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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Races To Fill Out The Podium

Following the rush of graded stakes races that occurred during and around the Breeders’ Cup in early November, the racing calendar eased off the gas pedal in the latter part of the month, and the very top of the American Graded Stakes Standings went practically unchanged. Without much activity at the very top of the […]

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Cigar Mile: True Timber Will Try To Go One Better, Bal Harbour Has Been ‘Holding Good Company’

Calumet Farm’s True Timber and Shadwell Stable’s Ajaaweed breezed in company on Saturday as the talented contingent for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin continued their preparation for the Cigar Mile Day card on December 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack. True Timber was the runner-up in last year’s Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile and will look to make the […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Lord Nelson’s Weanlings Stand Out At November Sales

Lord Nelson’s debut crop of foals have made it through their first fall mixed sale season, and the numbers have come back largely positive. With the fall sale season complete for the weanlings of Lord Nelson in the Fasig-Tipton November Sale and Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, the resident of Spendthrift Farm saw 10 weanlings […]

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‘The Cowboys Will Love Him’: Flashy Maiden Southern Phantom To Run In Oklahoma Following Keeneland November Sale

In a sale that has featured Eclipse Award-winning runners and champion-producing broodmares, the most photographed horse on the grounds at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale might have come in Book 5, when the chrome-laden colt Southern Phantom sold to Southwest-based Danny Caldwell for $20,000. The 3-year-old Bodemeister colt will continue his search for his […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Bal A Bali, First Weanlings Of 2019

It takes an incredible horse to become a multiple Grade 1 winner, and it takes one with an iron constitution to survive a bout of laminitis. The fact that Bal a Bali did the former after surviving the latter makes him practically one-of-a-kind. In this edition of In The Stud, Jak Knelman of Calumet Farm […]

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Hightail Returns To Calumet Farm For 2020 Breeding Season

Returning to Calumet Farm for the 2020 season is Hightail, by Mineshaft out of Stormy Renee (by Storm Cat out of Seattle Slew’s multiple Grade 1-winning daughter Fleet Renee). “He has proven that he can sire a Grade 1 horse on a limited sample size,” said Calumet Farm’s director of stallions Jak Knelman. “With small […]

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Blended Citizen, Sisterson Reunite At Keeneland Ahead Of Sycamore

Before going out on his own in 2018, the last horse Jack Sisterson saddled for his boss, Doug O’Neill, was Blended Citizen. Fast-forward a little more than a year and guess who has taken up residence in Sisterson’s Calumet Farm barn adjacent to Keeneland? “Blended Citizen came here about two weeks before he ran at […]

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Bloodlines: Mongolian Groom Defies His Odds, Not Pedigree

When Mongolian Groom overturned the applecart in the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita, the dark bay gelding produced a proper upset. The son of Hightail (by Mineshaft) started at odds of 25.4-1, the second-longest in the field, and longershot Isotherm finished last. Mongolian Groom, in contrast, finished 2 ¼ lengths in front […]

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True Timber Looks To Make The Grade In Kelso Handicap

Calumet Farm’s True Timber will attempt his first stakes victory when facing a wide-open field of seven assembled for Saturday’s 39th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap over the main track at Belmont Park. The one-turn mile for 3-year-olds and upward pays homage to the five-time Horse of the Year from 1960-64. Owned […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Taylor Made, Calumet Head Into Fall On Top

With three-quarters of the calendar in the books and the marquee Keeneland September Yearling Sale in progress, Taylor Made Sales Agency and Calumet Farm sit atop their respective divisions as the year’s leading consignor and breeder of North American graded stakes winners through the end of August. Taylor Made, a perennial leader in the sale […]

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