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Dilger, Co-Breeder Of Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming, Dies At 61

Gerry Dilger, who co-bred Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and consigned another Derby winner in Nyquist, has died at the age of 61. The owner of Dromoland Farm in Lexington, Ky., was a resident of central Kentucky for four decades, but his roots were based in County Clare, Ireland. He grew up in a part […]

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It’s A Girl! Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming Sires First Foal

WinStar Farm’s Always Dreaming, winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1), sired his first reported foal Jan. 6 when a filly was born at Delia Nash’s Dromingrove Farm. Bred by Nash, the filly is the third foal out of the stakes-placed Exchange Rate mare Lemon Liqueur. “She is very attractive just […]

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More Than Ready Leads 2020 Stallion Roster At WinStar Farm

WinStar Farm has set 2020 stud fees for its 21-stallion roster, headed by perennial leading sire More Than Ready who will stand for an unchanged fee of $80,000 S&N this upcoming breeding season. WinStar also welcomes new stallions to its roster in Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible who will stand his initial season at stud […]

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Bodemeister Sold To Stand In Turkey

Bodemeister, a dual classic-placed runner and sire of 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, has been sold to the Jockey Club of Turkey, with plans to relocate him to that country, BloodHorse reports. The 10-year-old Empire Maker horse will be relocated once the terms of export are met. He previously stood at WinStar Farm in […]

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Prominent Horseman James ‘J.J.’ Crupi Dies At 79

James “J.J.” Crupi, a longtime trainer and consignor through his Florida-based New Castle Farm, died Thursday in Maryland at age 79 after a long-running battle with various health issues. In the business until the end, Crupi was on the grounds at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale during the auction’s opening session on Monday, […]

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Positive Spirit ‘OK,’ ‘Sound’ After Clipping Heels In Kentucky Oaks

The Rodolphe Brisset-trained Positive Spirit has recovered from her spill at the beginning of Friday’s Kentucky Oaks (GI), and was in good order in her barn early Saturday morning at Churchill Downs. The Michael J. Ryan and Gerry Dilger-owned half-sister to Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Always Dreaming and Spinaway (GI) winner Hot Dixie Chick clipped […]

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Needs Supervision Looks To Win More Kentucky Oaks Points In Rachel Alexandra

The Grade 2, $200,000 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds in New Orleans has produced the likes of recent Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winners Monomoy Girl, Untapable and Summerly. Ten 3-year-old fillies will contest this year’s event on Feb. 16 with aspirations of adding their name to that list. The Rachel Alexandra Stakes is the second […]

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Positive Spirit Has Brisset Thinking Big For 2019

When your older half-brother is a Kentucky Derby winner, it’s natural for high expectations to carry over. Positive Spirit ended her 2-year-old campaign on a very promising note, and the first chapter of her sophomore season is about to be written in the Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, to be run on Saturday, Feb. […]

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Derby Winner’s Half-Sister Positive Spirit Runs Away With Demoiselle

Mike Ryan’s homebred filly Positive Spirit defied her 11-1 odds on Saturday at Aqueduct, dominating the G2 Demoiselle by at 10 1/2 lengths in her fourth career start. The 2-year-old daughter of Pioneerof the Nile and half-sister to Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming was ridden by Manny Franco for young trainer Rodolphe Brisset, and covered […]

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