Keyword: Ken McPeek

  • Frac Daddy

    Frac Daddy Inherits San Diego's Favorite Role

    With the unfortunate morning training death of pre-race favorite Dance With Fate, Frac Daddy, a two-time stakes winner in 2014, is now the likely choice in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 26 at Del Mar.

  • Golden Ticket won his only previous Prairie Meadows start, the 2013 Prairie Meadows Handicap.

    Golden Ticket Heads Cornhusker Field

    Golden Ticket, who dead-heated for the victory in the 2012 Travers Stakes at Saratoga and who won last year at Prairie Meadows, returns to Iowa and is the 3-1 morning-line choice in the nine-furlong Cornhusker Handicap.

  • War Dancer (right) outfights Suntracer to win the Louisville Handicap.

    War Dancer Prevails in Louisville Thriller

    After an intense duel down the Churchill Downs stretch, odds-on favorite War Dancer thrust his head in front of Suntracer at the finish line and won the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 24.

  • Kentucky Oaks: Kenny McPeek and Rosalind

    Esther Marr asks Kenny McPeek what his Kentucky Oaks contender Rosalind is like. Ken explains Rosalind's temperament, intelligence, and demeanor.

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    Trainers, owners, bloodstock agents and other Thoroughbred industry experts offered insights into ownership and training.

  • Afternoon With the Regal Rosalind

    Last Tuesday afternoon (April 15), I had the privilege of going to Keeneland and visiting Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Rosalind at trainer Kenny McPeek's barn.

  • Flashy American rolls late to win the Sixty Sails Handicap.

    Flashy American Flies to Sixty Sails Score

    Favored Flashy American wore down pacesetter Sonja's Angel in deep stretch to register her first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) April 19 at Hawthorne Racecourse.

  • Rosalind worked five furlongs in :58 4/5 over the Lexington Polytrack on April 19.

    Rosalind Works Toward Kentucky Oaks

    Landaluce Educe Stables' Rosalind, dead-heat winner with Room Service of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, worked five furlongs in :58 4/5 over the Lexington oval's Polytrack April 19.

  • Occasional View and Alan Garcia (center) take the Commonwealth Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3175362783&k=BbqcpvX">Order This Photo</a>

    Occasional View Flies Home in Commonwealth

    Robert Trussell's Occasional View, a 6-year-old Silver Deputy gelding, charged from off the pace to win the seven-furlong Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) April 12 at Keeneland. The winner was a $100,000 claim last fall.

  • Rosalind (right) and Room Service finished together in the Ashland at Keeneland.
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    Rosalind, Room Service Dead-Heat in Ashland

    In one of the most thrilling editions of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), Rosalind and Room Service hit the wire together for a dead-heat atop the race for 3-year-old fillies April 5 at Keeneland.

  • The first race on the Keeneland Polytrack was on October 6, 2006.

    Reactions Mixed to Keeneland Track Plans

    There was no unanimity on reactions to the April 2 announcement by Keeneland that the iconic Lexington track would replace its synthetic Polytrack surface with a state-of-the-art dirt track later this year.

  • Palace Malice makes his 2014 debut in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-145/29744699_jpqpwR#!i=2563007502&k=SzzhQgN">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice, Itsmyluckyday Head GP 'Cap

    Palace Malice and Itsmyluckyday were among the best of the 3-year-old crop in 2013. On March 8, the two return for the first time in 2014 as part of an eight-horse field set to go in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap.

  • Ray Struder

    Chasing Landaluce

    Owner Ray Struder fell in love with Landaluce back in 1982. He wants to extend her legacy by winning the Dec. 7 Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I) with his Rosalind.

  • Almost Famous has gone gate-to-wire in winning two of three starts.

    Kentucky Jockey Club Post Fits Almost Famous

    While the finish figures to be more difficult to predict, on paper Almost Famous looks like he will be the early leader in the $150,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 at Churchill Downs.

  • Frac Daddy faces a full field in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2488856731&k=RrZkVtb">Order This Photo</a>

    Frac Daddy Back at Churchill for Commonwealth

    Frac Daddy will race at Churchill Downs for the first time since his off-the-board finish in the Kentucky Debry Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when he starts in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 16.

  • Pure Fun rallies late to win the Indiana Oaks.

    Pure Fun Returns a Winner in Indiana Oaks

    Magdalena Racing's Pure Fun returned from a five-month layoff in style with an off-the-pace victory in the $202,300 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Indiana Downs Oct. 5.

  • Successful Dan<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1837287748&k=mrwbnK6">Order This Photo</a>

    Successful Dan to Bypass Homecoming Classic

    The inaugural Homecoming Classic on Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs still has reigning Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) winner Fort Larned at the top, but Successful Dan will bypass the race.

  • War Dancer

    McPeek Pleased With War Dancer Work

    Both trainer Ken McPeek and regular rider Alan Garcia were pleased with the way War Dancer performed in his final breeze Aug. 17 prior to the Travers Stakes (gr. I). Frac Daddy was also on the tab.

  • Princess of Sylmar will face only five foes in the Alabama Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2646739810&k=8bhLLXH">Order This Photo</a>

    Alabama May Clinch Princess of Sylmar Eclipse

    With most of the big-name 3-year-old fillies on the sidelines or headed elsewhere, King of Prussia Stable's Princess of Sylmar will face only five foes in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Palace Malice 
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    Palace Malice, Verrazano Breeze for Travers

    Todd Pletcher, who could saddle the top two choices in the Travers Stakes, sent star 3-year-olds Palace Maliceand Verrazano out for easy half-mile breezes in :49,02 and :49.05, respectively, Aug. 11.

  • Einstein

    First Crop Stallion Einstein Two-for-Two

    Two months ago, Einstein was awaiting his first starter. He now counts two winners from his first two starters, E Equalsmcsquared and Theoryofrelativity.