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Daltons with a Successful Season

Another victorious weekend for Team Dalton at the International Gold Cup hosted in The Plains, Virginia. Down Royal wins the $75,000 Grade 2 “Zeke” Ferguson Stake. Riendo takes second in a $30,000 Maiden Hurdle. 


Winning at Shawan Downs

Trainer, Kate Dalton, took home another win on Saturday at the Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs. Step to the Bar placed first Saturday, Sept 24, for a $35,000 purse. Running two miles over National Fences jockey, Bernie Dalton, rode Step to the Bar to victory to continue the steady win streak for Team Dalton. 


Winner at Colonial Downs

Lenten Rose, trained by Kate Dalton, took first place on Sept. 5 at Colonial Downs. Running one and one sixteenth on the inner turf Lenten Rose took home a purse of $34,500. 


Springdale Trained Horses Continue to Perform Well

Connagh’s Quay wins the $40,000 Maiden Four-Year-Old Hurdle at Colonial Downs, trained by Richard Valentine. Pacifist, trained by Kate Dalton, finished a strong second in the same race.


Team Dalton with Grade 1 win in Saratoga

Down Royal wins the Grade 1 A.P. Smithwick Memorial at Saratoga for Springdale training-based wife and husband team, Team Dalton. Trainer Kate Dalton and Jockey Bernie Dalton successfully claimed the $150,000 purse on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. 


Kingsley on a roll!

Arch Kingsley teamed up again with Carrington Stables LLC’ and jockey, Mark Watts, to win another maiden hurdle at Colonial Downs with Hurtgen Forest. 


Camden-Based Trainers Double at Colonial Downs

Carrington Stables LLC ‘ Ancient Times breaks his maiden going two miles over hurdles for trainer Arch Kingsley.

The Happy Giant wins maiden special weight going one and one sixteenth miles on the inner turf for owner/trainer Alison B. Fulmer. 


Another 3 wins for Leslie !!

A weekend at the Radnor Hunt Races proved to be very successful for trainer, Leslie Young. TOMGARROW (IRE), COURT RULER (IRE), and CAUSE FOR PARDON brought home a combined winnings of $36,000. 


Leslie Young Continues to have a Stellar Spring - Current Leading Trainer

With 18 wins and almost over $400,000 in money won, Leslie Young has taken the lead on the Trainer’s Leaderboard for the season. She stabled at Springdale through April 17th and is continuing to blaze a path through the Spring Steeplechase season.  This past weekend her horses won 2 races at the Iroquois TN Steeplechase and 3 races at the Willowdale PA Race Meet. 


100th Win for Jockey Bernie Dalton!

Saturday, May 14, marked a milestone day for Jockey Bernie Dalton as he claimed his 100th victory in American Steeplechase! Competing in The Margaret Currey Henley. Sport of Kings Filly & Mare Hurdle Stakes at Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville, DOWN ROYAL took home a $50,000 dollar purse for Team Dalton. Kate and Bernie are both long-term residents at the Springdale Training Center and we couldn’t be more thrilled for their success! 


Kate Dalton trained Seb's Welcome (FR) to break his Maiden at Foxfield Spring Races on Sat.


In other news:

Leslie Young, who stabled at Springdale through April 17, has run 29 horses with 9 wins, 10 seconds, 4 thirds, currently putting her in 2nd place in the overall National Steeplechase Trainer Standings. 


Springdale Race Course Trainer wins 3 at The Carolina Cup!

Arch Kingsley takes home three wins at The Carolina Cup Races on April 2, 2022. Partnered with jockey, Gerard Galligan on all three horses. 

HIGH MOUNTE (IRE) took home a $20,000 stake race. Maiden Claiming HUrdler. Two Miles and One Furlong over National Fence. Owner Richard C. Colton Jr.

MR.ALEC raced to victory in the third race, maiden hurdle. Two Miles and One Furlong over National Fence. $25,000 purse. Owner Richard C. Colton Jr.

SHERKALI took the final win for the day in the 6th race, Training Flat. One Mile and One Half on the Turf. Owner Hurricana Farm. 


MERRY MAKER wins in Virginia

MERRY MAKER takes home a $25,000 stake for his triumph in the Maiden Hurdle at The International Gold Cup in Virginia. Trained by Arch Kingsley, 


Large Stake Win for FAN THE FIRE

FAN THE FIRE guided our four wide at the top of the stretch to pass Mumayaz for a 3/4 of a length decision at Keeneland. Previously stabled at the Springdale Training Center under Kirkwood Stable, 2yo Fan the Fire was awarded an $84,000 stake for the Msw race.


DOWN ROYAL with a strong win at Farhills

The Final Race at Farhills was captured by DOWN ROYAL! The Peapack was a Filly & Mare Hurdle Stake with a purse of $50,000. Trainer, Kate Dalton, and rider, Bernie Dalton, with another win to add to their list as occupants of Springdale Training Center.


A Win for SHAKA in Charlottesville!

SHAKA raced two miles and one furlong over National Fences on Sunday, Oct. 3, to take home the win at Foxfield! Successful weekend in Charlottesville, VA for trainer, Kate Dalton, owner, Jeffry Morris, and rider, Bernie Dalton! 

100th Win for Jockey, Bernie Dalton!

Kate and Bernie Dalton

STEP TO THE BAR wins at Shawan Downs giving jockey, Bernie Dalton, his 100th win! This also marks another win for trainer, Kate Dalton, for owners Del Rio Chasers LLC.


2 Winners previously stabled at Springdale Race Course

COLOR CRUSH raced 1 1/8 on the turf at Laurel to win for the 2nd time. Clear by 2 3/4 lengths, she forged to the lead a furlong out.

CARELESS HEIRESS dominated the field racing 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Woodbine and also won by 2 3/4 lengths.


First win for RUNNIN HAPPY

Graduating in her first start, RUNNIN HAPPY raced 5 1;2 furlongs at Canterbury Park to take the win. 


SWEET SERENADE swept the competition

She raced a mile on turf for owner Carolyn K. Friedberg and trainer Roger L. Attfield. With her third start, SWEET SERENADE sweeps to win in a MSW at Woodbine on Queen’s Plate Day. .


DOWN ROYAL wins $75,000 stake at Colonial Downs

Due to the disqualification of SCREEN IMAGE from first place, DOWN ROYAL took first place in The Randolph D. Rouse Hurdle Stakes. Taking home a purse of $75,000, this is DOWN ROYAL’S first stakes winning in her career. 


REASON TO SOAR wins for his 11th win overall! 

REASON TO SOAR won his 11th race, pulling ahead to easily win the Louisiana Downs. His two wins prior were at Oaklawn. This win puts his total earnings at $305, 617.00

June Headlines

GALACTIC wins his 4th in a row. With a total of 9 wins and earnings over $185.579, Galactic won his most recent 6 furlongs at Thistle-down by 1 1/2 lengths on June 11, 2021.

EXULT wins Churchill starter allowance. Driving past 3 wide and cleared for the win in a starter allowance at Churchill going a mile on the turf. June 20, 2021.

WICKED FINN wins his second at Monmouth. He raced a mile on the turf at PARX. June 29,2021. 


 Three Queen’s Cup Winners from Springdale Training Center

KILRONAN Maiden Hurdle. Two Miles and One Furlong.  Queen’s Cup on April 24,2021.

DOWN ROYAL Ratings Hurdle Handicap. Two Miles and One Quarter. Queen’s Cup on April 24, 2021.

DO THE FLOSS (IRE) The Truegreen Future Champion Turf. Training Flat. One Mile and One Quarter on the Turf. Queen’s Cup on April 24, 2021.  


Three More Winners Out of Springdale Training Center

ILLIOGAMI. MSW at Keeneland on April 2nd. 
UNIDENTIFIED MAN.   MWS at Oaklawn on April 1st. 
I’M LOOKING UP.    ALW at Delta Down on March  30th.

Kirkwood Sales Topper at OBS

On the way to the ring

Kirkwood Graduate was a sales topper at OBS in Ocala this Tuesday, March 17, 2021. Hip 48 brought a co-session-topping $550,000 from Spendthrift Farm following a bullet :9 4/5 breeze. This KEESEP yearling spent 5 months at the Springdale Training Center while working with Kip Elser. He stated, “Push-button from the beginning… The horse told us this is what he wanted to do and said, ‘This is how i want you to get me there.'”

2020 Maiden Claiming,

10/24/2020, Santa Anita

Defense Wins, Wins!

Race Type: Maiden Claiming
Age Restriction: Three Year Old and Upward
Purse: $32,000
Distance: Six And One Half Furlongs On The Dirt
Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:16.73

Defense Wins (KY)TB, GR/RO, G, FOALED MAY 24, 2017 (Flatter – Deb’s Charm, by Silver Charm)


Jockey: Abel Cedillo
Trainer: Doug F. O’Neill
Owner: C T R Stables LLC (Calvert), Great Friends Stable, LLC, K T Racing, RAP Racing, Kramer, Daniel and Mansor, Tom
Breeder: Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm


Sold to Tom Mansor
Consigned by Kirkwood Stables

2020 Stakes Race,

10/24/2020, Laurel Park

Kirkwood Graduate Wins Race

Type: Stakes
Age Restriction: Two Year Old
Purse: $101,960
Distance: Six Furlongs On The Dirt
Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:10.55

Kenny Had a Notion (VA) TB, B, G, FOALED APRIL 12, 2018 (Great Notion – Darting, By During)

Winning Breeder: Althea Richards
Winning Owner: Ulman, Louis J. and Glasser, H. Neil
Winning Trainer: Dale Capuano



2020 Allowance Race,                                                                                                                                    10/14/2020, Presque Isle Downs

In It to Win
wins at Presque Isle Downs

Type: Allowance
Age Restriction: Three Year Old and Upward
Purse: $38,000
Distance: One Mile And Seventy Yards On The All Weather Track
Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:41.97


Winning Breeder: John E. Teas Jr.
Winning Owner: John E. Teas Jr.
Winning Trainer: S. Matthew Kintz


2020 Jamestown Stakes (RS)
10/9/2020, Laurel Park

wins the Jamestown S at Laurel

Courtesy of the TDN
JAMESTOWN S., $82,500, Laurel, 10-9, (C), 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:03.62, fm. 1–KENNY HAD A NOTION, 118, g, 2, by Great Notion 1st Dam: Darting, by During 2nd Dam: Dosh, by Victory Gallop 3rd Dam: Duds, by Ack Ack ($25,000 Ylg ’19 FTKJUL; $20,000 Ylg ’19 EASOCT). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN.
O-Louis J. Ulman & H. Neil Glasser
B-Althea Richards(VA); T-Dale Capuano
Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $75,125.

A first-out, determined head winner July 30 at Delaware, Kenny Had a Notion didn’t fare as well when seen again in the Sept. 26 First State Dash S. even after working three straight bullets over Laurel’s main track. He caught a sloppy Delaware surface that day, got bumped, and threw in the towel to finish sixth. Redemption was sweet when switched to the turf for an impressive win in the Jamestown S. Kenny Had a Notion broke on top, but let Cool Enough (Tamarkuz) on his outside take command. Hounding that one through a first quarter of :22.41, the bay moved to the outside himself, tackled Cool Enough coming off the turn as the half slipped by in :45.37, then romped home much the best.

Five-time winner Darting’s last reported foal is a now-yearling colt by Divining Rod, who sold at this week’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale for $20,000 to Julie Davies. Darting’s granddam is a graded stakes-producing mare by Ack Ack, notable as not too many mares by the 1971 Horse of the Year and late Claiborne stallion are remain close up in pedigrees.