• McPeek Exacta at Saratoga

    Making their first starts, McPeek trained two-year-old colts finished 1-2 in the second race at Saratoga sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs.  The perfectly named January Won by New Year's Day (owned by Harold Lerner, LLC) raced throughout in the midst of the pack then slipped between rivals to reach the wire in front by a length. Right behind him came BEYOND GONE (Can the Man) owned by  Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and David Bernsen. BEYOND GONE had to check and restart but got up to be second. Both colts were selected by Ken as yearlings and were purchased for under $45,000. 


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    Cairo Cat, 
    a 3YO son of Cairo Prince and trained by Ken McPeek, worked at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, and that’s a very good thing for all. This is one talented individual, who won his second career start at Saratoga last August and then captured the G3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs in September. Has not raced since, but got his 3 published work this morning since June 20. Road to recovery. Went a half-mile today in :48.20. That was the 3rd best time out of 36. May be some more time in the work pattern, but could see him back in the afternoons soon. Yeah.

  • 2 winners for the McPeek barn

    Stakes-placed HONORABLE TREASURE (To Honor and Serve) was towards the back early and then edged clear to win by 1/2 going 7 furlongs on the dirt at Churchill. He has earned over $275,000 for owners Harold Lerner LLC, AWC Stables, Scott Akman, and Nehoc Stables. In the next race, DOBY (Goldencents) broke his maiden racing 1 1/8 on the dirt. He ducked in early and also raced in the back of the pack, but came on and edged clear for the win. He is owned by Walking L Thoroughbreds, LLC .


  • 1 - 2 finishes at Churchill

    Graduation came for SANDVILLE (Take Charge Indy) racing 1 1/16 on the dirt. He wired the field for a 2 length win. SANDVILLE is a homebred for Frankfort Park Farm. Racing in the opposite style,  SHANGHAI SUPERFLY came from behind, but could not catch his stablemate. SHANGHAI SUPERFLY was claimed out of the race and we wish his new connections the best,

  • HARVEY WALLBANGER works at Keeneland
    1. Harvey Wallbanger, a 3YO colt trained by Ken McPeek, worked at Keeneland this morning. Went 3 furlongs in :37.40. That was the 18th best time out of 31 to make the distance. The son of Congrats jumped on the Kentucky Derby Trail earlier this year when he upset the world in the G2 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 2. Fell apart after that, running 8th in the Florida Derby; and then  back-to-back 7ths in the G3 Lexington Stakes and the Oaklawn Park Invitational. Today’s work was his first serious exercise since April 28.
  • SIGNALMAN 2nd in the MATT WIN G3

    Emerging from a disappointing finish in the Preakness in which it was discovered that he suffered an episode of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, SIGNALMAN came back with a good 2nd in the Matt Win G3 at Churchill.  Last year he won the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Gr. 2) and was third in the Breeders' Cup G1 and before that  2nd in the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Gr. 1.

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  • TWO winners for the McPeek Barn

    At Churchill Downs, MOSCOW MINISTER (Power Broker) raced 1 1/16 on the dirt. He came from off the pace and cleared the field to win by 1 3/4 - his 3rd win. The 3 year old colt is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek)  and was bred by  E. H. Beau Lane II. Purchased by Ken for $20,000, he has already earned over $54,000.

    LADY HESTER (Bernardini) graduated at Indiana Downs. Off the favorate she withstood a long drive to the wire to win by a neck. Bred by Darley, she is owned by  Frankfort Park Farm. With multiple on the board finishes, she has already earned over $66,000. 

  • SIGNALMAN OK but suffered an episode of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage

    Signalman was ninth, and while jockey Brian Hernandez and trainer Ken McPeek were initially a bit confused by his performance, McPeek later reported on Twitter that the colt had suffered an episode of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage during the Preakness.

    The bleed was rated a four out of five, according to McPeek, so the Belmont Stakes is off the table. Instead, Signalman will regroup and aim for Saratoga's G1 Travers.


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  • TRUE DREAM scores in allowance at Churchill by 5 3/4 lengths

    TRUE DREAM (Yes It's True)   scraped along the rail to win by almost 6 lengths in allowance company at Churchill for owner Livin the Dream Racing 2016, LLC. She was selected as a yearling at Keeneland September by Kenny for $52,000. With 5 wins, she has already earned over $162,000.


    Later in the morning at Churchill, Tommie Lewis, Steve Crabtree, Dean Demaree, David Bernsen, Jim Chambers and Magdalena Racing=s Signalman--with Brian Hernandez Jr. aboard--breezed a half-mile in :47.60 (video), while in company with Indian Counselor (Payntor), who negotiated the distance in :48. AHe hadn=t run in six weeks, so we needed a nice [work] in company," explained trainer Kenny McPeek. "He's going to be running a mile and three-sixteenths with six weeks between races. It was a nice maintenance breeze. [Indian Counselor] is a good, solid horse, too. He stalked off the side of him and finished up good. Nice work." Hernandez Jr., who will ride Signalman next Saturday, added, AHe went along like we wanted him to and finished up well and went on and galloped out."

  • UBER KIRK wins his 3rd

    Gentry homebred UBER KIRK was favored to win his third race and so he did, coming along on the inside and holding on for the victory. He raced a mile on the Churchill dirt. UBER KIRK has earned $126,220.

  • PRINCESS WARRIOR to undergo surgery

     Kenny reports that GSW PRINCESS WARRIOR who took a bad step yesterday in allowance company at Churchill will have surgery to have her sesamoids fused and has a good chance of becoming a broodmare. The barn is very sad to lose her under the shedrow but look forward to her recovery.

  • SISTER'S CREED gains black-type in her 2nd start

    SISTER'S CREED (Jimmy Creed) was purchased by Kenny as a yearling for $70,000 at Fasig Tipton October. The 3 year old filly is well on her way to proving her value having shown promise running 3rd in her first start at Keeneland in a MSW and now running third and earning black-type in the Tall Stack Stakes at Belterra Park. She is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek).

  • Preakness 2019: Early contenders for second jewel of Triple Crown


    Jockey: Brian Hernandez, Jr.

    Third in the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes behind Vekoma and Win Win Win in last start; Seventh in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth on March 3.


    RESTLESS RIDER DRAWS OUTSIDE  POST 14. Restless Rider, 6-1 (Kenny McPeek/Brian Hernandez Jr.): She takes a unique route into this one with McPeek, by design, prepping Restless Rider just once after a Grade 1-winning 2-year-old season. She ran a credible second in the Ashland and figures to improve.

    Restless Rider, a narrowly beaten second in the Apr. 6 GI Central Bank Ashland S., worked four furlongsin :49.60 (23/40) at Churchill Monday. AWinning this race would be a big deal,@ the filly=strainer Ken McPeek said. "Its certainly a race anyone would want to win. And we have knocked, I think we=ve been second, second, third, fourth, fourth, so we have our eye on it."


    SIGNALMAN – Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) winner and Blue Grass (GII) third Signalman spent his Sunday morning just walking the shedrow following a five-furlong workout on Saturday at trainer Kenny McPeek’s barn, assistant Greg Geier said.

    The colt – who races for the partnership of Tommie M. LewisSteve CrabtreeDean DemareeDavid BernsenJim Chambers and Magdalena Racing– was not showing any ill effects from a slight, one-inch cut over his left eye, from bumping his head while in his stall. He worked the five furlongs in 1:00 on Saturday with jockey Brian Hernandez Jr.

    Signalman still needs a couple of defections to make the Derby field. McPeek plans to take the colt to Pimlico for the Preakness on May 18, no matter what happens in Louisville.

    1. Signalman, third place finisher in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes in his last start for trainer Ken McPeek, worked this morning at Churchill Downs. The General Quarters colt went 5 furlongs in 1:00 flat. That was 6th best of 43 to go the distance. Looks like this one may not have the points to get in the Derby. Ran well over this track last Fall, too. Could be a factor late, if he gets in. But that’s the biggest question right now over anything else. Can he get in?

    3 year old filly TOOTSIE ( named after Kenny's mother - her name was Ann but she was called Tootsie) won her second start convincingly at Keeneland. Racing 1 1/16 in a MSW on he turf she mde a game and sustained drive from close to the back of the field to get her nose on the wire and win by a neck. She is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and David A Bernsen LLC  and was selected by Kenny from the Fasig Tipton October slae for $25,000. The Elusive Quality filly has already earned twice that.

    On the same card PROUD AS PUNCH broke his maiden for Kenny and Team Valor. The Animal Kingdom colt won by 1/2 going 1 1/8 on the Keeneland main track.

  • MOSCOW MINISTER wins ridden out at Keeneland

    Purchased as a yearling for $20,000 on behalf of  Magdalena Racing, MOSCOW MINISTER (Power Broker) won his second race and has now won over $36,000. He raced 1 1/8 over the Keeneland dirt and won ridden out by 4 lengths.


    Three Chimneys Farm and Fern Circle Stables’ Restless Rider, runner-up in the Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 6, was scheduled to van to Churchill Downs Friday afternoon to continue training for an expected run in the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) on May 3, according to Patrick Gilligan, assistant to trainer Kenny McPeek.

    Also scheduled to ship to Louisville was stablemate Signalman, third-place finisher in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2). Owned by the partnership of Tommie Lewis, Steve Crabtree, Dean Demaree, David Bernsen, Jim Chambers and Magdalena Racing, Signalman would need two defections from horses under consideration for the Derby be in the starting gate for the May 4 race.

  • PRINCESA CAROLINA 3rd in the G2 Appalachian S. at Keeneland

    A Three Chimneys Farm hombred by Tapit,  PRINCESA CAROLINA ran 2nd last month in the Herecomesthebride Stakes (Gr. 3) at Gulfstream. She followed up with more graded black type running 3rd in the Appalachian S. Presented by Japan Racing Association (Gr. 2) at Keeneland.
     Lifetime Record:6-1-1-1, $110,36


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    Rounding out the field is Lemniscate (post two, Brian Hernandez, Jr., 15-1) for trainer Kenny McPeek who won the Louisiana Derby with Repent in 2002. Owned by Susan Mouton and Magdalena Racing, the son of 2000 Louisiana Derby runner-up Exchange Rate broke his maiden over the turf at Gulfstream Park on March 3 last time out, which was won at third asking. Sure to show some pace in the Louisiana Derby, Lemiscate ran on the lead in both of his last two outings. Prior to his maiden win, he was a close second over the main track at Gulfstream Park on February 9.


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    At Gulfstream, Harvey Wallbanger breezed five furlongs in :59.66 in preparation for a planned start in the Florida Derby. The son of Congrats is coming off a 29-1 upset victory in the $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Feb. 2. The Kenny McPeektrained colt entered the 1 1/16-mile Holy Bull off a maiden victory at Churchill Downs Nov. 17 at 1 1/16 miles. Harvey Wallbanger worked in company with the McPeek-trained Signalman, who finished seventh in the Fountain of Youth after completing a strong juvenile campaign with a victory in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. Signalman, who is scheduled to run in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) at Keeneland April 6, was clocked in :59.46 while working outside pacesetting Harvey Wallbanger. 

  • COURAGE AND HONOR wins by 12 1/4 at Gulfstream

    Harmony Farms homebred COURAGE AND HONOR (Into Mischief) had a 1 mile race on the dirt at Gulfstream all to himself. He accelerated to the lead and then coasted under a hand ride and geared down to a 12 1/4 length win. He was claimed out of the race and we wish the new connections continued good luck.

  • FUN FINDER adds black-type in the Bourbonette

    FUN  FINDER  (Cross Traffic) took 1 race to figure it all out and then won easily by over 7 lengths in her second start. She raced a mile on the dirt at Gulfstream. She was selected by Ken for $50,000 at the Fasig Tipton October Sale for his Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) partnership. The selection was a good one as today she ran a determined second in the Boubonette Oaks at Turfway and added the first black-type to her pedigree page.

     "I think she's still learning," McPeek said of his charge. "I think the last race, she thought she was going one turn and kind of pulled herself up, and today I think she learned a little bit. I think she's got a big future."

  • PRINCESS WARRIOR easy winner of the Latonia S.

    Multiple graded stakes-placed and G2 stakes winner of the Mrs. Revere S, PRINCESS WARRIOR (Midshipman) added an easy win in the Latonia S at Turfway. She came from off the pace and was geared down to cross the wire 3 3/4 lengths to the good  The 4 year old filly has bankrolled $454,331 for owners  Evan, Mathew and Andrew  Trommer.  

  • HIGH ROLLING DUDE graduates 2nd time out by 9 lengths!

    HIGH ROLLING DUDE (Caleb's Posse) learned fast from his first outing and ran off to win his second start by 9 widening lengths. He is owned by  Shane Floyd and was bred by Ronald G. McPeek. He raced a mile on the Gulfstream main track.

  • SIGNALMAN after Fountain of Youth

    SIGNALMAN came back fine. Needed the run and Kenny  liked the gallop out. He should improve off that effort. The plan remains to run in  the Blue Grass at Keeneland.

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  • ECLIPSED MOON win his 2nd in a row at Gulfstream

    In December, ECLIPSED MOON (Malibu Moon)  graduated at Gulfstream geared down. He dueled inside and then pushed through for an easy win. Racing back at a mile on the dirt, he came from 9th to first to win his second race in a row.  He is owned by Fern Circle Stables, Peter Callahan, and Barry Golden.


    More than two dozen American-trained horses are among the list of nominations released Jan. 28 for the $12 million Dubai World Cup on March 30. There are 27 American-trained horses on the list, though one of them, Senior Investment, already is in Dubai as part of trainer Ken McPeek’s World Cup Carnival string there.


    3 - Signalman – 18 points
    (General Quarters—Trip South, by Trippi)
    Owned by: Tommie Lewis, David Bernsen & Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek)
    Trained by: Kenny McPeek
    Ridden by: Brian Hernandez Jr.
    Bred by: Monticule (KY)
    $32,000 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall yearling
    Career: 5-2-2-1, $448,990
    – won Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (GII) at CD, 2nd Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (GI) at Kee, 3rd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) at CD
    – pointing toward March 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes (GI) at GP on 3/9 for 2019 debut


  • Steve Haskin's DERBY DOZEN

    3 | SIGNALMAN Tommie Lewis, David A. Bernsen, Magdalena Racing/Kenny McPeek General Quarters—Trip South, by Trippi Monticule (KY) Had his first breeze of the year Jan. 26, going three furlongs in an easy :39 4/5 at Payson Park. He’s not going to blow you away with his brilliance, but he is as honest and consistent as they come, having finishing first, second, and third in graded stakes, and has shown he can overcome adversity. He just keeps coming at you, from anywhere on the track.

  • Honorable Treasure second for McPeek in Dubai

    Kentucky-bred Honorable Treasure, McPeek’s first runner of the Carnival, delivered a fine runner-up performance in the opener. He could not catch Sweden’s Group 3 hero I Kirk, who sped to the early lead and drew off, but Honorable Treasure closed stoutly in the about six-furlong dash. Covering almost 33 feet more than the winner, according to Trakus, Honorable Treasure reduced the margin to 3 1/4 lengths.


    McPeek’s entrants are Honorable Treasure in the card’s first race (post time 9:30 a.m. Eastern) and Harlan Strong in race 5. Honorable Treasure runs in a 1,200-meter dirt handicap, a race probably shorter than his best trip. Honorable Treasure most recently finished third behind Copper Bullet in a Nov. 23 Churchill Downs allowance race. Harlan Strong is one of 11 entrants in a 2,000-meter turf handicap, and as a listed-stakes-class American runner who stays the trip he’s not without a chance, though U.S.-based turf-route horses have long struggled in Dubai stakes races, at least on the World Cup program.

  • CURLIN GREY graduates at Gulfstream

    Three year old colt, CURLIN GREY settled and waited and then picked up the pace to hit the lead t graduate going a mile at Gufstream. He is owned by Fern Circle.

  • DEWEYCHEATEMANHOWE graduates at Gufstream

    Third time is the charm. DEWEYCHEATEMANHOWE Won Race 1 at Gulfstream going a mike on the dirt. He broke in the middle, found an opening around the far turn and made a successful bid late in the stretch to win and break his maiden for owner Harold Lerner LLC .

  • ECLIPSED MOON graduates at Gulfstreaam

    ECLIPSED MOON (Malibu Moon)  graduated at Gulfstream geared down. The 3 year old dueled inside and then pushed through for an easy win. He is owned by Fern Circle Stables, Peter Callahan, and Barry Golden.


  • 2 yo FUN FINDER graduates at Gulfstream

    FUN  FINDER  (Cross Traffic) took 1 race to figure it all out and then won easily by over 7 lengths in her second start. She raced a mile on the dirt at Gulfstream. The 2-year-old filly was selected by Ken for $50,000 at the Fasig Tipton October Sale for his Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) partnership.

  • MISS HARRY graduates at Gulfstream

    Making her third start lifetime, 2-year-old MISS HARRY (Flashback) came wide and found room to get through for the win. She was selected by Kenny for owner John Roven.

  • Kentucky Derby 2019 Scouting Report: Central Division

    Courtesy of Horse Racing Nation

    The Leader

    Signalman (Into Mischief – Kenny McPeek – Tommie M. Lewis, David A. Bernsen, LLC, and Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek)): Signalman ran second, given little pace to chase, in the Breeders' Futurity and ran third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at 67-1. He broke through in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) when coming from off the pace to win by a neck over a sloppy track. McPeek said in a recent Horse Racing Talk podcast the March Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park would be an ideal 3-year-old debut for Signalman.



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  • UBER KIRK wins his 2nd

    A homebred for Gentry Farms, UBER KIRK came 6 wide and accelerated to a 2 length victory at Churchill Downs. The 3 year old colt  raced 6 furlongs on the dirt and upped his earnings over $75,000.

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  • RESTLESS RIDER 2nd by a nose in the Golden Rod G2

    RESTLESS RIDER trounced the competition by 11 ¼ lengths in the Debutante Stakes in late June at Churchill Downs after getting stopped entering the far turn. The Distorted Humor filly then finished second in the Spinaway (GI) at Saratoga before winning the Alcibiades (GI) by 2 ½ lengths at Keeneland. Today in the Golden Rod G2, she stalked the pace and then engaged in a long drive to the wire, missing by a nose.

    “ Restless Rider will also get a little bit of a break after this race,” McPeek said. “We're on our home court so we decided to take a chance to run right back here in the Golden Rod.”

    Watch for her in the Oaks next year.

  • 2 yo HARVEY WALLBANGER takes MSW at Churchill

    HARVEY WALLBANGER (Congrats) was 2nd first out at Saratoga Sept. 3 and missed again by a nostril at Keeneland in October. Racing today  1 1/16 at Churchill, he was unhurried and allowed to settle and then swung 4 wide to challenge and go on for the win by a half-length. Although briefly headed in the stretch he fought back and regained the lead.  With his lifetime Record of 4-1-3-0, he has already earned  $91,200.for owners Harold Lerner LLC, AWC Stables, Nehoc Stables, Scott Akman, & Paul Braverman;

  • 2 yo MOSCOW MINISTER graduates at Churchill in his 2nd out

    Interesting 2-year-old winner - MOSCOW MINISTER (Power Broker) selected by Kenny for Magdalena Racing - broke in front for a half, dropped back to 8th and then rallied for a 4 1/4 length win. The colt was a $20,000 purchase at the FT October Sale in 2017 and he has already earned over his purchase price. He raced 1 1/16 on the dirt.

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

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    GoFundMe page had already raised better than $113,000 for Acuna’s family by 5 p.m. ET Thursday including donations from fellow jockeys, trainers, owners, bloodstock agents and horse racing personalities. Funeral arrangements and a memorial service for the family are pending.


  • RESTLESS RIDER and SIGNALMAN hit the board in Breeders Cup races

    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

    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

    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.

  • SIGNALMAN to work up to the Breeders" Cuo

    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

    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

     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

    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

    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.


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • AUNTIE'S THE ONE takes Ellis Allowance

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


    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.”


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.”


    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

    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

    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

    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.

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

  • BLUERIDGE TRAVELER wins axxam Gold Cup Stakes = 185th stakes win for Ken

    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

    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

    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!


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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!





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