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Charismatic, as shown in his last JBBA conformation photo
Dual Classic Winner Charismatic Dies Suddenly

Dual classic winner and 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic has died. The 20-year-old stallion, who returned to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan on December 4, 2016, was pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. The announcement of his sudden passing was made this afternoon […]

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The colt who would become Charismatic, minutes after his birth in 1996
Eighteen Years After His Kentucky Derby, Charismatic ‘Belongs To All Of Us’

A little less than 21 years ago, in the middle of a March night, Parrish Hill star broodmare Bali Babe went into labor. It was a slightly dramatic affair, as the daughter of Drone was briefly cast in her stall after she delivered a golden-chestnut son of Summer Squall. According to Elizabeth Mitchell’s book, Three […]

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Bill Casner and Well Dressed, dam of Dubai World Cup winner Well Armed
Casner Inducted Into Texas Cowboy Hall Of Fame ‘On The Back Of A Horse’

“Horseman’s horseman” Bill Casner is set to be inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on Thursday, Jan. 12. The Cowboy Hall of Fame “honors those men and women who have excelled in the sport and business of rodeo, and the western lifestyle in Texas.” Perhaps best-known as the co-founder of WinStar Farm, Casner […]

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Trainer Jeff Greenhill, right, celebrates his 500th career victory
Turfway: Trainer Greenhill Scores 500th Career Win

Chemical engineer-turned-Thoroughbred trainer Jeff Greenhill, 61, scored his 500th career win Thursday when Stay On Shore won the seventh race at Turfway Park. Greenhill’s first career win also came at Turfway, in March 1996 with Count Sparks. “We had a couple of seconds, but now it’s finally over,” Greenhill said about the milestone win. “Now […]

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Warrior's Club wins the inaugural Spendthrift Stallion Stakes
Churchill Downs Racing Club Poised For Big Day On ‘Stars Of Tomorrow II’ Program

Saturday’s “Stars of Tomorrow II” program could be an exciting one for the several hundred members of the Churchill Downs Racing Club as both of the Racing Club’s 2-year-olds, Warrior’s Club and Dial Me, are slated to race that afternoon. On Opening Day’s “Stars of Tomorrow I” Program, Warrior’s Club took the Racing Club members […]

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This is the certificate that will accompany a membership in Charismatic's "Inner Circle" (photograph by Barbara Livingston)
Old Friends Invites Fans To Join Charismatic’s ‘Inner Circle’

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, is inviting fans to become a member of Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic’s “Inner Circle”. On October 26, Old Friends announced that the dual-classic winner and 1999 Horse of the Year would be returning to the United States from Japan, where he has stood as a stallion […]

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Will Take Charge at Three Chimneys
Equiade Presents In The Stud: Will Take Charge, First Crop Weanlings Of 2016

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back a new photo/video feature that will run every other week and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky. The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions have either just entered stud in 2016, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop […]

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Warrior's Club wins the inaugural Spendthrift Stallion Stakes
Churchill Racing Club Wins Inaugural Spendthrift Stallion Stakes With Warrior’s Club

In a dominant front-running performance, the Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club was the 2 1/2-length winner of Sunday’s inaugural $300,000 Spendthrift Stallion Stakes at Churchill Downs. Open to juveniles sired by any stallion that stood at Spendthrift Farm, the race is the first of its kind, and inspired a full field of 12 to […]

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Charismatic, as shown in his last JBBA conformation photo
‘Dream Come True’: Charismatic Returning Stateside, To Live At Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, is proud to announce that Charismatic, 1999’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner and  Horse of the Year, is coming home. The now 20-year-old stallion will return to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan, where he has stood since 2002, sometime in […]

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Graham Motion
Motion On The Verge Of Meet Record At Keeneland

If trainer Graham Motion wins Sunday’s Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) with Bill Crager’s Rachel Wall, he will earn his fifth stakes victory of Keeneland’s Fall Meet and set a record for the most stakes wins by a trainer during any racing season at the track. His four stakes victories tie him with Racing Hall […]

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