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    • ONCOURTCOMMENTATOR scores exciting 1st tie out MSW win
      06/29/2024

      Elkstone homebred ONCOURTCOMMENTATOR  (Uncle Mo) raced a mile 1/16 on the turf at Laurel to spurt to an easy win first time out. She settled off the pace then accelerated under a hand ride 5 or 6 wide to clear tiring foes for the victory by 2 lengths. This exciting filly is trained by Brittany Russell. 
      Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $32,430.

    • LIFELOVENLAUGHTER victorious in Laurel Allowance
      06/23/2024

      Elkstone homebred LIFELOVENLAUGHTER (Lemon Drop Kid) stalked a dueling pair on the inner rail, then advancedin the two path to get her head in front for the in by a neck. She raced 1 1/18 on the turf in allowance company at Laurel. Thus uis her thrid win. The filly is trained by Michael J. Trombetta. She has hit the board twice in 4th in stakes company.

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      11 3 2 1 $184,730

       

    • EFF THIRTY FIVE graduates wire to wire at Pimlico
      05/17/2024

      Proud of EFF THIRTY FIVE(Yoshida (JPN)) - he graduated by 2 1/4 lengths going gate to wire in a MSW at Pimlico on Black-Eyed Susan day. Selected as a yearling and started by Custom Care Equine, he is owned by The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) and trained by Brittany Russell. 

       

    • CCE Grad MYSTIC PLEASURE takes Churchill allowance
      05/02/2024

      Breaking from the outside post, MYSTIC PLEASURE (Good Magic) was quick out of the gate and had cleared her field heading into the stretch in this salty 7 1/2 furlong 1X allowance at Churchill.  She won by a length. The 3 year old filly is trained by Rodolphe Brisset
      for owner Storyteller Racing.
      Breeder: SF Bloodstock LLC

    • Uncorked Continues Legacy of Lonhro in Royal Heroine
      05/01/2024

      Accimated at Custom Care,

      Beginning the North American phase of her career with Brittany Russell on the mid-Atlantic circuit, Uncorked immediately showed improved form. Beaten just a neck in an allowance at Delaware Park on her United States debut last May, Uncorked captured a pair of allowances at Monmouth Park and took second and third in similar events at Laurel Park and Delaware Park in her next four starts. Fading to sixth after pressing the pace in the nine-furlong Athenia Stakes, Uncorked gained her first black type after closing well to take third in the Forever Together Stakes at Aqueduct in November. Switched to the West Coast and the barn of Phil D'Amato, Uncorked was making her first start of the year in the Royal Heroine. Reserved off the pace early by Frankie Dettori, she slipped through on the rail turning for home and powered clear to score by two lengths.

    • Mister B graduates MSW in his first start
      05/01/2024

      Making his first start sprinting 5 1/2 fulongs in a MSW at PARX, Mister B (Collected) put his head in front immediately and never looked back. Despite racing wide, he won  by 2 lengths. Mister B is trained for the The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) by Michael J. Maker.
      Breeder: Forgotten Land Investment, Inc.

    • UNCORKED Pops in Royal Heroine G3
      04/28/2024

      UNCORKED was received  out of quarantine by Donna Freyer and was acclimated at Custom Care Equine over some time before going to the track,

       

    • CARVELLIAN QUEST wins his 3rd for for Elkstone Group
      03/23/2024

      CARVELLIAN QUEST (Practical Joke) raced 7 furlongs at Laurel to a 1 1/4 length win.  He stalked between horses then cleared at the 1/8th pole for the win.  He is trained by Michael J. Trombetta for The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant). The breeders of record are Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman & Milton P. Higgins, II

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      12 3 2 3 $117,225
       
    • MUDVILLE NINE wins at Aqueduct for new connections
      03/22/2024

       MUDVILLE NINE (Hard Spun) got a short break after being claimed by trainer Rob Atras and came back to reward his new connections with a win racing 6 furlongs at Aqueduct. He was hustled out of the gate and moved to the outside to close and win by 2 1/4. He is now owned by 
      Robert A. Derr.

    • FITTS N STARTS wins her second at the Fair Grounds
      03/17/2024

      FITTS N STARTS (West Coast) annexed her second win at the Fair Grounds. She pressed the pace just outside the leader and cleared in deepstretch for the win by 1 1/2 lengths. She raced a mile on the dirt., The LA Bred filly is trained by W. Bret Calhoun for  The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) Breeder: Evers Group LLC

    • SW MARKET ALERT wins 2 in a row = win #8
      03/09/2024

      SW MARKET ALERT (D'Funnybone) has brought many happy connections to the winner's circle. The 6 year old  made it 2 in a row winning this time going 6 1/2 furlongs at Aqueduct for a $25,000 tag. Gunned at the start for his common wire-to-wire style, he was cut off and willingly switched to rally up the inside  and immediately rewarded his new connections with a win. He was haltered again and once more we hope he brings still another set of connections to the winner's circle.

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      38 8 4 8 $568,725
    • The Elkstone Group LLC - Stuart Grant - garners 2023 Maryland Owner of the Year
      02/29/2024

      Custom Care Equine owner The Elkstone Group LLC, Stuart Grant, is named  the 2023 Maryland Owner of the Year!
      From 98 Maryland starts in 2023, Grant won at a 23.4% clip, with three of those wins coming in stakes company with his mare Hybrid Eclipse!
      On "X" he responded Thanks to  @MrsRussell26  and  @trombetta_mike  for making 2023 such a successful year. Thanks also to the gang a #C-Dogfarm (Bobby Goodyear) and  @djfreyer  and the  @camdentraining1

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    • CLICK TO CONFIRM wins her 4th
      02/26/2024

      Multiple stakes placed CLICK TO CONFIRM ( Tonalist) raced 1 1/16 at Laurel to a win. She started inside and then eased out to clear her field for her 4th win. She was claimed out of this AOC and we wish her new connections the best.racing luck. B: The Elkstone Group LLC (MD)

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      26 4 4 7 $222,128
    • MEGAN MAKIN MONEY wins her 3rd in a row
      02/18/2024

      MEGAN MAKIN MONEY (Kantharos) is very popular in the claim box and has been haltered in her last five starts including her maiden and has won 3 in a row for various connections. She was claimed out of today's win sprinting at Gulfstream by Ronald Coy for Gran Chinito Stable. We hope she takes them to the winner's circle too.
      Breeder: Helen Barbazon & Joseph Barbazon Breeder: Helen Barbazon & Joseph Barbazon

    • MARKET ALERT win his 7th and goes over 1/2 million in earnings
      02/17/2024

      SW MARKET ALERT (D'Funnybone) is still winning at 6. He wired the field to win his 7th race - this time at a mile at Aqueduct for a $32,000 tag. He won by 1 1/2 lengths for his next set of new connections trainer Mertkan Kantarmaci and owner Diane Balsamo. 

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      37 7 4 8 $543,42
    • MEGAN MAKIN MONEY wins her 3rd
      01/08/2024

      MEGAN MAKIN MONEY (Kantharos) is very popular in the claim box and has been haltered in her last two starts including her maiden win. Now trained by Kelly Breen for owner  M and W Stables, LLC, she overcame a bump at the start and was leading by the 1/4 pole.  She stayed there for the win. Breeder: Helen Barbazon & Joseph Barbazon is very popular in the claim box and has been haltered in her last two starts including her maiden win. Now trained by Kelly Breen for owner  M and W Stables, LLC and now after her second win in a row, she has been claimed again. Racing 6 furlongs at Gulfstream she was in the lead by the 1/4 and stayed there for an easy victory.  Breeder: Helen Barbazon & Joseph Barbazon

    • Stakes placed GOTTS GOT IT wins his 3rd
      12/21/2023

      Two-year-old GOTTS GOT  IT (Kantharos)  broke his maiden in a MSW at Presque Isle and followed that with an allowance win and a stakes placing in the Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes at the same track. Today he endured bumper cars at the start but persevered and dueled up the inside to gain and hold the lead to win for the 3rd time. This time was at 6 1/2 furlongs on the dirt at Tampa Bay in an AOC. GOTTS GOT IT is an Elkstone homebred trained by Ron Potts.

    • 2 yo BATTLING TIME graduates MSW
      12/16/2023

      Two-year-old filly BATTLING TIME (Great Notion) graduated in her 3rd start going 1 1/16 on the Laurel dirt. She was slow out of the gate and then came determinedly on the outside to clear the field for a win by a length.  She is owned by the Elkstone Group and was bred by Hillwood Stable.

    • NYRA Circuit Veteran, Near-Millionaire Warhorse Eye Luv Lulu Preparing For New Career
      12/09/2023

      The tenacious gelding Eye Luv Lulu, a regular on the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit from 2013-20 and started at CUSTOM CARE EQUINE, is readying for the next chapter of his career at Second Chance Thoroughbreds in Spencer, N.Y. thanks to his breeder Donald Newman's son, Richard Newman, and the hard work of the non-profit retraining facility.  CLICK TITLE TO READ MORE

    • MEGAN MAKIN MONEY wins again
      12/09/2023

      MEGAN MAKIN MONEY is very popular in the claim box and has been haltered in her last two starts including her maiden win. Now trained by Kelly Breen for owner  M and W Stables, LLC, she overcame a bump at the start and was leading by the 1/4 pole.  She stayed there for the win. Breeder: Helen Barbazon & Joseph Barbazon

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      14 2 5 2 $71,365
       
    • MOUNT ATHOS(GB) 2nd in listed stakes in France
      12/04/2023

      The world id=s getting smaller. MOUNT  ATHOS(GB)(Dark Angel(ire) ran  2nd in the PRIX LUTHIER-Listed  going 7 1/2f (AWT)at Deauville.
      O-Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum
       B-Rabbah Bloodstock Limited (GB)
      T-James Tate

    • UNCORKED (AUS) adds her first black-type in the Forever Together
      11/20/2023

      UNCORKED (AUS) (Pierro)(AUS) broke her maiden in Australia. Since her arrival in the US, she has been consistently on the board in allowance company and after one off-the-board race in stakes company, she added black-type running 3rd in the Forever Together Stakes at Aqueduct. She came from last with good energy and just missed the place by a nose. She is trained by Brittany T. Russell for The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant).
      Breeder: Mr. A Galbraith

    • SENATOR KELLY graduates at Laurel
      11/11/2023

      SENATOR KELLY (Bourbon Courage) has been on the board in all 6 previous starts but completed the job today breaking his maiden racing 6 furlongs at Laurel. He broke slowly and made his way through traffic to find the wire in front by a nose. SENATOR KELLY is a homebred for The Elkstone Group LLC.
      Trainer: Brittany T. Russell
       

    • MEGAN MAKIN MONEY graduates at Gulfstream
      11/04/2023

      MEGAN MAKIN MONEY  did just that - sprinting 5 furlongs to graduate wire to wire  at Gulfstream by 2 1/2 lengths. She has been on the board in her last few starts and so has already earned over $50,000. Trained by   Victor Barboza, Jr. for owner Veb Racing Stable Corp,
      Breeder: Helen Barbazon & Joseph Barbazon

    • AMANDA'S FOLLY wins the $200,000 Ticonderoga S
      10/31/2023

      Courtesy of the Paulick Report

      In Race 6, a late surge by the Jose Ortiz-piloted AMANDA'S FOLLY  was enough to secure victory over the game pacesetter Silver Skillet in an off-the-turf edition of the $200,000 Ticonderoga originally scheduled at 1 1/16-miles over the inner turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. CLICK TITLE TO READ MORE

    • RED WINE TIME makes it 2 in a row
      10/28/2023

      RED WINE TIME (Tonalist) trained by Rodolfo Sanchez-Salomon for  J R Sanchez Racing Stable made it 2 in a row at Delaware Park. As before got off to a slow start some lengths behind but picked up steam and circled wide then wider to win by 4 lengths going a mile aat Delaware Park.  She was bred by The Elkstone Group LLC

    • LIFESPAN makes start 60 count with a win!
      10/26/2023

      LIFESPAN (Animal Kingdom) is a real warrior with 60 starts. He has been paying his way by hitting the board, but today he added a win going a mile on the dirt at Delaware Park. He made his way to the rail, cut the corner and slipped through as the leader drifted out and won by 1 1/2 lengths for trainer Jose A. Ramirez and owner Francisco G. Ramirez

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      60 4 13 10 $149,981
    • RED WINE TIME wins by 9 3/4 at Delaware Park
      10/12/2023

      RED WINE TIME (Tonalist) trained by Rodolfo Sanchez-Salomon for  J R Sanchez Racing Stable got off to a slow start some lengths behind but picked up steam and circled wide then wider to win by over 9 lengths going a mile and seventy at Delaware Park.  She was bred by The Elkstone Group LLC

    • 2 yo GOTTS GOT IT adds black-type at Presque Isle
      09/27/2023

      The Elkstone Group's homebred Kantharos gelding GOTTS GOT IT made it 2 in a row after breaking his maiden. Stepping up into stakes company in the itz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes at Preque Isle Downs, he closed well on the outside to gain the place and his r first black-type. GOTTS GOT IT is trained by Ron Potts. 

      On the same day, BENCH WALK (Bernardini) won his 3rd - this one for owner/trainer Nirka Huertas at Finger Lakes.

    • VAX A NATION wins his 2nd
      09/25/2023

      Back at Pimlico after 2 on the board starts at Colonial Downs, Elkstone homebred VAX A NATION (Liam's Map) raced 1 1/8 miles on the dirt due to heavy weather tool the race off the turf. He was jostled at the start but quickly gained the lead and held it to win by 5 1/4 lengths. He is trained by Michael Trombetta. This 3 year old gelding makes money almost every time he steps into the starting gate,

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      12 2 6 2 $127,930
    • GET SMOKIN WIRES KENTUCKY TURF CUP
      09/10/2023

      "(Get Smokin is) an absolute dream to own. He just lays it out for you every single time," Malter, the managing partner of Ironhorse Racing Stable, said after the Turf Cup. "I think he was just screaming for the humans to come up with a plan for him. We made a plan. I said I wanted to run in this race, and (trainer) Mark (Casse) said to me, 'You're one of my crazier owners. This idea, I don't think is that crazy.' So I'm glad I have a trainer who is willing to listen to some of my crazy ideas."  CLICK TITLE TO READ MORE

    • EARLEY ROSE adds win #2
      09/08/2023

      EARLEY ROSE (Warrior's Reward) raced a mile and 70 at Delaware Park to win for the 2nd time. She was never far off the pace but had to rally then duel to get the nod by a nose. She is trained by  Charles L. Frock for owner C and B Stables. HEARLEY ROSE was bred by   Dr. Wilfrid Robinson & Limestone Thoroughbreds.

    • THE RAGE OF ART wins at Louisiana Downs
      09/03/2023

      THE RAGE OF ART (Take of the Cat) was purchased by Elkstone as a yearling but was claimed soon after her maiden win. She added win #2 today for new connections owner  L and G Racing Stables and trainer Cesar Govea. Sprinting 5 furlongs on the turf at Louisiana Downs she came 2 wde for the win.  Breeder: Parrish Hill Farm & Ashford Stud

    • AMANDA'S FOLLY 2nd in the Fleet Indian
      08/28/2023

      AMANDA'S FOLLY (f, 3, Mendelssohn) stepped up into stakes company in the 1 1/8th Fleet Indian and checked in a tired 2nd over a deep track. She had wired the field to win in allowance company at Saratoga in her prior start . The 3 year old  filly was claimed by owner/trainer Linda Rice in April of this year and immediately proved the value of the claim.
      Lifetime Record: 15- 4-4-1, $229,650.
      B-Lambholm (NY)

    • MUDVILLE NINE graduates at Saratoga
      08/21/2023

      Elkstone's MUDVILLE NINE stalked and then cleared to the outside to win and break his maiden by a head - racing 6 furlongs on the dirt. He was claimed out of this race and we wish his new connections the best of racing luck.

    • GOTTS GOT IT makes it 2 in a row
      08/17/2023

      The Elkstone Group's homebred Kantharos gelding GOTTS GOT IT won for the second time in a row. He broke his maiden in a MSW last out and followed that up with a wire-to-wire win in his first allowance condition. He raced 6 furlongs on the all-weather track to win by 2 1/4 lengths. GOTTS GOT IT is trained by Ron Potts.

    • 2 NICE WINNERS FOR CUSTOM CARE!
      08/13/2023

      Earlier in 2022, ONEROLLOFTHEDICE (Dialed In) added her first black type with a willing late surge to be 3rd in the Orleans Stakes at Delta Downs and followed that with a  win in an AOC sprint at  Evangeline  Downs for win #6! Given a year off, she is back with an allowance win (her 7th) sprinting at Evangeline Downs, She closed to get her head in front where it counted,
      Breeder: Morris B. Floyd & Gary Layman. Record: 14 76 0 3  $130,80

      UNCORKED(AUS) (Pierro (AUS)) was racing in Australia last year and broke her maiden there. Making her first start in the US, she was 2nd in allowance company at Delaware Park. Last month racing 1 1/16 on the turf at Monmouth, she bid between horses on the far turn and kicked clear for the win - her 2nd - by 2 1/4 lengths. Today she won again in allowance company at Monmpit going 1 1/16 on the turf. She raced off the pace and closed to  win my a head.  She is trained by Trainer: Brittany T. Russell for The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant).

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      13 3 3 1 $137,299
       
    • ANITA MARGARITA graduates MSW on the turf at Woodbine
      07/30/2023

      ANITA MARGARITA (Unified) was off well and stalked in 2nd just behind the leader. She cleared at the 1/16th pole and ran on to win by 1 3/4. She raced 1 1/16 on the turf for owner/trainer Nicholas Nosowenko
      Breeder: Old Dominion Thoroughbreds

    • AMANDA'S FOLLY wins Saratoga Allowance
      07/27/2023

      AMANDA'S FOLLY (f, 3, Mendelssohn) was claimed by owner/trainer Linda Rice in April of this year and  immediately proved the value of the claim by winning right back and in allowance company. She has followed that with 2 on the board finishes and today wired the field to win in allowance company at Saratoga.
      Lifetime Record: 14- 4-3-1, $189,650.
      B-Lambholm (NY)

    • FITTS N STARTS graduates at Evangeline
      07/21/2023

      FITTS N STARTS (West Coast) broke last but worked her way up the inside to win by 1/2 a length and clear the maiden ranks in her 3rd start, The LA Bred filly is trained by W. Bret Calhoun for  The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant)
      Breeder: Evers Group LLC

    • Elkstone homebred LIFELOVENLAUGHTER takes opening day allowance at Saratoga!
      07/15/2023

      Courtesy of the TDN
      3rd-Saratoga, $106,950, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($62,500), 7-14, 3yo, f, 1m (off turf), 1:38.78, ft, 2 3/4 lengths.
      LIFELOVENLAUGHTER (f, 3, Lemon Drop Kid--Too Foofoo for You, by Freud) broke her maiden over the turf at second asking at Pimlico last fall before finishing off the board in the Chelsea Flower S. during the Belmont at the Big A meet and in the Tepin S. in Ozone Park. After a break, she was fifth against allowance company in Baltimore May 20, but she just missed by a neck June 22 at Belmont. Trying dirt for the first time in this off-turf affair, the 8-5 shot led up the backstretch before trading blows with even-money favorite Quarrel (Speightstown) into the far turn. Edging away at the quarter pole, the bay filly increased her margin down the lane and went on to graduate by 2 3/4 lengths over Modern Love (Curlin). The first of her dam's offspring, the winner has only one other sibling--a 2-year-old colt by Include. Lifetime Record: 7-2-1-1, $137,930.
      O/B-The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) (MD); T-Michael J. Trombetta. 

    • CARVELLIAN QUEST wins his 2nd at Laurel
      07/08/2023

      CARVELLIAN QUEST (Practical Joke) graduated at Laurel in an off-the-turf race at a mile, He won as he pleased by 5 lengths. This time racing 7 furlongs on the dirt again at Laurel ihe waited and then pounced in the stretch and won by 4He is trained by Michael J. Trombetta for The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant). The breeders of record are Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman & Milton P. Higgins, III

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      8 2 1 3 $90,995
    • RATIONALMILLENNIAL wins her 2nd by 5
      07/06/2023

      Off the favorite, RATIONALMILLENNIAL (Orb) raced a mile on the dirt at Laurel to her 2nd win. She ranged up the outside and kicked clear for a 5 length victory. She is owned and trained by Corrales Racing, LLC / Jose Corrales and was bred by The Elkstone Group LLC.

    • GET SMOKIN 2nd by a neck in the G2 Wise Dan S
      07/02/2023

      SW and MGStakes Placed GET SMOKIN (g, 6, Get Stormy--Hookah Lady, by Smoke Glacken) has raced from Meydan to Del Mar to Saratoga. He got 2023 started with an allowance win at Gulfstream and then a 2nd in the Arlington Stakes G3 at Churchill where he just got nipped at the wire. Trying the G2 Wise Dan at Ellis, he led until the shadow of the wire and then could not hold off a closer so lost by a neck.
      Sales History: $11,000 Ylg '18 FTKOCT O-Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC, BlackRidge Stables LLC, T-N-T Equine Holdings, LLC and Saratoga Seven Racing Partners, LLC; B-Hurstland Farm, Inc. & James Greene Jr. (KY); T-Mark E. Casse

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      25 5 7 2 $665,227
       
    • UNCORKED(AUS) wins Monmouth allowance
      07/01/2023

      UNCORKED(AUS) (Pierro (AUS)) was racing in Australia last year and broke her maiden there. Making her first start in the US, she was 2nd in allowance company at Delaware Park. Today racing 1 1/16 on the turf at Monmouth, she bid between horses on the far turn and kicked clear for the win - her 2nd - by 2 1/4 lengths. She is trained by Trainer: Brittany T. Russell for The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant).

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      11 2 3 0 $95,499
       
    • IT'S VIPER adds black-type in the Tale of the Cat S
      06/26/2023

      After 2 allowance wins in a row, IT'S VIPER (Super Saver) tried stakes company In the Tale of the Cat Stakes at Monmouth. He was off a bit slow and got soundly bumped at the start but was able to run 3rd and gain his first black-type.  Brittany Russell trains the Elkstone Group homebred.

    • ALVY wins at by 6 at Delaware Park
      06/22/2023

      Now owned at trained by Chelsey E. Moysey, ALVY (Accelerate) pressed the pace, cleared early then drew off to win by  6 lengths racing a mile on the dirt at Delaware Park. Breeder: The Elkstone Group LLC

    • Elkstone homebred THE ADDISON POUR makes it 2 in a row
      06/18/2023

      THE ADDISON POUR (Tonalist) made it 2 in a row racing very wide throughout but getting up for the win by a neck going 1 1/16 on the turf in allowance company at  Laurel.  O/B-The Elkstone Group LLC (MD) T-Brittany T. Russell.

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      9 4 1 1 $146,185
       
    • VAX A NATION graduates at Laurel despite jock's loss of whip
      06/17/2023

      Elkstone homebred VAX A NATION (Liam's Map) has been on the board in his last 7 starts and is already approaching $100,000 in earnings. He was favored to win today and he did - despite his jockey's loss of his whip. VAX A NATION  surged under a hand ride to clear his rivals and win by a neck. Trained by Michael Trombetta, the 3 year old gelding raced 1 1/16 on the Laurel turf.

    • BOSS ANGEL sprints to 7 length wire to wire win
      06/15/2023

      BOSS ANGEL (Holy Boss) sprinted 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass at Delaware Park. She broke on top on the inside and never looked back, drawing off to a 7-length victory. She is trained by  Lacey Gaudet for owner Squire Thoroughreds LLC.
      Breeder: Anchor & Hope Farm, Inc. & Copper Penny Stables

    • 2 yo CAP COM wins his first outing
      06/05/2023

      Two year old colt CAP COM  (Lookin at Lucky) began his career sprinting 4 1/2 furlongs at Pimlico. He chased the pace, came between horses and was bumped and herded, but still managed to win by a neck He is trained by Michael J. Trombetta and is an Elkstone homebred. A first out win is always exciting.
       

    • 6 yo GET SMOKIN adds G3 stakes placing in the Arlington S. at Churchill
      06/04/2023

      SW and MGStakes Placed GET SMOKIN (g, 6, Get Stormy--Hookah Lady, by Smoke Glacken) raced from Meydan to Saratoga in 2022 and got 2023 started with an allowance win at Gulfstream. Today he showed up at Churchill Down in the Arlington Stakes G3 and just get nipped at the wire. Sales History: $11,000 Ylg '18 FTKOCT
      O-Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC, BlackRidge Stables LLC, T-N-T Equine Holdings, LLC and Saratoga Seven Racing Partners, LLC; B-Hurstland Farm, Inc. & James Greene Jr. (KY); T-Mark E. Casse

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      24 5 6 2 $587,727
       

       

    • S. MUFFIN makes it 2 impressive wins in a row!
      06/03/2023

       S. MUFFIN (Into Mischief) broke his maiden easily mid May sprinting in a MSW on the turf at Pimlico. He settled on the lead until asked and then extended his  lead to graduate by 3 3/4 lengths. Racing back at Delaware Park in his first allowance condition, he repeated the scenario and won for the second time in a row.  S. Muffin is trained by  Brittany T. Russell for the Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant). He was bred by R. S. Evans. Keep an eye on this one!

    • IT'S VIPER won his 2nd Pimlico Allowance in a row
      05/28/2023

      Two weeks ao, IT'S VIPER ( c, 3, Super Saver) steadied mid-pack then came through traffic and surged wide in the stretch to win by 1 1/2 lengths. Today racing 1 1/8 he was bumped soon after the start and wove through traffic to surge clear at the end to win by 2 1/4 lengths. Brittany Russell trains him for the Elkstone Group.

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      9 4 1 0 $141,470
       

       

    • CROSSTALK wins her 3rd race = 2nd race in a row this year
      05/23/2023

      CROSSTALK set the pace then kept the lead to win by 1 3/4 sprinting at Finger Lakes. She is owned by her trainer Jeremiah C. Englehart and 
      Sheila Englehart and was bred by Berkshire Stud, Indy Stables & B.D. Gibbs Farm.

    • S. MUFFIN graduates wire to wire at Pimlico
      05/20/2023

      Off the favorite, S. MUFFIN (Into Mischief) broke alertly and settled on the lead until asked and then extended his lead to win and graduate by 3 3/4 lengths. S. Muffin is trained by  Brittany T. Russell for the Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant). He was bred by R. S. Evans. 

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      7 1 2 3 $59,160
       
    • ALVY wins his second
      05/19/2023

      Making his second start lifetime and her first this year, ALVY (Accelerate), an Elkstone homebred, raced a mile to graduation at Laurel. At Pimlico going 1 1/16 on the dirt, ALVY split horses to reach the lead and win by 2 lengths = win #2.He is trained by Brittany T. Russell.

    • 3 allowance winners at Pimlico today!
      05/15/2023

      Three Elkstone homebreds win on the same card at Pimlico

      SOLVING PROGRESS (f, 3, Malibu Moon) graduated in an off-turf MSW at 1 1/16 following an on-the-board finish in her last start. She remained a comfortable 3rd until kicking clear for the win by three lengths. The filly is trained by Michael J. Trombetta.

      COVER THE SPREAD (f, 3,Will Take Charge) also raced 1 1/16 on the dirt. She raced off the pace but then when asked she surged to a 5 length win in allowance company. She is trained by Brittany Russell.

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      4 2 0 2 $80,040
       

       IT'S VIPER ( c, 3, Super Saver) also raced 1 1/16 in an  AOC at Pimlico. The 3-year-old colt steadied off heels in mid-pack then came through traffic and surged wide in the stretch to win by 1 1/2 lengths. He is also trained by Brittany Russell.

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      8 3 1 0 $112,670
       
    • THE CUSTOM POUR adds his 3rd win
      05/06/2023

      THE CUSTOM POUR (Tonalist) wins at Laurel.   The Elkstone Group LLC homebred raced 1 1/8 on the turf to win by 5 1/4 lengths. He os trained by  Brittany T. Russell. He stalked and then cleared for his 3rd win.

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      8 3 1 1 $117,385
    • MYSTIC PLEASURE takes $90K MSW at Oaklawn
      05/05/2023

      Courtesy of the TDN
      4th-Oaklawn, $90,000, Msw, 5-4, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, 1:11.80, ft, 3 1/4 lengths.
      MYSTIC PLEASURE (f, 3, Good Magic--Disposablepleasure {MGSW & GISP, $535,460}, by Giacomo), second by clear margin on debut over the all-weather track at Turfway Mar. 31, was tabbed the 6-5 choice in her return spot on the main track Thursday. Always well positioned on the outside in third, she had plenty of momentum off the turn while still racing three wide. Kept under a ride the length of the stretch, she drew clear to defeat Chanisa (Dortmund) by 3 1/4 lengths. Mystic Pleasure has a 2-year-old full-sister yet to make the races. Sales History: $35,000 Ylg '21 KEEJAN; $210,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $68,000.
      O-The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) and Full of Run Racing II, LLC; B-SF Bloodstock LLC (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.

       

    • AMANDA'S FOLLY wins Belmont Allowance for new connections
      05/05/2023

      AMANDA'S FOLLY (f, 3, Mendelssohn) makes it 2 in a row. She was claimed by owner/trainer Linda Rice out of her last start and has immediately proven the value of the claim by winning right back and in allowance company. She came 5 wide, cleared, and won by 3 3/4 eased up, and much the best.
      Lifetime Record: 11-3-2-0, $109,250.
      O/T-Linda Rice
      B-Lambholm (NY)

    • CARVELLIAN QUEST graduates at Laurel
      05/01/2023

      CARVELLIAN QUEST (Practical Joke) was scheduled to race on the turf at 1 1/16 but ended up at a mile on the dirt when the race came off the grass. He stalked, overtook his rival and then cleared and won as he pleased by 5 lengths. He os trained by  Michael J. Trombetta
      for The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant). The breeders of record are  Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman & Milton P. Higgins, III

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      6 1 1 3 $61,025

       

       

    • CROSSTALK wns her 2nd - wire to wire
      04/25/2023

      CROSSTALK ( Temple City) got the ball rolling wiring the field to break her maiden racing 6 furlongs on the dirt for trainer David P. Duggan and owner Standard Racing. The 3-year-old filly was bred by Berkshire Stud, Indy Stables & B.D. Gibbs Farm. She was claimed out of her race by trainer Jeremiah C. Englehart for owners Jesse  Englehart and Sheila Englehart. She gave them 3 on the board finishes and now a wire to wire  win sprinting 4 1/2 furlongs at Finger Lakes.

    • RED WINE TIME wins her 2nd
      04/21/2023

      RED WINE TIME (Tonalist) trained by Rodolfo Sanchez-Salomon for  J R Sanchez Racing Stable got off to a slow start some lengths behind but picked up steam and circled wide then wider for the win.  She was bred by The Elkstone Group LLC

    • DOMITIA LUCILLA wins in allowance company at Mahoning Valley
      04/04/2023

       DOMITIA LUCILLA (Carpe Diem)  graduated at Keeneland wiring the field to win  by 3 1/2. She was claimed out of the race and won today for her current connections trainer Richard Estvanko and owner Shawn O'Brien. She stalked the pace in third and then 2nd and surged in deep stretch for the win. This one in alowance company  at Mahoning Valley Race Course.  She was bred by Monticule

    • 6 year old GET SMOKIN starts 2023 campaign with a Gulfstream Allowance Win
      04/03/2023

      Courtesy of the TDN
      Gulfstream, $73,000, Alw. - GET SMOKIN (g, 6, Get Stormy--Hookah Lady, by Smoke Glacken) ...competed at tracks as diverse as Meydan to Saratoga in 2022. The 5-2 favorite hugged the inner rail while controlling the pace up front and, despite a challenge past the sixteenth pole from the charging Saratoga Flash (Laoban), he was able to hang on by a nose for the off-thebench victory.
      Sales History: $11,000 Ylg '18 FTKOCT. Lifetime Record: MGSW, 22-5-5-2, $540,292.
      O-Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC, BlackRidge Stables LLC, T-N-T Equine Holdings, LLC and Saratoga Seven Racing Partners, LLC; B-Hurstland Farm, Inc. & James Greene Jr. (KY); T-Mark E. Casse

    • KITCHEN FIRE wins his16th and 2nd in a row!
      03/16/2023

      Elkstone Bred KITCHEN FIRE (First Defence)  might have a record for bringing more connections into the winner's circle than any other horse running. He is now owned and trained by Kerri Raven and won his 16th and second race in a row for her.  Sprinting on the dirt at Tampa Bay again, this time he wired the field. KITCHEN FIRE has started at 12 different race tracks from Woodbine to Gulfstream and has won on most of them

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      56 16 9 9 $282,898
    • Elkstone's ALVY graduates art Laurel
      03/11/2023

      Making her second start lifetime and her first this year, ALVY (Accelerate), an Elkstone homebred, raced a mile to graduation at Laurel. She stalked the pace on the outisde then circled her field to draw away for the win by 4 1.2 lengths. She is trained by Brittany T. Russell.

    • SW MARKET ALERT wins his 6th
      03/05/2023

      SW of Belmont'ss Saginaw Stakes, MARKET ALERT was 2nd recently in the Say Florida Sandy Stakes and today wired the field to win his 6th race - this time at a flat mile in an AOC at Aqueduct. He won by 4 1/2 lengths. MARKET ALERT was claimed out of his race and goes to trainer Orlando Noda and Final Turn Racing. 

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      27 6 3 5 $467,600
       
    • 8 year old KITCHEN FIRE wins race #15!
      02/20/2023

      Elkstone Bred KITCHEN FIRE (First Defence)  might have a record for bringing more connections into the winner's circle than any other horse running. He is now owned and trained by Kerri Raven and won his 15th race for her. Sprinting on the dirt at Tampa Bay he raced inside close to the pace then rallied for the win by 2 lengths. KITCHEN FIRE has started at 12 different race tracks from Woodbine to Gulfstream and has won on most of them.

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      55 15 9 9 $273,298
       
    • TORCH OF TRUTH wins his 7th and 2nd in a row
      02/06/2023

      The ultra-consistent gelding TORCH OF TRUTH (Not for Love) is BACK at 8. He added win #7 at Laurel going a mile and won off by 5 lengths in allowance company. It was his 2nd win in a row this year!  He is trained by Michael J. Trombetta for Marie Trombetta and was bred by The Elkstone Group LLC. 

      Lifetime: 33   7  8    5    $352,710

       

       

    • PLOT THE DOTS now a SW
      01/22/2023

      Multiple stakes placed PLOT THE DOTS (Uncle Mo) is now a STAKES WINNER r PLOT THE DOTS has brought a series of owners to the winner's circle. Claimed again recently by trainer Norman L. Cash or  Built Wright Stables, LLC, he again rewarded his new connections - this time with a stakes win in the Jennings Stakes at Laurel at a mile. He won by 5!

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      33 8 6 3 $436,716
       
    • FULL DINNER JACKET wins at Sam Houston
      01/21/2023

      FULL DINNER JACKET (Tapizar) got his start at Laurel and now at Sam Houston he won racing 1 mile and 70 on the dirt. He was forwardly placed and sustained a long drive to the wire. The five-year-old gelding is now owned by Zachary Roush and trained by  Karl Broberg. He was bred by the Elkstone Group.
       

    • TORCH OF TRUTH wins his 6th starting his 8 year old campaign of with a bang!
      01/15/2023

      The ultra-consistent gelding TORCH OF TRUTH (Not for Love) is BACK at 8. He added win #6 at Laurel going a mile and an 1/16th. He is trained by Michael J. Trombetta for Marie Trombetta and was bred by The Elkstone Group LLC. 

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      32 6 8 5 $309,930
    • IT'S VIPER wins his 2nd by almost 6 lengths
      01/14/2023

      Elkstone homebred IT'S VIPER ( Super Saver) broke his maiden in the late fall, ran back in allowance company and hit the board. Today won in a starter optional claimer ($50K) at a mile at Aqueduct. He raced forwardly and was on the lead by the 3/4 pole and went on to win by 5 3/4. He is trained by Brittany T. Russell.

      Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
      5 2 0 0 $60,290
       
    • CUSTOM CARE EQUINE STAKES EXACTA
      01/09/2023

      SAY FLORIDA SANDY S., $97,000, Aqueduct, 1-8, (S), 4yo/up, 7f, 1:24.23, ft.
      1--WUDDA U THINK NOW, 124, g, 6, Fast Anna--Unbridled Grace (MSP), by Unbridled Jet. ($60,000 Ylg '18 SARAUG). O-The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant); B-Mina Equivest LLC (NY); T-Rudy R. Rodriguez; J-Dylan Davis. $55,000. Lifetime Record: 20-9-4-2, $558,750.
       2--Market Alert, 124, g, 5, D' Funnybone--Shakaleena, by Silver Deputy. O-Michael Dubb; B-Wellspring Stables (NY); T-Rob Atras. $20,000. 
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