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‘You Do This Because You Love Horses’: Owner-Breeder Harvey Clarke Dies At 77

Harvey A. Clarke, breeder of 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another and 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Stopchargingmaria, died Thursday night at his home in Franklin Lakes, N.J, after a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. Longtime friend and agent Steve Shahinian said of Clarke: “He was beloved in […]

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Bloodlines: ‘Tremendous Family’ Produces Runaway Filly Serengeti Empress

For those who hadn’t seen Serengeti Empress (by Alternation) win the Ellis Park Juvenile Fillies by 13 ½ lengths on Aug. 19, the filly’s victory on September 15 in the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs was a revelation. The dark brown 2-year-old won the historic stakes by 19 ½ lengths, the longest margin […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Putting ‘A Face To The Hero’

The name “Victor Espinoza” has most of the racing community thinking of a certain Triple Crown-winning jockey. To anyone familiar with Brookdale Farm in Versailles, Ky., however, the name brings to mind a different individual. Brookdale’s Victor Espinoza epitomizes the spirit of Godolphin’s newest initiative, the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards. Intended to “to identify and […]

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Brookdale Expanding Focus to ‘Cleaner’ European Pedigrees

In a recent interview with Talk of the Track, Fred Seitz, Jr. of Brookdale Farm said that his operation is expanding its focus to acquiring more European pedigrees. “There’s a stigma that we use a lot of drugs in racing … so we’ve adapted a little bit and added a little niche,” said Seitz. Not […]

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Things are coming up rosy for Brookdale Farm

Brookdale Farm, founded by Fred Seitz in 1983, has long enjoyed an excellent reputation in racing circles for raising and selling good horses. The farm was also the home of the premier sire Deputy Minister until his death. Now the commerical farm is getting attention as the place where breeder Harvey Clarke boards Arch’s Gal […]

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