Horses On Demand: The Thoroughbred Industry’s Virtual Farm Tour Directory

With a growing portion of the population staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Thoroughbred farms in Kentucky are helping folks pass the time by offering virtual tours through their social media channels. The first farm to open its doors to the quarantined public in this manner was Claiborne Farm, which walked […]

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Sans Saudi Cup Invite, Millionaire Math Wizard Will Target Oaklawn’s Razorback

Trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr. is disappointed that his stable star Math Wizard has not been extended an invitation to the $20 million Saudi Cup next month, but he’s been busy making other plans for the 4-year-old son of Algorithms. According to, Joseph will point the colt to the Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Stakes at Oaklawn […]

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‘Why Not?’: Math Wizard Joins Prospective Field For Pegasus World Cup

Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby winner Math Wizard could make his next start in the 2020 Pegasus World Cup, trainer Saffie Joseph told The 3-year-old Algorithms was most recently fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and in his first work since covered an easy three furlongs in :36.20 on Sunday at Gulfstream Park. “After talking with […]

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Hough: Scars Are Cool To Discovery, Recruiting Ready To Fall Highweight

Following their respective recent victories over the main track at Churchill Downs, trainer Stanley Hough plans on sending allowance winner Scars Are Cool and five-time stakes winner Recruiting Ready to Aqueduct Racetrack for graded stakes action. Scars Are Cool, a chestnut sophomore son of Malibu Moon, will point towards the Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery set […]

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Claiborne Farm Announces 2020 Fees, Led By War Front At $250,000

Claiborne Farm announced on Oct. 16 the stud fees for a number of their stallions for the upcoming 2020 breeding season. Leading international sire War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. War Front has sired 21 Grade 1 winners lifetime, including two-time G1-winner Omaha Beach and Preakness Stakes winner War of Will in 2019. […]

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Math Wizard ‘Moving Forward,’ Headed To Breeders’ Cup Classic

Math Wizard, who pulled off a 31-1 upset victory in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx in his most recent start, breezed three furlongs in 35.80 seconds Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a scheduled start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita Nov. 2. “It went […]

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Bloodlines: Performers Start Adding Up For Algorithms

Maybe it’s something in the water at Claiborne. But over the weekend, freshman sire Lea (First Samurai) had his first stakes winner when Vast won the Hollywood Wildcat Stakes at Monmouth by two and three-quarter lengths, and Algorithms got his first Grade 1 winner when Math Wizard won the Pennsylvania Derby at 31-1. In fact, […]

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Math Wizard Springs 31-1 Upset In Pennsylvania Derby

Saffie Joseph, Jr. is well aware of what it means to win his first Grade 1 race in North America. The Barbados native had a lot of success in his home country, becoming the youngest trainer ever to saddle a Triple Crown winner at the age of 22. Ten years later, co-owner Joseph sent out […]

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Sophomore Filly Taylor’s Spirit May Take On Males In Super Derby Prelude

Nominations for the annual Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, August 3 have closed with considerable interest from local and nationally prominent horsemen. The Louisiana Cup Day program will feature six divisional stakes for accredited Louisiana-breds and the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude for 3-year-olds going a mile and one-sixteenth on the main […]

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