Kentucky Derby winner

Bloodlines: Derby, Oaks Winners Create Proud Moments For Believing Breeders

Classic successes are an unqualified boon to stallion owners and managers, and this weekend’s winners of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby have shined the spotlight on their sires, Alternation (by Distorted Humor and sire of Serengeti Empress) and Lookin at Lucky (Smart Strike; Country House). The latter is much more of a household name […]

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Oregon’s Oakhurst Farm The Home To Pair Of Kentucky Derby Winners

Oakhurst Farm in Oregon is a breeding and racing operation as well as a veterinary clinic, owned by Dr. Jack Root. According to Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, the standouts on the property are a pair of stallions best known for wearing the roses on the first Saturday in May, Grindstone and Giacomo. “I still get goosebumps […]

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Always Dreaming Arrives In South Florida For Return To Training

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has not run since finishing ninth in the Travers in August, but the soon-to-be 4-year-old colt is taking the first step toward a return to the races. The son of Bodemeister recently returned to the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, and according to, Always Dreaming had his first gallop at […]

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Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: Nyquist Produces Many Happy Returns

Champion last year and classic winner this year, unbeaten Nyquist (by Uncle Mo) is living the life dreamt of for his sire. An unbeaten 2-year-old and juvenile champion himself, Uncle Mo was a hot prospect for the classics till his 3-year-old season came off the rails. More often than not, that is the way things […]

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Special Delivery: Giacomo Arrives As Second Derby Winner At Oakhurst

Giacomo, winner of the 2005 Kentucky Derby, arrived in Oregon yesterday on his way to Oakhurst Thoroughbreds, where he will stand stud in 2016. Giacomo is the second Kentucky Derby winner on the farm, with 1996 winner Grindstone added to the roster in 2009. Oakhurst is the first farm outside Kentucky to stand two Kentucky […]

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Celebrity Child, or KY Derby Winner? You Be the Judge

Comedian Billy Eichner was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday night, and Eichner challenged his host to the game of ‘Celebrity Child, or Kentucky Derby Winner?’ The game is similar to many that Eichner presents on his own show, ‘Billy on the Street’. In ‘Celebrity Child or Kentucky Derby Winner’, […]

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Big Brown will not shuttle in 2012

Robert N. Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm announced today that 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown will not be returning to Australia for the coming 2012 Southern Hemisphere breeding season. Big Brown sustained a laceration to a hind leg which, although not structurally serious, did become infected, delaying the healing process. Veterinary advice has […]

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Super Saver Retired, Will Stand at WinStar

PRESS RELEASE Super Saver, winner of the 2010 Kentucky Derby (G1), has been retired from racing and will come home to stand stud at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY. “The final decision to retire Super Saver was a difficult one that may not be popular with fans but should be very popular with our […]

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By Ray Paulick   In the nine hours of Breeders’ Cup telecasts last Friday and Saturday, the strangest segment by far came during a brief interview between comedic sportscaster Kenny Mayne and Michael Iavarone, president of the IEAH stable that owns a majority of Big Brown, when Iavarone said he and members of his family […]

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