Antony Beck

Destin Retired To Stand At Sequel New York In 2019

Destin, a Grade 2 winner and classic-placed runner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Sequel New York in Hudson, N.Y. for the 2019 breeding season. The horse will stand in partnership between Gainesway, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, and Sequel New York. A full brother to Grade 1 stakes-winning […]

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Belmont Stakes Winner Tapwrit Retired To Gainesway For 2019

Belmont Stakes winner and millionaire Tapwrit has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Gainesway for a $12,500 stud fee in 2019. A gray son of three-time leading sire Tapit, Tapwrit was a $1.2-million yearling purchase by Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert V. LaPenta at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. Tapwrit […]

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Foal And Stallion Nominators Elect 20 Breeders’ Cup Members

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that 20 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members.  Voting by Breeders’ Cup 2017 foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 15. The following individuals received the most votes of the Breeders’ Cup nominators to fill 20 Member seats having four year […]

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Bird Song To Stand At Gainesway Farm In 2018

Marylou Whitney Stables’ homebred multiple graded stakes winner Bird Song, a son of Whitney’s Eclipse champion 3-year-old filly and Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Bird Town, will enter stud at Gainesway in 2018. Sired by the late Unbridled’s Song, who currently leads the 2017 general sires list, Bird Song carried his speed to earn triple-digit Beyer […]

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Beck: Is AAEP Protecting Horses … Or Its Own Interests?

Various members of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, the group of industry organizations promoting passage of federal legislation that would bring uniform standards to our sport under the direction of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, have spent a good deal of time with representatives of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) over the […]

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Ian Tapp Accepts Position At Gainesway

Gainesway is pleased to announce that Ian Tapp has recently accepted a position with the farm and will focus on sales and bloodstock development at the historic Lexington property. Before joining the Gainesway team, Tapp spent the previous five years with The Blood-Horse, where his roles included editor of Blood-Horse Daily, editor of Blood-Horse MarketWatch, […]

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Beck: Industry Must Support National Drug Standards To ‘Stem Racing’s Decline’

Thoroughbred racing is currently basking in the glow of the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years as fans celebrate the great accomplishment of American Pharoah. In a recent opinion piece published in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Gainesway Farm Antony Beck writes that while the current positive momentum for the sport is great, a “true turnaround […]

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Jockey Club To Buy Controlling Interest In Blood-Horse Publications

A deal in the works since last summer is expected to close Friday with The Jockey Club purchasing a controlling 51 percent interest in Blood-Horse Publications from the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, the Paulick Report has learned. Terms of the pending deal, which was announced to Blood-Horse employees on Thursday afternoon, were not available. Based in […]

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Whitney Has Bird’s-Eye View Of Fountain Of Youth

For the past century, the Whitney name and Eton blue and brown silks that have accompanied it to racetracks around the world rank among the most recognizable, and successful, in thoroughbred racing. They will be on display again Saturday when Marylou Whitney homebred Gorgeous Bird steps up to stakes company for the first time in […]

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A Better Breeders’ Cup Board: Something Old, Something New

Change is good. But not too much change. I think the Breeders’ Cup Members got it just right in the runoff election earlier this week when Bill Farish of Lane’s End Farm was re-elected to a four-year term on the Breeders’ Cup board of directors over which he serves as chairman. The other candidate for […]

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