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Royal Delta Half-Brother Khozan To Journeyman Stud

Khozan, a half-brother to champion racehorse Royal Delta, has been retired to Journeyman Stud in Florida, according to a Blood-Horse report. The Distorted Humor colt, who drew $1 million from Al Shaqab Racing at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select 2-year-old sale, retires with two wins from two career starts. Khozan was an early favorite on the Kentucky […]

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Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: Pharoah’s Glow Shines On Relatives

As the 2015 Triple Crown winner, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, and sports legend, American Pharoah is a mortal lock for Horse of the Year, etc. Now transferred to his home at Ashford Stud outside Versailles, Ky., the big bay is spending a lot of his time standing in two or three feet of fresh oat […]

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Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Milestones: Money Mike

He’s the prototype “money rider,” so it’s no coincidence that when horse racing’s biggest purses are on the line, Hall of Famer Mike Smith is at his best. Smith, who turned 50 years old on Aug. 10, became the all-time leading Breeders’ Cup jockey in races and money won in 2012. Smith’s victory aboard Royal […]

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Report: Fire At Chanteclair Farm Ruled Accidental

The fire that killed six Thoroughbreds and destroyed two barns at Chanteclair Farm last week was caused by a water bucket heater. Woodford County fire Chief John Varner told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Monday that it was undetermined whether the heater – which is a “submersible, electric tool that is put into a bucket of […]

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Top Billing, Khozan Return Sunday At Gulfstream

Top Billing and Khozan, top runners in their respective 3-year-old seasons, return for highly anticipated races on Gulfstream’s Sunday card. W.S. Farish and E. J. Hudson’s Top Billing was hot on the Kentucky Derby trail in 2014 after following up two strong performances in allowance races at Gulfstream with a third-place finish in the Fountain […]

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Royal Delta Half Brother Impresses in Career Debut

Al Shaqab Racing’s Khozan set the tone for Saturday’s sensational stakes action with a dazzling maiden score that lived up to a “big-time pedigree.” A half-brother to three-time Eclipse champion and two-time Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (Distaff) winner Royal Delta, the 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor registered an eye-catching 3 ¾-length victory that was awarded […]

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Woodbine presents Bloodlines: A Royal Queen

In one more example of how racehorses repay those who do the right thing for them, the seven-figure weanling Crown Queen became a Grade 1 winner in Keeneland’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup. Besilu Stables had purchased the filly out of the Chanteclair Farm dispersal of the late Saud bin Khaled at the 2011 Keeneland […]

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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Fit for a Queen

A relatively quiet weekend of graded stakes action was highlighted by the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland. In a field of talented 3-year-old fillies, it was very fitting that equine royalty rose to the occasion – Crown Queen, younger half sister to champion Royal Delta, earned the first G1 win of […]

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Delta Princess, Dam of Champion Royal Delta, Euthanized

Delta Princess, the dam of Champion Royal Delta, was euthanized Aug. 5 due to a degenerative stifle condition. By A.P. Indy out of the Group 2 winner Lyphard’s Delta, Delta Princess made a significant name for herself at the track, winning six stakes–three Graded–and earning $740,918. But it was in the breeding shed where she […]

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Any horse at any sale needs something to stand out, really stand out, in order to bring a premium price. At Monday’s auction of 2-year-olds in training held by Fasig-Tipton at Adena Springs South, raw speed was not the deciding factor for which horses were most attractive in the market. Instead, as some consignors and […]

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