbreds. Thanks Bob Mangini West Point Thoroughbreds is a fist class operation and I wish only the best for the next 100 years.
Seeing those numbers serves as a reminder of how fortunate I've been to be a small part of WPT. I remember being at Philadelphia Park (Parx) when they still called it Keystone. Never thought I'd have a shot at being in winners' circle photos in places like Gulfstream Park, Saratoga, Keeneland, and Santa Anita, as well as my old hometown track, Delaware Park. Congratulations on win #700, to Terry, Debbie, and the entire team at West Point Thoroughbreds, and thanks for the thrills that all of you have helped provide with our wonderful equine athletes.
It makes me feel like am part of The West Point family. Congratulations on your milestone Debbie and Terry and best wishes in the future for I know that theres more to come.
Congratulations on the milestone. How exciting for you and such great memories.
Congratulations Terry and Debbie. WOW.
Captain Jim Davis
Such a wonderful story for this beautiful racehorse who clearly is loved and loves back in return. Learned that Work all Week is now a pony thanks to your article. These wonderful races horses, Funny Cide, Lava Man, etc have so many fans. It is such a treat to see them proudly doing their jobs. Thank you. Wishing him a long and happy life
THANK YOU for what you have done for Songster! Beautiful story, well written, giving us hope for all former race horses. May Songster's third career be full of joy and health. Thanks for sharing!
Debbie Knebel
Congrats to all, with a little bit of luck and a great deal of talent sometimes things go just right.
Mind boggling how WPT team does this with all the current horses! This was a blast to watch even though it was on a 2" screen in the car! LoL! Congrats to WPT and partners! What I love about this WPT team and partners, even if you don't have the horse in your portofolio, it certainly feels like it is! :)
Congratulations and great job by everyone involved. It was a very exciting race and something that I'm sure all of you will cherish for your entire life. As a person planning on becoming a member of the West Point family in the next year, I was going crazy yelling for Commanding Curve as the came down the stretch. I know people around me thought I was crazy but as it all unfolded I saw myself in a couple of years. Again, congratulations to the entire West Point family.
Raymond Johnston
In the paddock, there were 5 or 6 couples of the West Point partners watching the race on the big screen. We could see our boy making his move, and we all new he had made it into second. After the finish, there were all of us hugging, screaming, and crying. People around us thought we were crazy, until they realized our connection. I am sure they saw how proud we were to be part of this great team, and the effort they had made!
Thrilled for Terry and the entire Finley family both immediate and extended. What a thrill. Thanks for sharing the video. I look forward to the Sequel in June. Only Godfather 2 was better than the original so let's make sure the next video follows that path!! Good Luck.