• Odanis Acuna, a veteran exercise rider for trainer Kenny McPeek, died early Saturday in a tragic training accident
    11/11/2018

    Courtesy of the TDN

    Acuna Aboard Daddys Lil Darling | Coady

    GoFundMe page had already raised better than $107,000 for Acuna’s family by 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, including donations from fellow jockeys, trainers, owners, bloodstock agents and horse racing personalities. Funeral arrangements and a memorial service for the family are pending.

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  • RESTLESS RIDER and SIGNALMAN hit the board in Breeders Cup races
    11/03/2018

    Of course, the winner's circle was what he wanted, but the McPeek barn is proud to have developed two young horses not only ready to run in Breeders' Cup races, but able to add to their laurels with on the board finishes. RESTLESS RIDER had to settle for 2nd in the  BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE FILLIES-GI, behind freewheeling front-runner Jaywalk, but she got up for the place. for owners Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm, LLC  Off at long odds, SIGNALMAN rallied from 10th for the show in the  BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE-GI,  He is owned by Tommie M Lewis, David A Bernsen & Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek). He was selected by Kenny for $32,000 from the FT October Kentucky sale.

  • Good day racing: 2 wins and a 2nd
    11/01/2018

    A homebred for Harmony Farms, COURGE AND HONOR (Into Mischief)  graduated at Churchill racing a mile on the dirt under showery conditions. Later on the same card, GRANDPA KNOWS BEST (More than Ready) drew off to win by 5 lengths and push his earnings over $100,000. He is owned by Fern Circle Stables  Again at Churchill, MATH MAJOR (Algorithms) ran second in his second start. He is owned by Peter J. Callahan 

  • 2 yo KING FORD graduates MSW at Churchill
    10/29/2018

    2-year-old KING FORD broke his maiden quite easily in his second start. Racing 1 1/16 on the dirt he stalked the pace early and then swung out for the score by 1 1/2 lengths. He is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and River Ranch Racing Stables  and was bred by Kildare Stud.

  • BREEDERS' CUP NEWS
    10/20/2018
  • SIGNALMAN to work up to the Breeders" Cuo
    10/09/2018

    Tommie Lewis and Magdalena Racing's Claiborne Breeders' Futurity runner-up, Signalman, will remain at Keeneland for the time being.

    “He'll stay here at Keeneland and probably have his workouts here to prep for the Breeders' Cup,” trainer Kenny McPeek said. “Small chance he'll have one work at Churchill. It'll be a couple weeks until we think about working him, but at this point all the partners are in on entering him and running (in the Breeders' Cup).

    “He came back with some scratches on his left hip from the incident (getting bumped into the rail) at the head of the stretch but it doesn't look like anything we can't handle.”

  • SALVATOR MUNDI stakes placed in the Dixiana Bourbon G3
    10/08/2018

    SALVATOR MUNDI was selected by Ken for Magdalena Racing and purchased for $47,000 at the Fasig Tipton October Sale,  After  breaking his maiden going a mile at Kentucky Downs, he had already earned $79,240. Now stepping up into graded stakes company in the Dixiana Bourbon S G3, he dueled down the stretch to hit the board in third by 2 noses in a three-way photo and gain not only black-type but up his earnings over $100,000. The 2-year-old Artie Schiller colt was bred by Conquest Stables, LLC

  • SIGNALMAN 2nd in the Breeders' Futurity G1 at Keeneland
    10/07/2018

     Runner-up SIGNALMAN ( General Quarters) will also train for a trip to the Breeders" Cup Juvenile beneath the Twin Spires.

    "We came into this really confident," McPeek said. "He had a lot of trouble at the head of the lane. (Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr.) explained it to us and said he got stopped. He said he might have been able to win if that hadn't happened. This horse wants a longer stretch and he has punched his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile." The colt is  owned by Tommie M. Lewis & Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek). Watch for him on  Breeders' Cup day.



  • UBER kIRK graduates in a MSW at Churchill
    10/01/2018

    Second, in his last 2 starts, UBER KIRK found the third time to be a charm and cleared the field and went on to win. The three year old Run Away And Hide colt is a Gentry Farm homebred. He has already earned them over $50,000.

  • ESKIMO KISSES works in preparation for the SPINSTER S G1
    09/30/2018

    Gainesway Stable, Harold Lerner, Andrew Rosen, Nehoc Stables and Magdalena Racing’s Alabama (G1) winner ESKIMO KISSES worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 in preparation for the Juddmonte Spinster (G1) to highlight a busy morning with 169 horses on the work tab. Trained by Kenny McPeek, Eskimo Kisses produced fractions of :12.80, :24.20, :35.80, :48.60 and galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:14.20.



  • LIGHTSCAMERAACTION 3rd in the POCAHONTAS S.-GII
    09/16/2018

    Turning around quickly, LIGHTSCAMERAACTION  ran third in the  POCAHONTAS S.-GII, at Churchill to add graded black tye to her pedigree. Last out at Kentucky Downs, LIGHTSCAMERAACTION came on to gain the place position in the Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies Stakes. She is owned by Walking L Thoroughbreds, LLC  and was bred by Diamond A Racing Corp. 

  • PRINCESS WARRIOR adds black type at KY DOWNS and SALVATOR MUNDI graduates
    09/13/2018

    Multiple graded stakes-placed  PRINCESS WARRIOR added to her pedigree at Kentucky Downs, coming from well off the pace and closing willingly to be second in the Fifth Third Insurance Dueling Grounds Oaks. She has bankrolled $267,941 for owners  Evan, Mathew and Andrew  Trommer. Last month she was third in the G3 Pucker Up S at Arlington Park.

    SALVATOR MUNDI was selected by Ken for Magdalena Racing and purchased for $47,000 at the Fasig Tipton October Sale,  Breaking his maiden today going a mile at Kentucky Downs, he has already earned $79,240. The 2-year-old Artie Schiller colt was bred by Conquest Stables, LLC

  • 2yo PRINCESA CAROLINA graduates at Saratoga
    09/04/2018

    A Three Chimneys Farm hombred by Tapit,  PRINCESA CAROLINA did not fare well in her off the turf first start, but she learned fast and graduated by 3/4 of a length in her 2nd start. Racing on the turf going 1 1/16, she settled in 8th and then always outside sometimes as many as 6 paths wide, she wore down the competition and cleared for the win.  The 2 year old filly's dam, bought for $4.5 million by Three Chimneys at  Keeneland November 2012. She captured the GI American Oaks Invitational S. and GI Flower Bowl Invitational S. on grass.
     Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $50,150.

  • RESTLESS RIDER in the SPINAWAY at Saratoga
    09/01/2018

    Restless Rider has been away since rallying to an 11 1/4-length triumph in the six-furlong Debutante nine weeks ago in Kentucky. She has had four works locally since arriving from Kentucky, including a bullet five furlongs in 59.20 over the Oklahoma training track on Aug. 17.

    “We put together a three-race plan for her after the Debutante – the Spinaway, Alcibiades, and Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs, which we think she has a big shot of accomplishing,” trainer Ken McPeek said.

    “We decided not to chase some of the shorter races to await the Spinaway, and I believe the seven-eighths should be really good for her. She’s extremely talented. I think the sky’s the limit.”

    McPeek was also pleased that Restless Rider will break from post 11 in a field of 12 under regular rider Brian Hernandez Jr.

    “It should be a good spot for her,” McPeek said. “She can stalk from out there. We’re locked and loaded and ready to go.”

  • HONORABLE TREASURE scores in Saratoga allowancce
    08/28/2018

    HONORABLE TREASURE (To Honor and Serve) pressed the pace and then cleared to win a 6 1/2 furlong allowance race at Saratoga. He has been regularly on the board since his MSW win last year also at Saratoga. He has earned over $141,000. Owned by Harold Lerner LLC, AWC Stables, Akman, Scott K. and Nehoc Stables, the 3 year old colt was selected as a yearling by Kenny at  Keeneland September.
     

  • 2018 SUMMER NEWS
    08/26/2018
  • ESKIMO KISSES EYES NEXT START
    08/21/2018

    Eskimo Kisses, the 9-1 winner of Saturday's Alabama Stakes, was doing fine at trainer Ken McPeek's barn on Sunday and he is already looking forward to her next start.

    "She came back with no problems," McPeek said. "She needed to run her 'A' game, and she ran more than that. I'm extremely proud of what she did."

    For her next start, McPeek said the Grade I Spinster at Keeneland on Oct. 7 could be on the schedule or possibly the Grade I Cotillion at Parx on Sept. 22.

  • ALABAMA S G1
    08/18/2018
  • AUNTIE'S THE ONE takes Ellis Allowance
    08/13/2018

    AUNTIE'S THE ONE (Exchange Rate) has not been off the board in 6 starts in 2018. Today she inched clear to win in allowance company at a mile on the dirt at Ellis Park. The 4-year-old filly is owned by Walking L Thoroughbreds, LLC. She has earned over $128,000.

  • 2 yo CAIRO CAT scores at Saratoga
    08/12/2018

    What is this with Kenny and CAIRO PRINCE? CAIRO CAT (Cairo Prince) was scheduled to race 1 1/16 on the turf, but Saratoga weather changed that and he raced 7 furlongs on the dirt, He had to contend with traffic and had to deal with a very green rival but kept at it to win by a head. This is the second CAIRO PRINCE 2 year old to emerge a MSW  winner at Saratoga.
    Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $47,260
    O-Walking L Thoroughbreds, LLC
    B-Clifton Farm, LLC (KY)

  • PRINCESS WARRIOR 3rd in the Pucker Up Stakes (Gr. 3)
    08/12/2018

    Multiple Graded Stakes Placed PRINCESS WARRIOR came charging from far off the pace to grab the show position in the Pucker Up Stakes (Gr. 3) at Arlington Park followin a strong Ellis Park allowance win. She pushed her earnings over $219,000 for her owners Evan, Mathew and Andrew Trommer. Last year as a 2-year-old the filly ran 2nd in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (Gr. 1) at Keeneland and this year she was 3rd in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (Gr. 2).

  • Atill another good 2 yo unveiling
    08/11/2018

    Second last out, LIGHTSCAMERAACTION (Will Take Charge) swung right into action pressing the pace and then clearing to graduate in a MSW at Ellis. The 2 year old filly is owned by Walking L Thoroughbreds, LLC .

     

     

  • Nice two year old winner at Saratoga
    08/11/2018

    Two-year-old filly TIME WARP (Cairo Prince) took a single race to figure it out and won her second start where it counts - a MSW at Saratoga. She overcame a bump at the start and then ranged up alongside the leader and had little trouble putting that one away and drawing off to win by 4 1/4 lengths. Although originally scheduled for 1 1/16 on the turf., the race went 7 furlongs on the dirt instead. She is owned by  Walking L Thoroughbreds, LLC  and was bred in NY by Joseph Picozzi & Saratoga Glen Farm LL. 

     

  • Multiple Graded Stakes Placed PRINCESS WARRIOR takes allowance at Ellis
    07/22/2018

    Multiple Graded Stakes Placed PRINCESS WARRIOR came from off the pace to win in allowance company at Ellis Park racing 1 1/16 on the turf. She pushed her earnings over $200,000 for her owners Evan, Mathew and Andrew Trommer. Last year as a 2-year-old the filly ran 2nd in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (Gr. 1) at Keeneland and this year she was 3rd in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (Gr. 2).

  • DEADLINE stakes placed in the Ta Wee S at Indiana Grand
    07/20/2018

    Three-year-old filly DEADLINE (Flat Out) stepped up into stakes company in the TaWee S at Indiana Grand going a mile on the turf.  She came from far off the pace to nail the place position and add the first black-type to her pedigree. The filly is owned by Walking L Thoroughbreds. She has earned over $104,000 plus adding to her future value as a broodmare.
     

  • NOTES & QUOTES FROM "SHOW DOWNS" AT ARLINGTON
    07/10/2018

    Courtesy of The Press Box
    G3 Modesty Stakes:

    (Daddys Lil Darling wins the G3 Modesty / Photo Courtesy of Coady Photography & Arlington Park)

    From trainer Ken McPeek, who conditions the winner Daddys Lil Darling:

    “I didn’t give (jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr.) any instructions,” said McPeek. “From the 13-hole it’s tricky and we’ve got complete confidence in Brian, whatever he decided. It was great that she showed early speed – she’s had some races where she kind of went too back and had a hard time getting through traffic, but I don’t know if it was the course or Brian’s hands or whatever, even the class of the race, but it’s a big deal to see her laying closer.”

    From Brian Joseph Hernandez, rider of the winner:

    “She was the class of the race,” said Hernandez. “The best thing to do with her today was just stay out of her way, let her find her rhythm, and that’s what she did. Kenny had her so prepared today that all I had to do was just kind of be a good passenger, and she’s a Grade I winner, she knows what she’s doing out there – I just let her do her thing.”

  • HERE COME THE TWO YEAR OLDS
    07/08/2018

    In a strategy which has served him well in the past, Ken unveiled an exciting two-year-old at Ellis Park. ROAD TIGER, owned by Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm, LLC "drew clear and held sway" stretched out to a mile on the turf for her maiden win. 

     

  • MG1SW DADDY'S LIL DARLING 3rd in the New York S G2 at Belmont
    06/09/2018

    MG1SW DADDY'S LIL DARLING had to settle for 3rd in the New York S. Presented by NYRA Bets (Gr. 2). She made a strong run from the back of the pack but had to settle for the show. The Normandy Farm homebred is both a millionaire and a multiple G1 SW.  Her most recent G1 win was the American Oaks (Gr. 1) in December. Since then she has been stakes-placed in the Bewitched G3 at Keeneland.

  • 2 stakes placings for the McPeek Barn
    04/28/2018

    Two  seconds for the McPeek Barn yesterday, Multiple Graded Stakes Winner DADDY'S LIL DARLING had to settle for the place in the G3 Bewitch S at Keeneland and MSW PAT ON THE BACK had to settle for the same in the Affirmed Success Stakes at Belmont. Keep an eye out, both will be back another day.

  • HARLAN STRONG takes Keeneland allowance for Fern Circle
    04/21/2018

    Traveling  1 1/2 miles on the turf, HARLAN STRONG (ARG) (c, 4, Harlan's Holiday- Muequita Fitz {Arg} {, by Fitzcarraldo {Arg}) went right to the lead and repelled all challenger to win by 3/4 of a length.
    Lifetime Record: SP, 11-3-0-2, $104,520.
     O-Fern Circle Stables
     B-Firmamento (ARG);


     

  • ESKIMO KISSES 2nd in the Ashland S. G1
    04/08/2018

    The Kentucky Oaks is also the plan for Eskimo Kisses, who closed from last to be second in the Ashland.

    “We were really pleased with her race,” said Ken McPeek, trainer of the runner-up. “Obviously the winner is extremely fast and we have a lot of respect for her, but we feel pretty confident moving forward. A mile and an eighth we’re going to like even better. She’s doing everything right, improving, and now we have Grade I type.

    Eskimo Kisses is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek), Gainesway Stable & Harold Lerner and was bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. (KY).

  • McPeek's Horse Races Now Adds Wager Button
    04/05/2018

    Courtesy of the TDN​

    Ken McPeek’s Horse Races Now has added a Wager button. To register an iPhone user click here and to register an Android user or laptop user click here.

    “When I started Horse Races Now it was created to help connect fans to the sport, not just ask them to wager,” McPeek said. “What I’ve learned is that the cost to deliver fans Video, Alerts and Information timely is Very expensive to build and maintain. I had no idea the difficulty to build Horse Races Now from a financial or time perspective. The team of people behind Horse Races Now is committed to the best fan experience possible, but to continue to make improvements and expand our work, we need your support! Assuming you’re of age and in an approved state or country then a wager through our platform keeps us going.”

  • ESKIMO KISSES 9-2 in the FAIR GROUNDS OAKS
    03/20/2018

    One newcomer to the Fair Grounds for the Fair Grounds Oaks  is Magdalena Racing, Gainesway Stables and Harold Lerner's Eskimo Kisses, a daughter of To Honor and Serve who will be going for her third straight victory for trainer Kenny McPeek. Both of her last efforts took place at Oaklawn Park when she broke her maiden on Feb.1 and then romped in an allowance race by 11½ lengths later that month. Eskimo Kisses is trained by Kenny McPeek and will be ridden by  Florent Geroux who scored a Fair Grounds Oaks win in 2015 with I'm A Chatterbox. She breaks from post four at 9-2.

  • COME ON DOVER graduates by more than 10 lengths
    03/31/2018

    Another winner by over 10 lengths was COME ON DOVER racing for  Walking L Thoroughbreds. He stalked until asked and then went to the lead and just kept rolling to break his maiden  by over 10 lengths. He raced 1 1/16 on the dirt at the Fair Grounds.
     

  • DAPPER SAM graduates by 10 1/4 at Gulfstream
    03/24/2018

    Selected by Ken as a yearling for Fern Circle, DAPPER SAM (Colonel John) proved himself an excellent buy as he blasted past rivals when asked to win off by over 10 lengths, He raced a mile on the dirt at Gulfstream. Keep an eye on this one.

  • South Florida Diary
    02/26/2018

    Courtesy of Horse Racing Nation
    Surprised to see Ken McPeek, readying his top class stock for an assault on Keeneland.

    McPeek informed us that he is moving a large division to South Florida late this spring and summer, returning to a place where it all began for him. Indeed, McPeek was a graduate of McGaughey University when first starting out.

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    Payson Trifecta: (left to right) McPeek, Clement, Mott

  • BLUERIDGE TRAVELER wins axxam Gold Cup Stakes = 185th stakes win for Ken
    02/25/2018

    Selected by Ken as a yearling, BLUERIDGE TRAVELER (To Honor and Serve) off the favorite,  settled and then flew late to win the Maxxam Gold Cup Stakes at Sam Houston by a neck. Now owned solely by Horizon Stables, he has earned over $186,000. Last spring, BLUERIDGE TRAVELER added graded black type running 2nd in the Jack Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (Gr. 3)

  • SKY PROMISE closed like a train but had to settle for 2nd in the John Battaglia Memoria
    02/24/2018

    SKY PROMISE trailed the field early and came flying 7 wide at the end - his usual modus operandi - but could not quite get to the wire in time and had to settle for second in the  JOHN  BATTAGLIA MEMORIAL S at Turfway Park. He is owned by  Stephen R. Baker and was bred by  Normandy Farm LLC. Ken McPeek won this race last year and for sure wanted a repeat, but has to be proud of his horse.

  • ESKIMO KISSES explodes to take allowance at Oaklawn by 11 1/2 length
    02/23/2018

    3-year-old filly ESKIMO KISSES (To Honor and Serve) graduated in a MSW at Oaklawn by a neck 3 weeks ago. Running back in allowance company she was unhurried early and put on the afterburners at the half to explode to a win by 11 1/2 lengths!  She is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek), Gainesway Stable and Harold Lerner.WATCH FOR THIS ONE!

  • Look for SKY PROMISE in the JOHN BATTAGLIA MEMORIAL STAKES
    02/23/2018

    RACE 5: THE JOHN  BATTAGLIA MEMORIAL STAKES
    SKY PROMISE was dead last turning for home in his three-year-old debut but closed well and galloped out strongly. He figures to move forward for Ken McPeek, who won this race last year, and he gets the nod with Jack Gilligan back aboard. ROAMING UNION showed dramatic improvement last out for Kelly Breen and won impressively. He made an easy lead from the inside post in that one but will probably rate just behind the early leaders tonight. Look for another solid performance with Martin Garcia coming in for the mount. TRUTH BE TOLLED is another one who has improved with every start. He has the speed to be on or near the lead and figures to be tough to catch. FAMILY KITTEN is a maiden but Maker adds blinkers and he has to be respected in a well matched renewal of the John Battaglia Memorial.

  • BLUERIDGE TRAVELER takes $80,000+ allowance at Oaklawn
    02/11/2018

    Courtesy of the TDN: 9th-OP, $80,560, Alw, 2-10, (NW1$X), 4yo/up, 1 1/16m, 1:46.23, sy. BLUERIDGE TRAVELER (c, 4, To Honor and Serve) broke his maiden a year ago at Oaklawn last February and ran a good second in the G3 Spiral S. to add black-type, He hit the board in his last two starts at Churchill Downs. Off the favorite, he raced behind horses after being squeezed at the start. He then rallied and splashed to score a length victory. Lifetime Record: GSP, 9-2-4-1, $226,500.  O-Horizon Stables; B-Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. (KY).

  • ESKIMO KISSES graduates in a MSW at Oaklawn
    02/02/2018

    Already with 2 seconds to her name, 3 year old filly ESKIMO KISSES (To Honor and Serve) got the job done with a rally to graduate in a MSW at Oaklawn by a neck. Going a mile on the dirt she was unhurried early on the rail and then shifted 5 wide for the win. She is owned by  Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek), Gainesway Stable and Harold Lerner.

  • SOME IN TIEME (BRZ) 2nd in the G3 John Connally Stakes
    01/30/2018

    GSW SOME IN TIEME ( BRZ) added to his accomplishments running second by a length in the G3 John Connally Stakes  at Sam Houston and upped his earnings to over $455,000, He is owned by Some In Time, Inc and was bred by Haras Santa Maria de Araras.

  • GSW RATED R SUPERSTAR back with strong allowance win
    01/28/2018

    5 year old GSW RATED R SUPERSTAR is back on track with a nice allowance win at Oaklawn where he came from off the pace and outgamed the field. At 3 he won the Grade 3 Carry Back, beating top sprinter Awesome Banner at the seven-furlong King's Bishop distance. He came from 9 ½ lengths back in that race to win by three-quarters of a length. He should be set up for a nice 2018 campaign.
     
     

  • GSW WONDERMENT adds black tyoe
    01/20/2018

    Newly turned 5-year-old mare GSW WONDERMENT adds still more black type to her resume running third in the La Verdad going 7 furlogs at Aqueduct.. She is owned by  Walking L Thoroughbreds and Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek). The Cosmonaunt filly was bred in NY by Michael S. Landers. The NY Bred mare has upped her earnings to $387,870.




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