Calumet Farm

$445,000 Ghostzapper Filly Tops OBS June Sale’s Second Session

Hip No. 653, a daughter of Ghostzapper consigned de Meric Sales, agent, was sold to Backstretch Farms, Inc. for $445,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at Saturday’s under-tack session was co-fastest at […]

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Late-Running Everfast ‘Plenty Fit’ For Belmont; Bourbon War Back For More

Preakness Stakes runner-up Everfast flaunted speed and fitness in his final serious preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets when he covered five furlongs in 1:01 flat at Churchill Downs Monday morning. With exercise rider Faustino Aguilar at the helm, Everfast broke off from the half-mile pole and clocked […]

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Coachwhip Finds Synthetic To Her Liking In Arlington Matron

Calumet Farm’s Coachwhip drew clear in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the GIII Arlington Matron impressively on Saturday, the best in a field scratched down to six older fillies sent 1 1/8 miles over the Arlington synthetic main track.  Jockey Tyler Baze made the trip to Chicago to ride the Calumet homebred […]

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Lexitonian All Heart To Upset Chick Lang At 17-1

Calumet Farm homebred Lexitonian provided a 17-1 upset in the Grade 3 Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico, winning by a head over 8-1 chance Gladiator King. The 3-year-old son of Speightstown gave jockey Jose Ortiz his third win on the Preakness Stakes undercard, completing six furlongs over the fast main track in 1:09.74. The Chick […]

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English Bee Runs Down Real News In James W. Murphy

Calumet Farm homebred English Bee earned his first stakes win on Saturday, out-kicking 2-1 favorite Real News to win by a half-length under jockey Jose Ortiz. The 3-year-old son of English Channel, conditioned by Graham Motion, was sent to post at odds of 9-2 after a disappointing fifth in his first start in stakes company. […]

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Romans-Trained Everfast Boosts Preakness Cast To 13

Calumet Farm’s Everfast became a last-minute addition to Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, bringing the field for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown to 13 horses. Joel Rosario, winner of the 2013 Kentucky Derby (G1) on Orb and the 2014 Belmont Stakes (G1) on Tonalist, has the mount. “It’s a […]

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Streaking Prince Lucky Faces 7 In Belmont’s Westchester

Daniel McConnell’s Prince Lucky will go for his third consecutive graded stakes win and fourth straight victory overall in challenging an eight-horse field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Westchester for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 90th running of the Westchester, contested at one mile, is one of three […]

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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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