Latest News from Timothy L. Keefe Racing Stable

 

2018 Win Photos
click to view gallery


  • 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

 There was a lot going on Saturday at Laurel Park. Six stakes races, all run in a snowstorm that got increasingly heavier as the day went on. Although the snow had not yet reached its peak, the Miracle Wood Stakes certainly featured a lot of action, especially for even-money favorite Still Having Fun.

 

“His will to want to be the first one to the wire got him there,” Tim said Wednesday morning a few days after the colt’s triumph in the $100,000 Miracle Wood.

 

Still Having Fun fought his way to a second stakes victory, in similar fashion to his first.

 

“I was concerned when he broke so slow, then I was concerned when he was running last down the backside,” Tim said. “He gave every reason why he didn’t have to win. He never really had it easy, but he overcame everything and was able to get there by a neck.”

 

The 3-year-old broke lackadaisically from his inside post and found himself in last as the field raced out of the 1-mile chute. After briefly steadying off heels down the backside, Feargal Lynch stayed to the inside with the favorite and kept progressing forward around the turn.

 

Lynch and Still Having Fun were kept inside by their rivals as the field straightened for home. With longshot pacesetter Old Time Revival and familiar foe Wentz to his outside, Still Having Fun gritted out one last push in the final furlong to get up and win by a neck.

 

“He had to work harder in this race than he has had to in his last couple. He really had to dig down deep to gut this one out,” Tim said.

 

Despite a tough race, all signs have been positive from the colt following his win and the future is bright for the Maryland-bred who has built up an impressive resume so far in his short career.

 

“We have a couple of different options,” Tim said. “I’ll talk with Adam, Gary, and Jimmy about it and make a definite plan. We’re going to nominate for a few different races and then get together to see which way we’ll go.”

 

Before all the action Saturday, the barn sent out two runners Friday. Tattooed put in a solid effort over a muddy surface to finish fifth against a talented group of 3-year-olds. An hour later, Cyndara came splashing up the inside from off the pace under Sheldon Russell to break her maiden for the barn’s first win of the weekend.

 

 Although the temperature reached 80 degrees for a few days earlier this week, wet weather and an off-track are likely to be present at Laurel again this weekend.

 

One horse who did not over the wet surface Friday was Honey Bun. The 4-year-old half-sister to Still Having Fun was scratched Friday and sent off for broodmare duty.

 

“Because of Still Having Fun’s success, we’re going to give Honey Bun a reprieve and she’s going to go off to be a broodmare,” Tim said.

 

Entered in the same race as Honey Bun, Perfect Deal won Friday’s third. The filly owned by Nancy Lee Farms stalked the pace before rolling to an easy win.

 

Velocita Brillante is the first of the barn’s two runners Saturday. The filly is owned by Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds, of longtime clients Stephen Brandt and Richard Boylan. She will contest the day’s fourth race, a 5 1/2-furlong maiden.

 

“She’s been doing well, training nicely,” Tim said. “When this race came up last time, I skipped it just to give her a little more time between races to freshen her up a little it. It seems to have helped.”

 

Bestkindoftrouble goes a few hours later in the eighth race against a salty group of second-level allowance sprinters. The 4-year-old Shackleford gelding races for Cynthia McGinnes and Francis Clemens.

 

“I think shortening him up to the 5 1/2 will help. I’m looking forward to running him,” Tim said.

 

As temperatures start to rise, horses start to migrate north. The barn has welcomed back a few familiar faces from Ocala, FL this week in Irish Access and Dendrobia. Irish Access was last seen breaking her maiden by 5 3/4 lengths in December. Dendrobia showed promise in two turf starts in the fall and hopefully will be able to take advantage of the reopening of the turf course in April.

 

A new face into the barn from Florida is Love Me Forever, an unraced 3-year-old Lookin at Lucky filly owned by the McGinneses, who are of course the co-breeders of Still Having Fun with Tim.

 

 

PO Box 186
Sandy Spring, MD  20860
301.452.5892
tlkracing@gmail.com

 20



22 Wins
$821,851



21 Wins
1 Training Title
$835,756



40 wins
$1,430,920



38 wins
2 stakes win 
$1,328,758 



19 wins
4 stakes wins
$868,280 


36 wins
2 stakes wins
$897,430 
17% win percentage



43 wins
7 stakes wins
$975,712
21% win percentage