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  • We've won three out of our last four – Nick Papagiorgio wins at Laurel.
  • Irish Access continues strong season, winning again at Laurel.
  • Tri Poker breaks her maiden in a photo at Laurel.
  • Tom Hagen runs huge in first start for stable.
  • Stable goes over $1 million in earnings for the season.
  • Still Having Fun finishes third in $250,000 stakes at Mahoning Valley.
  • Still Having Fun wins Grade 2 Woody Stephens at Belmont Park.
  • Gotta love a Maryland-bred, Tattooed wins again at Laurel.
  • Perfect Deal wins at Laurel.
  • Still Having Fun wins again, taking the Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel.
  • Cyndara wins at Laurel.
  • Still Having Fun romps in Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes at Laurel. Now 2-for-3. 
  • Nothing like a Maryland-bred. Tattooed wins at Laurel.
  • Bay of Sighs wins by 9 lengths at Laurel.
  • Still Having Fun produces a strong effort to finish second in the Maryland Juvenile.
  • Irish Access wins in a romp. 
  • Tribute to a Legend – Mr Small wins at Laurel. 
  • Bestkindoftrouble wins easily. 
  • Now that's a debut – Homebred Still Having Fun romps.
  • Road Trip – Chobee Girl wins at Charles Town. 
  • Double Play – Chobee Girl and Sunrise Sunset win at Laurel.
  • Now that's a sermon – Preachin' George wins.
  • Sweet – Honey Bun wins.
  • Bestkindoftrouble breaks maiden 
  • Coast to Coast – Connemara Coast wins.
  • Corporate Queen lights up tote board in debut win. 
  • We finish 2016 with 21 wins and a training title. 
  • The Title: We tied Hamilton Smith for leading trainer at Laurel.
  • Outfielder makes 10 wins at the Laurel meet.
  • We can barely keep up – Coastal Sea stays unbeaten, our ninth win this meet.
  • D K's Brigantia makes six wins at Laurel – atop trainer's standings.
  • Connemara Coast lights up the board in return.
  • Four in three days – All Fired Up strolls at Laurel.
  • Sunday Mass – E Lizzy wins easily.
  • Well, Hello – Coastal Sea wins debut
  • Outfielder wins as favorite at Laurel.
  • Zippity Gal wins.
  • E Double. Elusive Breeze and E Lizzy win.
  • Welcome back to Laurel Park. Dubious Intent wins nightcap.
  • Wow! Great Soul wins Wide Country Stakes.
  • Happy New Year: Understanding wins Sunday feature.
  • And that's two in a row. Monkey's Medal wins again.
  • Happy Thanksgiving. Irina Baranova brings home the stuffing.
  • Another winner: Monkey's Medal makes it 37 on the year.
  • Maryland Million Double: Irina Baranova and Minor Legend win.
  • Double: Dixie Victory lights up board, Elusive Breeze scores.
  • Win #31. Not Tonight Berta scores.
  • Another Seven wins again for our 30th victory of the year.
  • Connemara Coast wins feature at Laurel.
  • Bold Treasure wins Sunday nightcap.
  • Saturday Double: Team Tim, Another Seven win.
  • Team Tim wins.
  • Lady Terps wins allowance at Laurel.
  • D K's Brigantia and Amelia Green light up toteboard.
  • Consistency wins at Laurel.
  • Connemara Coast wins allowance at Laurel.
  • Nicely Played wins at Delaware. $18.60 to win!
  • Double. Trusted Choice and Dixie Victory win.
  • Exacta! Team Tim and Stonebriar go 1-2.
  • See What Happens wins again.
  • And another: McCarthur Parkway wins.
  • Barn favorite Lunar Rock wins.
  • Causeworthy wins by a nose. That makes 10 for the year.
  • See What Happens wins. Pays big. We didn't even tell our friends...!
  • Friday Double: Rottingdean at Pimlico. Understanding at Aqueduct.
  • Debut winner. How My Heart Works lights up the board.
  • Causeworthy breaks maiden at Laurel.
  • Hello! Streamsong wins debut.
  • Happy New Year! Street Poet kicks off 2015 in style.
  • Lady Terp wires em at Laurel.
  • Who wants to be a Millionaire? Eighttofasttocatch wins Jennings, goes over $1 million, retires.
  • Understanding upsets maiden. Pays $22.60. Website manager bet!
  • Good news/bad news: Heavenly Sky wins, gets claimed.
  • Lunar Rock wins and gets claimed. Cool horse, hate to see him go.
  • Stable goes over $1 million in earnings for the year.
  • Aix En Provence wins at Laurel.
  • The Big Horse Eighttofasttocatch wins Maryland Million Classic for third time.
  • Nine Forty wins debut for us. Congratulations Shamrock Farm.
  • And that makes 30...Goodnight Angel wins.
  • Kilcoole Miss wins debut...hope you bet. $23.60.
  • Evelyn's Colors rallies to win at Penn National.
  • And that makes 3, Monkey's Medal wins again.
  • Holly Red Rocket rockets at Timonium.
  • Monkey's Medal wins again, takes allowance at Parx.
  • Understanding, at 57-1, finishes third at Charles Town.
  • Goodnight Angel wins at Delaware. 24 for the year!
  • Aix En Provence wins at Delaware.
  • See What Happens cruises to maiden win at Delaware Park.
  • Monkey's Medal makes it 21 on the year, winning maiden at Parx.
  • And that makes 19, tying last year's mark, as Lucy Boo pays $26.40 to win.
  • Happy Memorial Day. Dorchester County wins.
  • Evelyn's Colors runs well to finish second at Parx.
  • Lunar Rock wins Deputed Testamony Stakes on Preakness Day.
  • Ascauga makes first start for stable, finishing a strong second to favorite.
  • First-time starter Evelyn's Colors wins for Owner Gary Hacker.
  • Triple. Respectful Ed, Don'tstop Theparty, It's My Perogative win at Pimlico. All 3 claimed.
  • Rojo Perfecto wins again. And, again, a big price. Pays $19. Dinner's on us.
  • Roll on, Roll on. Rojo Perfecto makes it win number 11 on the year. Big price, too. Did you bet?
  • Baltersan wins Wednesday's finale. Number 10 on the year. Rolling.
  • Goodbye great owner, great friend. Read John Feinstein's tribute to Arnie Heft.
  • We are rolling. 1/5 favorite Connemara Coast wins easily for Dumbarton Farm and Sheldon Russell. Watch it HERE.
  • Favorite Lady Terp wins at Laurel. Seven wins on the year. Watch it HERE.
  • Glimpse wins again at Laurel. Six wins – so far – on the year.
  • Good Time Henny, fresh off the claim, wins allowance at Laurel. Great start, 5 wins in January. Watch if HERE.
  • It's My Perogative wins at Laurel.
  • Bet The Cat lights up the board with $44.60 shocker, continues 90 percent in the money in 2014.
  • Glimpse wins as 4/5 favorite, second win of the year, third on the card for Sheldon Russell. Watch it HERE.
  • Symphonic Hero wins, continues 100 percent in-the-money for 2014. Watch it HERE.
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins Broad Brush – 10th career stakes triumph. Watch it HERE.
  • Tim finishes the Ironman. Read Scott Wykoff's take on the achievement HERE.
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins third consecutive edition of the Jennings Handicap. Watch it HERE.
  • Ironman. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to donate to cancer research and Thoroughbred Retirement.
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins second Maryland Million. Watch it here.
  • Eighttofasttocatch aims at Maryland Million. Read about it here.
  • Respectful Ed wins at Laurel.
  • Chambers Bay wins first start for stable.
  • Ave Nox wins debut at Laurel.
  • Eighttofasttocatch breezes at Laurel.
  • Who Needs wins allowance at Delaware, now two-for-three in her career.
  • Hidden Ball Trick wins allowance at Presque Isle Downs.
  • Eighttofasttocatch nearly wires Pimlico Special, passes $700,000 in career earnings. Watch here.
  • Royalty For One wins at Pimlico. Watch it here.
  • Pay The Lady wins at Pimlico. Watch it here.
  • Who Needs wins debut by nearly 3 lengths. Pays $18.60. (I forgot to tell tell web manager!) Watch it here.
  • Eighttofasttocatch back in the winner's circle after wiring Henry Clark at Pimlico. Watch it here.
  • Eighttofasttocatch runs highest number of the week. Click here to read.

Welcome to Timothy L. Keefe Racing Stable

It wasn’t a wind operation or surgery to remove a knee chip.

“I started feeling bad early Tuesday morning and went downhill pretty quick from there so I finally decided that I probably ought to go to the emergency room,” Tim said Thursday. “They did the CAT scan and said my appendix needed to come out.”

Tim underwent an appendectomy Tuesday and was back at the track Thursday. Thankfully, the crew at the barn barely noticed his brief absence.

“I went to the track this morning and everything was good. There’s no question I have some of the best help out there. They’re reliable and dependable, I don’t have to worry about a thing. I’m very fortunate. Part of me was like, ‘man, nobody even misses me.’ Which is a great problem to have and a lot of people aren’t that fortunate.”


Last week:

Bestkindoftrouble was afforded a solo early lead last Friday and the outcome was never in doubt. He stayed clear of his competition and crossed the wire 2 3/4 lengths in front under Forest Boyce.

“He ran super, race set up great for him. Forest did a great job, popped out on top and finally was able to get a dry track which he prefers over the wet tracks he’s been running on,” Tim said.

It was the third win in eight starts for the 4-year-old owned by Cynthia McGinnes and Francis Clemens. After knocking out the state-bred first-level allowance and open first-level allowance, he’ll be forced to take on tougher next time.

Le Weekend also put in a strong effort last weekend, finishing fourth in her first race in five months. She showed speed from the gate and was beaten only 2 1/4 lengths by rivals who had raced more recently.

“She ran great,” Tim said. “Unfortunate to get beat a lip and a lip for second. She went out there and ran hard. We were all happy with her effort and she came out of the race great.”

The 4-year-old will likely race again before the Laurel meet is over.


This week:

Flight Crew started the weekend off with a solid performance to dead-heat for third in Friday’s sixth race. He’ll likely head to turf for his next start.

New faces appear for the first time Saturday. Simpson goes in the first, a 5 1/2-furlong maiden. The son of Bodemeister is owned by successful 2-year-old consignor Cary Frommer. Cary sent Corporate Queen to Tim in late 2016 and the filly won her debut at 36-1. She was sold following the race and went on place third in last year’s Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.

“He’s following the same path as she did,” Tim said referring to the 3-year-old colt. “I like him. He’s ready and I think he’ll run a good race for us. He’s a beautiful horse and a nice mover.”

Cary resides in Aiken and has consigned some of the more expensive 2-year-olds sold in recent years.

“She does a great job on the farm,” Tim said. “They always come well broken and schooled. They look great. She broke Still Having Fun for me.”

Best Way also debuts Saturday. Tom Teal’s homebred son of Tizway is set to run in the fifth, a 1 1/16-mile maiden on turf.

“He came in last fall and from the minute I saw him I said, ‘this is a two-turn grass horse. There’s no way I’m going to be able to do anything with him until the spring.’ It’s not really my M.O. to start first time around 2-turns on the grass but I feel strongly that’s what he wants. It’s a starting point. We’ll see how he handles everything and go from there,” Tim said.

The barn will also have two representatives Sunday. Irish Access makes her 3-year-old debut in the first race, a 1-mile allowance. As referenced in past weeks, Tim is very excited for her return.

“I love the way she trains,” he said of the filly owned by M.O.M. Stable. “She’s a big, strong filly. She’s a little quirky, but I don’t mind that. I’m hoping we can do some good things with her.”

Emma’sdiamonddiva will break from the gate a few hours later in the day’s fifth. She breaks from the outside post 7 and was set at 9-2 on the morning line. The 3-year-old owned by Tim Hopkins looks improve on her third-place finish three weeks ago.


Off the track:

Ryan is back in action on the Eventing circuit this weekend at Fair Hill. After a win last month, she moves up to the two-star division with Flintstar. She’ll also have a second mount this weekend, competing with Eightofasttocatch in Preliminary.

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