MSW HIT IT ONCE MORE adds black-type in the Stymie S

Newly turned 5-year-old Hard Spun colt MSW HIT IT ONCE MORE  started his 2018 campaigned with a strong allowance win at PARX, followed by a win in the Haynesfield Stakes at Aqueduct. Back again in stakes company in the Stymie also at Aqueduct, he added to his resume with a third.  HIT IT ONCE MORE was purchased from Kirkwood Stables for $90,000 as a two year old by his trainer Gary Sciacca acting as agent for August Dawn Farm. He was bred by  JMJ Racing Stables, LLC. His bankroll stands over $509,000.


Kirkwood has the half brother to YULONG WARRIOR by NOBLE MISSION (GB) selling this month at the Fasig Tipton Gulfstream Sale.  YULONG WARRIOR (Street Cry (IRE) – Mahkama (USA) (Bernardini (USA)) demolished the field by over 10 lengths  in the Al Bastakia S at Meydan on Super Saturday as part of the build up to the Dubai World Cup.


BELLERIN graduates in a MSW at Santa Anita in wire to wire fashion

Kirkwood has many happy associations with the family of BELLERIN (Malibu Moon – Seek to Soar, by Seeking the Gold) through his grand dam Soaring Softly.
Yesterday going a mile on the dirt, BELLERIN showed early speed and went right to the lead and stayed there to score a win and break his maiden. The gelding was sold by  Kirkwood to trainer Carla Gaines for her client, owner Keith Brackpool.

SCHOLAR ATHLETE wins his 5th and going over 1/4 million in earnings

The very well named SCHOLAR ATHLETE  (Einstein) added a 5th win to his resume winning a $75,000 AOC going 1 1/8 0n the turf at Tampa Bay for owner West Point. He pressed the pace in 2nd and then took over to hit the wire in front. The now 5 year old gelding was graded stakes placed in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes (Gr. 3).
Lifetime Record: GSP, 19-5-0-4, $252,036.
B-Adena Springs (ON)
T-H. Graham Motion

FANTASTIC DAY for KIRKWOOD STABLES from north to south

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HIT IT ONCE MORE ( consigned and sold by Kirkwood for $90,000 at Timonium)   scored in the HAYNESFIELD S., $100,000 at Aqueduct racing a very sloppy mile.  Hit It Once More had prior success in state-bred stakes coming into Saturday, with victories in the New York Derby at Finger Lakes and the Albany S. at Saratoga in his sophomore campaign. After going wire-to-wire against allowance foes when adding blinkers at Parx Jan. 9, he finished fifth in an optional claiming event there last time out. The bay sprinted straight to the lead as the longest shot on the board and was two lengths clear passing the half-mile pole. He was still unchallenged and in hand around the far turn, was set down for the drive at the quarter pole and held steady in the final sixteenth to secure the front-running upset.

“He’s a nice horse,’ said winning trainer Gary Sciacca. “He had a great 3-year-old campaign last year, winning the [New York] Derby and coming back and winning the Albany at Saratoga. It took him a little while to get this 4-year-old year together. We went two starts back with the blinkers and it kind of seemed to make a bit of a difference on him. Made him more focused to do his job. He always broke good but he pays more attention now. From a 3-year-old to 4-year-old just made him pay attention.”  He has earned $494,642.

BERNED (started and prepared by  Kirkwood Stables) ran second in the G2- Barbara Fritchie S at Laurel. The $550,000 yearling is owned by 3C Stables LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds & Robert Masiello. She has earnings of  $254,781 and is a stakes winner already and is now multiple graded stakes placed.

I’M BETTY G dead-heated for 3rd in the Albert M Stall Memorial S at the Fair Grounds. She was consigned and sold by Kirkwood for $150,000 at Timonium. The 4-year-old filly is a multiple SW and has multiple graded stakes placings. She has earned  $162,465

MSW HIT IT ONCE MORE wires the field at PARX in allowance company

Newly turned 5-year-old Hard Spun colt MSW HIT IT ONCE MORE is back with a strong allowance win at PARX. Going a mile and 70 and racing for Yellow Moon Stable, he went right to the front and stayed there for a win by almost 5 lengths.  HIT IT ONCE MORE was purchased for $90,000 as a two year old by his trainer Gary Sciacca acting as agent for August Dawn Farm. He was bred by  JMJ Racing Stables, LLC. His bankroll stands over $433,000 with 5 wins, 2 seconds and 3 thirds.

OFF MY STAGE wins 2nd in a row

Racing 6 furlongs at Laurel, 3-year-old filly  OFF MY STAGE (More Than Ready) had to steady and fan wide, but got her nose on the wire first for her second victory in a row Last month she wired the field to break her maiden by 4 lengths.  Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $49,740.
O-Smart Angle LLP
B-Sun Kingdom Pty LTD (KY)
T-Mark J. Reid.

GILDED LILY wins her 2nd in a row at Turfway – 4th win out of 9 starts!

GILDED LILY, a 3-year-old Speightstown filly, moved into the 3 path to edge clear  for the win at Turfway for trainer Michael J. Maker and owner  Tracy Farmer. She loves the surface at Turfway and this is her fourth win over it and her second in a row. She was also on the board in the Bourbonette Oaks G3 over the all weather surface.