March Into April

March into April is always an exciting time of the year for the barn. We had a very good end to the Fair Grounds meet with Son of a Birch breaking through his A Other Than condition on March 24, having previously finished second twice there before. So it was good to go out with […]

February & March Recap

The early part of this year saw the racing schedule rather interrupted by the rain at Fair Grounds. Having had a very good start to the meet down there and weather to go with it, we then had some interruptions with a number of runners: Summer in Adriane had to scratch out of two Stakes […]

Celebrating A New Year

I’ll be honest with you, 2023 is a year that won’t be very high on my list to remember. Not because it was bad but because it fell a bit short. Every year, I set targets for what I’d like to accomplish. We were well on our way to break purse earnings and winners until […]

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 […]