• THANK YOU SO MUCH by SOARING EMPIRE graduates at Delaware Park
    09/18/2018

    Off the favorite, THANK YOU SO MUCH came from off the pace and won going away going a mile at Delaware Park in a race originally scheduled for 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf. The 3-year old gelding is owned by Toby Sheets ZBS Thoroughbreds and trained by Steve Asmussen.

  • EMPEROR'S GOLD by SOARING EMPEROR wins 1st out
    08/16/2018

    EMPEROR'S GOLD overcame a hop at the start to make up ground to gain steadily and in by 1 3/4 lengths. The three-year-old colt is owned and trained by Charlton Baker. He was bred by:Sugar Maple Farm & H. Lewis Rapaport.

  • SOARING JAN by SOARING EMPIRE wires field for 2nd in a row
    08/07/2018

    SOARING JAN, a 4 year old filly  owned and trained by Michael A LeCesse wired the field to win her second in a row at Finger Lakes. Racing 6 furlongs she held onto her lead to win by a neck.

  • REASON TO SOAR 2nd in the Smile Sprint but DQ'd to 5th
    07/01/2018

    REASON TO SOAR was gaining on the tiring leader in the stretch and checked in second, but was placed 5th due to interference entering the stretch. Before this, he had been victorious in his last 4 starts, He is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and trained George Weaver.

  • 2 winners for SOARING EMPIRE
    06/23/2018

    CONQUEST FALCON, off the favorite racing 1 1/16 on the Laurel turf course did not disappoint winning by a length. He was claimed out of the race and we wish his new connections the best of racing luck.

    Also at Laurel. the wonderfully named LOST ON THE STAIRS sprinted to her 4th win in 8 starts. She also has a second and 2 thirds. She is owned by Herman M Braude and trained by John.Robb .

  • REASON TO SOAR by SOARING EMPIRE makes it 3 in a row
    06/07/2018

    REASON TO SOAR has now made it 3 in a row in allowance company at Gulfstream for owner West Point Thoroughbreds and trainer George Weaver. Today he found a tiny seam, slipped through and nailed them at the wire,  He won his 2018 debut and underlined that victory with another win in his next out. As a 3-year-old,  REASON TO SOAR broke his maiden right off the bat with a huge come from behind rally. Next, he ran third in the Ocala Breeders' Sales Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bay, and then back in NY,  he added another third in the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct. The 4-year-old gelding has earned over $150,000.

  • DARK EMPRESS by SOARING EMPIRE wins her second
    05/12/2018

    Earlier this spring, DARK EMPRESS who had not been off the board in 3 prior starts and went off the favorite in a 7 furlong MSW at Charle Town and had no trouble taking the lead and winning off by over 5 lengths. Running back again at Charles Town, she added her first allowance condition to her resume for owner/trainer  Shuler Stables LLC. She has won 50% of her starts with a second thrown in for good measure.

  • REASON TO SOAR by SOARING EMPIRE makes it 2 in a row
    05/11/2018

    REASON TO SOAR was back with a vengeance in his 2018 debut with a win in the first start of his 4-year-old campaign. He underlined that victory with another win to make it 2 in a row. Owned by West Point  REASON TO SOAR broke his maiden right off the bat with a huge come from behind rally. Next, he ran third in the Ocala Breeders' Sales Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bay, and then back in NY,  he added another third in the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct. Today at Gulfstream, he rated and then rallied to clear the field to win his second allowance condition in the last few jumps. The 4-year-old gelding is trained by George Weaver.

  • REASON TO SOAR by SOARING EMPIRE wins his first outing of 2018
    04/01/2018

    REASON TO SOAR is back with a vengeance in his 2018 debut! Owned by West Point  REASON TO SOAR broke his maiden right off the bat with a huge come from behind rally. Next, he ran third in the Ocala Breeders' Sales Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bay, and then back in NY,  he added another third in the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct. Today at Gulfstream, he rated, got the lead at the quarter pole and held it to win by a length to win his first allowance condition. The 4-year-old gelding is trained by George Weaver.

  • DARK ENRESS by SOARING EMPIRE graduates by over 5 lenghts
    03/31/2018

    DARK EMPRESS has not been off the board in 3 prior starts and went off the favorite in a 7 furlong MSW at Charle Town. Owned by her trainer  Donald W. Shuler, she had no trouble taking the lead and winning off by over 5 lengths.

  • GIANT SURPRISE and SOARING EMPIRE both get winners
    03/04/2018

    MADELINE'S HOPE by SOARING EMPIRE  broke her maiden in a romp by over 9 lengths racing 7 furlongs at Aqueduct for owner/breeder W Vee Stable  She is trained by Robert Barbara.

    MOMMA SURPRISE added a second win to her resume. She raced 6 furlongs at Penn National for owners Nicholas Panopoulos and Sotirios Sakatis. She is trained by P Sinnefia. This filly has only been off the board once in 5 starts.

     

  • SOARING ROSA by SOARING EMPIRE wins her third
    02/27/2018

    In December while still a 3-year-old, SOARING ROSA, won her first start at Penn National in a MSW going 6 furlongs. She has added a second win going 6 furlongs again at Penn National winning by 4 lengths.  Today racing a PARX she won her third race coming on strongly to clear the field, She has earned over $116,000.  SOARING ROSA is trained by Heather Hollahan and owned by Edward Stevenson. She was bred by Cavanaugh Breen, LLC. 

  • LOST ON THE STAIRS by SOARING EMPIRE graduates in her 3rd out
    01/22/2018

    The inrerestingly named filly LOST ON THE STAIRS broke her maiden at Laurel sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs and wiring the field. She was claimed out of that race and we wish her new connections the best,  The filly was bred by  Fountain Spring Stable & Donna Sammons.

  • FOR POPS wins his 4th in a row galloping
    12/18/2017

    FOR POPS has now made it 4 wins in a row since breaking his maiden in October at Finger Lakes for owner  Our Blue Streaks Stable and trainer Ralph D'Alessandro. The 3-year-old gelding simply goes to the lead and gallops home. He has earned over $82,000 for his connections and has 4 wins and a 3rd from 9 starts. It took him 5 tries to figure out the game, but he gets it now!
     

  • SOARING ROSA by SOARING EMPIRE wins allowance by over 4 lengths
    12/10/2017

    SOARING ROSA, a 3-year-old filly, won her first start at Penn National in a MSW going 6 furlongs. She has added a second win today going 6 furlongs again at Penn National.  She went off the favorite and the betters were right, as she won by over 4 lengths, SOARING ROSA is trained by Heather Hollahan and owned by Edward Stevenson. She was bred by Cavanaugh Breen, LLC. 

  • FOR POPS wins his 3rd in a row
    11/29/2017

    FOR POPS broke his maiden at Finger Lakes in October and has not looked back since -  winning the next 2 in a row. Sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs he vied for the lead and then moved out from the rail to put away his rival and drive on to the win. He is owned by  Our Blue Streaks Stable and trained by  Ralph D'Alessandro.
     

  • KATERI EMPIRE by SOARING EMPIRE blasts to a win first out
    10/12/2017

    2-year-old filly  KATERI EMPIRE sprinted 5 1/2 furlongs to a win at Finger Lakes in her first start. She ran just off the early leader saving ground and then switched to the outside and drew off to score by four lengths. Keep an eye on this one!
     Lifetime  1-1-0-0, $18,400.
    O-Daniel P. Hayden & Matthew Kennedy
    B-Parker Lightfield Farm LLC 
    T-Charlton Baker.

  • 2 yo WIGGLES by SOARING EMPIRE wires the field to take MSW
    09/16/2017

    Two year old NY Bred WIGGLES was 3rd in his first start and that was all it took. He wired the field in his second start and won easily by 5 lengths sprinting 5 furlongs in less than a minute. He is trained by Debra A. Breed for owner/breeder Carl Buhr.

  • SOARING JAN by SOARING EMPIRE graduated in a MSW at Finger Lakes
    09/07/2017

    SOARING JAN rated just off the pace, then dueled and took over the lead to win by a head to break her maiden in in a MSW going a mile and 40 at Finger Lakes. The tree year old filly is owned and trained by Michael A LeCesse .

  • MONEY LAUNDERING by SOARING EMPIRE graduates at Saratoga
    08/24/2017

    3 year old MONEY LAUNDERING broke his maiden at Saratoga, wiring the field going 6 1/2 on the dirt and winning by almost 4 lengths. He is owned by McRich Stables and is trained by Bruce N. Levine
     

  • SOARING ROSA wins her first start for sire SOARING EMPIRE
    07/16/2017

    SOARING ROSA, a 3 year old filly won her first start  at Penn National in a MSW going 6 furlongs. She cleared the field late and won by a length for her conncections - trainer Heather Hollahan and owner Edward Stevenson. She was bred by Cavanaugh Breen, LLC. 

  • KING OF CLOUDS by SOARING EMPIRE breaks his maidem
    05/19/2017

    He has been knocking on the door, but today KING OF CLOUDS came from off the pace and got the job done to break his maiden going 6 1/2 furlongs at Charles Town. He is owned by his trainer John L. Stahlin and was bred by Akindale Farm LLC.

  • REASON TO SOAR by SOARING EMPIREgains another stakes placing
    04/24/2017

    REASON TO SOAR owned by West Point  broke his maiden right off the bat, and then ran third in the Ocala Breeders' Sales Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bayin his second lifetime start. Back in NY,  he added another third in the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct. He loomed up the outside and then could not hold off closers.  He has a win and two stakes placings to his name in 3 lifetime starts.

  • REAON TO SOAR new stakes placed horse for SOARING EMPIRE
    04/03/2017

    Reason to Soar (Soaring Empire) owned by West Point Thoroughbreds,  won his first start, and jumping into stakes company for his second start in the Ocala Breeders Sales Sophomore S at Tampa Bay, he ran third. He dueled determinedly throughout, but had to settle for the show. Reason to Soar is trained by George Weaver. 



  • 02/24/2017
  • REASON TO SOAR by SOARING EMPIRE soars to an over 6 length maiden victory - first out!
    02/24/2017

    Three year old gelding REASON TO SOAR made an exciting start to his career with a huge come from behind rally to graduate at first asking in a MSW at Gulfstream. He was outsprinted early but  began to advance and found another gear once switching to his right lead in the stretch. He  won going away by 6 1/4 lengths. REASON TO SOAR was a $110,000 OBS 2 year old purchase by West Point Thoroughbreds, He is trained by George Weaver. Watch for this one!



  • 02/09/2017
  • 2nd 2 YO winner for SOARING EMPIRE
    10/13/2016

    With a 2nd under his belt TEN TWENTY NINE, vied just off the pace, dueled and cleared to graduate at Finger Lakes. He is a homebred Carl Buhr.  TEN TWENTY NINE is the second 2 year old winner for his sire.



  • 10/03/2016
  • 2 year old D`YER MAK'ER by SOARING EMPIRE graduates at Belmont
    10/02/2016

     Two year old colt D`YER MAK'ER trained by Nicholas P. Zito and owned Six String Stables became the first two tyear old winner for SOARING EMPIRE. He came around his field and cleared to graduate in his third start. He was bred by Cheryl Prudhomme & Dr. Michael Gallivan.



  • 04/23/2016
  • SOARING EMPIRE colt brings $110,000 at OBS Spring
    04/23/2016

    Hip 696a 2 YO colt by Soaring Empire out of D' Country consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent XIV was purchased by West Point Thoroughbreds for $110.000. The colt workd a strong 1/8th in 10 flat. See VIDEO 



  • 02/25/2016
  • $100,000 Soaring Empire colt at Keeneland
    09/22/2015

    Hip 2731 - A Soaring Empire/Truly Enchanting (Ire) colt sold for $100,000 as the next to last horse through the ring at Keeneland. He was consigned by Nursery Place and bought by Conquest Stables.

  • First foal for SOARING EMPIRE
    02/09/2014

    Soaring Empire (Empire Maker--Flying Passage, by A.P. Indy) sired his first foal when In Your Eyes (Vision and Verse) produced a colt on Jan. 24. The foal was bred by Dan Bearden.

    Soaring Empire won the 2011 GIII Hal's Hope S.