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Galactic wins his 4th in a row. With a total of 9 wins and earnings over $185.579, Galactic won his most recent 6 furlongs at Thistle-down by 1 1/2 lengths on June 11, 2021.

Exult wins Churchill starter allowance. Driving past 3 wide and cleared for the win in a starter allowance at Churchill going a mile on the turf. June 20, 2021.

Wicked Finn wins his second at Monmouth. He raced a mile on the turf at PARX. June 29,2021. 

04/26/2021

 Three Queen’s Cup Winners from Springdale Training Center

KILRONAN Maiden Hurdle. Two Miles and One Furlong.  Queen’s Cup on April 24,2021.

DOWN ROYAL Ratings Hurdle Handicap. Two Miles and One Quarter. Queen’s Cup on April 24, 2021.

DO THE FLOSS (IRE) The Truegreen Future Champion Turf. Training Flat. One Mile and One Quarter on the Turf. Queen’s Cup on April 24, 2021.  

04/05/2021

Three More Winners Out of Springdale Training Center

ILLIOGAMI. MSW at Keeneland on April 2nd. 
UNIDENTIFIED MAN.   MWS at Oaklawn on April 1st. 
I’M LOOKING UP.    ALW at Delta Down on March  30th.
 

Kirkwood Sales Topper at OBS

On the way to the ring

Kirkwood Graduate was a sales topper at OBS in Ocala this Tuesday, March 17, 2021. Hip 48 brought a co-session-topping $550,000 from Spendthrift Farm following a bullet :9 4/5 breeze. This KEESEP yearling spent 5 months at the Springdale Training Center while working with Kip Elser. He stated, “Push-button from the beginning… The horse told us this is what he wanted to do and said, ‘This is how i want you to get me there.'”

2020 Maiden Claiming,

10/24/2020, Santa Anita

Defense Wins, Wins!

Race Type: Maiden Claiming
Age Restriction: Three Year Old and Upward
Purse: $32,000
Distance: Six And One Half Furlongs On The Dirt
Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:16.73

Defense Wins (KY)TB, GR/RO, G, FOALED MAY 24, 2017 (Flatter – Deb’s Charm, by Silver Charm)

CONNECTIONS AS OF LAST START:

Jockey: Abel Cedillo
Trainer: Doug F. O’Neill
Owner: C T R Stables LLC (Calvert), Great Friends Stable, LLC, K T Racing, RAP Racing, Kramer, Daniel and Mansor, Tom
Breeder: Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm

BUYER / CONSIGNOR (MOST RECENT):

Sold to Tom Mansor
Consigned by Kirkwood Stables

2020 Stakes Race,

10/24/2020, Laurel Park

Kirkwood Graduate Wins Race

Type: Stakes
Age Restriction: Two Year Old
Purse: $101,960
Distance: Six Furlongs On The Dirt
Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:10.55

Kenny Had a Notion (VA) TB, B, G, FOALED APRIL 12, 2018 (Great Notion – Darting, By During)

Winning Breeder: Althea Richards
Winning Owner: Ulman, Louis J. and Glasser, H. Neil
Winning Trainer: Dale Capuano

 

 

2020 Allowance Race,                                                                                                                                    10/14/2020, Presque Isle Downs

In It to Win
wins at Presque Isle Downs

Type: Allowance
Age Restriction: Three Year Old and Upward
Purse: $38,000
Distance: One Mile And Seventy Yards On The All Weather Track
Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:41.97

In It to Win (PA)TB, GR/RO, G, FOALED APRIL 30, 2015 (DUNKIRK – JELLYBERRY, BY WITH APPROVAL)

Winning Breeder: John E. Teas Jr.
Winning Owner: John E. Teas Jr.
Winning Trainer: S. Matthew Kintz

 

2020 Jamestown Stakes (RS)
10/9/2020, Laurel Park

2 yo KENNY HAD A NOTION
wins the Jamestown S at Laurel

Courtesy of the TDN
JAMESTOWN S., $82,500, Laurel, 10-9, (C), 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:03.62, fm. 1–KENNY HAD A NOTION, 118, g, 2, by Great Notion 1st Dam: Darting, by During 2nd Dam: Dosh, by Victory Gallop 3rd Dam: Duds, by Ack Ack ($25,000 Ylg ’19 FTKJUL; $20,000 Ylg ’19 EASOCT). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN.
O-Louis J. Ulman & H. Neil Glasser
B-Althea Richards(VA); T-Dale Capuano
Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $75,125.

A first-out, determined head winner July 30 at Delaware, Kenny Had a Notion didn’t fare as well when seen again in the Sept. 26 First State Dash S. even after working three straight bullets over Laurel’s main track. He caught a sloppy Delaware surface that day, got bumped, and threw in the towel to finish sixth. Redemption was sweet when switched to the turf for an impressive win in the Jamestown S. Kenny Had a Notion broke on top, but let Cool Enough (Tamarkuz) on his outside take command. Hounding that one through a first quarter of :22.41, the bay moved to the outside himself, tackled Cool Enough coming off the turn as the half slipped by in :45.37, then romped home much the best.

Five-time winner Darting’s last reported foal is a now-yearling colt by Divining Rod, who sold at this week’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale for $20,000 to Julie Davies. Darting’s granddam is a graded stakes-producing mare by Ack Ack, notable as not too many mares by the 1971 Horse of the Year and late Claiborne stallion are remain close up in pedigrees.