Claiborne Farm

A Filly For The ‘Future,’ Vast Rolls To Hollywood Wildcat Stakes Victory

Saratoga shipper Vast returned to the dirt and regained her winning form, taking advantage of an early speed duel in front her before going on to a comfortable 2¾-length victory in the $75,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Joe Bravo, Vast sat patiently off dueling […]

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Claiborne Farm’s Trappe Shot Headed To Turkey

Claiborne Farm announced Aug. 28 that Trappe Shot (Tapit – Shopping), a Grade 2 winner and multiple Grade 1-performer who entered stud in 2012, will be relocated to Atman Stud in Turkey. The 12-year-old son of Tapit, out of the Private Account mare Shopping, is the sire of graded stakes winners Hotshot Anna, Untrapped, Fish Trappe […]

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‘It’s Gonna Be Quick’: Runhappy To Sponsor Kentucky Downs Meet

The fastest five days in horse racing now is officially the Runhappy Meet at Kentucky Downs, thanks to a sponsorship agreement with Houston furniture magnate Jim McIngvale, owner of the former sprint champion and current stallion Runhappy. The Runhappy Meet at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky., runs Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and […]

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First Runhappy Foals Born In Indiana Bring Sire Full Circle

Eclipse Award winning stallion Runhappy (Super Saver – Bella Jolie) has created many fans across the country, including Indiana. His name has been synonymous with horse racing in Kentucky and New York, and soon it’ll start to be in Indiana. Two foals from his 2019 crop were born in Indiana and registered with the Indiana […]

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Bloodlines: Tax Soars From Maiden Claiming, Strong Family

Not many winners of the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga begin the racing careers in a claiming race, but this year’s winner did. Just like G1 Haskell winner Maximum Security (by New Year’s Day), Tax (Arch) made his debut in claiming company. Maximum Security had massacred his competition for maiden claiming $16,000 by […]

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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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