Taylor Made

Sombeyay Finishes Strong For Sanford Victory

Starlight Racing’s Sombeyay, the post-time favorite at 5-2, made a strong late bid in the lane to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Sanford Stakes by about a half-length under jockey Javier Castellano. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 2-year-old son of Into Mischief covered six furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:10.35. “He’s not a particularly […]

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Taylor Made Farm And ‘Tucky’ Chrome Team Up At BreyerFest

Taylor Made Farm’s newly elected mascot Kentucky “Tucky” Chrome will make his first appearance at BreyerFest 2018 this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The 200-pound mini version of two-time Horse of the Year and 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome will be meeting fans each day of the event starting Friday, […]

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Roaring Lion’s Coral-Eclipse Triumph Gives Taylor Made 99th G1 Sales Grad

Kentucky-bred and Taylor Made sold Roaring Lion prevailed by a neck in a hard-fought battle over 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior to win Saturday’s Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy brought $160,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, and is now owned by Qatar Racing Limited and trained […]

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Longtime Taylor Made Stallion Northern Afleet Dies At 25

Taylor Made Stallions reported today that Northern Afleet, a longtime stallion at the Nicholasville, Ky., farm, was euthanized Friday, June 1. The accomplished son of Afleet—Nuryette, by Nureyev, known for his versatility and consistency as a sire, was 25 years old. Dr. Charles Scoggin issued the following statement: Northern Afleet had experienced an episode of […]

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The Crowdfunded ‘People’s Horse,’ A California Chrome Filly, Due This Week

The California Chrome foal at the center of a crowdfunding racehorse ownership project is expected on the ground in Kentucky this week. Dubbed “The People’s Horse,” the filly out of a Taylor Made Farm mare is due to be born Friday as part of a collaboration between Taylor Made and the online adventure magazine, True.Ink. […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Story Of Rood & Riddle

Bill Rood didn’t grow up around horses but once he came in contact with “God’s kindest creatures,” he knew he wanted to care for them as a veterinarian. Along with partner Thomas Riddle, Rood eventually turned a “box” on a farm into Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, a world-renowned facility with locations in Lexington, Ky., […]

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Mshawish, Not This Time Sire First Foals For Taylor Made

Taylor Made Stallions’ Mshawish and Not This Time have sired their first respective foals, the farm confirmed Sunday. Not This Time, the Graded stakes-winning 2-year-old by Giant’s Causeway that was runner-up in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), was the first to have a foal born when a colt out of the Awesome Again mare Legs […]

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It’s A Boy! Two-Time Horse Of The Year California Chrome Officially A Father

California Chrome has officially become a father, reports Taylor Made Farm’s Twitter account. The two-time Horse of the Year’s first foal is a colt out of the multiple stakes-winning Ohio-bred millionaire Pay the Man (Bernstein), born Saturday night at Calumet Farm. Fan-favorite California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit – Love the Chase, by Not For Love) was […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Trainer Dale Romans

Dale Romans doesn’t know what he would’ve done without horses. Growing up with dyslexia and difficulty learning in a traditional environment made school painful for Romans. After school, though, he could go “home” to the horses in his father’s barn at Churchill Downs. Today, Dale still trains at that same barn, and over the course […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Voices And Stories From 2017

When I look back on the voices and stories we heard this year on Around the Track, it’s a satisfying and well-rounded mosaic of racing history and moments, joy and heartbreak, laughter and tears, determination and courage. We heard from jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, agents, race callers, journalists, and Thoroughbred retirement advocates — each with […]

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