Calumet Farm

Veteran Horseman, 1989 Farm Manager Of The Year Robert Alexander Dies At 83

Longtime Kentucky farm manager and 1989 Farm Manager of the Year Robert Allen Alexander died Sunday at the age of 83. The native of Lexington began in the Thoroughbred industry working on veterinarian Dr. Charlie Hagyard’s farm, then he went to work for trainer John T. Ward, Sr. For three years in the mid-50’s, Alexander […]

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Bravazo ‘Tender’ After Thursday Gallop: Will Miss Dubai Trip, Undergo Knee Surgery

Calumet Farm’s Bravazo will not make the journey to the UAE later this month for the Dubai World Cup, reports bloodhorse.com, because he will instead undergo knee surgery at the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. “He galloped beautifully yesterday,” said trainer D. Wayne Lukas from Oaklawn Park. “We thought he was tender coming off […]

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Half-Sister To Two-Time Champion Roy H Romps In Gulfstream Park Debut

Calumet Farm’s Vinca, a 3-year-old half-sister to two-time champion Roy H, made an auspicious debut at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, romping to a six-length victory in Race 6. Out of the Elusive Quality mare Elusive Diva, the daughter of Oxbow broke alertly under Tyler Gaffalione to quickly open a clear lead […]

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First Indiana-Sired Foals Are Colts for Ready’s Image

The first Indiana-sired foals by leading stallion Ready’s Image have been born at Springcliff Farm in Martinsville, Ind. Grade 2 winner Ready’s Image, on lease from Calumet Farm, is currently standing his second season in Indiana at Dr. Roger Beam’s Midwest Equine and Veterinary Clinic in Trafalgar, Ind. The 14-year-old stallion by More Than Ready […]

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Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders Receive $14.2 Million From Incentive Awards

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) on Monday announced payment of more than $14.2 million in breeder awards from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders’ Incentive Fund (KTBIF). Kentucky-bred horses won over 4,000 races across the globe in 2018, which made breeders eligible for these incentive payments. KTBIF horses were rewarded for winning races in 33 states […]

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First Foals Arrive For Calumet Farm’s First-Year Stallions

The quartet of first-year stallions at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., have each been represented by their first foals. Grade 1 winner Keen Ice had a filly out of the Pioneerof the Nile mare Hidden Nile at Calumet Farm. The filly hails from the family of G2 winner Top Secret and G1-placed Kentucky Bear. Keen […]

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Hard-Knocking Bravazo ‘Deserves A Chance’ In Dubai World Cup

Calumet Farm’s Bravazo will return to the track Saturday morning to begin preparations for the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 30 at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Friday morning. Bravazo returned to his Oaklawn base Monday morning after finishing fourth in the $9 […]

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Golden Notion Tops First Session Of OBS Winter Mixed Sale

Golden Notion, a 3-year-old son of Goldencents consigned by Woodside Ranch, agent, was sold to S B M Training and Sales, agent, for $200,000 to top the first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt, who worked a half-mile in :44 flat at the under-tack show, is out […]

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Lexington Fire Department Responds To Small Plane Crash At Calumet Farm

Late Saturday afternoon, the Lexington Fire Department was dispatched to historic Calumet Farm in response to a small plane crash, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader. A Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft was reported to have gone down at 3:53 p.m., per the Blue Grass Airport. The Lexington Police Department Tweeted that engine failure forced the plane down, and that […]

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Back To Prominence: Legendary Calumet Takes Pair Of Shots At Pegasus Purse

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas is in his second iteration of adding to iconic Calumet Farm’s legacy. He’s hoping the next chapter comes with the homebred 4-year-old colt Bravazo in Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park. Calumet Farm actually has two shots in the Pegasus, with Grade 1 Cigar Mile runner-up True […]

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