Brookdale Farm

‘You Do This Because You Love Horses’: Owner-Breeder Harvey Clarke Dies At 77

Harvey A. Clarke, breeder of 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another and 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Stopchargingmaria, died Thursday night at his home in Franklin Lakes, N.J, after a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. Longtime friend and agent Steve Shahinian said of Clarke: “He was beloved in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Putting ‘A Face To The Hero’

The name “Victor Espinoza” has most of the racing community thinking of a certain Triple Crown-winning jockey. To anyone familiar with Brookdale Farm in Versailles, Ky., however, the name brings to mind a different individual. Brookdale’s Victor Espinoza epitomizes the spirit of Godolphin’s newest initiative, the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards. Intended to “to identify and […]

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It’s A Boy! American Pharoah’s First Foal Born In Versailles

The Seitz family’s Brookdale Farm in Versailles, KY, happily announces the arrival of what is believed to be the first foal of the initial crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Born at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 3, the colt is the first foal out of the maiden mare Kakadu. He is very attractive and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: After Fire, Old Friends Finds New Friends

Just a week ago while most of the Bluegrass was waking up to more than 10 inches of snow, Old Friends founder Michael Blowen was jolted awake with the panicked calls of “Fire! Fire! The barn is on fire!” As fate would have it, farm assistant James Crump and wife Tammy had spent the night […]

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European Model Makes Foray Into Thoroughbred Breeding Scene

America’s Best Racing (ABR), a multi-media fan development and awareness-building platform created and funded by The Jockey Club, today released episode 2 of an ABRFilms original, four-episode video series, “After the Runway: Esther de Jong’s Story.” The series chronicles de Jong’s debut inside the Thoroughbred world as she seeks to launch a career beyond the […]

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Seven More Farms Sign On To Horse Country Inc. Tourism System

Horse Country, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of seven new members to the organization. Blackwood Stables, Brookdale Farm, Denali Stud, Hallway Feeds, Hurstland Farm, Saxony Farm and Three Chimneys join members Adena Springs, Airdrie Stud, Ashford (Coolmore America), Claiborne Farm, Crestwood, Darby Dan, Darley, Diamond A, Gainesway Farm, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Keene […]

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Top Sire Silver Deputy Euthanized

Major sire Silver Deputy was euthanized on Oct. 4 due to the infirmities of old age. The 29-year-old son of Deputy Minister – Silver Valley, by Mr. Prospector had been pensioned since 2008 at Fred Seitz’s Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Kentucky. From the first foal crop by two-time Leading Sire Deputy Minister, Silver Deputy was […]

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Grade 1 Winner, Producer Nastique Dies

Multiple Grade 1 winner and top producer Nastique died Dec. 10 at Brookdale Farm due to the infirmities of old age, it was reported by the Blood-Horse. She was 29. A daughter of Naskra out of La Fantastique, Nastique raced from ages two through five, winning 10 of 42 starts for earnings of $843,121. Campaigned […]

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Brookdale to Offer Mare in Foal to Champion Redoute’s Choice at F-T November

Brookdale Sales will consign MANTILLA – the first mare to ever be offered in foal to leading Australian sire REDOUTE’S CHOICE that was bred in the Northern Hemisphere – at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Monday, November 4th. She is catalogued as hip 97. For the first time in his illustrious stud career, REDOUTE’S CHOICE […]

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Brookdale Expanding Focus to ‘Cleaner’ European Pedigrees

In a recent interview with Talk of the Track, Fred Seitz, Jr. of Brookdale Farm said that his operation is expanding its focus to acquiring more European pedigrees. “There’s a stigma that we use a lot of drugs in racing … so we’ve adapted a little bit and added a little niche,” said Seitz. Not […]

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