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.

Global Slowdown wins at Thistledown

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 wins at Indiana Downs

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.

Preview Videos for Fasig-Tipton Midatlantic Sales

Check out some preview videos of Kirkwood Stables’ horses prepping for the Fasig-Tipton Midatlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sales taken this weekend, May 9-10, 2015. Official videos can be found on our website after the Under Tack Shows, May 13-14, 2015.


HIP 68 (BREEZE) – Filly by TEMPLE CITY |

HIP 75 (BREEZE) – Filly by BLAME |


HIP 157 (BREEZE) – Filly by CAPE BLANCO (IRE) |

HIP 364 (GALLOP) – Colt by HARD SPUN |

HIP 364 (BREEZE) – Colt by HARD SPUN |

HIP 401 (GALLOP) – Filly by UNCLE MO |

HIP 401 (BREEZE) – Filly by UNCLE MO |

HIP 454 (GALLOP) – Colt by STREET BOSS |

HIP 454 (BREEZE) – Colt by STREET BOSS |

HIP 470 (GALLOP) – Filly by PURE PRIZE |

HIP 470 (BREEZE) – Filly by PURE PRIZE |

Recepta adds more black type

Multiple graded stakes placed RECEPTA followed up her Keeneland allowance win by adding still more black type. She ran a good third in the Beaugay Stakes – Gr. 3 at Belmont, rallying around horses in the stretch. She is owned by Phillips Racing Partnership and Pam Gartin and was bred by John W. Phillips & Hank Snowden. Her trainer is James J. Toner.

Bajan Beach broke wins in her first start on grass

Three year old Kirkwood owned Speightstown filly, BAJAN BEACH, broke her maiden at Belmont. She settled in mid pack and then spun out from the rail to challenge the leaders and then closed strongly to win going 7 furlongs on the turf. She is trained by Thomas Morley and was bred by  WinStar Farm, LLC & M R Capital, LLC.

Recepta and Money Changer win at Keeneland

It was a Keeneland sort of day for Kirkwood. Graded stakes placed RECEPTA, a 4 year old filly, stalked the pace 4 wide and then cleared to win a toughly fought allowance race. She is trained by James J. Toner and is owned by the Phillips Racing Partnership and Pam Gartin. She was bred by John W. Phillips & Hank Snowden. Her earnings stand at $180,200.

Earlier on the same card, 3 year old gelding, MONEY CHANGER, drove to the lead for owner Dogwood Stable and graduated in a MSW. He has been knocking on the door and already has over $70,000 in earnings. He is trained by Todd Pletcher and was bred in KY by Laura McKinney.