Claiborne Farm

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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Grade 1-Placed Mucho Runs ‘A Pretty Good Race’ To Win Sophomore Debut

A day before sending out program favorite Hidden Scroll for his stakes debut in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott watched as Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Grade 1-placed homebred Mucho made a triumphant return to action with a 1 ¼-length victory Friday at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit Takes Command

Following a relatively even-spread January, February’s graded stakes calendar saw assertive performances by the leaders of several divisions to gain separation against their peers, including a surge to the top of the sire standings by Gainesway’s cornerstone resident Tapit. Tapit doubled both his graded stakes winners and wins in February from two to four, vaulting […]

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Claiborne’s Runhappy To Sponsor Fox Sports’ NYRA Coverage, Met Mile And Travers

The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) today announced that Gallery Racing’s champion sprinter Runhappy, currently standing at Claiborne Farm, will return in 2019 as title sponsor of the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, as well as the Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, in addition to sponsoring FOX Sports’ year-round national […]

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Foal Patrol: With Honors Delivers Tapit Filly At Claiborne

With Honors, a 5-year-old mare owned by LNJ Foxwoods, delivered a filly by Tapit at 9:10 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Claiborne Farm as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2. The foaling occurred about three weeks before the expected date, but the delivery went smooth and […]

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Tax Bulls His Way Through At The Rail For Withers Score

R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s Tax made a bullish move to gain the upper hand in Saturday’s G3 Withers Stakes, forcing his way through a narrow hole at the rail and racing on gamely to hit the wire a head in front. Off as the 2-1 top […]

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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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