West Point Thoroughbred’s STRONG STIPULATION eased to the lead and held sway to win an allowance race at Delaware Park. He was bred by Lazy Lane Farms LLC. At Canterbury Downs, SOUND EFFECT won his 6th race and pushed his earnings over $200,000. He is owned by TG Racing and was bred by Stone Farm.
NY Bred filly BAJAN BEACH came wide and dueled for a 2 1/2 length win in an open allowance race at Finger Lakes. She is trained by Jeremiah Engelhart , owned by Fortune Farm (Richard Nicolai) and Team Dunn and bred by WinStar Farm, LLC & M R Capital, LLC.
Kirkwood consigned and sold stakes-placed Black Martino added more black type, dueling between horses and getting up for the place in the King Cugat Handicap at Gulfstream. He is owned by Honors Stable Corp and was bred by Bailey Bolen. He has earned over $90,000.
Variety Romp broke his maiden in the Maiden Plate at Greyville in South Africa. Leading every step of the way, he put on a dramatic performance. Bought by Kip as a yearling, he was sold at the TBA Ready to Race Sale through Balmoral Stud for R1,600,000.
Three year old Tapit filly Lady Dyna graduated in a MSW at PARX. She has been knocking on the door with a prior second and third and got it done despite going wide through the stretch. She is owned by Green Hills Farm Inc. and Three Chimneys Farm and was bred by Dr. John A. Chandler. Lady Dyna was a $300,000 two-year-old sales grad for Kirkwood.
June 5-6, 2015 were amazing days of racing at Belmont Park, topped off by American Pharoah winning the Triple Crown. Sunday, June 7th, Kip visited Goshen, NY where he attended an Announcer Workshop with the great Tom Durkin himself. Afterwards, harness racing was on the menu at the Goshen Historic Track. Below are photos from the trip to Goshen. What a great experience!
Goshen, NY - June 7, 2015
Multiple Graded Stakes Placed COMMANDING CURVE, second in the Kentucky Derby G1, has not been out since his start in the Travers G1 at Saratoga. He made his return a winning one with a victory in allowance company at Churchill. He has earned over $600,000 for his owner West Point Thoroughbreds.
At Thistledown, Global Slowdown won last out and liked the winner’s circle so he won again in allowance company going a mile and 70 yards. He is owned by his trainer Kenneth Marshall and was bred by Dr. Charles Giles, Taylor Made Farm Inc, Pat Payne & Buckpace, Ltd.
La Rambla has been knocking at the door, but got the job done in a MSW at Indiana Downs. She rated and then came 4 wide to duel down the stretch to the wire. She is trained by Mike Maker for owner Tracy Farmer and has earned over $58,000. She was bred by Dixiana Farms LLC.