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  • Still Having Fun wins Grade 2 Woody Stephens at Belmont Park.
  • Gotta love a Maryland-bred, Tattooed wins again at Laurel.
  • Perfect Deal wins at Laurel.
  • Still Having Fun wins again, taking the Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel.
  • Cyndara wins at Laurel.
  • Still Having Fun romps in Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes at Laurel. Now 2-for-3. 
  • Nothing like a Maryland-bred. Tattooed wins at Laurel.
  • Bay of Sighs wins by 9 lengths at Laurel.
  • Still Having Fun produces a strong effort to finish second in the Maryland Juvenile.
  • Irish Access wins in a romp. 
  • Tribute to a Legend – Mr Small wins at Laurel. 
  • Bestkindoftrouble wins easily. 
  • Now that's a debut – Homebred Still Having Fun romps.
  • Road Trip – Chobee Girl wins at Charles Town. 
  • Double Play – Chobee Girl and Sunrise Sunset win at Laurel.
  • Now that's a sermon – Preachin' George wins.
  • Sweet – Honey Bun wins.
  • Bestkindoftrouble breaks maiden 
  • Coast to Coast – Connemara Coast wins.
  • Corporate Queen lights up tote board in debut win. 
  • We finish 2016 with 21 wins and a training title. 
  • The Title: We tied Hamilton Smith for leading trainer at Laurel.
  • Outfielder makes 10 wins at the Laurel meet.
  • We can barely keep up – Coastal Sea stays unbeaten, our ninth win this meet.
  • D K's Brigantia makes six wins at Laurel – atop trainer's standings.
  • Connemara Coast lights up the board in return.
  • Four in three days – All Fired Up strolls at Laurel.
  • Sunday Mass – E Lizzy wins easily.
  • Well, Hello – Coastal Sea wins debut
  • Outfielder wins as favorite at Laurel.
  • Zippity Gal wins.
  • E Double. Elusive Breeze and E Lizzy win.
  • Welcome back to Laurel Park. Dubious Intent wins nightcap.
  • Wow! Great Soul wins Wide Country Stakes.
  • Happy New Year: Understanding wins Sunday feature.
  • And that's two in a row. Monkey's Medal wins again.
  • Happy Thanksgiving. Irina Baranova brings home the stuffing.
  • Another winner: Monkey's Medal makes it 37 on the year.
  • Maryland Million Double: Irina Baranova and Minor Legend win.
  • Double: Dixie Victory lights up board, Elusive Breeze scores.
  • Win #31. Not Tonight Berta scores.
  • Another Seven wins again for our 30th victory of the year.
  • Connemara Coast wins feature at Laurel.
  • Bold Treasure wins Sunday nightcap.
  • Saturday Double: Team Tim, Another Seven win.
  • Team Tim wins.
  • Lady Terps wins allowance at Laurel.
  • D K's Brigantia and Amelia Green light up toteboard.
  • Consistency wins at Laurel.
  • Connemara Coast wins allowance at Laurel.
  • Nicely Played wins at Delaware. $18.60 to win!
  • Double. Trusted Choice and Dixie Victory win.
  • Exacta! Team Tim and Stonebriar go 1-2.
  • See What Happens wins again.
  • And another: McCarthur Parkway wins.
  • Barn favorite Lunar Rock wins.
  • Causeworthy wins by a nose. That makes 10 for the year.
  • See What Happens wins. Pays big. We didn't even tell our friends...!
  • Friday Double: Rottingdean at Pimlico. Understanding at Aqueduct.
  • Debut winner. How My Heart Works lights up the board.
  • Causeworthy breaks maiden at Laurel.
  • Hello! Streamsong wins debut.
  • Happy New Year! Street Poet kicks off 2015 in style.
  • Lady Terp wires em at Laurel.
  • Who wants to be a Millionaire? Eighttofasttocatch wins Jennings, goes over $1 million, retires.
  • Understanding upsets maiden. Pays $22.60. Website manager bet!
  • Good news/bad news: Heavenly Sky wins, gets claimed.
  • Lunar Rock wins and gets claimed. Cool horse, hate to see him go.
  • Stable goes over $1 million in earnings for the year.
  • Aix En Provence wins at Laurel.
  • The Big Horse Eighttofasttocatch wins Maryland Million Classic for third time.
  • Nine Forty wins debut for us. Congratulations Shamrock Farm.
  • And that makes 30...Goodnight Angel wins.
  • Kilcoole Miss wins debut...hope you bet. $23.60.
  • Evelyn's Colors rallies to win at Penn National.
  • And that makes 3, Monkey's Medal wins again.
  • Holly Red Rocket rockets at Timonium.
  • Monkey's Medal wins again, takes allowance at Parx.
  • Understanding, at 57-1, finishes third at Charles Town.
  • Goodnight Angel wins at Delaware. 24 for the year!
  • Aix En Provence wins at Delaware.
  • See What Happens cruises to maiden win at Delaware Park.
  • Monkey's Medal makes it 21 on the year, winning maiden at Parx.
  • And that makes 19, tying last year's mark, as Lucy Boo pays $26.40 to win.
  • Happy Memorial Day. Dorchester County wins.
  • Evelyn's Colors runs well to finish second at Parx.
  • Lunar Rock wins Deputed Testamony Stakes on Preakness Day.
  • Ascauga makes first start for stable, finishing a strong second to favorite.
  • First-time starter Evelyn's Colors wins for Owner Gary Hacker.
  • Triple. Respectful Ed, Don'tstop Theparty, It's My Perogative win at Pimlico. All 3 claimed.
  • Rojo Perfecto wins again. And, again, a big price. Pays $19. Dinner's on us.
  • Roll on, Roll on. Rojo Perfecto makes it win number 11 on the year. Big price, too. Did you bet?
  • Baltersan wins Wednesday's finale. Number 10 on the year. Rolling.
  • Goodbye great owner, great friend. Read John Feinstein's tribute to Arnie Heft.
  • We are rolling. 1/5 favorite Connemara Coast wins easily for Dumbarton Farm and Sheldon Russell. Watch it HERE.
  • Favorite Lady Terp wins at Laurel. Seven wins on the year. Watch it HERE.
  • Glimpse wins again at Laurel. Six wins – so far – on the year.
  • Good Time Henny, fresh off the claim, wins allowance at Laurel. Great start, 5 wins in January. Watch if HERE.
  • It's My Perogative wins at Laurel.
  • Bet The Cat lights up the board with $44.60 shocker, continues 90 percent in the money in 2014.
  • Glimpse wins as 4/5 favorite, second win of the year, third on the card for Sheldon Russell. Watch it HERE.
  • Symphonic Hero wins, continues 100 percent in-the-money for 2014. Watch it HERE.
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins Broad Brush – 10th career stakes triumph. Watch it HERE.
  • Tim finishes the Ironman. Read Scott Wykoff's take on the achievement HERE.
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins third consecutive edition of the Jennings Handicap. Watch it HERE.
  • Ironman. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to donate to cancer research and Thoroughbred Retirement.
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins second Maryland Million. Watch it here.
  • Eighttofasttocatch aims at Maryland Million. Read about it here.
  • Respectful Ed wins at Laurel.
  • Chambers Bay wins first start for stable.
  • Ave Nox wins debut at Laurel.
  • Eighttofasttocatch breezes at Laurel.
  • Who Needs wins allowance at Delaware, now two-for-three in her career.
  • Hidden Ball Trick wins allowance at Presque Isle Downs.
  • Eighttofasttocatch nearly wires Pimlico Special, passes $700,000 in career earnings. Watch here.
  • Royalty For One wins at Pimlico. Watch it here.
  • Pay The Lady wins at Pimlico. Watch it here.
  • Who Needs wins debut by nearly 3 lengths. Pays $18.60. (I forgot to tell tell web manager!) Watch it here.
  • Eighttofasttocatch back in the winner's circle after wiring Henry Clark at Pimlico. Watch it here.
  • Eighttofasttocatch runs highest number of the week. Click here to read.

Welcome to Timothy L. Keefe Racing Stable

07 07 2018

Ticker Tape Parade played the part of an unlikely hero when he provided Tim with his 500th career winner Saturday.

Last week:

Simpson was a new and improved racehorse when racing as a gelding and with blinkers for the first time in Friday’s second race. The 3-year-old broke extremely well to take command early and set a blazing first fraction of :21.94. He was challenged when turned for home and dueled with the eventual winner through the stretch. At a few points, he may have even put his nose back in front, but when the wire came he was a neck behind. Finishing second, he was 11 1/2 lengths clear of the third-place finisher.

“Simpson ran fantastic,” Tim said. “He ran like Cary (Fromer) remembered him. Unfortunately, Mike Trombetta had one in there that was maybe just a little bit better. He came out of the race well and everything looks great.”

Katy’s Cooper competed in his first race for the Keefe barn in Friday’s sixth. He never really got involved during the running of the race on dirt but should move forward next time when put in a scenario that he may prefer.

“I should’ve run him long on the grass. It’s what he wants. He showed so much ability the first time for me working on dirt,” Tim said. “I’ll run him long on the grass next time. He came out of the race great.”

Mr. 500, Ticker Tape Parade. The 0-for-12 maiden ran like a 12-time winner. Jockey Sheldon Russell made sure to establish forward position with the gelding out of the gate and ended up on the lead. He looked like a winner for every step after that.

“He’s got so much ability, I know he can run but he just does not want to show it sometimes,” Tim said. “I felt good the whole way around. I said to Victor, ‘this horse is either going to win by 15 lengths or he’s going to be fourth again, there’s going to be nothing in between.’ Fortunately, he won.”

Officially, Ticker Tape Parade won by 9 lengths. He was never asked to exert himself and was geared down late.

“No, not really,” Tim said when asked if there was a party after the win. “I know I came home and made dinner that night. It was kind of cool to finally win my 500th. Every morning I drive by King T. Leatherbury’s barn and I look up that barn No. 1 and I think, ‘man, how’d that guy ever get to 6,500 races?’ I don’t even know if I’ll get to 1,000!”

Enchanted Evening broke a step slowly again in Sunday’s final race and wasn’t able to do much damage after that.

“Maybe I need to stretch her out” Tim said. “Maybe that way she can get the lead and do her thing, sort of the way Ticker Tape Parade did it.”

Two runners from the barn made a midweek trip over to Delaware Park Wednesday.

Flight Crew ran in the second race and put in a typical honest effort. He showed speed from the gate but was never able to get by the pacesetting favorite and finished second.

“I probably went a little too cheap with him, but ultimately, I didn’t win the race. I thought I might lose him, but I haven’t been able to light the world on fire with the horse. I thought I might be able to do a little better with him,” Tim said. “He ran second best, nobody touched the winner. (John) Rigattieri made a good claim for $6,250, he’ll do fine with him.”

Le Weekend was our other entrant at Delaware earlier this week. She put in an even run, finishing fourth in a tough first-level allowance at 6 furlongs on dirt.

“She just needs class relief,” Tim said. “She’s a nice, sound filly, but she just has been running her butt off and keeps getting her head handed to her and she’s going to get discouraged after a while. We just need to make it easier for her.”

This week:

Velocite Brillante and Eye Of The Wildcat are both set to compete in Friday’s 10th race, a waiver maiden at 6 furlongs on the main track.

Velocita Brillante hasn’t raced since April but has been doing well in the interim. Feargal Lynch rides.

“She’s been off only because I can’t get her in a race going long on the dirt. It’s frustrating,” Tim said.

Sheldon Russell has the mount on Eye Of The Wildcat who makes her second start after a debut that should set her up well for improvement.

“She has moved forward since her first race,” Tim said. “I look forward to running them both.”

It seems like the barn’s runners always find a way to end up the in the last race of the day. Tapriella will make her first start on turf in Sunday’s final race.

“It’s been really hard to get her in at Penn, PA-bred long on the dirt,” Tim said. “She’s very sound and I think she’s getting a little better.”

 

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