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Grade 1 Winner Einstein Sires First Winner 05/20/2013 Einstein, selected and campaigned by Kenny gets an exciting 7 3/4 length first winner from his first crop as a stallion. He stands at Adena Springs.
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Bath time for Java's War and Frac Daddy 04/30/2013 VIEW VIDEO
Kenny leading earner at the Keeneland Spring Meet 04/27/2013 The earnings leaders at the meet were the Ramseys, jockey Julien Leparoux, and trainer Ken McPeek
Derby News: FRAC DADDY/JAVA'S WAR 04/25/2013 Charles Fipke's Java's War (No. 4) galloped 1 ½ miles on the sealed track after the break with exercise rider Marvin Abrego up. Magic City Thoroughbred Partners' Frac Daddy (No. 15) galloped the same distance after the break with exercise rider Hugo Garcia up.
Trained by Ken McPeek, both colts are scheduled to work Saturday
Oaks News:Pure Fun 04/25/2013 Magdalena Racing's Pure Fun (No. 11), back at Churchill Downs where she romped to a 9 ¼-length victory last November, galloped 1 ½ miles after the renovation break under exercise rider Jose Cano. Pure Fun, who will be ridden in the Oaks by Julien Leparoux, arrived Tuesday at Churchill Downs from Keeneland, where she had run seventh on Saturday in the Lexington (GIII).
Pure Fun at Churchill prepping for the Oaks 04/24/2013 Magdalena Racing's Pure Fun galloped Tuesday morning at Keeneland and was scheduled to leave the Lexington track shortly after noon for the van ride to Churchill Downs. Trainer Ken McPeek said Pure Fun, seventh against males in the April 20 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III), would be on the track at Churchill April 24. McPeek said Julien Leparoux would have the mount in the Oaks.
Frac Daddy and Java's War at Churchill Downs 04/19/2013 Arkansas Derby (Grade I) runner-up Frac Daddy, ranked No. 15 on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com," has arrived at Churchill Downs. Phil Bauer, assistant to trainer Ken McPeek, said Frac Daddy arrived in good order, it won't be his first time on the Churchill Downs oval. Frac Daddy broke his maiden at Churchill Downs in November by 9 ¾ lengths and returned to finish a neck behind Uncaptured in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2). Toyota Blue Grass (GI) winner Java's War, ranked No. 4 is there as well. A bay son of War Pass, Java's War also is no stranger to the Churchill Downs surface. He finished fifth at Churchill Downs in his career debut in June and returned in the fall to finish sixth in the Kentucky Jockey Club.
McPeek's Busy Meet 04/18/2013 Heavy rainstorms the morning of April 17 gave way to a mix of afternoon clouds and sunshine at Keeneland in Lexington as trainers made necessary adjustments to their schedules and prepared for the spring meet's final days.
Trainer Kenny McPeek was on the scene with high spirits as he continued to bask in his victory with Java's War in the April 13 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).
Java's War and Frac Daddy fine after their races ... Trainer exhausted! 04/15/2013 McPeek Trainees Exit Weekend Well...
Conditioner Ken McPeek had quite the weekend with Java's War (War Pass) and Frac Daddy (Scat Daddy) earning bids to the Kentucky Derby with a win in the
GI Toyota Blue Grass S. and a second-place effort in the GI Arkansas Derby, respectively. McPeek tweeted: Java's War came out of Blue Grass fine. Trainer is exhausted. Thank You for opportunity Mr Fipke. Special winning in my home town Lexington...Frac Daddy punches his ticket too. Proud of his effort. We knew he had it in him. I was born in Arkansas so that race is on my bucket list.
Adding to the excitement of the day, Bellarmine won a MSW at Keeneland 04/14/2013 Knocking on the door with two seconds at Gulfstream, Bellarmine broke his maiden with dispatch in a MSW on Blue Grass Stakes day at Keeneland. He races for Magdalana Racing.
McPeek DERBY TRAIL horses racing today 04/13/2013 BIG Saturday for McPeek Racing with 2 entries in Kentucky Derby qualifying races: FRAC DADDY in the $1M Arkansas Derby (gr. 1) and JAVA'S WAR in the $750,000 Toyota Bluegrass Stakes (gr. 1) at Keeneland.
BEVERAGE QUEEN wins her first start in a MSW at Keeneland 04/13/2013 BEVERAGE QUEEN (f, 3, Indygo Shiner-Beer Baroness, by Mr. Greeley), dismissed at long odds, hesitated at the start and was last through the early stages. With seemingly no chance, Beverage Queen shifted into gear, circled the field on the turn, angled out six wide and dug in to get a head in front on the line in her fist start. She is owned by Peter J Callahan and was bred by Lynn B Schiff.
Trace Creek earns black type in the Rainbow S. at Oaklawn 03/30/2013 Trace Creek was third first time out of the gate, won the next time in a MSW and came wide to get up willingly for the place in the Rainbow S. today. He is a homebred for Shortleaf Stable.
The day at Turfway 03/23/2013 Although it did not play out as expected, G1SW PURE FUN ran third in the Bourbonette G3 after a a planned break from racing. In the Spiral G3, Taken By the Storm hit the board in 4th. Both horses had a wide trip to gain a striking position and tired in the stretch.
Frac Daddy Preps for Florida Derby 03/23/2013 GI Jockey Club S. runner-up Frac Daddy (Scat Daddy) worked five panels in 1:00 1/5 with jockey Corey Lanerie at Gulfstream Park Friday morning in preparation for a start in the GI Florida Derby Mar. 30.
McPeek Hopes to Double His Fun at Turfway... 03/20/2013 Trainer Ken McPeek is no stranger to success on racing's biggest stages, and Saturday he will gauge the chances of two of his Classic contenders in Turfway's 3-year-old features: the GIII Fathead Bourbonette Oaks, and the GIII Horseshoe Cincinnati Spiral S.
Java's War to the Blue Grass - not the UAE Derby 03/20/2013 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) runner-up Java's War, who was being seriously considered for the UAE Derby (UAE-II) March 30, will stay home and point instead for the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland Apr. 13
All and all great day of racing for Kenny 03/10/2013 As well as his two graded stakes placed horses, Kenny had success at Gulfstream. Taken By The Storm wore down the front runners to win an AOC for owner Chasing Dreams Racing, War Dancer went off the favorite and did not disppoint breaking his maiden in a MSW for Magdalena Racing and finally He's So Fine narrowly missed a win and was second in an SOC also for Magdalena Racing.
Java's War second in the Tampa Bay Derby G 2 03/09/2013 Off slowly, Java's War split horses to close willingly under Willie Martinez and annex the place in the Tampa Bay Derby G 2. He gained 20 points towards the Kentucky Derby and is now number 8 on the list with 21, points. he came into todays race with 1 point from his third in the Breeders's futurity. He is owned by Charles Fipke.
Atigun ran a determined third in the Razorback H. G 3 03/09/2013 Antigun encountered traffic while rating behind horses. He then split foes to get up with the leaders and he continued with determination and only lost by less than a length. He is owned by Short Leaf Stable and was bred by Brereton Jones.
Kenny to appear on HRRN 03/08/2013 Road to the first Saturday in May rolls through the Sunshine state with live coverage of the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby
UNSTOPPABLE U wins Maxxam Gold Cup H at Sam Houston 03/02/2013--Daily Racing Form
UNSTOPPABLE U (Exchange Rate - Naseem, by Point Given) dueled for the early lead, was rated and then accelerated to the wire under jockey Chris Landeros. The 4-year-old colt has earned nearly $200,000 for Magdalena Racing Partnerships and owner/breeder Mojallali Stables, Inc.
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PURE FUN GETS BACK TO WORK 02/19/2013 Pure Fun (Pure Prize) was clocked going four panels in :51.60 at Gulfstream Park yesterday in her first works since taking the GI Hollywood Starlet S. Dec. 8. "We only went 3/8ths with her and they gave her a half-mile time," said trainer Ken McPeek.
Atigun preps for Razorback Handicap 02/13/2013 Atigun will make his first start since the Breeders' Cup on Friday at Oaklawn Park in a $75,000 optional claimer that also drew graded stakes winners Endorsement and Hurricane Ike. For some in the 10-horse field, the 1 1/16-mile race for older horses will serve as a stepping-stone to next month's Grade 3, $150,000 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn.
McPeek chosen for Cornell/NYRA search committee 02/14/2013 The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today the formation of a search committee for Equine Veterinary Medical Director (EVMD), a position that will be established outside of NYRA reporting to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
McPeek trained MGSW Salty Strike brings $800,000 at keeneland 01/09/2013 Brought along by Kenny, MGSW Salty Strike, a Smart Strike daughter of Lake Huron (Salt Lake) sold as a racing or broodmare prospect by owner/breeder Craig Singer. She was purchased by Stonesteet and although sound, will most likely retire to the broodmare band.
In-depth interview for Jockey Club 12/24/2012 Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation president Edward L. Bowen conducted an in-depth interview with McPeek on a variety of subjects in the organization's monthly "Touching Base" feature.
Ken McPeek closely observed Skip Away with an admiring eye while training at Gulfstream Park during the mid and late 1990s, gaining a deep respect for trainer Sonny Hine's big gray champion. So when a colt he had purchased at auction reminded him of Skip Away, he viewed the resemblance to the 1998 Horse of the Year as a decided positive.
Pure Fun, the lone shipper in this year's Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I), turned in an electric performance in rallying from last at the quarter pole to win by one length Dec. 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Frac Daddy just second in the Kentucky Jockey Club S G2 11/25/2012 In a slugfest in the stretch, Frac Daddy just missed the win by a neck in his third lifetime start. He is owned by Magic City Thoroughbred Partners. On the same day at more than one track, Kenny had 2 winners, 4 seconds, a third and two others on the board.
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!