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Preach, Dam Of Prominent Sire Pulpit, Dies At Age 31

Preach, a cornerstone of the Claiborne Farm broodmare program and dam of the highly influential sire Pulpit, has died due to the infirmities of old age at 31 years old, per Claiborne’s social media channels. A homebred for the Claiborne operation, Preach was by another of the farm’s pillars – the mighty Mr. Prospector – […]

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‘He May Be Able To Save Horses’ Lives’: The Mysterious Disease That Claimed Empire Maker

For many people, Empire Maker was an appropriately-named horse whose legacy as a stallion will live on well after his death this week at the age of 20. His veterinarians, Dr. Lauren Javernick and Dr. Nathan Slovis also hope the Gainesway stallion may also one day be remembered for helping other horses suffering from a […]

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Classic Winner, Sire Empire Maker Dies At Age 20

Empire Maker, the winner of the 2003 Belmont Stakes and a sire whose influence reached all the way to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, died Jan. 18 due to a rare disease that compromised his immune system, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. The 20-year-old son of Unbridled was about to stand his 16th season at stud […]

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Gainesway Releases January Open House Dates

Gainesway will be open this week to visitors wishing to inspect their 2020 roster of stallions. The open house will be daily from 12:30 to 3:00pm, Monday, Jan. 13 through Friday, Jan. 17. In addition to leading sire Tapit, Gainesway stands Afleet Alex, Anchor Down, Bird Song, Birdstone, Empire Maker, Karakontie, Tapizar, and Tapwrit.

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Empire Maker’s Stud Fee Set At $85,000 For 2020

Gainesway announced that Empire Maker’s stud fee has been set at $85,000 for the 2020 breeding season. The sire of 12 Grade 1 winners, 62 stakes winners, and 33 graded winners, Empire Maker is responsible for such headliners as two-time Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner, three-time Eclipse Award champion, and six-time Grade 1 winner Royal Delta […]

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Eight Rings ‘Very Good’ In Final Work For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Working in company with Azul Coast on Sunday morning, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile contender Eight Rings had his final breeze for Saturday’s $2 million race, going four furlongs in 47.20. Azul Coast, inside of Eight Rings throughout, was timed in 47.60 over Santa Anita’s main track. “I wanted to give him a target,” Bob Baffert said […]

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Tapit Leads Gainesway’s 2020 Roster At $200,000

Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2020 stallion roster, led once again by commercial juggernaut Tapit. Leading sire Tapit, currently the number-one ranked sire in North America by stakes winners and graded stakes winners, will stand for $200,000 in 2020. Tapit is sire of 25 Grade 1 winners, more than any other active sire […]

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Coolmore Purchases Breeding Rights To Leading Juvenile Contender Eight Rings

Coolmore has secured the breeding rights to Grade I winner Eight Rings (Empire Maker–Purely Hot, by Pure Prize) with plans to stand the colt at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud following his retirement from racing. Owned and raced by the co-ownership comprised of SF Racing, LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, LLC, Frederick Hertrich, III, John D. […]

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Liam’s Map Colt Tops OBS Selected Yearlings Sale For $230,000

Hip No. 224, a son of Liam’s Map consigned by Select Sales, agent, went to de Meric Stables, agent, for $230,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. 2019 Selected Sale of Yearlings. The gray or roan colt is out of Dad’ssilverpitcher, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Melodic. Hip No. 185, […]

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