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Quirky The Player Still A Fan Favorite, Beloved By Bradley In Retirement

The Player, known for his eccentric tendency to sit on his haunches, has embarked on a new career as a stallion — but that doesn’t mean his racetrack fans have forgotten about him. He gets numerous calls from admirers, wanting to visit him in retirement at Crestwood Farm. The big chestnut was a homebred for […]

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Crestwood Farm Introduces ‘Breed Risk Free’ Incentive Program

Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm has announced a new “Breed Risk Free” breeders’ incentive plan. “Breed Risk Free” rewards breeders by allowing contracted stud fees to be paid out of sales proceeds and waived entirely if the resultant yearling does not sell for $20,000 plus contract price. “This unique program is straightforward, and offers an extremely robust incentive to breeders,” said Crestwood’s […]

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Crestwood Farm To Host Open House On Jan. 6

Crestwood Farm will host its annual stallion open house for breeders on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 1-4 p.m. at its stallion barn located at 3758 Spurr Road in Lexington, Ky. Breeders are encouraged to register in person for a 2019 free season raffle for each stallion. Food and drinks will be served in a heated […]

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The Player To Stand 2019 Season At Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm

Connections of The Player have had an emotional journey through 2018, beginning with the lowest of lows when the colt suffered a serious injury in the Mar. 24 New Orleans Handicap at the Fair Grounds, and the ups and downs of his remarkable recovery. The 5-year-old son of Street Hero returned home to breeder/owner/trainer Buff […]

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Record Returns For Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale set several new high-water marks Monday, closing its seventh renewal with across-the-board gains as well as double-digit point increases in average and median. The sale topper, Hip 180, was a first-crop weanling colt by Laoban, a Grade 2 winning son of Uncle Mo, out of Promising Vow. The bay colt […]

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Hager Ventures Out With Taproot Bloodstock

Phil Hager has made a career out of doing his best work away from the spotlight. That fact made stepping out on his own to form Taproot Bloodstock a bold step, not only for creating a new business, but being the face of it. Still, Hager said he hopes to keep a similar mentality in […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Producer Air France Dies At 19

Mount Joy Stable’s Air France, the dam of multiple graded stakes winning millionaire Smooth Air, as well as grade two winner Overdriven; was humanely euthanized May 2 due to complications from foaling. She was 19. Air France’s newborn colt by Bernardini is in good health and has been transferred to a nurse mare at Pope […]

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First Foals From Crestwood Farm’s Firing Line

Firing Line, a Grade 1-placed 2-year-old who finished one length behind American Pharoah while second in the 2015 G1 Kentucky Derby, has sired his first two foals. The first was a colt foaled in Kentucky at Crestwood Farm. He is out of the Petionville mare, Honorville, who was a multiple winning mare that earned $108,040 […]

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First Foals Arrive For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner Texas Red

Texas Red, a G1-Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and millionaire, has sired his first two foals, both born on January 23, 2018. The first was a colt foaled in New York for Sandee Schultz. He is out of Betty’s Baroness (Smarty Jones), who is a half-sister to multiple G1-winning millionaire, Excellent Meeting ($1,402,396), as well as […]

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Tu Brutus, Graded Stakes Winning Son Of Scat Daddy, To Stand At Crestwood Farm

Tu Brutus (CHI), a graded stakes winning son of Scat Daddy, will enter stud at Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm in Kentucky for the 2018 season. Tu Brutus will be the only son of Scat Daddy to stand in Kentucky. In 2017, Scat Daddy was the world’s leading sire of 2-year-olds by both earnings and Grade […]

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