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Demarchelier To Stand At Claiborne Farm in 2020

Claiborne Farm announced on Oct. 2 that Demarchelier will join its stallion roster in 2020. Purchased by Peter M. Brant’s White Birch Farm for $592,486 at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2017, Demarchelier was brilliant from the start. This regally-bred son of Dubawi won upon his juvenile debut at Aqueduct in a thrilling stretch […]

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Data Link Pensioned From Stud Duty At Claiborne Farm

Grade 1 winner Data Link has been pensioned from stud duty at Claiborne Farm, and he will continue to reside at the Paris, Ky., operation for the rest of his life as a retiree. Bernie Sams of Claiborne Farm confirmed that the decision to pension 11-year-old son of War Front came at the end of […]

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Mastery Arriba A Claiborne Farm, Se Inicia Como Semental En 2018

El invicto Mastery, ganador selectivo Grado 1, hizo su muy esperado arribo a Claiborne Farm el 12 de Junio. El tresañero ha sido definitivamente retirado de las pistas y se iniciará como semental en el legendario establecimiento de cría a partir de 2018, de acuerdo a la información suministrada por Bernie Sams, representante del haras. […]

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Undefeated Mastery Officially Retired To Claiborne Farm

Undefeated Grade 1 winner Mastery made his much anticipated arrival at Claiborne Farm June 12. He has officially been retired from racing and will begin stud duty at the stallion farm in 2018, according to representative Bernie Sams. The three-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) was a perfect 4-for-4 in his racing career, including dominant […]

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Mastery Arrives At Claiborne Farm; Future Of Racing Career Remains Undecided

Moments after displaying one of the most impressive performances by a 3-year-old in the 2017 G2 San Felipe Stakes, Mastery was sharply pulled up. The undefeated son of Candy Ride suffered a condylar fracture in his left front, and underwent surgery two days after the race. Claiborne Farm announced plans to stand the colt as […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Challenging Market For New Stallions On Lower Tier

In an earlier article, I assessed the top tier of entering stallions for 2017, which are led by Horse of the Year California Chrome (by Lucky Pulpit), Grade 1 winner Frosted (Tapit), Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist (Uncle Mo), and Preakness winner Exaggerator (Curlin). In a rational scheme or market, a breeder would expect an upper […]

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Claiborne Farm Announces 2017 Stud Fees

Stud fees for Claiborne Farm’s 2017 stallion roster have been released. Among the ten stallions currently standing at the Hancock family’s historic farm in Paris, KY, is international supersire War Front. Currently the world’s leading sire of two-year-olds, War Front will stand for $250,000 in 2017, up from $200,000 this year. “War Front’s progeny continue […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Claiborne, Milestone Enjoy Taste Of Olympic Dream

We all tend to have our favorite competitions to watch during the Olympics. From Swimming and gymnastics to basketball, track and field, and a little beach volleyball thrown in for good measure, it seems like there’s something for everyone. This year, a growing number of people in Lexington’s Thoroughbred community will be keeping their eyes on […]

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Results of Breeders’ Cup Election Announced: 10 Members Re-Elected

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that 19 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members.  Voting by Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 13. The election results are expected to be ratified by the current Breeders’ Cup Members at the annual meeting on July 13. […]

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Claiborne Farm’s Arch Dead At 21 From Apparent Heart Attack

Arch, the sire of eleven Grade 1 winners and four champions, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack, according to Claiborne Farm representative Bernie Sams. The 21-year-old son of Kris S., out of Aurora, by Danzig, sired 58 stakes winners, 34 graded stakes winners, 11 Grade 1 winners, and four champions during his stud career, […]

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