Case Clay

Horsemen, not horses, to be auctioned in Lexington

Press Release Be sure to mark your calendar for the Horsemen of All Ages Sale Bachelor Auction presented by Adequan on Friday, September 16, 2011, at Lexington’s Red Mile Racetrack’s historic Floral Round Barn. In addition, WTVQ/ABC, home of the hit reality series the Bachelor, local social stimulator TOPSINLEX and Lover’s Leap Wines are partnering […]

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Stallion farms say stud fees leveling off

Recent declines in stud fees aren’t likely to continue in 2012, according to several prominent stallion farms.  An informal Blood-Horse survey suggests farms believe they’ve given breeders a good chance to make money and will keep fees level: “As far as stud fees for 2012, my prediction would lean toward everything being a bit status […]

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Three Chimneys employees save horses during barn fire

Press Release As was reported last night, a broodmare barn at Robert N. Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm was struck by lightning and caught fire the night of Sunday, July 24. There were no fatalities, horse or human. Two horses were in the barn when the fire started. Night Watchman Billy Kutchman and Assistant Broodmare Manager […]

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Clay: Young owners offer hope, winning attitudes

Writing for the New York Times’ The Rail blog, Three Chimneys president Case Clay raises a toast to three of racing’s youngest and most entreprenuerial owners – Bobby Flay, Mike Repole and Kevin Plank.  Repole and Plank both had runners in the Belmont, with Repole’s Stay Thirsty finishing second. Clay says individually, each of the […]

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Clay: A child’s wisdom on racing

At the Thoroughbred Times, Three Chimneys Farm president Case Clay reveals an enlightening conversation with his seven-year-old daughter Anna that suggests quite a bit about the current state of racing.  An excerpt: Anna: Let’s watch those two big horse races you have been talking about. Is the race with the girl jockey first or second?Me: […]

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The American Handicapper: A chalky Clay and a trip to Tap City

Eight rounds to go in the American Handicapper contest presented by Brisnet.com, and the current leaderboard might convince some of the future fan participants to alter their betting strategies. First-week participant Candice de Stefano still sits atop the leaderboard with a Brisnet Bucks bankroll of $217.90. Only one other participant so far has wound up […]

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Good News Friday sponsored by Liberation Farm: Brightening Our Breeders’ Cup Path

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddhist expression By Ray PaulickI have a confession to make to our readers. While so many of you helped Breeders’ Cup Charities raise, by last count, nearly $80,000 in the second annual Breeders’ Cup or Bust fundraiser to help the Permanently […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Two: Let’s Go Farm Hopping!

By Ray Paulick Best intentions. We had wanted to watch the WinStar Farm horses train at 5 o’clock this morning, but it took me 15 minutes to hobble down the guest house stairwell out the door and into our Breeders’ Cup or Bust RV to search for the bottle of Advil I packed in one […]

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WILLMOT TOP DOG IN BREEDERS’ CUP TRUSTEES ELECTION

By Ray Paulick David Willmot, the former CEO and current chairman of Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Group, received the most votes from stallion and foal nominators of  28 candidates running for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees, it was announced by the Breeders’ Cup on Wednesday. Willmot is one of 13 individuals–four of them […]

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BC BOARD: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION…

(CLARIFICATION: Thoroughbred Daily News Publisher Barry Weisbord called to ask for a clarification in two areas of the following article on the Breeders’ Cup election. First, while Weisbord acknowledged that Richard Santulli has not personally attended any meetings of the Breeders’ Cup board of directors since being elected, he said Santulli has called in by […]

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