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      Conditioner Kenny McPeek was pleased with how his two juveniles ran over the weekend. Dothraki Queen (Pure Prize) completed the GI Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies trifecta while Rated R Superstar (Kodiak Kowboy) was fifth in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. "She ran huge and actually so did he--he broke bad," said McPeek. "She got stopped a little bit in the turn--I think she's second if that doesn't happen. But we were pleased. She's a really gusty filly. We're going to have a lot of fun with her next year. Both of them will probably run back at Churchill, in the Jockey Club and Golden Rod. That's the tentative plan. We'll nominate and take it from the

    • Frac Daddy (trained by Ken) to Stand at Park Stud in Ontario

      Courtesy of the Blood-Horse

    • DOTHRAKI QUEEN made a huge run to be 3rd in the BC Juvenile Fillies

      Magdalena Racing's wo year old GSW DOTHRAKI QUEEN (Pure Prize),  came with a huge belated rally up the rail to be third in the BC Juvenile Fillies.

    • Breeders' Cup News

      BC Juvenile Fillies 
      Post 8
      Corey Lanerie in the irons


      BC Juvenile
      Post 6
      Calvin Borel in the irons


    • Ken tied for leading trainer at Keeneland's Fall Meet

      Keeneland awarded its leading trainer title to Steve Asmussen, Mark Casse and Kenny McPeek, who each saddled nine winners.

    • Exciting 2 year old by 5 1/2 at Keeneland

      Starting for the second time, 2 year old Bellamy Road filly Dorodansa, was  full of run while waiting for daylight into the straight. Going a mile from an inside post, she exploded out wide once clear to win by 5 1/2- length . She is owned by Iron Oaks Farm and was bred by Centaur Farms, Inc.

    • Two Keeneland Allowance winners

      Share the Sugar, a homebred 4 year old filly for ThornDale Stable, inched clear and held to win a 2X Allowance race at Keeneland going 1 1/8 on the turf.  She has earned over $158,000. On the same day, two year old Hard Spun colt, One Legend, owned by Turf Stable, set the pace and wired the field to win his first allowance condition going 1 1/16 on the turf. He has already earned close to $60,000.

    • Ken has two 2 years olds pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup

       Magdalena Racing Partnership's G2SW  DOTHRAKI QUEEN, winner of a "Win and You're In" stakes, has been pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.  Multiple graded stakes placed Rated R Superstar owned by Radar Racing has been pre-entered in the Juvenile.

    • Ursula Andress (BRZ) graduates at Keeneland in her second start

      Ken McPeek selected Ursula Andress (BRZ) from a Brazilian breeder and imported her for Magdalena Racing Partnership. She broke awkwardly but came wide to prevail in a long stretch drive at Keeneland going 1 1/8 on the dirt. 

    • The Day at the Races: Trainer McPeek gets 200th Keeneland win

      Trainer Ken McPeek recorded his 200th win at Keeneland when Miss Cobblestone took the third race, an allowance, on Friday. Miss Cobblestone just happens to be owned by McPeek's Magdalena Racing. It was McPeek's fifth win of the Fall Meet. He is fourth all-time among Keeneland's winning trainers, trailing D. Wayne Lukas, Bill Mott and Rusty Arnold.

    • Winning ways at Keeneland continue for Ken

      Three year old filly Miss Cobblestone ( Afleet Alex- Miss Stonestreet, by  Mr. Greeley) was puchased by Ken McPeek as a yearling for Magdalena Racing. Today she found a seam to gain position and then swung out to clear the field in win an allowance race at Keeneland going seven furlongs on the dirt, her third win lifetime. She has upped her earnings over $115,000.

    • Ken took 4 horses to the paddock at Keeneland today - all on the board - 2 of them winners

      Two year old Sensuous Pat took over early in the race and drew off to break her maiden n her second start. The Broken Vow filly is owned by Walking L Thoroughbreds. Lady Day Blues also graduated at Keeneland. She is an Uncle Mo two year old owned by Siena Farm. She was unhurried early and fanned out to clear the field for the win. Finishing second at Keenekand was Magdalena Racing's 3 year old filly College Holly. She upped her earnings over $71,000. Third was Haynesfield  two year old colt Say Hey Kid owned by  Turf Stable LLC.

    • Rated R Superstar third in the CLAIBORNE BREEDERS' FUTURITY-GI

      Multiple graded stakes placed  two year old  Kodiak Kowboy colt, Rated R Superstar, added more black type to his page running third in the CLAIBORNE BREEDERS' FUTURITY-GI at Keeneland. He is owned by Radar Racing LLC and was bred by ThornDale Stable LLC. He has bankrolled over $100,000 in his 4 lifetime starts.

    • Dothraki Queen second in the Alcibiades St. G1 at Keeneland

      Magdalena Racing's graded stakes winning 2 year old filly, DOTHRAKI QUEEN, rallied from ninth early to claim second in the Alcibiades G1 despite a troubled trip. "She ran a really big race," said Dothraki Queen's trainer Ken McPeek. "She didn't have a very good trip. She got boxed in a big portion of the way and she ran farther than the winner on the TRAKUS. She's a really good filly. You want to win, but she'll be back for the next one. 

      "She's so brave. She had a horse on each side and two in front of her with nowhere to go for three-eighths of a mile, stuck in that pocket. When she got out, she ran like the good horse she is."

    • Magic City's 2 year old colt, Samicean (GER), wins first out

      Ken McPeek's "international" 2 year old colt won at Churchill in his first start. Ken selected Samicean (GER) at the 2014 Baden-Baden Premier Yearling sale.for Magic City Racing. Samicean (GER)  was bred by the Gestut Paschberg. He is by Medicean (GB)  and out of Samerous (FR) who  by Generous (IRE) so his breeding represents 3 countries plus his birthplace. Going  1 1/16 on the turf, the chesnut colt rated and then made a middle move along the rail and then angled out to clear the field for the MSW win. 

    • McPeek filly wins Pocahontas on Road to Oaks

      Courtesy of The Courier Journal
      By Jennie Rees

    • DOTHRAKI QUEEN wins the Pocahontas S. G2 - Queen indeed at Churchill + 2 stakes placed horses

      Magdalena Racing's 2 year old filly DOTHRAKI QUEEN jumped from an exciting 7 length maiden win straight into graded stakes company in the Pocahontas S. G2 at Churchill Downs. She slipped along the inside rail on her way to the win, beating the prohibitive favorite Just Wicked (Tapit). The Pure Prize filly was a $35,000 Ken McPeek Keeneland September yearling selection for Magdalena Racing. 

      Add to that 2 stakes placings, SW FLASHY AMERICAN in the Locust Grove for G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and 2 year old Rated R Superstar in the Iroquois S G3 for Richard Ravin and Patricia's Hope, LLC .

    • 2 year old Lilly's Dream 3rd in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes

      Winner of her first start, two year old War Chant filly,Lilly's Dream, stepped right up into stakes company and garnered black stype for her connections. She ran third in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes where she made a strong late move and was gaining on the leaders. She is owned by Living the Dream Racing 2014 LLC and was bred by Calumet Farm.

    • Golden Ticket retired - dead-heated in 2012 Travers G1
      Magic City Thoroughbred Partners's millionaire Golden Ticket (Speightstown) has been retired from racing, trainer Ken McPeek announced yesterday. A dead-heat winner of the 2012 GI Travers S., the $100,000 Keeneland April juvenile also finished second in the 2013 GI Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. Bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, the 6-year-old retires with an overall record of 33-6-8-4 and earnings of $1,362,924. Stud plans have not yet been determined
    • ONE MORE
      Two year old Kodiak Kowboy colt, Rated R Superstar, ran off with a MSW at Ellis in his second start. The Thorndale Stable homebred crushed the field by over 6 lengths continuing to race without Lasix.

      Kenny had another firster win at Ellis. Two year old filly Lilly's Dream had to fan 8 wide but she hit the wire in front to win her first start. She is owned by Living the Dream Racing 2014, LLC and was bred by Calumet Farm.

    • Kenny gets another 2 year old winner at Ellis

      Two year old One Legend had to duel every step of the way but he fought on to win in his second start. He was the runer up first out. One Legend is owned by Turf Stable (Rusty Jones) and was bred by Mike Lauffer.

    • King of New York up for 3rd in the Curlin S. at Saratoga

      Multiple stakes placed King of New York, came wide and got up for more black type, running third in the Curlin S. at Saratoga. He is owned by Harold Lerner LLC and bred by Mike Abraham. He has added over $176,000 to his bankroll.

    • Frac Daddy Retired With Suspensory Strain

      Courtsey of the BloodHorse

    • 2 year old filly Wonderment - takes stakes at Belmont, remaining undefeated

       2 year old filly Wonderment racing without Lasix won first out. Running back in 10 days, still without Lasix, she won the Lynbrook Stakes by over 6 lengths. She raced like a pro this time around, pressing the pace and then swinging out to grab the lead and draw off. She is owned Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and Chris Sterbenz. She was bred by Michael S. Landers, offered for sale and was selected by Kenny for Magdalena Racing. As well as black type on her pedigree page, Wonderment has already earned $111,000.

    • NY Bred Gridley Here adds black type

      4 year old colt Gridley Here came wide in the stretch and got up for third in the Saginaw S at Belmont going 1 1/16 of the dirt for NY Breds. He is owned by  Harold Lerner LLC, Susan McPeek,and Nehoc Stables and was bred by Windhorse Thoroughbreds, LLC. He has earned over $174,000.

    • Focus on 2 year old DOTHRAKI QUEEN and Kenny's thoughts

      Courtesy of the TDN "In Sharper Focus"

    • 2 year old Dothraki Queen blows the doors off at Ellis in her first start

      Two year old filly Dothraki Queen was off slowly and then wended her way through horses finally going 5 wide to reach the wire 7 lengths ahead of her field in her first start. Watch for this one! She is owned by  Magdalena Racing (Kenneth G. McPeek et al.) and was bred by Liberty Road Stables

    • 2 year old Wonderment wins first out

      Although she raced very greenly, 2 year old filly Wonderment would not be denied her win at Belmont in her first start. She is owned Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and Chris Sterbenz. She was bred by Michael S. Landers, offered for sale and was selected by Kenny for Magdalena Racing. Wonderment ran withour Lasix.

    • Kathbalou adds G3 black type

       Kathbalou, already a full sister to multiple staking winner KATHMANBLU added to her value as a broodmare by running a good third in the Victory Ride S at Belmont. She is a homebred for Five-D Thoroughbreds, LLC.

    • Pangburn just misses in G3 Iowa Oaks

      Multiple graded staked placed Pangburn closed in a rush from off the pace, and just missed in the IOWA OAKS G3 by a nose.She has earned over $176,000 for her connections owner  Shortleaf Stable, Inc.and breeders  Edward A. Seltzer & Beverly Anderson.

    • Graded Stakes winner Flashy American adds black type

      FLASHY AMERICAN swung wide and closed willingly to be second by a neck in the IOWA DISTAFF. She has earned $712,183 for Preston Stables LLC and breeder H & W Thoroughbreds.

    • Kenny has two winners at Churchill

      Imbetterthangood proved she was well named, winning a MSW with authority for Magdalena Racing (Kenneth G. McPeek et al.) and breed Dr. John R. Cummins. In the next race Rankhasprivileges wired the field for another win for Magdalena Racing.

    • Truth or Else scratched from the Belmont

      Bad timing for a little filling to show up in his ankle knocks Truth of Else from the Belmont lineup.

    • MarketWatch: McPeek on Yearling Selection

      Courtesy of the Blood-Horse

    • The Truth Or Else Joins Belmont Stakes Mix

      Courtesy of the Blood-Horse

    • MGSW FRAC DADDY gets 2015 underway with a place in the Opening Verse

      MGSW FRAC DADDY tried to make it wire to wire in his 2015 return in the Opening Verse at Churchill but tired a bt in dep stretch and ran got to the wire in second. He is owned by Magic City Thoroughbred Partners and was bred by the Nancy M. Leonard Living Trust. He has earned $699,236,

    • 2 wins for Kenny today

      Five-D Thoroughbreds, LLC's homebred KATHBALLU (a full sister to Multiple Graded Stakes Winner KATHMANBLU) won a salty allowance race at Churchill Downs. She hit the lead at midstretch and strode clear to score by 3 3/4 lengths.  She has earned over $84,000 in 7 starts.

      At Belmont, Jumpin Frac Flash rated on the rail and then swung wide to hit the wire in the lead. He was owned by Magic City, but was claimed out of the race. 

    • The Truth or Else scores at Belmont

      Three year multiple graded stakes placed The Truth or Else won a tough allowance race at Belmont. He pressed the pace between horses, gained the lead by the 3/4 pole and repulsed all comers going  1 1/16  on the dirt. He is owned by Harold Lerner LLC and his trainer Kenny McPeek and was bred by Green Lantern Stables, LLC.


    • Trace Creek wins Arkansas Breeders' Stakes

      Shortleaf Stable's homebred five year old horse, TRACE CREEK swung wide to win the Arkansas Breeders' Stakes at Oaklawn. He is the 160th stakes winner for Kenny and has bankrolled  $261,659 for his connections.

    • GOLDEN TICKET up for third in the Razorback G3

      MGSW millionaire GOLDEN TICKET was far back early and rallied through traffic to get up for third in the G3 Razorback H. at Oaklawn. He is owned by  Magic City Thoroughbreds and was bred by WinStar Farm LLC. He has now earned $1,358,090 for his connections.

      On the same day KING OF NEW YORK broke his maiden also at Oaklawn. He has been knocking on the door and already has $110,220 in earnings. He is owned by Harold Lerner LLC and was bred by Mike Abraham.

    • McPeek makes most of Oaklawn move

      Courtesy of TV11

    • Pangburn G3 stakes placed in the Honeybee

      Graded stakes placed at 2, Pangburn won her first start back at 3 in allowance company at Oaklawn and ran third despite a troubled trip in the Honeybee G3 also at Oaklawn. The Congrats filly is owned by Shortleaf Stable, Inc. and was bred by Edward A. Seltzer & Beverly Anderson.

    • Truth or Else second in the Southwest Stakes - Gr. 3
      Multiple Graded Stakes placed Truth or Else, made an enormous move 5 wide to get up for second in the Southwest Stakes - Gr. 3 at Oaklawn. He is owned by Harold Lerner, LLC and was bred by Green Lantern Stables, LLC. He is pushing $200,000 in earnings.
    • Flashy American 2nd by a whisker in the Bayakoa G
      Six year old GSW FLASHY AMERICAN, made a determined late charge and just missed a win in the Bayakoa G3 at Oaklawn. She has earned  $683,183 for her owner Preston Stables LLC.
      Trainer Kenny McPeek is returning to his Arkansas roots - sort of. McPeek, who was born in Fort Chaffee, an Army National Guard installation in far western Arkansas, said he has purchased a home in the historic Trivista neighborhood just north of Oaklawn's property.
      Magdalena Racing, a partnership entity managed by Kenneth McPeek, is offering partnership shares on 6 young horses for 2015
    • Trace Creek Second in the John B. Connally Turf Cup G3
      Graded stales placed Trace Creek added black type to his page running second in the John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes G# at Same Houston. He pushed the pace in second throughout. He is a homebred for Shortleaf Stable and has earned over $215,000.

At McPeek Racing, we are dedicated to providing the best care of the horses we manage.

We  keep a division of horses at both Keeneland Racecourse or Churchill Downs. We also have our facility in Lexington at Magdalena, which has access to turf tracks, big 14x14 foot stalls,  plenty of turnout paddocks, a round pen, an indoor arena, riding trails, and many other amenities designed for the benefit of your horse.

Whether you need help buying or developing stakes winners, McPeek racing can provide you with your best chance at success!