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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

Kentucky Derby winner Justify won’t ship to Maryland from Churchill Downs in Kentucky until next week, and thankfully our runners entered over the next few weeks only need to take the short van ride from Laurel to Pimlico.

Speaking of Laurel, Enchanted Evening returned from a five-month break, broke well and showed good speed from the gate in last Thursday’s finale. She took the lead for a brief period at the top of the stretch but tired just a bit in the late stages.

“She tried, and I was happy with her effort. She probably moved a little early,” Tim said. “I was happy with the way she came out of it. Trying her five-eighths at Pimlico might be even better for her.”

In Friday’s sixth, Cyndara made a menacing move around the turn and loomed a threating second when turned for home. She couldn’t quite sustain that move, tiring in the final furlong.

Irish Access was up against it from the start in her turf debut in the seventh May 5. She was taken back after leaving the gate and lagged much father off the pace than usually accustomed to down the backstretch. At one point she was more than 15 lengths off what was a relatively slow pace. Sheldon Russell asked her to rally at the three-eighths pole and she responded, making a looping move around the turn while racing widest of all. She continued with interest in the stretch to secure a fourth-place finish, beaten only 3 1/4 lengths. At the end of the day, a solid effort for the filly owned by M. O. M. Stable.

“She was far back and when they hung up the first quarter in almost 25 (seconds), it shocked me because the turf course is really hard and fast,” Tim said. “I knew she was given way too much to do. She made a huge move, really it was like a half-mile move. I was happy she finished the way she did. Sheldon said she handled the turf great.”

Two races later, Dendrobia showed improved speed racing for the first time in six months. She crossed over from her outside post in the turf sprint to establish the lead going into the turn with Sheldon Russell. She was part of a strong pace and maintained that lead until upper stretch. She fought on gamely and barely missed in a photo for second-place. A good starting point to what is hopefully a productive year for the 3-year-old owned by Cynthia McGinnes and Francis Clemens.

“She surprised Sheldon coming out of there. I told him, ‘she’s a little rocket out of the gate.’ I was tickled with her. She was ready and ran as hard as she could,” Tim said.

Tim was optimistic that Tom Teal’s Best Way could move forward off his debut in mid-April in his race May 12 and he was right. After racing in a strong maiden in his debut, the son of Tizway ran for a $25,000 claiming tag at Pimlico.

“He came out of the race really well,” Tim said. “It’ll be a little easier for him in this race. This is the right spot for him.”

Best Way led at one point of the 1 1/16-mile turf race and finished second.

Flight Crew was set to run on grass for the first time since joining the Keefe barn in Sunday’s second, but the race was rained off. The son of Elusive Quality, who won a turf allowance on last year’s Preakness undercard, finished third in the 5-furlong waiver-claiming race.

Emma’sdiamonddiva moved up in class to allowance company off a convincing winning performance last month and finished third in the mud Sunday.

New technology:

Tim has purchased the equine vibrating plate Vitafloor and expects to start using it soon. The machine provides increased blood flow and has become popular in recent years.

“I’m anxious to get it. I have the stall set up for it. Hopefully I’ll have it up and running by the weekend,” he said. “I’ve talked to a lot of people and they swear by it, they think it does help. If it’s something that can help a couple of horses, every little bit helps.”

 

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22 Wins
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1 Training Title
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2 stakes win 
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$975,712
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