Impressive Start for Wine Not

WINE NOT, a three year old colt owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and prepped at Kirkwood Stables, had his first start this weekend at Aqueduct – a sprint at 6 furlongs, which is not his best distance. That said, he stayed near the back to begin, kicking it into high gear at the turn and made up 8 spots to finish 2nd. If there’d been more room to run, first would have been within his grasp. This is a colt with a real future.

Two winners today – Jan. 8, 2016

INCONCLUSIVE, a three year old filly owned by Carolyn Friedburg and Jeff Larson, broke her maiden at Arlington Park in her first out. She has tried stakes company a couple of times, but dropped back into allowance company today. She went off the favorite going a mile on the turf at the Fair Grounds, but got a hard bump at the break and then got hemmed in on the rail. She was able to angle out and fought her way to the win in the last strides. Inconclusive was bred by James Heyward. She has bankrolled over $64,000.

On the same day HALO INDYGO broke her maiden, also at a mile at Golden Gate. She is owned by Rollercoaster Racing Stable and was bred by Janeen Oliver.

Awesome Dame breaks her maiden at Gulfstream

West Point Thoroughbred’s 2 year old filly AWESOME DAME got the job done, breaking her maiden in a MSW at Gulfstream Park. She went to the lead from the gate and overcame pressure from both inside and outside to garner the win. Awesome Dame had already racked up 3 seconds in her lifetime 4 starts and has earned over $77,000. She was bred by Sisco Racing.

Egyptian Honey adds 2nd win to record

Two year old filly EGYPTIAN HONEY broke her maiden last out at Indiana Grand. Running back at Turfway Park in allowance company, she went off the favorite and liked her prior trip to the winner’s circle so much, she won again. She waited behind horses and then swung out at the top of the lane to mow down the competition and win drawing off by 4 lengths. She is owned by Tracy Farmer, trained by Mike Maker and was bred by Mike Abraham.

Sound Effect racks up another win

SOUND EFFECT, a 6 year old gelding by Rockport Harbor, scored his 6th win today. He has earned over $213,000 lifetime. Bred in KY by Stone Farm, he has raced from coast to coast in his career. This win was at Turf Paradise. He had to wait for racing room and then cleared the field for the win.

RECEPTA continues her success at Del Mar

GSW RECEPTA recently won the Nobel Damsel S. G3 at Belmont. Switching to the west coast she ran a very game second in the Matriarch S. G1 at Del Mar. The 4 year old Speightstown filly stalked inside and then swung out for racing room. She gained the lead in the stretch and was just nipped at the wire by a late closer. She is owned by  the Phillips Racing Partnership and Pam Gartin and was bred by John W. Phillips and Hank Snowden. She has earned over $440,000.

Another stakes win for Lavender Chrissie

LAVENDER CHRISSIE, a three year old Scat Daddy filly owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and trained by Dale L. Romans, won an AOC at Keeneland this fall. Stepping back up into stakes company in the Zia Park Oaks,  she settled off the pace, improved her position down the backstretch through a half in :48.34 and reeled in the leaders down the lane before striding home an easy winner. She had her early training at Kirkwood. She has earned  $278,813 with a lifetime record of  7-4-0-0.