Jack Gave Back

He made it look easy today in his third start.  Off the pace, moved up gently to pull away to win by a clear one and a quarter lengths.  Congratulations to owners Magic Carpet Racing. Photo by Jim McCue

True Valour

Having run most of his career in mile races, True Valour was already a Graded Stakes winner in Ireland before coming to the States.  He carried on his Graded Stakes wins on the West coast before coming to us.  Yesterday, he shortened up to six and a half furlongs at Woodbine and boy, did heContinue reading


In just his third race for us since coming from California, Succeedandsurpass found the Woodbine turf rather nice today thank you!  He was favorite and being stuck for room in the final stages the jockey had to basically take a pull, look around for room, find a gap and go through it.  In most casesContinue reading

“Kentucky Gentleman”

ALEX CAMPBELL HAS QUIETLY RESHAPED LEXINGTON, QUIETLY CAMPAIGNED GRADE 1 WINNERS By Evan Hammonds Blood Horse October, 2020 MOST EVERYONE in the Thoroughbred business likes to win at Keeneland, but few relish it more than Lexington native Alex G. Campbell Jr. The nonagenarian has racked up a few wins at the local track, most notablyContinue reading

Herringswell Farewell Party for Robbie Walsh

Several members of the Herringswell family gathered at nearby Old Stone Cider on Sunday evening, October 25, 2020, to honor Robbie Walsh. An important member of the team since 2011, Robbie has ridden many of our top runners over the years, including Animal Kingdom, Toby’s Corner, Messi (GER), Ring Weekend, Main Sequence, Secret Message, MeanContinue reading

Grade 3 for Debbie

More than once this season Blame Debbie has been ‘blamed’ for being erratic in the stretch but today she found herself in front and had the rail to guide her around the Keeneland oval for one and a half miles.  You don’t know how these horses will deal with being in the front if theyContinue reading


Dirt seems to be her game!  First time out she ran on the grass at Kentucky Downs and although the winner won easily she was not beaten that far off the minor placings.   Today though at Keeneland she was very much in her element, sitting pretty behind the first two, making her way to theContinue reading

Join Us For The TRF Blackburn Horse Show!

TRF PRESS RELEASE (Oct 15, 2020) On October 20th, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Blackburn Correctional Complex invite the world to participate in a “Horse Show unlike any other.” Streaming live, this worldwide premiere will shine the spotlight on the horse handling skills, equine health and anatomy knowledge acquired by the men in the programContinue reading

Fast Draw Kid

First time starter and a home bred for Linda Merritt, Fast Draw Kid won in hand at Presque Isle last night on the Tapeta.    By Last Gunfighter Fast Draw Kid hits the top of the list for the highest earner for this young sire who died too young.  Congratulations to Linda Merritt.

Good day overall!

Yesterday was a good day.  We had 9 runners and from them we had 2 winners and 4 seconds.  Not too shabby and congratulations to all owners and thanks to the hard working staff who helped get them ready to go!

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