Frank Taylor

First Phase Of Zayat Liquidation, High-Priced Remedy Highlight Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale

Following a relatively tame opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale on Monday, the market woke up during the auction’s second half, propelled by a solid group of offerings in the supplemental catalog to produce returns that were down slightly from last year’s sale in the averages but ahead by gross. At the […]

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Weanling Curlin Filly Brings $775,000 To Lead Third Day of Keeneland November Sale

In an auction that can be quite top-heavy, the mantle for the most expensive weanling of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was unexpectedly usurped on the second day of Book 2 on Friday when Larry Best of OXO Equine bought a Curlin filly for $775,000. Best has had a knack for making his presence […]

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Kintz To Open Six K’s Training And Sales

Scott Kintz, an experienced horseman with nearly 30 years in the Thoroughbred industry, has announced he will be relinquishing his position as farm manager for Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm. In turn, Kintz has opened Six K’s Training & Sales, which will offer a full spectrum of services including breaking, training, lay-up, rehab, sales prep, […]

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Strong Trade Continues Into Day Three Of Keeneland January Sale

Competition for quality broodmares and yearlings remained spirited during Wednesday’s penultimate session of the four-day Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Keeneland sold 238 horses for $4,074,300, for an average of $17,119 and a median of $8,000. During the third session of the 2018 auction, 236 horses grossed $3,442,700, for an average of $14,588 […]

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California Chrome Halter, Lunch Experience Up For Auction On EBay

Taylor Made Farm has donated both a halter worn by champion California Chrome, as well as an in-person catered lunch experience with the two-time Horse of the Year, in order to benefit the Lexington Catholic High School. Both items are currently listed on eBay; the online auctions will close on Feb. 23 at 11:40 and […]

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California Chrome: X-Ray Reveals ‘No Injury’ In Right Knee

After California Chrome’s ninth-place finish in Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup, trainer Art Sherman became concerned that the two-time Horse of the Year had perhaps developed a chip in his right knee. The big chestnut was a bit “off” on that front leg, and had developed heat and a bit of filling. California Chrome was flown […]

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Commentary: Graceless Finish To A Night Of Champions

A  night that started with a heartwarming update on how far the Thoroughbred industry has progressed in taking care of its retired horses and included a brief live auction that raised $82,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, ended with a cymbal crashing boom, thanks to the most graceless acceptance speech ever given by the owner of a […]

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Taylor Made: Plans In Place To Begin Stallion Career Of ‘Amazing’ California Chrome

Frank Taylor, the vice-president of boarding operations at Taylor Made Farm, California Chrome’s new home as of Jan. 29, was on hand Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park for the horse’s final career breeze, and his last before the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. As California Chrome was being bathed by his […]

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‘Team Chrome’ Silks Worn In Breeders’ Cup Classic Auctioned To Benefit TCA

On Wednesday evening in Arcadia, CA, Thoroughbred Charities of America hosted “An Evening With Team California Chrome,” a charity event recounting the historic career of the even-money favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday. TVG’s Paul LoDuca hosted a conversation with trainer Art Sherman, owner/breeder Perry Martin, jockey Victor Espinoza, and owner Frank Taylor, […]

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