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Patch, 2017 Kentucky Derby Contender, Arrives At Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY, welcomed 2017 Kentucky Derby contender and graded-stakes-placed Patch. The son of Union Rags out of the A. P. Indy mare Windyindy, Patch was donated to the non-profit organization by owner Calumet Farm following his three-season racing career. His last start was in the Birdstone Stakes […]

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Tracksmith Proves Game In Woodchopper; Sir Winston Finishes Last

Calumet Farm’s Tracksmith, the lukewarm 3.40 post time favorite, overcame a messy first turn to take the $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds Racecourse. Around the first turn, Tracksmith was forced out seven-wide by Irish Heatwave before settling into an outside stalking position. Turning for home, jockey Adam Beschizza let the 3-year-old son of Street […]

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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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Motion Duo Headed For Saturday’s New Kent County Virginia Derby

The 17th running of the $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby (Gr. 3) on the Secretariat Turf Course at Colonial Downs, scheduled for this Saturday August 31, could feature a pair of Graham Motion trained three-year-olds in the field and another pair in under card stakes. “I’m inclined to enter both English Bee and Shootin […]

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Channel Cat Won’t Be Denied In Bowling Green

Calumet Farm homebred Channel Cat took the lead out of the gate and was dead game in stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green by a half-length over Ya Primo. The 4-year-old son of English Channel and Luis Saez ran 1 3/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm turf in 2:14.43, marking the colt’s first graded […]

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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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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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Sham Stakes: Giant Killer Desormeaux Sends Pair In Search Of Derby Points

John Keith Desormeaux, a David among trainers, will attempt to slay a Goliath Saturday when he sends out longshots Sueno and Easy Shot to face favored Coliseum and others in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita main track. The $100,000 in purse money offered is a relative afterthought. Horsemen […]

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Vexatious Takes Dowager On Disqualification

Calumet Farm’s Vexatious, who finished a neck behind Beach Flower, was elevated to first place on the disqualification of Beach Flower for interference in the stretch to win the 27th running of the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) for fillies and mares before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 13,836 at Keeneland. Trained by Neil […]

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