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Curlin’s Stud Fee To Remain At $175,000 For 2020

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms announced on Sunday that Two Time Horse of the Year Curlin’s 2020 fee will remain unchanged at $175,000 LFSN. “Curlin has enjoyed a phenomenal year on the racetrack and in the sales ring. His progeny earnings this year are over $10,000,000, ranking him fourth on the General Sire list,” said John […]

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Godolphin Outbids Coolmore On $4.1-Million Curlin Colt At Keeneland September Sale

It was just like the old days. In the blue corner was Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the Godolphin operation, which had been flexing its financial muscles with impunity during the first two days of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. In the slightly darker blue corner were the Irish lads of the Coolmore […]

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Cambria Shows ‘Heart’ To Beat The Boys In Juvenile Turf Sprint

Whether a 2-year-old sprint race is in Europe, or over a European-style course like Kentucky Downs, trainer Wesley Ward and owner Stonestreet Farm mean business. The trainer-owner combination, who teamed a few years ago with multiple overseas Group 1 winner and European juvenile champion Lady Aurelia, struck again Saturday at Kentucky Downs when Cambria scored […]

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Stonestreet Farm Launches Yearling Warranty For Bisphosphonates And Anabolic Steroids

Leading commercial breeder Stonestreet Farm has announced the development of an innovative blood sampling, testing, and secure storage protocol in partnership with The University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center. The program was developed in response to reports of off-label bisphosphonate use in growing horses. Combined with newly available post-sale testing offered by auction houses, […]

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‘We Are Particularly Thrilled’: Union Jackson’s First Foal Is A Colt

Bred by the Mr. Amore Stables of Ron Lombardi, Union Jackson’s first foal, a flashy bay colt out of the Rockport Harbor mare Hoboken Honey, was born at Sequel New York on Jan. 13. A multiple graded stakes-winning owner with earnings of more than $10 million, Mr. Amore Stables has enjoyed much success lately, having […]

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$320,000 Broodmare Prospect Saucy Dame Leads Thursday At Keeneland November Sale

Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings paid $320,000 for Saucy Dame, a 3-year-old Distorted Humor filly cataloged as a broodmare prospect, during Thursday’s fourth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which recorded brisk trade throughout the day. Keeneland sold 259 horses for a total $17,381,000, an average of $67,108 and a median of $52,000. […]

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‘All In’: Breeders’ Cup To Launch Digital Docuseries Oct. 22 On Facebook

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces its first-ever digital docuseries. Titled “ALL IN: The Road to the Classic,” the seven-part series will debut on Facebook Watch on October 22 with subsequent episodes premiering over the following days.  The docuseries will offer an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the competitive and career-making journeys of the owners, trainers, […]

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Banke Plans To Keep Her Options Open When Lady Aurelia Goes Through Ring

One of the very possible outcomes for Lady Aurelia’s time at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale is that she arrives, sells for one of the auction’s highest prices, and goes back home on the same trailer. Lady Aurelia took an ownership group including breeder Stonestreet Farm on an international itinerary that included stakes wins […]

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Lady Aurelia To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Multiple Group 1 winner and champion Lady Aurelia will be offered at this year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale, to be held on Nov. 4 in Lexington, Ky. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency will consign the four-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy on behalf of Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet and co-owner Peter Leidel. “Lady Aurelia is the embodiment of Stonestreet’s breeding […]

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Two-Time Royal Ascot Winner, ‘Amazing Filly’ Lady Aurelia Retired

Cartier Award winner Lady Aurelia, who during her 3-year-old season traveled from her Kentucky base to England’s Royal Ascot to beat older males in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes, has been retired. Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet, which bred the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy and raced her in partnership with George Bolton and Peter Leidel, […]

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