Claiborne Farm

Revisiting The Kidnapping Of Fanfreluche, Four Decades Later

When a Horse of the Year, pregnant to another Horse of the Year, gets snatched out of her field, it tends to make news. That was very much the case when 1970 Canadian Horse of the Year Fanfreluche was stolen from Claiborne Farm in 1977. The National Sporting Library and Museum revisited the heist and […]

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Blame Half-Brother Romps By 10 Lengths In Maiden Race

Keros, a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame, broke his maiden by a runaway 10 lengths on Saturday night at Turfway Park. The 4-year-old son of First Samurai, ridden by Malcolm Franklin and trained by Tommy Drury, covered six furlongs over the polytrack in 1:10.43. Out of the Seeking the Gold mare Liable, Keros […]

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Nyquist, Frosted Lead First-Crop Weanling Sires After November Sales

The incoming class of stallions with first weanlings reached its latest measuring point when it tested the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale and the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale earlier this month. When the dust settled, the pair in Godolphin blue filled the exacta by average first-crop weanling sale price. Champion Nyquist and multiple […]

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Bloodlines: Flatter Will Get You… A 2-Year-Old Canadian Champion?

Could the hulking Claiborne Farm stallion Flatter, the sire of 50 stakes winners to date and a half-dozen winners of $1 million or more, be having a better year? Yes, but only a bit. If the stallion’s 2017 champion 3-year-old star West Coast had lived up to half-expectations, the massive son of A.P. Indy would […]

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$320,000 Broodmare Prospect Saucy Dame Leads Thursday At Keeneland November Sale

Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings paid $320,000 for Saucy Dame, a 3-year-old Distorted Humor filly cataloged as a broodmare prospect, during Thursday’s fourth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which recorded brisk trade throughout the day. Keeneland sold 259 horses for a total $17,381,000, an average of $67,108 and a median of $52,000. […]

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Claiborne Farm Sets Blame’s 2019 Stud Fee At $30,000

Claiborne Farm announced that three-time Grade 1 winner and Eclipse champion Blame will stand for $30,000 in 2019. Led by G1 winners Fault and Marley’s Freedom, Blame has distinguished himself among the breakout sires of 2018. His 13 stakes winners this year include other graded stakes victors Maraud, Miss Kentucky and Beyond Blame. Blame currently […]

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Jimmy Creed, Lea, Overanalyze See Biggest Jumps In Mares Bred For 2018

The Jockey Club’s Report of Mares Bred released earlier this month is a telling indicator of commercial interest toward particular sires, and a stallion having more mares in his book than the year before is usually a good sign that his stock is rising. According to The Jockey Club, 273 stallions that bred at least […]

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Claiborne Farm Announces 2019 Fees, Led By War Front At $250,000

The Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm, home of international super-sire War Front, announced 2019 stud fees for its roster to stand at the Paris, Ky.-based farm for the upcoming breeding season. Among 12 stallions currently standing at Claiborne, War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. The leading sire by percentage of lifetime graded stakes winners, […]

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Keeneland Catalogs 4,509 Horses For November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 4,509 horses for its 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world’s largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held Nov. 5-16. Headlining the November Sale catalog are graded stakes winners and graded stakes producers, led by champion Lady Eli, in foal to War Front; Grade 1 stakes winners Dream […]

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Dobson, Hancock, Lyster Added To Keeneland Advisory Board Of Directors

Cheyenne Stables’ Everett Dobson, Claiborne Farm President S. Walker Hancock Jr. and Ashview Farm Co-General Manager W. Gray Lyster IV have been named to Keeneland’s Advisory Board of Directors. Dobson, Hancock and Lyster will begin their service at the Advisory Board meeting on Oct. 11. The Keeneland Board, which meets semi-annually during the track’s April […]

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