Claiborne Farm

‘Feel Like We Belong’: Drury’s Small Stable Producing Big Numbers

Through the back roads of rural Highway 42, just past Goshen, Ky., lies Skylight Training Center – the place trainer Tommy Drury has called home for more than 30 years. Drury’s small stable of about 20 horses has primarily operated from Skylight – located 27 miles northeast of Churchill Downs – but has produced winning […]

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Grade 3 Winner New York Central Sells For $240,000 To Top Wednesday At Keeneland November Sale

Horses of racing age led a strong market during Wednesday’s eighth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale as Grade 3 winner New York Central, a 4-year-old son of Tapit, sold to Khalid Mishref for $240,000. WinStar Racing, agent, consigned New York Central, an earner of $335,310 whose four wins include the 2019 Grade […]

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Mott: ‘Top-Class’ Elate Fits In Classic, Yoshida Should Be ‘In The Mix’

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott has won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff a record five times and the Breeders’ Cup Classic twice. He again has a top female and male horse, but this year will run the 5-year-old mare Elate against the boys for the first time in a field for the $6 million Classic […]

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Multiple Grade 1 Winner Catholic Boy Retired From Racing, To Stand At Claiborne Farm

Dual-surface star Catholic Boy has been retired from racing, and will join the stallion roster at historic Claiborne Farm. His 2020 stud fee has been set at $25,000 LFSN, announced farm representative Bernie Sams on October 18. A six-time graded stakes winner, Catholic Boy became only the third American 3-year-old in history to win a […]

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Claiborne Farm Announces 2020 Fees, Led By War Front At $250,000

Claiborne Farm announced on Oct. 16 the stud fees for a number of their stallions for the upcoming 2020 breeding season. Leading international sire War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. War Front has sired 21 Grade 1 winners lifetime, including two-time G1-winner Omaha Beach and Preakness Stakes winner War of Will in 2019. […]

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Claiborne Farm Sets Debut Stud Fee For Demarchelier

Claiborne Farm announced on Oct. 15 that the 2020 stud fee for new stallion Demarchelier will be set at $5,000 LFSN. The only son of top sire Dubawi standing in Kentucky, Demarchelier presents a rare opportunity for breeders. He is out of a full-sister to champions Yesterday and Quarter Moon and boasts eight Grade/Group 1 […]

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Keeneland Teams Up To Offer $70,000 In College Scholarships On Friday

Keeneland is partnering with Thoroughbred industry entities to offer 18 scholarships worth a total of $70,000 – more than double the $30,000 offered in previous race meets – to students as part of its College Scholarship Day on Friday, Oct. 18. Students may pre-register online to be eligible for scholarship drawings by clicking here. One […]

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Demarchelier To Stand At Claiborne Farm in 2020

Claiborne Farm announced on Oct. 2 that Demarchelier will join its stallion roster in 2020. Purchased by Peter M. Brant’s White Birch Farm for $592,486 at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2017, Demarchelier was brilliant from the start. This regally-bred son of Dubawi won upon his juvenile debut at Aqueduct in a thrilling stretch […]

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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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