7/24/14 - Kirkwood prepared My Merry Way found her way through the next condition quickly. She broke her maiden at Delaware Park in May, ran back third in a 1X Allowance at Monmouth and scored in the same condition allowance back at Delaware Park. She raced close to the lead, took over a half from the wire and kept clear. She is owned by Tracy Farmer and was bred by WinStar. She has earned $56,700 in 5 starts with an average of over $11,000 a start.
7/23/14 - Here come more 2 year olds! Lord Tyrion, a Discreetly Mine colt, wired the field at Indiana Grand in a MSW. He broke sharply and then drew off to win by over 5 lengths. Lord Tyrion was a good third at Gulfstream in his first start. He is now owned by Dennis Farkas who purchased him at the Fasig Tipton July sale just 10 days ago. Talk about a quick return on your investment! He was bred by Carl Pollard.
7/21/14 - Nice work for Kirkwood prepared ULANBATOR. Going out in trainer Ian Wilkes' second set under regular rider Julien Leparoux, Ulanbator (Offlee Wild) completed four furlongs in :48.02, the seventh fastest of 58 horses at the distance yesterday. The dark bay is expected to make his next start in Saturday's GII Jim Dandy S. at Saratoga
7/19/14 - Kirkwood trainee UNAVENGED , m, 5, Empire Maker-Naughty Natisha, by Known Fact strikes again, winning the Adatara S at Fukushima for owner Taiki Farm and breedeers Dr William B Wilmot & Dr Joan M Taylor. Lifetime Record: 15-5-3-0, $819,010
7/10/14 - Kirkwood prepared two year old first time starter, Cleveland Sound, was a game winner at Delaware Park in his first start. He dueled gamely on the inside throughout and then drew off to win. He is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and was bred by Vegso Racing. Watch for this one.
7/5/14 - A homebred for Mary Ann Charlston, Ulanbator jumped into graded stakes company for the second time and overcame a stumble at the start to gain more black type running third in the G3- Dwyer S at Belmontl. His record stands at 8: 1-2-3.
7/4/14 - West Point's MSW AWESOME VISION lost by a nose in the Genesee Valley Breeders' Stakes at Finger Lakes. He was carried wide as the winner drifted out and just missed. He was bred by Kaz Hill Farm & Adena Springs. He has earned over $370,000 for his connections.
7/3/14 - Tiznowforamerica, a three year old Tiznow colt owned by St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds won an allowance race at Belmont. He had a troubled break, but recovered and came wide to drive clear in the stretch. He hs earned over $100,000 for his connections.
6/28/14 - Kip Elser's South African yearling selection GREY LIGHT, purchased at the CAPE PREMIER YEARLING SALE, won her debut with ease. Her back story is featured in the TDN's IN SHARPER FOCUS. READ MORE>>
6/27/14 - DANCIN' LIL has not put a hoof wrong since being claimed 4 starts back. She won that race and the next three too - including her first stakes win in the Saylorville Stakes at Prairie Meadows. She has earned $238,293 lifetime. On the same day 8 year old stakes placed horse Zimmer won for the 7th time and upped his earnings over $300,000 for his owner/breeders Jack Mandato & Arthur Hancock.
6/26/14 - Kirkwood trainees had a good day racing. Four year old colt Quinby Pete came two wide to hit the lead and win an allowance race at Delaware Park. He has 3 wins and 3 seconds from 6 starts for owners
Midwest Thoroughbreds. He was bred by Clayton Peters and has earned $118,950. for his connections.. Five year old gelding Grip Hands cleared the field for his 6th win. This time for a $40,000 tag at Churchill. He has earned $174,113 for his owners Miles Childers, L. T. B., Inc. and Ed Wright Cattle Company. He was bred by Adena Springs.
6/22/14 - 7 year old Multiple stakes placed Dominant Jeannes, bred by Hermitage Farm, scored at Monmouth Park and raised his earnings to $314,993.
6/19/14 - At Arlington, Sound Effect stalked the leaders and then eased around for the win in an AOC. He is owned by Chicago 8, LLC and was bred by Stone Farm. His earnings stand at $175,581.
6/13/14 - The 3 year old Tapit filly Grey Light won her debut start the VODACOM DURBAN JULY YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD, a Maiden race going 1400m at Greyville, South Africa. This is the filly Kip fell in love with at the CAPE PREMIER YEARLING SALE and could not resist. Sounds like a good thing he raised his hand!
6/14/14 - A homebred for Mary Ann Charlston, Ulanbator jumped into graded stakes company and gained black type running second in the G3- Matt Winn S at Churchill. He rallied wide to get up for the place. His record stands at 7: 1-2-2.
6/12/14 - Quinby Pete, bred by Clayton Peters, made a determined run on the outside to run down horses in the stretch. He has 2 wins and 3 seconds in 7 starts and has earned $95,550. He was claimed out of this race and we wish his new connections continued success.
6/11/14 - West Point's Strong Stipulation drew away under a hand ride to break his maiden in a MSW going a flat mile on the turf at Delaware Park. He was bred by Lazy Lane. On the same day at Belmont , Noble Doss won for owner Joseph Moss. He has earned $91,029.
6/9/14 - Dominate has been knocking on the door, but he closed with determination to break his maiden at Delaware Park. He has already earned over $80,000 for owner West Point Thoroughbreds. He was bred by WinStar.
6/8/14 - Multiple stakes placed, QUALITY LASS annexed her first stakes in the Satin and Lace S. at Presque Isle. She went right to the lead out of the gate, was headed in the stretch and determinedly fought to get her head back in front to win. She is owned by West Point and was bred by Sienna Farms. She has earned $274,265for her connections.
6/7/14 - Multiple stakes placed Every Way almost got the win in the Minnesota H B P A Distaff S. She lost by a head and was over 7 lengths ahead of the third place finisher. She has earned $204,454 for her owners Haynes Stables LLC, Steven Perlick, Alan Herman, and Richard Dunn. She was bred by Pin Oak Stud.
6/5/14 - Congratulations to first time starter, Malta Rocks, on a very impressive 3 ½ length win today. Son of Seventh Rock / Valeta, he was a joint venture purchase by Kirkwood Stables and West Point Thoroughbreds and sold at the Cape Thoroughbred Ready-to-Run Sale in October 2013.
6/1/14 - Two nice wins today for Kirkwood prepared horses. Homebred SHETAN won at PARX, upping his earnings to $176,127. At Mountaineer Southern Parkway won raising his earnings to $189,731. He is owned by Gene Burkholder and was bred by Hargus Sexton & Sandra Sexton.
5/30/14 - Kirkwood prepared 2 year old filly Unbridled Reward by Warrior's Reward romped by 7 3/4 lengths in her debut in a $44,000 Maiden Special Weight at Churchill. She was named a TDN "Rising Star". She is owned by John Oxley and was bred by Hargus and Sandra Sexton . See race video
On the same day, Gold Megillah won an allowance race at Lone Star, he has earned over $150,000.
5/25/14 - SW and graded stakes placed RECEPTA, f, 3, Speightstown - Honor Bestowed for the Phillips Racing Partnership and Pam Gartin, added more black type to her pedigree running second in the Wonder Again S at Belmont. She has earned over $4140,000 for her connections. On the same day Durango Flier rallied despite a bump in the stretch to break his maiden at Santa Anita. He is owned by Zietz Stables Inc and wass bred by -B&B Zietz Stables. To add to the excitement, Rosie My Way won at Monmouth raising her earnings to almost $130,000.
5/19/14 - The last hip through the ring on day 1 of Timonium hit the jackpot for Kirkwood, bringing $255,000. The NY Bred daughter of Flatter had breezed impressively in 21.4. She is the first foal out of the stake winning mare Jim's Prospect by St. Averil. She was purchased by Quest Realty and we wish all her new connections the best of luck. SEE VIDEO
5/14/14 - WORTH A PUNT won for the 17th time. This time with ease at Thistledown. He has done well for all his connections and has earned a tick under $170,000. He is owned and trained by Joe C Faulkner and was bred by Farfellow Farms.
5/15-16/14 - Kip will be a guest speaker at the Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar hosted by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association at the Timonium Race Track in Maryland. The seminar will feature topics including the owner/trainer relationship, options for acquiring horses, business topics, Thoroughbred retirement and online resources for Thoroughbred owners.
5/11/14 - It was a good day at the races for Kirkwood prepared horses. Four year old gelding ERIUGENA (IRE)( Shirocco (GER) - Novelina (IRE), by Fusaichi Pegasus) split foes and took his second allowance race in a row. This time he won at Churchill and by over 4 lengths. He is owned by the Ramseys and was bred by Kevin & Meta Cullen and has earned $120,815 for his owners.
Also at Churchill, Three year old DUVAL by Kodiak Cowboy came wide and drew clear to break his maiden by 3 3/4 lengths. He has been knocking at the door and in fact has not been off the board in his previous starts. He has already earned a tick under $60,000 for his connections, owners Corrine & William L Heiligbrodt and breeder Mark Reid & DDS Stables (PA).
5/9/14 - Multiple graded stakes placed Every Way has gotten 2014 off to a good start with 2 wins and a second in three starts. Running in allowance company at Arlington she came three wide and prevailed She is owned by the Haynes Stables LLC and was bred by Pin Oak Stud LLC and has now earned over $190,000
5/3/14 - Multiple stakes placed Commanding Curve made a determined 8 wide run for the roses and was a strong second in the Kentucky Derby G1. He is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and was bred by T F VanMeter. He has earned over $500,000 for his connections in 7 starts. Congratulations to West Point Thoroughbreds and trainer Dallas Stewart for Commanding Curve's dramatic run to second in yesterday's Kentucky Derby! Kirkwood Stables is proud to be one spoke in the West Point wheel.
4/22/14 - Blood-Horse Video on STARS of the OAKS - Featuring Kirkwood prepared 2011 G1 Kentucky Oaks winner PLUM PRETTY. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
4/18/14 - Multiple stakes placed Moment in Dixie added still another stakes placing in the Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare S at Keeneland this time a G3 . She surged from a 6 wide position and was gaining at every stride to miss by a neck. She is a homebred for the Phillips Racing Partnership and has $$322,850 in earnings.
4/17/14 - As a 2 year old, Recepta, f, 3, Speightstown - Honor Bestowed was an exciting first out MSW winner at Saratoga for the Phillips Racing Partnership and Pam Gartin. Later she added black type to her pedigree winning the Chelsea Flower . Now she has added a graded stakes placing running 3rd in the Appalachian S G3 t Keeneland.
4/16/14 -BEE HOME SOON wired the field at Hawthorne to win an allowance race at 1 1/16 which came off the turf. She has earned $74,890 for owner breeder Nancy Vanier.
4/14/14 - TACTICAL MOMENT broke his maiden in a MSW at Woodbine for owner John Oxley and breeder Phillips Racing Partnership, he swept by the leaders and finished in hand to win by 4 lengths. On the same day Liberty Wing and Polomint both won at Tampa Bay.
4/8/14 - Listen to Kip on AT THE RACES WITH STEVE BYK
4/4/14 - DANCIN' LILL, a five year old Fusaichi Pegasus mare won her third in a row at Oaklawn. She is owned by Danny R Caldwell and was bred by Cindy Keegan. She came wide and wore down the leaders. She has earned $$178,293 for her connections.
3/30/14 - West Point's Commanding Curve overcame a bump at the break to race wide and run third in the Louisiana Derby G2. He jumed straight from a maiden win to graded stakes company and has already earned almost $150,000.
3/29/14 - 4 year old gelding ERIUGENA (IRE)( Shirocco (GER) - Novelina (IRE), by Fusaichi Pegasus) dropped back early and was unhurried but then came wide to draw clear in an off the turf allowance race going 1 mile and 70 at the Fair Grounds. He is owned by the Ramseys and was bred by Kevin & Meta Cullen and has earned just a shade under $100,000 for his owners..
3/21/14- A homebred for Mary Ann Charlston, ULANBATOR clipped heels early on but recovered and got up to break his maiden by a nose in an MSW at Gultstream. He was prepared for his career at Kirkwood.
3/16/14 - Kirwood had 2 winners today . At Aqueduct, SPARTIATIS (g, 4, Scat Daddy - Ne Plus Ultra, by French Deputy) raced wide while tracking the leader but then powered clear to win by three lengths. He is a homebred for Constantine Peter Beler. At Oaklawn. Dancin` Lil ( m. 5 Fusaichi Pegasus - Blabby B., by Tabasco Cat) owned by Danny R. Caldwell and bred by Cindy Keegan won her secod race in a row. She came wide and strongly to win by almost 5 lengths. She has earned $140,793 for her connections.
3/9/14 -Three year old Arch filly ELAINE KOWALESKIi, broke her maiden in her second start in a MSW at the Fair Gounds. She had run second in her first start. She ran a bit greenly under a hand ride but finished strongly for the win. She is owned by Gold Square, LLC and was bred by Claiborne Farm & Adele B Dilschneider.
3/8/14 - West Point's graded stakes placed filly Toasting wore down her rival to win an allowance race at Gulfstream. She has boosted her earnings to $436,450 with a lifetime record of 16: 4 - 2 - 5.
3/6/14 - SOUTHERN PARKWAY won going 1 1/16th at Oaklawn and raised his earnings to $159,646. He was claimed out of the race for $30,000. He has earned money for all his connections along the way and we wish good racing luck to his new owner and trainer.
3/2/14 - West Point Thoroughbreds & Gunpowder Farms' SHE'S JUSTIFIED enjoyed a switch to the turf . She hugged the rail and sliced through to hit the wire in front to break her maiden in a MSW at Gulfstream. She was bred by Mr & Mrs David Garner (KY)and is trained by Dale L Romans
3/1/14 - Multiple graded stakes placed Every Way ran second in the Jersey Lilly S at Sam Houston. She is owned by the Haynes Stables LLC and was bred by Pin Oak Stud LLC and has now earned over $167,000.
2/23/14 - 8 year old horse Zimmer added blacktype to his pedigree running second in the Joe Hernandez Stakes going down the hill at Santa Anita. He split horses and got up for the place. He has earned over $275, for his connections Jack Mandato & Arthur Hancock.
2/21/14 - BELLAMY had to manoeuver inside and outside and inside again, but he got up sprinting at Aqueduct to win for the 6th time. He has earned over $160,000. He was bred by Topsmeade, LLC & Bellamy Road Syndicate and his current owner is Mark Valentine.
2/10/14 - Graded stakes placed Every Way was an impressive winner of an AOC at Sam Houston drawing away under a hand ride to a 6 length victory. She was bred by Pin Oak and is owned by Haynes Stables LLC and Steven Perlick. Her earnings stand at $157,104.
2/8/14 - ELEVATED won the Christopher Elser Memorial Stakes at PARX for owner D. Hatman and TBs and Kingdom Bloodstock and breeder Nina H. Gardner.
1/25/14 - Kip Elser at at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale READ MORE
1/23/14 - 8 year old horse ZIMMER found the winner's circle for the 6th time today in a race going down the hill at Santa Anita. He has earned over $260, for his connections,Jack Mandato & Arthur Hancock.
1/18/14 - West Point's graded stakes placed filly Toasting added more black type running third in the Florida Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes after a rough start and a wide trip. She was second in the Comely S. G2 last out, and has now earned over $400,000