Bloodstock

SPENDTHRIFT ADDS WARRIOR’S REWARD, LINE OF DAVID TO 2011 STALLION ROSTER

PRESS RELEASE Spendthrift Farm will stand Grade 1 winners Warrior’s Reward and Line of David in 2011, as was announced Friday night at the farm’s annual breeders’ party in Lexington. Warrior’s Reward, a 4-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro, remains in training and is likely to retire to Spendthrift after the Breeders’ Cup. Trained by […]

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FIVE STALLIONS ON THEIR WAY TO TURKEY

Four American-based stallions-Cuvee, Yonaguska, Lion Heart and Dehere–and Irish-based Powerscourt are scheduled to arrive in Turkey this week to stand at stud as the property of the Turkish Jockey Club. According to Kentucky-based bloodstock agent Ric Waldman, who advised and assisted the Turkish Jockey Club in the acquisitions, Dehere is being leased while the […]

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STUD FEE CHANGE FOR CURLIN

Edited Press Release The 2010 stud fee for two-time Horse of the Year CURLIN, who stands at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky, has been reduced to $40,000 stands and nurses. In a statement released today, majority owner Jess Jackson discussed the decision: “We are delighted […]

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OFFLEE WILD RIDE TO THE TOP

By Ray PaulickLast spring, before any foals from the first-crop of Offlee Wild had made their way to the track, Lansdon Robbins was convinced the Grade 1 stakes-winning son of Wild Again he raced with partners in the name of Azalea Stable was standing his final year at Darley America in Lexington. “I guarantee […]

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ADENA SPRINGS LEADING BREEDER FOR SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Press Release Adena Springs heads the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2009 with earnings of $12,853,329, according to statistics released today by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). In topping the list for the seventh consecutive year, Adena Springs bred the winners of 568 races from 3,903 starts and […]

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FASIG FLIPS THE SCRIPT

By Ray Paulick Fasig-Tipton’s management team deserves a great deal of credit for the remarkable two-night yearling sale that concluded Tuesday night at the Humphrey S. Finney pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. They delivered on several fronts: attracting a higher number of top-end horses to the sale than in recent years; bringing in buyers from […]

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OVERBROOK FARM TO DISPERSE

The following press was distributed by Keeneland Association regarding the dispersal later this year of the breeding stock and a majority of the racing stock of Overbrook Farm, the Lexington Thoroughbred operation founded by the late William T. Young.             Lexington, Ky. (June 9, 2009)—Overbrook Farm, founded and developed by the late William T. […]

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DUNKIRK TO HAVE SURGERY, FULL RECOVERY EXPECTED

Dunkirk, the second-place finisher in the June 6 Belmont Stakes, suffered a non-displaced condylar fracture of the left hind cannon bone during last Saturday’s running of the 1 ½ – mile Classic. The injury was detected when the colt was slightly off following the race, and x-rays taken June 8 revealed the fracture. “He […]

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GUEST COMMENTARY: MAY FOALS THE SECRET TO DERBY TRAIL?

I’ve always been surprised at the habits of many buyers at yearling sales…they sometimes remind me of lemmings marching to the sea, making decisions without logic or rationality. I once asked a leading buyer why he often spent so much money on yearlings by unproven first-year sires, a practice that is common enough to inflate […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: FRIESAN FIRE

Between now and the Kentucky Derby, pedigree expert Edwin Anthony will be providing Paulick Report readers with insightful commentaries on many of the leading contenders for the race that most breeders and owners dream of winning. Ed comes from the racing family that bred and owned such classic winners as Temperence Hill and Prairie Bayou […]

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