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Triple Crown Winner Justify Attracts Star-Studded First Book Of Mares

When a Triple Crown winner retires to stud, the expectation is that his debut book of mares will be one of the strongest of the season. The first class of mares bred to 2018 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Justify has lived up to that expectation, per an advertisement released by Coolmore […]

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Triple Crown Winner Justify Will Shuttle To Coolmore Australia

The 2019 Southern Hemisphere breeding season will see the arrival in the Hunter Valley of the only undefeated U.S. Triple Crown winner. Justify won each of his six career starts including four at Grade 1 level when becoming just the 13th Triple Crown winner in history. “Justify was a phenomenal racehorse who re-wrote the history […]

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‘A Lovely, Quality Filly’: First Foal Arrives For Champion Classic Empire

Classic Empire’s first foal has arrived; a bay filly out of the Grade 3-placed Bernardini mare Sky My Sky foaled last week at John Oxley’s Fawn Leap Farm near Midway, Ky. “She’s a lovely, quality filly,” commented farm manager Laurie Gimmon. Sky My Sky has been booked back to Classic Empire this year. From the […]

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First Foals Arrive For Ashford Stud’s Practical Joke

Multiple Grade 1 winner Practical Joke proved popular with breeders last spring, covering a top-class book of mares and his first foals on the ground are delighting their breeders. Charitable Link, a half-sister to Grade 1 Whitney Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Diversify, foaled a filly on Jan. 20 at Dr. Jerry Bilinski’s […]

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First Foal Is A Colt For Ashford Stud’s Cupid

The first foal by Grade 1 winner Cupid was born Jan. 13 at Los Samanes Polo and Racing Farm in Ocala, Fla., when the El Prado mare Miss Prado had a bay colt. Miss Prado, a G1-placed runner in Puerto Rico, is also the dam of multiple stakes winner Euro Platinum and six-figure earner Garburetor. Cupid […]

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Triple Crown Winners Justify, American Pharoah ‘Meet’ At Coolmore America

Newly-returned from his working vacation in Australia, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah had the opportunity to meet one of Coolmore’s newest acquisitions on Saturday afternoon. Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud oversaw the initial meeting of racing royalty as fellow Triple Crown winner Justify eyed his three-year older stablemate in the stone courtyard. What could be better […]

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‘In Great Form’: American Pharoah Showing Off Down Under

Coolmore’s John Magnier posted a video of Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah on Saturday, depicting the stallion’s antics when being turned out in his paddock at Coolmore Australia. The 6-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile has been in Australia for the Southern Hemisphere’s breeding season, and is approaching his time to return to the United […]

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Mendelssohn, Half-Brother To Into Mischief And Beholder, Retired To Coolmore’s Ashford Stud

Breeders’ Cup winner and $3,000,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale topper Mendelssohn has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud for 2019. “All of our team loved Mendelssohn from the first time we saw him as a yearling and he has developed into a magnificent looking horse,” said Coolmore America manager […]

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Mendelssohn Well-Behaved While ‘Stretching His Legs’ Before Cigar Mile

Mendelssohn, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile, enjoyed his first steps over the Aqueduct main track on Friday morning as he continues his quest for a Grade 1 win on a dirt track. The regally-bred Scat Daddy bay, a half-brother to both champion mare Beholder and leading sire Into Mischief, cleared quarantine […]

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Shanghai Bobby Sold To Stand In Japan

Shanghai Bobby, the champion 2-year-old male of 2012, has been sold to stand in Japan, BloodHorse reports. The 8-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday will reside at Arrow Stud in Hokkaido, where he arrived from quarantine on Nov. 24. He stood his first five Northern Hemisphere seasons at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. Shanghai Bobby has […]

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