Horses On Demand: The Thoroughbred Industry’s Virtual Farm Tour Directory

With a growing portion of the population staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Thoroughbred farms in Kentucky are helping folks pass the time by offering virtual tours through their social media channels. The first farm to open its doors to the quarantined public in this manner was Claiborne Farm, which walked […]

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Grade 1-Placed Enaya Alrabb Tops Second Session Of Keeneland January Sale At $640,000

The second day of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale saw a significant uptick at the top of the market, with the top prices for both broodmares and newly-turned yearlings eclipsing Monday’s opening session. At the close of business on Tuesday, a total of 233 horses sold for $17,288,800, down 6 percent from […]

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Pair Of $310,000 Broodmares Top Fourth Session Of Keeneland November Sale

Two broodmares purchased for $310,000 apiece led Saturday’s fourth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale when Green Lantern Stables/Patrick Masson, agent, paid the amount for the Giant’s Causeway mare Ultimate Cause in foal to City of Light and consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent, and Stone Farm spent the sum for Ducru, a daughter […]

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Claiborne Farm Announces 2020 Fees, Led By War Front At $250,000

Claiborne Farm announced on Oct. 16 the stud fees for a number of their stallions for the upcoming 2020 breeding season. Leading international sire War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. War Front has sired 21 Grade 1 winners lifetime, including two-time G1-winner Omaha Beach and Preakness Stakes winner War of Will in 2019. […]

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Claiborne Farm Announces 2019 Fees, Led By War Front At $250,000

The Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm, home of international super-sire War Front, announced 2019 stud fees for its roster to stand at the Paris, Ky.-based farm for the upcoming breeding season. Among 12 stallions currently standing at Claiborne, War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. The leading sire by percentage of lifetime graded stakes winners, […]

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Dam Of Monomoy Girl And Foal To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Drumette, the dam of four-time Grade 1 winner and leading champion three-year-old filly candidate Monomoy Girl, will be offered at this year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale by Gainesway, agent. The 10-year-old mare will be one of the first mares offered in foal to Mastery, the undefeated G1 winning son of Candy Ride. A half-sister to graded […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Mastery, New At Claiborne For 2018

Our spotlight on new sires for 2018 shifts this week to a stallion whose promising, undefeated racing career was cut far too short by injury. With four victories from four starts, including three graded stakes wins along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, it could be argued Mastery would’ve been the favorite on the first […]

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McKinzie Aims To Give Baffert His Seventh Victory In San Felipe Stakes

Bob Baffert eyes his seventh San Felipe victory Saturday, his second in a row and his third in the last four years when he sends out unbeaten favorite McKinzie in the major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 7. The Hall of Fame trainer won the San Felipe last year with […]

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Bloodlines: New North American Stallions For 2018

The breeding market is increasingly segmented between the “in-demand” set of stallions who will be covering large books of select mares during the 2018 breeding season and the “rest.” The breakover point in stallion pricing between those heavily in demand is approximately $15,000, and the stallion prospects for 2018 who are priced at $20,000 and […]

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