Two-year-old fillies will line up for the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) for the last time at Betfair Hollywood Park Dec. 7. The Starlet, 32 years old and a companion race to the CashCall Futurity (gr. I), offered juveniles one last big race with which to end the season, and its roll call of winners—from Althea to Goodbye Halo to Serena's Song to Blind Luck represents true star power.
McPeek Aiming for Back-to-Back Starlet Wins 12/06/2013 McPeek, who won the 2012 Starlet with Pure Fun for his family's Magdalena Racing, will try to become the first trainer to win the race in consecutive years since Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas.
Flashy American third in the Falls City G2 11/29/2013 MSW FLASHYAMERICAN ran third in the Falls City H. G2 at Churchill. She bided her time and then rallied to get up for the show. She is owned by Preston Stables LLC.
Rankhasprivileges adds G3 blacktype in his second start 11/24/2013 Two year old Rankhasprivileges won his first race at Keeneland in a MSW. Sent to compete in the Delta Downs Jackpot S G3, he made a 5 wide move and finished 3rd. He has already earned $133,600 in two starts for his owners Magdalena Racing. Kenny also imported and trained his sire Einstein(brz) to win a shade under 3 million dollars.
Golden Ticket Added to Loaded Clark Lineup. 11/22/2013 Recent GI Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile runner-up Golden Ticket (Speightstown) will run in the GI Clark H. at Churchill Downs Nov. 29, according to conditioner Ken McPeek. He will face some hefty competition in the form of Game on Dude (Awesome Again) and Will Take Charge (Unbridled=s Song). McPeek briefly considered a trip to Aqueduct for the GI Cigar Mile H. and a rematch with GI Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents (Into Mischief), but opted to stay home at Churchill instead. "A couple of his better speed figures are here at Churchill, plus he doesn=t have to ship," McPeek said. That race in New York looked like it was coming up pretty deep with a big field. The Clark looks like it will have a shorter field."
Frac Daddy a strong second in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes G3 11/17/2013 Frac Daddy was sharp coming off an easy allowance win at Keenehland. Here in post 12, he had to gain position and moved to the rail in the lead.. He held sway until deep stretch, but was nipped at the wire and lost by a neck. He has earned over $400,00 for his owners Magic City Racing.
Occasional View 2nd in the Autumn S, G2 at Woodbine 11/16/2013 Occasional View was claimed last out from a high level AOC on the all weather track at Keeneland which he won. Kenny sent the Ontario bred to the all weather track at Woodbine in the Autumn S. G for his new owner Robert Trussel. Occasional View came within a neck of getting the job done.
Pure Fun sells for 1.35 million at Fasig Tipton 11/05/2013 Multiple Graded Stakes Winner PURE FUN sold for 1.35 MILLION at Fasig Tipton. She was owned by Magdalena Racing and conditioned by Kenny. Kenny sent her to California at 2 to win the Starlet G1. At 3 she annexed the Indiana Oaks G2.
Rosalind 3rd in the BC Juvenile Fillies 11/03/2013 Rosalind had a bad break and then dropped way behind the field. She came wide and like gangbusters and was gaining on the leaders in deep stretch. She was a very very game third.
Even though he didn't grow up in Thoroughbred country, Ray Struder became a racing fan. The bug bit harder when he left his native Knoxville, Tenn., for college at Santa Diego State University and he found his way to Del Mar, Santa Anita Park, and Hollywood Park.
Golden Ticket a strong second in the BC Mile 11/01/2013 GOLDEN TICKET settled well off the quick pace while saving ground, commenced his run leaving the three furlong marker, eased off the inside continuing his advance in upper stretch then kept on well to close the gap to be second in the G1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.
2 running in the Breeders' Cup 10/30/2013
BREEDERS'CUP DIRT MILE
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Owner: Magic City Thoroughbred Partners
BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE FILLIES Rosalind Jockey: Joel Rosario Owner: Landaluce Educe Stables
Two winners for Magdalena Racing at Keeneland 10/21/2013
Two year old Einstein colt, RANKHASPRIVILEGES, broke fast and then decided on a steeple chase move over a shadow first time under the wire. Back in mid pack, he waited and then angled out to regain the lead . This was his first start and her ran Lasix free. He is the 5th winner for his freshman sire who was also conditioned by Kenny. He is owned by Magdalena Racing (Susan McPeek).
Kenny had a second winner as FRAZIER'S PEGASUS also broke her maiden in her first start.
Frac Daddy wins geared down at Keeneland 10/18/2013
FRAC DADDY sailed to an easy win in an off the turf allowance race at Keeneland. Frac Daddy took control exiting the bend and easily cruised clear to score by 3 1/2 lengths. He has earned 383,816 for owners Magic City Thoroughbred Partners.
Magdalena Racing's PURE FUN returned from a five-month layoff in style with an off-the-pace victory in the $202,300 Indiana Oaks (gr. 2) for 3-year-old fillies at Indiana Downs.
On the same day at Keeneland, two year old Arctic Slope jumped up into G1 stakes company and ran third in the Breeders' Futurity.
Rosalind G1 stakes places in the Alcibiades 10/05/2013 Rosalind, f 3 ( Broken Vow - Critics Acclaim, by Theatrical (IRE)) broke her maiden at Ellis Park first out and lept from there to a grade 2 stakes placing in the Pocahontas Stakes in her next start. She stepped it up a notch with a second in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes - Gr. 1 at Churchill Downs. She is owned by Landaluce Educe Stables.
Stakes win 147 for Kenny as Montana Native takes the Remington Park Oaks 09/30/2013 She had to fight every step of the way, but MONTANA NATIVE won the head bob at the wire and added the Remington Park Oaks to her laurels. Earlier she had captured the Broom Dance at Saratoga She is owned by Ghostzapper Racing and has added $276,198 to their coffers.
Olympic Thunder (BRZ) 2nd in the Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes - Gr. 3 09/15/2013
Olympic Thunder (BRZ) just missed a win in the Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes - Gr. 3 at Kentucky Downs. He lost by a short neck going 1 1/2 miles on the turf to a horses which surprised him skimming up the rail. This is another Brazilian import. Kenny has had great success chosing tough South American horses to compete here highlighted by EINSTEIN(BRZ).
Kenny got a bonus win with Shortleaf Stables' two year old Artic Slope breaking his maiden in a MSW at Churchill.
FLASHY AMERICAN takes the Locust Grove and Rosalind 3rd in the Pocahontas G2 at Churchill 09/08/2013 FLASHY AMERICAN was reserved and off the rail, angled out for the drive and rallied willingly to be clear. He is owned by Preston Stables LLC.
Rosalind raced in a similar fashion but could not get up in time. She is owned by Landaluce Euduce Stables.
ATIGUN 2nd in the Idle Rich at Saratoga 08/26/2013 Shortleaf Stables, multiple graded stakes placed Atigun stalked the pace, swung out and placed in the Idle Rich S. at Saratoga going 1 3/16th on the turf. He has earned a tick under half a million dollars for his owners.
Frac Daddy wins allowance on Travers day 08/25/2013 Although the Travers itself did not work out, Kenny had a nice allowance win earlier in the day wth Frac Daddy. Trying the grass for the first time, he stalked the pace and then edged clear to score for owner Magic City Thoroughbred Partners.
Kenny pleased with Magdalena's War Dancer work for the Travers 08/18/2013 "It was a nice work," McPeek said. "He did it well. Alan seemed to think that he could have left the other horse earlier in the breeze. It looks like it sets up pretty nice for us. War Dancer does everything you ask him to do, whenever you ask him to do it. He's drilling the feed tub, and that's what he's got to do."
Another 2 year old wins first out 08/03/2013 A Ellis Park, two year old filly Rosalind, owned by Landaluce Educe Stables, came from off the pace, split horses and got up to break her maiden in her first start.
Happy Magdalena Racing partner 08/01/2013 Jennifer Edwards post Virginia Derby G2 with her trophy - won by War Dancer. CLICK TO VIEW LARGER PHOTO and scroll
GOLDEN TICKET wins the Prairie Meadows H by 8 07/28/2013 Magic City Thorougbbred's G1 Travers SW GOLDEN TICKET romped in the Prairie Meadows H. to score by 8 widening lengths. He has earned $896,323.
On the same day Allegheny Angel broke her maiden in a MSW at Ellis, Kid Twist also won at Ellis and 2 year old colt Stroll the Victory was second at Sartoga in his first start.
FLASHY AMERICAN second in the Shuvee G3 07/20/2013 Recent Iowa Distaff Stakes Winner, FLASHY AMERICAN ran a willing second in theShuvee H. G3 at Saratoga. She has upped her earnings to $265,133 for owner Preston Stable LLC.
Here come the 2 year olds! 07/15/2013 Charmed Hour owned by Landaluce Educe Stables raced close to the pace and then extended four wide to get up for the win in her first start.
FLASHY AMERICAN takes the Iowa Distaff 06/29/2013 FLASHY AMERICAN, responded gamely and took the Iowa Distaff adding blak type to her pedigree page. She has earned 1/4 million for her owner Preston Stables, LLC.
JAVA'S WAR to enter the SWAPS S. G2 at Hollywood 06/28/2013 Trainer Ken McPeek confirmed to racing secretary Martin Panza on the morning of June 27 that Java's War will be arriving at Hollywood Park July 1. The bay colt will be stabled in the barn of Hall of Fame conditioner Jack Van Berg.
Atigun and Air Support Head Colonial Turf Cup 06/20/2013 Atigun and Air Support head a solid field of eight older horses, including Swift Warrior, ready to duke it out in the $300,000 Colonial Turf Cup Stakes (gr. 2) June 22 at Colonial Downs.
GOLDEN TICKET 2nd in the G1 Stephen Foster 06/16/2013 G1 TRAVERS winner GOLDEN TICKET came 4 wide to be a willing second in the G1 Stephen Foster H at Churchill Downs. He is owned by Magic City Thoroughbred Partners.
PRAIA second in the Regret S G3 06/16/2013 PRAIA owned by Haras Old Friends, followed a similar path to Golden Ticket and swung wide to get up willingly for the place in the G3 Regret S. also at Churchill.
Magdalena's WAR DANCER second in the Centaur S. 06/16/2013 G2 stakes placed War Dancer running for Magdalena Racing, ran evenly to get up for second in the Centaur S. going a flat mile on the turf at Indiana Downs. He has earned over $133,000.
FRAC DADDY works over the track 06/06/2013 FRAC DADDY had a maintenance breeze over the Belmont surface going 5 furlongs.
See FRAC DADDY in his stall 06/05/2013 CLICK HERE to see short video (Courtesy of the Blood Horse)
FRAC DADDY running in the Belmont 06/03/2013 Trainer Ken McPeek confirmed June 3 that Magic City Thoroughbred Partners' Frac Daddy will run in the June 8 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
It was a DOUBLE PLAY at Prairie Meadows 06/01/2013
OUR DOUBLE PLAY scored in the Prairie Mile Stakes in wire to wire fashion. He is owned by JCM Racing and was bred by W.D. Burris, Inc. In the next race, HITECHNOWEENIE won the Panthers S for owner Peter J Callahan. She came three wide and drew away.
HITECHNOWEENIE is the 140th stakes winner to date for Kenny.
ATIGUN 2nd in a G3 05/26/2013 SW ATIGUN ran a strong second in the Louisville H G3 at Churchill going 1 1/2 miles on the turf.
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.
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