First Whippoolwill wins at Fair Grounds

FIRST WHIPPOORWILL has made money for multiple owners with 8 wins and a bankroll of $231,739. He is currently owned by Fionn MacCumhal Racing and trained by Joe Sharp. His most recent win was at the Fair Grounds where he tipped outside going a mile on the turf and won by 4 1/2.

Another win for Lord Tyrion

Carl F. Pollard bred three-year-old LORD TYRION won his last race and was claimed. He made quick work of finding the winner’s circle again for his new connections, coming from between horses for the score. He is now owned by Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. and trained by  Jamie Ness.

Lord Tyrion Win

Carl F. Pollard bred three year old LORD TYRION swung wide, passed the field and won off by over 6 lengths. He was claimed out of the race and we wish the new connections the best of luck.

Moment in Dixie continues success

Multiple stakes placed Moment in Dixie added STILL ANOTHER stakes placing, this time in the Lady S at Aqueduct. She is a homebred for the Phillips Racing Partnership and is closing on $400,000 in earnings. On the same day, three year old filly BELLA RANGER won for the second time. She was claimed out of the race and we wish her new connections the best of racing luck.

Defondo and My Sky both break maiden

Three year old gelding DEFONDO, off the favorite, stalked and then swung out three-wide in the lane and zipped clear in the final furlong to break his maiden by 3 1/4 lengths at the Fair Grounds. He is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, trained by Dallas Stewart and was bred by Mr & Mrs Bertram R Firestone (VA).

On the same day, at Sam Houston, MY SKY waited and then split horses to power to the lead to break his maiden. He drew off to win by 2 lengths. He is owned by Tommie M. Lewis and was bred by R. S. Evans, His trainer is Eric R. Reed.

Kip Elser honored as part of SCTOBA Dinner

Kip Elser was honored at the South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association Awards Dinner by receiving the Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Award of Merit for his work with repurposing Thoroughbred race horses and for his efforts as the former president of the South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and its Second Chances program at the Wateree River Correctional Institution in Rembert, SC.

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Close win for Ulanbator

Multiple Graded Stakes placed Ulanbator, second in last June’s G3 Matt Winn S. at Churchill and third in the following month’s G3 Dwyer S. at Belmont, settled in a perfect spot along the rail, inching closer as they turned for home with three dueling for the lead. From his position between foes, Ulanbator gamely got his nose on the wire to win. Ulanbator is under consideration for the GI Donn H. here Feb. 7. He is a homebred for Mary Ann Charlston.

Black Martino breaks maiden

BLACK MARTINO has been knocking on the door repeatedly and today he stalked the pace, got a clear lead a furlong out and held on to break his maiden for trainer Jose Garoffalo. He is owned by Honors Stable Corp and was bred by Bailey Bolen, He has already earned  $43,080 for his connections.