El Padrino

Mid-Atlantic Leading Freshman Sire El Padrino Succumbs To Colic

Current Mid-Atlantic leading freshman and 2-year-old sire El Padrino, 8, was euthanized on Wednesday, Nov. 22 following a series of bouts with colic and subsequent surgeries at New Bolton Center. One of the region’s most popular stallions, the syndicated son of Pulpit stood at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Pa., since entering stud in 2014. […]

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Northview PA To Host Open House Jan. 9

Northview PA’s Open House will be held Saturday, January 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the farm in Peach Bottom, Pa. It’s the perfect opportunity to inspect the top-ranked stallions in the region, check out young exciting prospects, and firm up mating plans for 2016. Jump Start, the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading sire, enters […]

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El Padrino’s First Foal Born at Sycamore Hall Farm

The weekend of Jan. 17 kicked off with El Padrino showing off his impressive physique at the Northview PA stallion show on Saturday. The next day, the stunning chestnut officially became a sire when his daughter out of the Great Notion mare Great Storm was born at Sycamore Hall Farm in Chesapeake City. Bred by Sycamore […]

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El Padrino to Stand at Northview PA in 2014

Superbly-bred graded stakes winner El Padrino (09, Pulpit x Enchanted Rock, by Giant’s Causeway) will enter stud in 2014 under the Northview Stallion Station banner, standing his first season at Northview PA in Peach Bottom. A half-brother to 2013 Grade 1-winning Verrazano from the family of champion Queena, El Padrino was graded stakes-placed at 2, […]

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Grade 2 Winner El Padrino Retired

Let’s Go Stable has announced that Grade 2 winner and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender, El Padrino, has been retired from racing. A $210,000 Keeneland September Yearling, El Padrino was bred in Kentucky by Emory A. Hamilton, consigned by Middlebrook Farm and was trained throughout his career by Todd Pletcher. At two El Padrino was […]

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Bullet Train presents Derby Dreams: Verrazano

For Verrazano part-owners Kevin Scatuorchio and Bryan Sullivan of Let’s Go Stables, the last year has taken a storybook turn even they couldn’t have predicted. Sullivan, 36, and Scatuorchio, 31, who launched Let’s Go in 2006, decided to inspire investors with a Derby Dreams partnership.  They bought a group of 2-year-olds hand-picked by trainer Todd […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Verrazano

Sometimes the breeders of Thoroughbreds have pedigrees with as much history in the sport as the horses themselves, and that is surely the case with Emory Hamilton, breeder of Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby winner Verrazano. Hamilton’s grandfather, Robert J. Kleberg Jr., was head of the immense King Ranch operation that spread around the globe. […]

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El Padrino on comeback trail at Gulfstream

El Padrino will make his first start since the Kentucky Derby when he lines up against older horses in an optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday. The 3-year-old colt by Pulpit captured the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) earlier this year before finishing fourth in the Florida Derby (gr. I). After disappointing in […]

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Pletcher duo turn in final Derby works

After adjusting his training schedule several times over the past few days, Todd Pletcher was finally able to get the final Kentucky Derby workouts in for both Gemologist and El Padrino Sunday morning at Palm Meadows. Pletcher had kept his Derby duo in Florida longer than in past years, with the hopes of avoiding any […]

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Dominguez, Bejarano confirm Derby mounts; Daddy Long Legs shipping to Churchill

With less than two weeks to go before Kentucky Derby 138, the field is looking firmer, and connections of the contenders are nailing down jockey commitments.  Today, the Daily Racing Form said agent Steve Rushing has confirmed that Ramon Dominguez will ride top graded stakes earner Hansen a week from Saturday.  The decision means Alpha […]

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