‘Prince Of The Paddock’: Beholder’s Colt Developing His Own Personality

Beholder’s first foal, a colt by Uncle Mo, has been busy growing strong at Spendthrift Farm. According to the blog at, “Prince B” enjoys spending his days rolling in the mud and playing with his new paddock mates, the mare Coup de Coeur and her Brody’s Cause colt. “(Prince B is) fearless, brave,” said assistant broodmare […]

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‘Help Name The Prince’: Spendthrift Farm Asks Fans To Help Name Beholder’s Foal

Fans of champion Beholder have an opportunity to possibly become a part of her history after Spendthrift Farm asked fans through social media to help suggest a name for her first foal, a colt by Uncle Mo. The competition, called “Help Name the Prince”, can be found on Beholder’s website, Fans can submit name […]

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Champion Beholder Delivers First Foal, A Colt By Uncle Mo

Four-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder delivered her first foal late Tuesday night. The 8-year-old mare by Henny Hughes delivered a bay colt by Uncle Mo at Spendthrift Farm, which announced the news on Facebook and Twitter Wednesday morning. “True to form, Beholder has taken motherhood in stride perfectly,” Spendthrift Farm posted. “Last night, she foaled […]

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RMTC Auctioning Famous Racehorse Halters To Raise Funds For ‘Tactical Research’

Between November 24 and December 1, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous racing and stallion stars on its eBay page. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the RMTC’s four-year grant program beginning in 2018 to encourage tactical research into the detection and identification of […]

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TOBA Honors Klaravich And Lawrence, WinStar At National Awards Dinner

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 32nd Annual National Awards Dinner was held at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday, September 9. Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence were named TOBA’s National Owner of the Year, and WinStar Farm was named the National Breeder of the Year. Robert Manfuso was named National Small Breeder […]

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Songbird’s Personal Ensign Loss ‘Nothing To Be Ashamed Of’

“The Graveyard of Champions,” which is the well-earned nickname of Saratoga, claimed another victim on Saturday when 2-5 favorite Songbird was beaten by a neck in the Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign by Forever Unbridled. Nevertheless, her connections were nowhere close to writing the final footnotes on the magnificent career of the dual Eclipse Award […]

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Coolmore’s $3 Million Sale-Topper ‘Still Very Green’ In Maiden-Breaking Run At The Curragh

The sale-topping yearling at the 2016 Keeneland September sale, Mendelssohn commanded a final bid of $3 million from M.V. Magnier. In his second start on Sunday, the 2-year-old broke his maiden in the Coolmore colors at the Curragh under jockey Ryan Moore. Mendelssohn went off as the favorite in the field of seven, and despite noticeably drifting out […]

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Zenyatta Confirmed In Foal To Into Mischief For 2018

Champion Zenyatta has been confirmed in foal to Into Mischief for the 2018 breeding season. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 13-year-old mare, who delivered a Medaglia d’Oro filly May 9, was covered on June 3. “Dottie [Ingordo, racing manager for owners Jerry and Ann Moss] picked the horse, and it seems like he’s become pretty […]

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Saratoga Start Unlikely For Songbird; Porter Says No Plans To Retire Two-Time Champ At Year’s End

Owner Rick Porter and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer have long indicated that a race at Saratoga Race Course was among the stops they intended to make as part of two-time champion Songbird’s 4-year-old campaign. After an upset scare at hot and humid Delaware Park in the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap on July 15, […]

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