Midlantic Two Year Olds In Training: May 20 - 21, 2013 - NOW ONLINE- VIEW VIDEOS
5/18/13 - Sorority Stakes winner DOUBLED ran second in the Our Mims Stakes at Delaware park in her first start back at three. She came up the rail and finished gamely to place. She is a homebred by Echange Rate Nancy Shuford.
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5/12/13 - FREEDOM CHILD, prepped at Kirkwood, splashed to an easy win by 10 lenghts in the Peter Pan G2 at Belmont. Last out in the Wood, he was held at the gate by an assistant starter and declared a non-starter. He did not have that problem today! Next up - The Belmont Stakes. READ MORE and VIEW VIDEO>>
4/22/13 - Kirkwood prepared filly Unavenged, a four year half sister to millionaire Naughty New Yorker and SW Pupil, won and allowance race in Japan in her first race back since last year. She relaxed towards the pack of the pack for Jockey Makoto Sugihara and then surged to the lead to win off by two lengths. Her record stands at 3 wins in 7 starts and earnings of $240,000 for her owner Taiki Farm. She was bred in NY by -Dr. William B Wilmot & Dr Joan M Taylor. Trainer Kazuo Fujisawa was pleased with her effort and the time was fast.
4/13/13 - Kirkwood prepared horses had a strong weekend with Golden Road, owned by Al & Bill Ulwelling taking an allowance at Hawthorne and Arann breaking her maiden in a MSW at Pimlico for owner Smart Angle.
Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale RESULTS NOW ONLINE :
Kirkwood had some home runs with a Hard Spun colt bringing $300,000, a Stormy Atlantic colt hitting $250,000 and two more bringing $100,000 or over.
3/24/13 - Eriugena (IRE) c, 3 ( Shirocco (GER) - Novelina (IRE), by Fusaichi Pegasus) was purchased in Ireland as a yearling by West Point Thoroughbreds and was brought along by Kirkwood. He won his third start in a MSW at Tampa Bay. He settled well off the pace and then swung wide into contention and had to dig in with determination to win a real battle down the stretch to the wire. He is trained by H. Graham Motion and was bred by Kevin & Meta Cullen.
3/21/13 -The Kirkwood prepared horse for Westpoint AWESOME VISION, c, 4 , (Awesome Again - Blind Canyon, by Valley Crossing) made it three in a row at Aqueduct. The third win was in a stakes, the Compelling Word, and put bold black type on his pedigree page. He rated patiently, moved wide through the turn and took off down the stretch to put his nose on the wire in a thrilling dead heat finish. He has now earned over $175,009 and had 5 wins from 7 starts!
3/7/13 - Three year old Green Lantern Stables homebred Liberty Wing won his second race in a row, this time at Aqueduct. He is trained by Anthony Dutrow. He tracked the pace and then worked his way clear determinedly to hit the wire in front. He has earned $85,235.
2/27/13 - READ an article on Kip appearing in South Africa's the Sporting Post
2/18/13 - Stone Farm's homebred and stakes placed Cat Lore f. 4, (Discreet Cat - Starlore, by Spectacular Bid) overcame a bump at the start and a wide trip to win an allowance race at the Fair Grounds.
2/15 & 16/13 - Kirkwood prepared horses for Westpoint won up and down the coast in allowance company. Awesome Vision, c, 4 , (Awesome Again - Blind Canyon, by Valley Crossing) made it two in a row at Aqueduct and Toasting scored at Gulfstream by 5 1/2 lengths.
2/4/13 - Kirkwood prepared three year old Unbridled's Song filly Unrivaled Honor uncorked an 11 + length win at Sam Houston in her second start. Watch for this one. She is owned by John W. Phillips & Hank Snowden and Pam Gartin and was bred by John W. Phillips & Hank Snowden.
1/26/13 - Average Surges at Cape Town Yearling Sale READ MORE>>
1/25/13 - Elser Falls for a Tapit at the CAPE PREMIER YEARLING SALE in South Africa... READ MORE>>
12/31/12 - Kirkwood prepared G3 stakes placed Every Way, broke her maiden at Arlington Park in her first start, ran third in the Mazarine S. G3 at Woodbine and most recently won an allowance race at the Fair Grounds despite being floated extremely wide. On the same day, stakes winner and graded stakes placed SUMO won at Aqueduct. He has compiled almost $200,000 in earnings.
12/17/12 - Kip is back from South Africa where he is mentoring on prepping methods for two year old sales. Please CLICK HERE to read an article titled "Kissing The Blarney Stone".
11/24/12 - The Pago Hop S. at the Fair Grounds saw Kirkwood prepared fillies earn black type running second and third. Dr. John Chander's homebred filly Francisca did not have a smooth trip and was second despite needing to be steadied and then coming wide to close fast. Cat Lore, a homebred for Stone Farm gained her first black type running third. She got her head in front coming wide into the stretch but could not hold on. She missed second by a whisker.
11/11/12 - Congratulations to Ryan Finley, son of our friends and clients, Terry and Debbie Finley, who scored the last second goal to bring Notre Dame the big Eastman’s soccer championship over Georgetown.
11/6/12 - Kirkwood prepared MGSW PLUM PRETTY fetched $4.2 million at Keeneland. We send congratulations to her old connections John Fort and Peachtree Racing Stable and best wishes to her new connections Mandy Pope and Whisper Hill Farm.
11/4/12 - Kirkwood aided West Point Thoroughbreds in the purchase and eventual resale of the current sales topping colt at the 2012 Emperor's Palace Ready to Run Sale in South Africa. READ MORE>> SEE BLOG>> ( Opportunities Await in South Africa)
10/25/2 - Reason for Rejoicing as Kirkwood prepared MUCH REJOICING returned from a horrendous van accident to ran second in the Serena's Cat S. at Belmont. Please CLICK HERE to read more about her recovery and the history of this wonderful family with photos by Barbara Livingston.
10/23/12 - Listen to KIP ELSER on the STEVE BYCK SHOW CLICK HERE
10/14/12 - LA CLOCHE, a half to the recently retired WINTER MEMORIES gets her first graded stakes win in the Athena G3 at Belmont READ MORE>>
10/13/12- Dr. John A. Chandler homebred, Lily the Pink followed her Saratoga MSW score with another win, this time in allowance company at Keeneland. She has now earned $163,210.
10/6/12 - Kirkwood prepared Every Way, broke her maiden at Arlington Park in her first start and made her second start a telling one two, running third in the Mazarine S. G3 at Woodbine. She stalked the pace and then rallied.
9/25/12 - After patient care at Kirkwood, FORECON broke his maiden at Presque Isle in a MSW for West Point Thoroughbreds. Off as the favorite, he came four wide and cruised to an easy victory. He is trained by Graham Motion.
9/23/12 - NOAH'S DREAM, a Kirkwood Grad, won an allowance race at PARX with ease and increased his earnings to $180,515
9/21/12 - Dr. John Chandler's homebred, stakes placed Button Girl , won an allowance race at Belmont, in wire to wire fashion.
9/9/12 - Kirkwood prepared TOASTING, broke her maiden in a MSW at Belmont Park with ease under a hand ride. She is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and trained by Tom Albertrani.
9/8/12 - WRITTEN WORD broke his maiden in an ARCA (AMATUEUR RIDERS CLUB OF AMERICA) race at Delaware Park. He is a homebred for Kip Elser and it is additionally special because Kip participated in ARCA races and was once an ARCA Champion.
9/5/12 - Earle Mack's War Front colt WARRANT breaks his maiden in a MSW at Laurel despite a wide trip. He was bred by Stone Farm.
9/1/12 - Dr. John A. Chandler homebred, Lily the Pink, has been knocking at the MSW door, but she got it done in the right place: Saratoga. Her earnings stand at $132,010.
8/23/12 - Kirkwood grads won two nice allowance races today, ZIMMER won an AOC at Del Mar and raised his earnings to $227,115 for owner Jack Mandato and breeders Jack Mandato & Arthur Hancock . At Charles Town, PENDULUM won an allowance race for owner trainer William A Campbell and has now earned $127,870.
8/22/12 - BOURBON TWIST dazzles on the Saratoga lawn. READ MORE>>
8/12/12- Nancy C. Shuford homebred Doubled ran a very willing third in the Colleen S. at Monmouth Park
7/26/12 - WINTER MEMORIES accelerates to Win Diana G1 at Saratoga READ MORE>
7/8/12 - LA CLOCHE, a half to WINTER MEMORIES, takes the Voodoo at Belmont under a hand ride READ MORE>
6/9/12 - WINTER MEMORIES 2nd in the Just a Game S. G1 READ MORE>
5/28/12 - Two nice allowance wins for Kirkwood Grads. READ MORE>
5/5/12 - WINTER MEMORIES Rolls to an easy Beaugay Victory READ MORE>
5/4/12 - Peachtree Stable's G1 SW PLUM PRETTY ran third in the La Troienne Stakes - Gr. 2 and Stone Farm homebred Sound Effect breaks his maiden at Arlington Park.
4/29/12 - Three year old filly Moment in Dixie broke her maiden at Belmont at first asking for Phillips Racing Partnership. She pressed the pace, had a clear advantage at the top of the stretch and motored away to the wire with ease to win by 4 1/2.
4/21/12 - Kirkwood prepared FLASH MASH drives to the wire first in the Giant’s Causeway S. at Keeneland READ MORE>
4/13/12 - Kirkwood prepared PLUM PRETTY is back - strolls in the Apple Blossom G1 READ MORE>
4/9/12 - Rick Porter Buys Speightstown Colt for $560,000 READ MORE>
4/5/12 - Hip #144, a colt by Speightstown consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent, recorded the day’s fastest time for a quarter-mile on the Polytrack, getting the distance in :20.2.
3/4/12 - MR GRUFF does it again READ MORE>
3/3/12 - Japanese Winner Unavenged Named New York-Bred of the Month - a a joint effort between the New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund and the “Down the Stretch” show on Sirius XM Radio. READ MORE>
2/29/12 - Kirkwood prepared NOTELL, was second in her first start in 2012 and was clearly best today at Aqueduct in a MSW. She made a very bold three wide surge and hit the wire ahead. She has now earned over $77,000.
2/25/12 - Kirkwood prepared, Unavenged (USA), stormed to a win at Nakayama, Japan. Next up for her may be a G3 at Nakayama on St. Patrick's Day. READ MORE>
In the US, Awesome Vision (NY) broke his maiden impressively at Aqueduct in his second start . He is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds.
2/19/12 - MSW winner IRISH SEA chosen NOTABLE MAIDEN WINNER by the Thoroughbred Times Today . READ MORE>
1/28/12 - TDN Article
Camden revisited By John P Sparkman
1/24/12- Selling Horses, Selling Canden by By Tom Didato: Extensive Interview with Kip in the Camden Horse (.pdf format) Please be patient this is a large file
1/21/12 - Two stakes placings for Kirkwood Grads. READ MORE>
1/8/12 - MGSW MR. GRUFF dead heats for third in the DAYTONA S. sprinting down hill at Santa Anita. He pushed his ernings over $300,000 for owner Gary Broad.
1/7/12 - Kirkwood prepared colt wins at Deauville. Prime Preacher, c, 4 (Pulpit - Flashy Attraction, by Fappiano) scored for owner Prime Equestrian S.A.R.L. and breeder Iron County Farms Inc
1/5/12 - Mount Joy Stables Inc homebred AIR GUITAR scores easily in a MSW at Gulfstream. READ MORE>