Winter Is Coming

Tom Morley Racing Blog for November 2023

October saw the continuation of the yearling sales and we were lucky to purchase a filly in Ireland at the Goffs Orby Sale as well as another filly at Tattersalls. Both are now safely in Florida and have begun the breaking process along with some of the horses we picked up at the Fasig-Tipton October […]

September Wrap Up and October

September is an extremely busy month, especially because it involves the end of Saratoga, moving the horses home, and returning home to Long Island before I have to head off again to the Keeneland Yearling Sale. It was great to round out the Saratoga meet with a win from American Know How, who had quite […]

Jekyll and Hyde

It was wonderful to start the Saratoga meet by getting off the mark with Unified Alliance winning the Coronation Stakes under Javier Castellano on July 14. Our second and third wins came a couple of weeks later on July 28 when Into the Sunrise won a $156,000 Allowance Optional Claiming going 5 ½ furlongs on […]

Midsummer Mayhem

June and July have been two extremely busy months for us. Earlier in the year, we were very lucky to have Cynane break her maiden impressively at Belmont Park, booking a ticket to Royal Ascot to compete in the Queen Mary Stakes. For the ownership group, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Well, […]

Spring 2023

Really sorry that I’ve been away such a long time! With three two-year-old sales between the months of March and May, I didn’t get to spend an awful lot of time behind my desk. So, we’ve got a bit of catching up to do. It was really pleasing to see Downtown Connector become our first […]

Long May It Last

Long may this mild winter last! January and February have been very straight forward for training horses in New York. The weather up here during this time of the year can be incredibly unsettled and we’ve had times where we’ve lost the majority of a week of training due to polar vortexes. So, it’s always […]

New Year New Leaf

It’s always tough when you lose a horse that has become part of the family. When Locally Owned got claimed at Saratoga this past summer it was always Jay Provenzano’s and my intention to claim him back as soon as we could, which is exactly what we did in September. After a few starts back […]

Happy Holidays & Looking Forward

Each November as the month draws to a close, it brings with it the end of turf racing in New York. As a barn with a large number of grass horses, it’s a sad time of year for me personally as I send these horses off on their much deserved winter holidays. For them, it’s […]

Fall Racing 2022

Having had Saratoga end on a rain sodden long weekend, we were a little unlucky to get Ocala Dream and Dynadrive in the Bernard Baruch on ground that had completely fallen apart on September 5. Although Ocala Dream ran a respectable fourth, neither of them really appreciated the ground. After the race that very same […]

Saratoga Success

From a global horse racing perspective, Saratoga is one of the toughest places to compete. To have had as much success as we’ve had with the limited number of horses that we train has been a real testament to my whole team and the effort they’ve put into getting these horses absolutely spot on to […]