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‘A Beautiful, Long-Legged Filly’: First Foal Arrives For Darby Dan Farm’s Bee Jersey

Darby Dan Farm’s Grade 1 winner Bee Jersey sired his first reported foal on Jan. 31 when a filly was born at Clearbrook Farm in Paris, Ky. Bred by Charles Fipke, the filly is produced from the winning Tale of Ekati mare Icy Tales. “She’s a beautiful, long-legged filly,” said Clearbrook Farm’s Bill Anderson. “She’s […]

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Canada: Charles Fipke Earns E. P. Taylor Award Of Merit, Harvey Warner Special Sovereign Award

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Charles E. Fipke will be presented with the E. P. Taylor Award of Merit and Harvey Warner will be presented with the Special Sovereign Award in recognition of their outstanding commitment to the Thoroughbred Industry in Canada. Selected by the Jockey Club of Canada’s Stewards, […]

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‘Really Remarkable’ Seeking The Soul Preparing For Pegasus World Cup

In what was his fourth local breeze since finishing sixth in the Clark at Churchill Downs on November 29, Charles Fipke’s 7-year-old homebred Seeking the Soul stopped the timer in 1:12.60 for six furlongs over a fast track Friday morning at Fair Grounds. He continues preparation for a run in the Pegasus World Cup (G1) […]

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Darby Dan Farm’s Perfect Soul Pensioned From Stud Duty

Perfect Soul has been pensioned from stallion duty at Darby Dan Farm and will reside at owner Charles Fipke’s farm in Paris, Ky. The 21-year-old son of Sadler’s Wells-Ball Chairman, by Secretariat, is the sire of 25 black type horses, including two Grade 1 winners in Seeking the Soul and Perfect Shirl and boasts progeny […]

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Seeking The Soul Suffered Bout Of ‘Thumps’ In Pacific Classic, Will Aim For Lukas Classic

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul finished seventh in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, a disappointing effort from the post-time favorite. Trainer Dallas Stewart explained that the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul suffered a bout of the “thumps,” an electrolyte imbalance, according to Horse Racing Nation. “Who knows when it might have […]

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Seeking The Soul Re-Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll After Stephen Foster Win

Seeking the Soul’s victory in the Grade 2 Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs this past Saturday earned the Charles Fipke homebred a guaranteed spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and also allowed the bay horse to rejoin the top 10 in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) […]

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Stewart: ‘Keeping Our Options Open’ With Stephen Foster Winner Seeking The Soul

Veteran trainer Dallas Stewart was back to work Sunday at Churchill Downs to figure out the next option for Saturday’s $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade I) winner Seeking the Soul. “We got back at it at 5 a.m. this morning and looking forward to the future,” Stewart said. “He bounced out of […]

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Stephen Foster: Seeking The Soul Grabs Another Major Prize Beneath Twin Spires

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul was the surprise winner of the 2017 G1 Clark Handicap at nearly 8-1 odds, but 18 months later the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul did it again beneath the Twin Spires as the 9-2 co-second choice. In this Saturday’s edition of the G2 Stephen Foster Handicap, Seeking the Soul […]

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For Farriers, A Talented Racehorse Can Sometimes Be A ‘Quirky’ One

No matter how many hundreds of horses a racetrack farrier shoes over the years, there will be that one horse that stands out—some not for the best of reasons. Being politically correct, farriers often call these horses “quirky.” Most are superstars of the track, so their idiosyncrasies are indulged as long as they keep winning. […]

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