Soldat

‘You Do This Because You Love Horses’: Owner-Breeder Harvey Clarke Dies At 77

Harvey A. Clarke, breeder of 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another and 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Stopchargingmaria, died Thursday night at his home in Franklin Lakes, N.J, after a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. Longtime friend and agent Steve Shahinian said of Clarke: “He was beloved in […]

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Social Inclusion Joins Stallion Roster At Florida’s Woodford Thoroughbreds

Social Inclusion, the record-setting son of leading sire Pioneerof the Nile who finished third to California Chrome in the 2014 Preakness Stakes, is the newest addition to the stallion band at Woodford Thoroughbreds near Reddick, Fl. The multiple Gr. I performer out of the Saint Ballado mare Saint Bernadette arrives at Woodford mainly through the […]

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Woodford Thoroughbreds Announces 2016 Stud Fees, Special Incentive Plan

Woodford Thoroughbreds of Reddick, Fla., has created a unique plan for 2016 that should prove to be popular with breeders who send mares to the farm’s seven stallions. The plan calls for no out-of-pocket stud fees, which will be paid out of future proceeds, and there will be dozens of package options available, all with […]

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First Foal Reported for G2 Winner Soldat

Soldat, winner of the 2011 Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes, sired his first reported foal, a bay filly, on Jan. 6 at Sierra Blanca Equine in Ruidoso Downs, NM. The filly is out of Magnificent Melody, a daughter of Unbridled’s Song. The mare, who is a half-sister to French classic winner Astronomer Royal, was […]

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Soldat to Stand at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Florida

Soldat, winner of the 2011 G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Florida. The 5-year-old horse by War Front broke his maiden in the G3T With Anticipation Stakes. He then finished second in both the G3T Pilgrim Stakes and G2T Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Soldat posted […]

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G2 winner Soldat injured, retired

Soldat, winner of the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes, has been retired after injuring a suspensory ligament in his left hind leg. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin told the Daily Racing Form that the 5-year-old son of War Front “took a couple of funny steps” at the end of a workout Jan. 26. Soldat had been pointing […]

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Soldat pointed to G3 Hal’s Hope

Originally expected to run in Saturday’s $150,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) over the Gulfstream turf course, Soldat will be entered in Sunday’s main-track attraction, the $100,000 Hal’s Hope (G3) at one mile. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin called an audible after watching Soldat, a graded-stakes winner on both surfaces, work at Palm Meadows Training Center in preparation for […]

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Soldat zips home in first start since Kentucky Derby

Harvey Clarke and partners’ 4-year-old Soldat made a very impressive return to competition Sunday at Gulfstream Park as he drew off to win a 1 1/16 miles turf test by three lengths as the 4-to-5 favorite under leading jockey Javier Castellano. It was his first start since finishing 11th behind Animal Kingdom in the Kentucky […]

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Hansen, Soldat post first winter breezes on Christmas Eve at Gulfstream

Gulfstream Park, Dec. 26 – Christmas Eve morning Saturday was very busy for horsemen and clockers at racetracks and training centers throughout South Florida with most of the tracks closed on Sunday morning, and high-profile names on the work tabs included Hansen, Mucho Macho Man and Presious Passion at Gulfstream Park and Soldat, Awesome Feather, […]

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Soldat sent to farm, back to turf in the fall

Kentucky Derby runner Soldat has been sent to a farm in Lexington for a month or two to rest up for a possible return to the races in the fall, according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “His feet were just a little tender and we wanted to stop on him and hopefully have a top horse […]

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