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California Chrome Colt Brings $85,000 To Top Friday At Keeneland September Yearling Sale

A colt from the first crop of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, sold to Novogratz Racing Stable for $85,000 to lead Friday’s 11th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Novogratz, the day’s leading buyer with three purchases for $155,000, also acquired fillies by […]

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Believe You Can, El Fasto In Foal To Airdrie Stud’s Collected

Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can and her dam El Fasto are both in-foal to Grade 1 winner Collected, per an announcement by Airdrie Stud, which stands the stallion and owns both mares. The mares are part of Collected’s first book at stud, which he stood at the Midway, Ky., farm for an advertised fee […]

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City Front Notches First Win For Airdrie Stud’s Summer Front At Indiana Grand

The first winner for Airdrie Stud resident Summer Front came on May 3 when City Front took to the lead early and drew off to win an Indiana Grand maiden special weight by 3 1/2 lengths. Bred in Kentucky by Two Stamp Stables, City Front is out of the stakes-placed Old Trieste mare Veneti. Jockey […]

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Barn Buddies Presented By Cosequin: ‘Lucky The Suicide Cat’

Everyone knows the old adage about cats and their nine lives. For 16 years now, the orange and white cat that has inhabited the stallion barn at Airdrie Stud has been as determined as any cat Kelly McDaniel can remember to use up every one of the nine allotted to him. McDaniel, the longtime stallion […]

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‘All The Substance You’d Want’: American Freedom’s First Foal Is A Filly

The first foal by Airdrie Stud and Gary and Mary West Stables’ stallion American Freedom, is a filly born on Jan. 12 at Hillyard Stables in Corydon, Ky. Bred by Ashley and Josh Hillyard, the filly is out of the maiden mare One Minute, a speedy black-type daughter of Run Away and Hide. Trained by […]

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Collected To Stand At Airdrie Stud For 2019 Breeding Season

Grade 1 winner and near $3-million earner Collected will begin his stud career at Airdrie Stud for the 2019 breeding season, the Midway, Ky. Bred in Kentucky by Runnymede Farm Inc. and Peter J. Callahan and raced in the silks of Peter Fluor and K.C. Weiner’s Speedway Stable LLC, the Bob Baffert trainee was an […]

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Airdrie Stud Announces 2019 Fees

Brereton C. Jones’ Airdrie Stud has announced stud fees for the 2019 breeding season, though the fee for the high-flying first-crop sire, Cairo Prince, will be determined following the upcoming Breeders’ Cup Championship weekend at Churchill Downs. New to the Airdrie Stud roster, McCraken (by Ghostzapper) will stand for $10,000 stands and nurses, as will […]

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Goldencents, Cairo Prince Keep Freshman Sire Race Close Heading Into Fall

The freshman sire class of 2018 has been an evenly-matched group reaching back to when their first weanlings entered the sale ring. Heading into the fall slate of the 2-year-old stakes calendar, the group once again appears primed for another close finish by first-crop earnings. Heading into mid-September, the race has become especially tight between […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner McCraken Retired To Airdrie Stud

McCraken, a multiple Graded Stakes-winning son of leading sire, Ghostzapper, has been retired from racing and will stand at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky in 2019. A homebred for Mrs. Janis R. Whitham’s Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC, and trained by Ian Wilkes, McCraken first rose to national prominence during an undefeated juvenile campaign in 2016 that […]

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Haskell Winner Girvin To Stand At Ocala Stud

Girvin, winner of the 2017 Haskell Invitational Stakes, has been retired and will stand the 2019 breeding season at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla. Owners Brad and Misty Grady of Grand Oaks Farm have partnered with Kentucky-based Airdrie Stud, in a deal structured by West Bloodstock, to co-own Girvin through his stallion career. “We’ve been […]

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