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Zayat Lawsuit Documents Detail Sale Of American Pharoah To Coolmore

Had American Pharoah never done anything else with his life after owner Ahmed Zayat sold the Grade 1-winning colt’s stallion rights on Jan. 15, 2015, the deal to Coolmore would have been for $8 million – a far cry from the $23.5 million he’d ultimately receive for the future Triple Crown winner. A lawsuit filed […]

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The 2019 Freshman Sire Yearbook: The Best Of A Deep Class

From the time the freshman sire class of 2019 first hit the breeding shed in 2016, it was clear it had the potential to be a group with historic depth. There was a superstar at the top, in the form of 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, but the list […]

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‘He Exudes Class And Strength’: First Foal For Ashford Stud’s Mo Town Born In New York

Grade 1 winner Mo Town’s first foal has arrived, with four-time winner Dark Dolores foaling a colt at Stonegate Stables in New York on Jan. 14. Bred by Michael Cogan of Irie Thoroughbreds, the colt comes from a strong family. Successful on the track herself, Dark Dolores is the half-sister to Grade 3 winner and […]

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‘Very Much In The Image Of Her Sire’: Mendelssohn First Foal Is A Filly

Grade 1 winner and record-setter Mendelssohn welcomed his first foal on Tuesday night when Lilacs and Lilies foaled a filly at Brookstown Farm. Bred by Judy Hicks and Kathryn Nikkel, the filly is the first foal for the half-sister to Grade 1 winner Lilacs and Lace, who is also the dam of Japan’s 2017 champion 2-year-old […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Longtime Blacksmith Norman Devoted To ‘Way Of Life’

No one would blame Steve Norman if he retired tomorrow. He is 67. He has been a blacksmith for 49 years. Kate, his wife of 35 years, would welcome the opportunity to spend more time with him. So would their three daughters — Sarah, Samantha and Meredith – and his three grandchildren. Norman has nothing […]

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Coolmore Purchases Breeding Rights To Leading Juvenile Contender Eight Rings

Coolmore has secured the breeding rights to Grade I winner Eight Rings (Empire Maker–Purely Hot, by Pure Prize) with plans to stand the colt at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud following his retirement from racing. Owned and raced by the co-ownership comprised of SF Racing, LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, LLC, Frederick Hertrich, III, John D. […]

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American Pharoah, Justify Headline Ashford Stud’s 2020 Stallion Roster

The Triple Crown-winning duo of American Pharoah and Justify will once again headline the stallion roster at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., for the 2020 breeding season. Justify, the winner of the 2018 Triple Crown and that season’s Horse of the Year, will stand for an advertised fee of $150,000. The price is unchanged […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Classic Empire, First Crop Weanlings Of 2019

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back its In The Stud video series, focusing on the up-and-coming names on the North American stallion roster. The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions whose first foals are weanlings of 2019. Paulick Report bloodstock editor Joe Nevills interviews farm staff about […]

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Grade 1 Winner Verrazano Sold To Stand In Brazil

In order to fill the void left by New Year’s Day, who stood only three months in Brazil before being purchased by Japanese interests, the same group of breeders purchased the multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano from Coolmore America. By More Than Ready out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Enchanted Rock, the versatile Verrazano was […]

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