Claiborne Farm

Elate Geared Down At The Wire In Easy Delaware Handicap Repeat

Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider’s homebred Elate made it back-to-back wins in the G2 Delaware Handicap this Saturday, posting another convincing victory in the Delaware Park feature race. The 5-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare was geared down in the final sixteenth of a mile by jockey Jose Ortiz, completing 1 1/4 miles in 2:02 2/5. […]

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A Look Back At The FBI’s Most Wanted Race-Fixer, And The Trainer Who Tried To Catch Him

One night in 1998, longtime trainer George “Barney” Isaacs says he wore a wire and invited an armed felon into his apartment to help the FBI solve a horse racing mystery – and to get his hands on a $50,000 reward. Now, he wants his money.  In 1996, Isaacs’ near-four decade training career was all […]

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‘It’s A Dream When It Sets Up Like That’: Half-Siblings Out Of Flattermewithroses To Sell At Fasig-Tipton

It’s not terribly uncommon for two siblings to be on the same sales grounds in the fall when breeding stock auctions take over the calendar. Seeing the same thing in July is nearly unheard of. The unique setup of Fasig-Tipton’s July Yearling Sale and Selected Horse of Racing Age Sale allowed it to happen, with […]

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Elate Finds Her Way Back To The Winner’s Circle In Fleur De Lis

Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s homebred Elate hadn’t won since last July, but the 5-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro found her way back to the winner’s circle with a big effort in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Bill Mott, Elate was stuck down inside […]

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Data Link Pensioned From Stud Duty At Claiborne Farm

Grade 1 winner Data Link has been pensioned from stud duty at Claiborne Farm, and he will continue to reside at the Paris, Ky., operation for the rest of his life as a retiree. Bernie Sams of Claiborne Farm confirmed that the decision to pension 11-year-old son of War Front came at the end of […]

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Bonus Offered To Juveniles By Runhappy At Saratoga In 2020

A $100,000 bonus will be paid to any offspring of champion sprinter Runhappy who wins an unrestricted maiden race during the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course in 2020, when his progeny will race for the first time as 2-year-olds. The bonus will be paid by Jim McIngvale, whose colors Runhappy carried while winning seven […]

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Catholic Boy To Stand At Claiborne Farm Upon Retirement

Claiborne Farm has purchased an interest in Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on both dirt and turf, who scored his most recent victory in the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. The son of More Than Ready will stand at the Paris, Ky. farm upon his retirement from racing, […]

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Sweet Diane, Splashy Kisses Among Supplements To Keeneland April Sale

Two 3-year-old graded stakes-placed fillies, Sweet Diane and Splashy Kisses, are among six horses – five horses of racing age and one juvenile – supplemented to the Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale on April 9. Ninety-one horses of racing age are cataloged to the April Sale, including Sweet Diane […]

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Recruiting Ready Proves Deserving Favorite In Gulfstream Park Sprint

Sagamore Farm’s Recruiting Ready was sent off as the 1-2 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 3 Gulfstream Park Sprint and delivered an easy three-length score under jockey Luis Saez. The 5-year-old son of Algorithms, trained by Stanley Hough, covered six furlongs over the fast main track in 1:09.53. It was the first victory in six career […]

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Champion Beholder Scans In Foal To War Front

Four-time champion Beholder was confirmed in-foal to prominent sire War Front, Spendthrift Farm confirmed Friday on social media. The pregnancy is the third for Beholder, who produced an Uncle Mo colt in 2018, and followed up with a Curlin filly on Jan. 19. Beholder, a 9-year-old Henny Hughes mare, carried the Spendthrift Farm colors to […]

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