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Foal Patrol Reaches One Million Views; Season 2 Debuts This Fall

Since its debut on Dec. 19, 2017, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project has received more than one million views across its various media platforms. Foal Patrol’s popularity and reach — it has been viewed in 37 countries — has prompted the Museum to announce that Foal Patrol: Season 2 will […]

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Foal Patrol Update: Empire Maker, Bodemeister Fillies Get Their Names

As part of the social media activities related to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project, fans were given the opportunity to submit names for some of the horses for the owners to consider. At Gainesway Farm in Kentucky, Bird Town delivered a filly by Empire Maker who has named […]

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First Foal Arrives For G2 Smile Sprint Winner Bahamian Squall

Bahamian Squall, winner of the G2 Smile Sprint, had his first foal arrive Jan. 18 in Ocala, Fla. The colt, which was bred by Mr. Digole (Dee) Williams, is out of the winning Rockport Harbor mare, Rock Steady Baby. Bahamian Squall will begin his second season at stud at Donald R Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm […]

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Double Diamond’s First Dude Surpasses $4 Million In Progeny Earnings

Florida’s leading freshman sire of 2015 has stayed hot this year, hitting two earnings milestones during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend – over $4 million in progeny earnings lifetime and over $3 million for 2016. Standing at owner Donald R. Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm in Ocala, First Dude has sired 2016 stakes winners Sticksstatelydude, Flora Dora […]

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Double Diamond Farm, Glen Hill Farm, Payton Training Center Join Ocala Initiative

Double Diamond Farm has donated a total of $20,000 and Glen Hill Farm and Payton Training Center have both committed $10,000 to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s Ocala Initiative. The growing list of supporters also includes Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co., the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (FTBOA), and Ocala Stud. The Grayson-Jockey Club Research […]

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Double Diamond Stallion Show A Big Hit With Breeders, Racing Fans

Hundreds of breeders, owners and Thoroughbred fans from the Sunshine State braved a chilly 40 degree morning last Saturday to attend the Double Diamond Farm stallion show. Many came to visit Florida’s leading freshman sire First Dude and others to become acquainted with the farm’s newest stallion Bahamian Squall. First Dude, a Grade 1 winner […]

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Progeny Earnings For Freshman Sire First Dude Top $1 Million

Double Diamond Farm’s freshman sire First Dude (Stephen Got Even) went over the $1 million mark in progeny earnings over the New Year’s weekend, when Aggressive Drive finished fourth in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man stakes at Gulfstream Park. Only three other freshman sires have reached that milestone in North America. The $1,002,456 First Dude’s […]

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G2 Winner Bahamian Squall Retired To Double Diamond Farm

Donald R. Dizney’s homebred Bahamian Squall, a graded stakes winner of $582,920, will retire to Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm in Ocala, Fla. to stand the 2016 breeding season. Winner of the 2013 Smile Sprint Handicap (G2) at Calder Casino and Race Course for trainer David Fawkes, Bahamian Squall turned back a stellar group of sprinters […]

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G1 Winner Wekiva Springs Euthanized

Dual Grade 1 winner and top sire Wekiva Springs was euthanized June 2 as a result of cancerous melanoma tumors, it was reported in the Blood-Horse. The Florida-bred son of Runaway Groom was 23. Wekiva Springs raced as a homebred for Donald Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm in Ocala, and stood his entire stud career there. […]

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Baffert: First Dude retired with injury

Trainer Bob Baffert told the Paulick Report Monday that Hollywood Gold Cup winner First Dude has been retired after suffering a suspensory injury.  Baffert said the injury wasn’t detected until about a week after the July 9 Gold Cup. “We walked him for four or five days after the race at Hollywood Park,” Baffert said.  […]

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