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!
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.
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 21 (BREEZE) – Filly by PIONEEROF THE NILE | https://youtu.be/3u2y_uM0REE
HIP 68 (BREEZE) – Filly by TEMPLE CITY | https://youtu.be/Z0AUVDLwphg
HIP 75 (BREEZE) – Filly by BLAME | https://youtu.be/ftTn96bSsyc
HIP 91 (BREEZE) – Filly by TWIRLING CANDY | https://youtu.be/c4mWs7YyOUY
HIP 157 (BREEZE) – Filly by CAPE BLANCO (IRE) | https://youtu.be/mgAgbezt0-0
HIP 364 (GALLOP) – Colt by HARD SPUN | https://youtu.be/i28OriZfSqo
HIP 364 (BREEZE) – Colt by HARD SPUN | https://youtu.be/yXSkT67K2Ug
HIP 401 (GALLOP) – Filly by UNCLE MO | https://youtu.be/9t8aqXxFG6g
HIP 401 (BREEZE) – Filly by UNCLE MO | https://youtu.be/UVEM2c0XdBA
HIP 454 (GALLOP) – Colt by STREET BOSS | https://youtu.be/4PwvG6VXNUA
HIP 454 (BREEZE) – Colt by STREET BOSS | https://youtu.be/WP2CkPGBBFw
HIP 470 (GALLOP) – Filly by PURE PRIZE | https://youtu.be/zKBlFWY2vmg
HIP 470 (BREEZE) – Filly by PURE PRIZE | https://youtu.be/0LJZY3Rq7Q0
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.
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.
Dogwood Stable’s 4 year old Bernstein gelding, SHIPWRECK KELLY, went off the choice and got the job done breaking his maiden at Churchill Downs. He chased the pace and then drove past for the win. Bred by Lewis Schaffel, he was a $100,000 Kirkwood prepared and sold 2 year old.
Three year old PHENOMENAL PHOENIX by Summer Bird, stepped up into graded stakes company and overcame a rough trip to be third in the Illinois Derby – G3 at Hawthorne. He is owned by Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch and was bred W Hertrich III & John D Fielding (KY). His trainer is Donnie K Von Hemel.
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.