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Aces Up The Sleeve Discusses our Available 2YOS

Saturday, February 3, 2024
The Aces Up the Sleeve podcast sat down with Pocket Aces Racing LLC bloodstock and racing manager Marc Wampler to discuss our currently available horses, including our colt by Tom's d'Etat and fillies by McKinzie, Dialed In, and Caracaro. We also touched on Spellbook, our 5YO mare in foal to…

Pocket Aces Racing Adds Surprise Sixth Yearling

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
I was home watching football and updating the website with all our new purchases on Saturday when Marc called.  He was on the sales grounds conducting some business for another client when Joe Seitz of Brookdale Sales suggested he take a look at Hip 4069, a filly by Temple City…

Pocket Aces Racing Adds Filly by War of Will

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
We purchased what we thought was our final yearling on Thursday evening. Hip 3580 is a filly by War of Will out of Sweet Candy Dance by Twirling Candy.  Marc was walking between barns on Wednesday morning when he saw her out being viewed by another prospective buyer. She immediately…

Filly by Caracaro Is Our Fourth Purchase Out of Keeneland September

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
We purchased the third horse through the ring, Hip 2794 on Wednesday. This filly by Caracaro out of Welcome Aboard by Rock Hard Ten was on our short list after bloodstock agent Jun Park (Knicks Go and Sebelius) saw her at the barn on the previous day. When Marc saw…

Filly by McKinzie is Third Keeneland Purchase

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Our second horse out of the Tuesday session and third overall out of the 2023 September Keeneland Sale was Hip 2605, a filly by McKinzie out of Magic Spell by Majesticperfection purchased for $37,000. This filly caught our attention (Marc, Kevin and Jared all noticed her at about the same…

Pocket Aces Racing Adds Colt by Tom’s d’Etat

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Our second purchase out of the 2023 Keeneland September Sale was Hip 2490, a colt by Tom’s d’Etat out of Diamonds For Lil by Summer Squall on Tuesday for $45,000. This colt is very athletic with good size, scope and strength. He’s correct through his knees and ankles. He has…

Pocket Aces Racing LLC Adds Filly by Dialed In

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Our first purchase out of the 2023 Keeneland September Yearling Sale was Hip 2141 on Monday. This filly is by the very solid sire, Dialed In. She is out of Honored Promise by Speightstown.  To say we were surprised to get this filly for $37,000 on Monday is an understatement.…

Irish Aces Wins Maiden Special At Horseshoe

Saturday, August 26, 2023
Irish Aces was an easy winner in the sixth race at Horseshoe Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon. He broke well and went right for the lead from the 3-path with Polyglot rushing up to his outside to stick a nose in front going into the turn. Polyglot built about a three-length…

High Powered Wins Ninth of Career

Friday, July 7, 2023
High Powered was the winner of the sixth race at Belterra Park earlier this afternoon. It was the ninth victory of his career. High Powered was standing quietly in the gate for a change when the two-horse started acting up. That caused High Powered to start throwing his head up…

Takntothecleaners Wins Opelousas Stakes

Sunday, July 2, 2023
Takntothecleaners was an easy winner in the Opelousas Stakes at Evangeline Downs on Saturday evening. She broke very well and looked for a moment as though she would take the early lead. Gather As You Go from the inside and Teasin' Tesla from the nine-hole weren't having it and Takntothecleaners…

Cyclone Ranger Wins Allowance at Horseshoe Indy

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Cyclone Ranger was the winner of the seventh race at Horseshoe Indianapolis earlier this afternoon. He practically walked out of the gate and loped past the stands the first time around and went into the turn leading the second flight of horses in seventh position. He dropped back into eighth…

Cyclone Ranger Breaks Maiden at Gulfstream

Friday, March 24, 2023
Cyclone Ranger was a thrilling last-to-first winner in the opener at Gulfstream Park earlier this afternoon. He got absolutely hammered coming out of the gate by the six-horse. He was then pinched between the four and the six before he could gather himself and dropped back to last. He trailed…

Temple City Terror Wins GIII Rood and Riddle Dowager at Keeneland

Monday, October 24, 2022
From bloodhorse.com by Mary Rollins; photo by Coady Photography Temple City Terror Lowers Stakes Mark in Dowager Temple City mare captures her first graded stakes victory Oct. 23 at Keeneland. Although entered in the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, there may be slight change in plans in store for Temple…

Temple City Terror Repeats in Keertana at Churchill Downs

Sunday, May 29, 2022
From Churchill Downs Media Office Temple City Terror successfully defended her title in the ninth running of the $153,500 Keertana Overnight Stakes with a last-to-first half-length win over Stand Tall on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Temple City Terror stopped the teletimer in 2:31.76 for 1 ½ miles over “firm” turf under…

Pocket Aces Racing Adds Hard Spun Colt

Friday, October 29, 2021
Pocket Aces Racing LLC is very happy to introduce the newest member of our stable, a yearling colt by Hard Spun out of Bagh of Jewelz, by AP Indy. We purchased the colt earlier this week at the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale. Hard Spun is a perennial top sire in…

Pocket Aces Racing Adds 2YO Ohio-Bred Filly

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Since our Ohio based trainer, Susan Anderson, owns the dam of our Ohio bred Stakes winning filly, Windy Lu Who, we like to touch base with her every year about Windy Lu Who’s younger half-siblings. Purchasing 60% of Windy Lu Who from Susan was obviously a great private deal for…

Pocket Aces Racing Adds Filly by Sharp Azteca to the Stable

Saturday, September 25, 2021
What’s better than one Indiana-bred yearling?  Two Indiana-bred yearlings!  Our second is a filly by Sharp Azteca out of Sarah Elizabeth, by Sky Mesa.  She was purchased a Keeneland September on Thursday afternoon for $20,000. “As I have stated before,” said Marc Wampler.  “I tried to approach this sale with…

Pocket Aces Racing Adds Yearling Colt by Sky Mesa

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Pocket Aces Racing LLC is happy to introduce our new colt by Sky Mesa out of Longshot Run, by Discreet Cat.  He was purchased at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale earlier this week for $42,000.  We didn’t set out to purchase an Indiana bred, but this one was too nice…

Pocket Aces Racing Adds Colt by Astern

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Pocket Aces Racing LLC is happy to introduce our new colt by Astern (AUS) out of Sibilant, by Street Sense.  He was purchased at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale earlier this week for $28,000.  In the frenzy of the sale, we think this colt was overlooked, particularly by pinhookers, and…

Pocket Aces Racing Adds Filly by The Factor

Friday, September 24, 2021
Pocket Aces Racing LLC is very excited to have picked up Hip 2362 from the Keeneland September Yearling Sale earlier this week.  The filly is by The Factor out of Just a Little Hope, by Flatter.  She was a $20,000 purchase and we are happy to pass along that value…