Calumet Farm

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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Lukas On Bravazo: ‘This Son Of A Gun Is OK; He Tries Every Time’

Training legend D. Wayne Lukas wasn’t joking when he quipped recently that he is hoping to find a good 3-year-old in his barn to put on the Triple Crown trail. Lukas knows that’s possible. A year ago, he discovered Bravazo, who competed in big event after big event throughout the season and will start in […]

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Bravazo, Aerolithe Take First Tours Around Gulfstream Park

Japanese Group 1 winner Aerolithe and Grade 2-winning millionaire Bravazo each got acquainted with the Gulfstream Park surface on a rainy but busy Sunday morning for horses pointing to the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series Jan. 26. Calumet Farm’s Bravazo was first on the track at 5:45 a.m., less than 24 hours […]

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Winner Red Rocks Dies At 15

Red Rocks, winner of the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Turf, died in September at age 15, BloodHorse reports. The Irish-bred son of Galileo last stood at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he had resided since 2015. He entered stud at Centro Equino Arcadia in Italy for the 2010 breeding season, and he shuttled to Chile […]

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Jockey Club: WinStar Edges Calumet As Top Breeder By Earnings

WinStar Farm LLC has topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2018 with $8,765,757 in earnings, according to statistics released today by The Jockey Club Information Systems. WinStar Farm LLC bred 219 starters with 204 wins, 164 seconds, and 144 thirds out of 1,216 starts. WinStar Farm LLC also led the individual breeders list in […]

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