Aron Wellman

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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Catholic Boy Gives Up-And-Comer Jonathan Thomas ‘Monster Opportunity’ In Florida Derby

Jonathan Thomas will step onto Thoroughbred racing’s center stage Saturday when he saddles Catholic Boy for a start in the $1-million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1). Although the 37-year-old trainer may be regarded by many as a newcomer to the big time, it should be noted that he grew up among the Sport of Kings’ elite. […]

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Industry Bands Together With Funding, Supplies, Volunteers In Wake Of Devastating Fire

As reports come in from Southern California in the wake of Saturday’s devastating fire at San Luis Rey Downs, CHRB chairman Chuck Winner told drf.com that the equine death toll may number more than 40 horses. Eight of the facility’s barns burned, and on Friday morning there were a reported 250 horses on the grounds at Del […]

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Tapwrit Podría Perder El Resto De La Temporada 2017 Debido A Problemas En Un Casco

Tapwrit, ganador del Belmont Stakes (G1) de 2017, pudiera permanecer en reposo por el resto de esta temporada debido a una lesión en el casco de su mano derecha luego de disputar el Travers Stakes (G1). Su copropietario Aron Wellman informó al Daily Racing Form que el caballo perdió parte de la suela de su […]

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West Joins Eclipse Thoroughbreds As VP Of Bloodstock

Jacob West has joined Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners as the company’s Vice President of Bloodstock. West, 31, has previously worked for Taylor Made as a Buyer Account Manager and most recently served as the Director of Bloodstock for Three Chimneys Farm. “Jacob is a rising star in the industry,” Eclipse President, Aron Wellman stated. “As our […]

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$1.2 Million Gamble Pays Off As Tapwrit Captures Belmont Stakes

Horse racing is full of gamblers, from the bettors who play the races on the front side to the owners taking a chance on young bloodstock at the sales. Such was the case with Aron Wellman at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale when he came across a yearling son of Tapit. Wellman gathered his Eclipse […]

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Wellman And The Three-Way Partnership It Took To Land ‘Standout’ Yearling Tapwrit

The very first time Aron Wellman, President of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, laid eyes on the gray son of Tapit at the Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, he was “smitten” with the colt, according to thoroughbredracing.com. “This colt was a standout,” Wellman said. “He had so much substance, depth and scope to him. He had good bones […]

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Results of Breeders’ Cup Election Announced: 10 Members Re-Elected

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that 19 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members.  Voting by Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 13. The election results are expected to be ratified by the current Breeders’ Cup Members at the annual meeting on July 13. […]

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners Purchase Maiden Winner Comfort

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners has acquired Comfort (Indian Charlie), a 4 ½-length winner of a Maiden Special Weight race at Fair Grounds on February 12th, and transferred the sophomore colt into the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, according to Eclipse President, Aron Wellman. Comfort, a 3 year-old son of Indian Charlie out of the winning A.P. […]

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Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView: The Partnership

Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView is a weekly series examining different aspects of Thoroughbred ownership. A more detailed presentation on these subjects will be made during the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 13-16. Click here for more information. For those wanting to experience the thrill of owning a racehorse without the same time commitment, liability, and […]

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