Sandy Hatfield

Thoroughbred Industry Employee Award Winners Announced At Churchill Downs

The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, now in its third year, concluded this afternoon with Churchill Downs hosting the event in Louisville, Ky. Jill Byrne, Senior Director of Industry Relations at the Breeders’ Cup, was once again the master of ceremonies, with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on hand to present the awards. Jimmy Bell, […]

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That’s A Wrap: Gun Runner Closes His Career With A Bang In Pegasus World Cup

Champion Gun Runner left it all on the track on Saturday, and heads off to the breeding shed with no question left unanswered. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride is one of a small number of top-caliber Thoroughbreds to improve with each start, and he ended his career with a personal best Beyer Speed Figure […]

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Silver Charm Greets Public at Old Friends

Cold, misty weather couldn’t keep die-hard Silver Charm fans away from Old Friends, an equine¬†retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky., on Tuesday afternoon. The 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner arrived at the facility on Monday after retiring from stud duty in Japan. The 20-year-old stallion amazed everyone, including Dr. Brad Tanner of Rood and Riddle […]

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Back Home Again: Silver Charm Arrives at Old Friends

Champion Silver Charm, recently pensioned from stallion duty in Japan, arrived back in the bluegrass of Kentucky on Dec. 1, as he took up residence at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown. The Hall of Famer was led off the van by Sandy Hatfield, stallion manager at Three Chimneys Farm, where Silver Charm stood […]

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The Price of ‘Chrome’: A Triple Crown Winner’s Worth?

As the racing world anxiously awaits California Chrome’s bid for history in the Belmont Stakes, stallion farms are punching calculators to figure out what a Triple Crown winner might be worth to their operation. Or maybe they aren’t. Popularity on the racetrack hasn’t always led to appeal in the breeding shed. While his humble beginnings […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ in the Bluegrass

The Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky needs few reminders that it’s part of a larger community.¬† Many of the people who devote their lives to the business of raising horses also insist on finding time in their busy schedules to reach out beyond the farm. For example, to do their small part in raising the […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: KTFMC Honors its Own, Cares for Community

Sandy Hatfield, stallion manager for Three Chimneys Farm, will be honored as the 2011 Kentucky Farm Manager of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club. It’s a tradition that dates back to 1964, when the irrepressible Margaret Glass of Calumet Farm was the first honoree. Scan the list of past Kentucky Farm Manager […]

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Three Chimneys’ Sandy Hatfield named Kentucky Farm Manager of the Year

Press Release Sandy Hatfield, manager of Three Chimneys stallions, was chosen as the 2011 Kentucky Farm Manager of the Year. The annual award will be presented at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Premier Event on September 30, 2011 at The Red Mile. The criteria for the award are excellence in farm management, service to the […]

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