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Registration Available For TOBA Breeding Clinic In Kentucky

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting a breeding clinic Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, in Lexington, Ky. Registration is still open. The clinic will feature discussions and interactive workshops from various industry experts. Topics will include foal care, fertilization, broodmare and foal conformation, hoof care, planning a mating, mating development, stallion conformation, broodmare […]

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Champion La Verdad Foals ‘Outstanding’ Daughter Of Curlin

Sheila Rosenblum, founder and owner of Lady Sheila Stable, announced today that La Verdad, the 2015 Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter, a winner of $1,563,200, foaled a Curlin filly on April 5th at Darley in Lexington, Kentucky. A multiple Graded Stakes winner of 16 races, La Verdad was the dam of last year’s filly sales topper […]

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Godolphin Marketing Review Launches Significant Staff, Sponsorship Cuts

Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation, including the racing teams, Darley bloodstock, and numerous sponsorships, is undergoing an international review of its marketing spending, according to racingpost.com. Several staff members are reported to be exiting the organization, including Andy Wiles, global corporate director for Godolphin and Darley, and marketing director Bobby Brittain, among others. Sponsorships for the Irish Oaks, […]

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‘She Has Medaglia d’Oro Written All Over Her’: First Northern Hemisphere Foal For Astern Is A Filly

The first reported Northern Hemisphere foal by Astern was born on Jan. 10 at Lyn Burleson’s Burleson Farm. Bred by Jack Sims (McKenzie Bloodstock), the filly is out of the 6-year-old mare Desperate Chick. Lyn Burleson commented, “We are very excited about our Astern filly. She has Medaglia d’Oro written all over her.” Darley nominations manager, Darren Fox, said, “We […]

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Talismanic To Stand For 1.8 Million Yen At Darley Japan

Darley Japan will offer seven stallions in the 2019 season, including newcomer Talismanic. The son of Medaglia d’Oro won the Breeders’ Cup Turf and will stand his first season for a fee of 1.8 million yen, or about US$16,200. “We are delighted to offer Japanese breeders a more powerful lineup of stallions than ever, with an […]

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Darley Stallion Frosted To Be Featured In National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season Two

Frosted, a 6-year-old stallion, will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online Dec. 28 at www.foalpatrol.com. Owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum’s Godolphin, home of the Darley stallions, Frosted will be the lone […]

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Bloodlines: Midshipman Progeny A Lasting Legacy For McNair

With a victory in the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs on Nov. 23, Princess Warrior became the 19th stakes winner for her sire, 2008 champion 2-year-old colt Midshipman (by Unbridled’s Song). A good-sized, scopy chestnut, Midshipman is one of three stakes winners foaled from graded stakes winner Fleet Lady, a daughter of the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Winner Talismanic To Enter Stud In Japan

Talismanic, a top-class son of leading sire Medaglia d’Oro and winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf, will join the Darley roster in Japan for 2019. Under the care of master trainer Andre Fabre throughout his career,Talismanic broke his maiden by no fewer than seven lengths at two. From then on, he raced almost exclusively in stakes company, winning twice […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Stonerside Helped Deliver On McNairs’ Lofty Goals

It isn’t uncommon in the Thoroughbred business for a newcomer to arrive on the scene, bank account loaded from another business, with their checkbook out and ambitions set on winning some of America’s best races. It is a little uncommon for such a newcomer to actually accomplish their goals in short order. Stonerside Farm saw […]

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Champion Unique Bella Booked To Medaglia D’Oro In 2019

On Monday, the Darley Stallions Twitter account announced that champion Unique Bella will be bred to Medaglia d’Oro in 2019. The 2017 female sprinter of the year, Unique Bella was retired in August following the discovery of a sesamoid fracture after a morning workout at Del Mar. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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