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Wicked Strong at Spendthrift Farm
First Foal By Wicked Strong Born On New Year’s Day

Spendthrift Farm’s Wicked Strong, Hard Spun’s millionaire winner of the Wood Memorial S. (G1), sired his first reported foal on New Year’s Day when a colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, KY. Bred by Brandywine’s Jim and Pam Robinson, the colt is out of the El Corredor mare Circle My Name, a daughter […]

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Le Romain Becomes Ninth Gr. 1 Winner For Hard Spun

Darley stallion Hard Spun got his ninth lifetime Grade or Group 1 winner on Saturday when Le Romain captured the Randwick Guineas in Australia in an upset victory. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1600 meters (about one mile) on the turf in 1:33.38, according to racingpost.com. Trained by Kris Lees, Le Romain was relaxed early […]

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Spendthrift’s B. Wayne Hughes Named Richest Kentuckian

With a net worth of approximately $2.5 billion, B. Wayne Hughes topped Forbes’ 2015 list of the richest individuals in the state of Kentucky. The 82-year-old owner of Lexington-based Spendthrift Farm, Hughes made his fortune in the self-storage business with a company called Public Storage, which boasts 2,200 locations across the world. Hughes purchased the […]

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Wicked Strong at Spendthrift Farm
In The Stud: Wicked Strong, New For 2016

The Paulick Report is pleased to introduce 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 that are either just entering stud in 2016, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop […]

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Tapiture schools in the paddock at Keeneland with trainer Steve Asmussen.
BC Turf Sprint, Dirt Mile Notes: Tapiture ‘Full Of Himself’

Wesley Ward (Undrafted, The Great War and Green Mask, Turf Sprint) – Wesley Ward’s trio of Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint contenders all had light excercise on Thursday morning, each jogging a lap on the main course. Last year, Ward finished second and third in the Turf Sprint with No Nay Never and Undrafted. Like in […]

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Wicked Strong hit the track early this morning at Keeneland.
BC Dirt Mile Notes: Wicked Strong Connections Hoping For Rapid Early Pace

Centennial Farms’ Wicked Strong was sent to the Keeneland main track Tuesday morning for a gallop and finished off with a breeze through the stretch. “He went well,” trainer James Jerkens said. “The track was sloppy. He went out early. It was packed down.” Wicked Strong, who finished second behind Tonalist in the 1 ¼ […]

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Wicked Strong, seen winning the Jim Dandy.
Spendthrift Looking ‘Wicked Strong’ For 2016

Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to Grade 1-winning millionaire Wicked Strong, and the 4-year-old colt by Hard Spun will be retired at season’s end to stand stud at Spendthrift in 2016 as the farm’s newest participant in its renowned “Share The Upside” program. “Wicked Strong is a Grade 1 winner by […]

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Tonalist wins his second consecutive Jockey Club Gold Cup
Tonalist Prevails Again In Jockey Club Gold Cup

Tonalist defended his title and scored his fifth victory at Belmont Park in winning Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup. Under John Velazquez, the 4-year-old son of Tapit made a move off the turn and overtook a game Wicked Strong in mid-stretch, pulling away to win by 4 3/4 lengths in a final […]

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Tonalist Leads Six-Horse Field For G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup

Led by Robert S. Evans’ defending champion Tonalist, a salty field of six will vie for an all-fees-paid berth into the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic in the Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup, one of four Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” qualifiers on the Super Saturday menu this weekend at Belmont Park. […]

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Honor Code, seen here winning the Met Mile, is one of seven G1 winners in the Whitney
Equibase Analysis: Strong Form, Class Make Whitney Stakes A Compelling Race

A “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November, the 88th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney Stakes may be one for the ages as eight of the 10 enter the race off first or second place finishes. Two horses in the remarkably talented field come into the race […]

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