Ulanbator wins at Indiana Grand Race Course

ULANBATOR garnered a stakes win at Indiana Grand, scoring in the Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Stakes going a mile and 70 on a sloppy sealed track. He came wide and held on to win by a nose. He is a 4 year old homebred colt for  Mary Ann Charlston and has bumped his earnings to $293,210.

Two Yearlings bought at Fasig-Tipton Sales

Last week at Fasig-Tipton’s yearling sale in Lexington Kip & team bought two yearlings to start next year’s pinhooking venture.

The first was Hip 261, a colt by Warrior’s Reward.  This is his second crop and he is off to a very good start with 30 winners already from his first crop.  This colt is out of a Malibu Moon mare that goes back to a good Alfred Vanderbilt family.

The second purchase was Hip 328, a filly by the exciting young sire, Creative Cause.  This filly is the half- sister to Tom’s Ready, a colt we bought for a client at last year’s Saratoga Sale.  She was bred by Christian Black’s Blackstone Farm in PA, is eligible for the lucrative Pennsylvania Program, and bred by people in whom we have great confidence.

Both of these will have an easy summer & start light training in September.

Two winners for Kirkwood trainees this weekend

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.

Bajan Beach wins at Finger Lakes

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.

Black Martino adds more Black Type

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.

Morning Cup o’ Joe at Kirkwood

Here are some fun photos from Springdale Racecourse, Camden, SC – the home of Kirkwood Stables. Enjoy!

Morning Cup o' Joe

Lady Dyna wins at PARX

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.

Kip visits Goshen, NY after the Belmont Stakes

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

Commanding Curve wins at Churchill Downs

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.