Don Robinson

Best Buys Malibu Moon Filly For Record $775,000 At Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale

Larry Best didn’t have plans to attend the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale when the sun came up on Monday. He’d never even shopped at the sale before. By the time the mid-afternoon slipped into the late afternoon, the former medical device executive known for making splashy purchases at auctions walked out of the Humphrey […]

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Cambodia Absolutely Dominant In Repeat Yellow Ribbon Score

Returning to her favorite turf course at Del Mar, Winter Quarter Farm’s Cambodia totally dominated her rivals in Saturday’s Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon Stakes, winning the race for the second year in a row. The 6-year-old daughter of War Front was off as the 8-5 favorite under Drayden Van Dyke; she stalked the pace and […]

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Horse Of A Lifetime Cambodia Brings Breeder Don Robinson Back To Pimlico For Gallorette

Don Robinson has been in the Thoroughbred racing business his entire life, a fourth-generation horseman who owns Winter Quarter Farm in Lexington, Ky. He’s better known as a breeder than a racehorse owner. But the 69-year-old Robinson will be at legendary Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday with his owner’s cap on for Cambodia […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Cherishing Land And Horse

For anyone looking for a feel-good horse to get behind this Breeders’ Cup weekend, here’s a mare who just might fit the bill. Her name is Cambodia, and while she was never expected to even look through a starting gate, she’ll be breaking from one on Saturday in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Gift From A Friend

This week, we’ll be counting down to the Breeders’ Cup world championships with a mix of history about first-time host Del Mar, behind-the-scenes perspectives about getting ready for a big race, stories about connections, handicapping tips info and more. Breeders’ Cup Connections Revisited: Cambodia’s ‘Incredible Journey’ To F&M Turf Chelsea Hackbarth A high-quality boarding facility and […]

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Cambodia Makes It Two In A Row At Del Mar In John C. Mabee

Don Robinson’s Winter Quarter Farm homebred Cambodia took her second graded stake in a row at Del Mar on Saturday, storming to the lead around the far turn and racing gamely down the stretch to win the Grade 2 John C. Mabee Stakes by three-quarters of a length. It is also her third graded victory […]

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Cambodia Digs In For Yellow Ribbon Score

Winter Quarter Farm’s Cambodia had to dig in for the final 100 yards of Saturday’s G2 Yellow Ribbon Handicap, but was able to hold off the fast-closing Pretty Girl by three-quarters of a length to earn her second graded stakes victory. Guided by Drayden Van Dyke for trainer Tom Proctor, the 5-year-old daughter of War […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Investing In A ‘High-Level Blue Collar Family’

A catalog page for Don Robinson would read like that of one of the blue-blooded Thoroughbreds his Winter Quarter Farm has become known for. His grandmother Mrs. Silas B. Mason operated a farm in Lexington named Duntreath in the 1920s, racing colts like Santa Anita Derby winner He Did — famous for side-swiping Seabiscuit at […]

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Abercrombie’s Gift Of Education Keeps On Giving…And Giving

Out of town visitors for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup probably know that Lexington and the Central Kentucky region is known for it national championship college basketball teams, smooth bourbon and fast Thoroughbreds. What they probably haven’t heard is that Lexington also sets high standards for education. Just recently, The Lexington School, which has programs designed […]

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Robinson Receives Josephine Abercrombie Vision Award

Winter Quarter Farm’s Don Robinson was announced as the winner of this year’s Josephine Abercrombie Vision Award, according to a report by the Lexington Herald-Leader. Robinson was honored at the annual Vision Awards breakfast given by Bluegrass Tomorrow in central Kentucky this week. The award recognized Robinson for his work as chairman of the city of […]

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