Freedom Child

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Welcomes New Directors

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors: Paul H. Saylor, Maggie Wolfendale-Morley, Robert Masiello and Erin Birkenhauer. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Foundation’s mission to save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse […]

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Clever Mind Breaks Maiden In Maryland Million Nursery; Limited View Overcomes In Lassie

Richard Golden’s Clever Mind made an auspicious career debut Saturday at Laurel Park, rallying from last to capture the $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery by two lengths. The Graham Motion-trained juvenile son of Buffum broke slowly from the starting gate as even-money favorite Jamaican Don quickly sprinted to the lead on his way to setting solid fractions of […]

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Limited View Becomes First Winner For Freshman Sire Freedom Child

Spendthrift Stallions’ Freedom Child, who entered stud at Country Life Farm in Bel Air, Md., in 2014, got his first official winner June 17 at Laurel Park. Limited View, one of four first-time starters in the seven-horse field, led throughout the 5-furlong maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies and drew off in the stretch to […]

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St. Elias Co-Owner Viola Withdraws Name From Secretary Of The Army Nomination

Vincent Viola, who with wife Teresa operates horse racing’s St. Elias Stables, had been selected by President-elect Donald J. Trump to serve as Secretary of the Army in mid-December, a position which requires Senate confirmation. On Friday, Viola announced that he would be withdrawing his name from the nomination, according to ABC News. “Mr. Viola has […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Vincent Viola Mixes Business Sense, Passion

Vincent Viola didn’t get on the Forbes 400 list by being one-dimensional. The self-made e-trading mogul believes that both business and sports come down to an artful balance of a black-and-white plan — and zeal. It’s an approach that has worked for him in the stock market and on the racetrack. The son of a […]

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Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2015: Town And Country

Our theme is “Town and Country” this week, as we are pleased to bring you another crop of foal photos, made possible by Merck Animal Health. This week’s group features colts and fillies from the Darby Dan stallion Jersey Town, as well as foals born at Country Life Farm in Maryland, where Cal Nation and […]

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Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2015: Happy St. Patrick’s Day

We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the pending arrival of spring with another batch of foal photos from the Bluegrass and elsewhere — made possible by our sponsor, Merck Animal Health. This week’s group of stallions includes Treasure Beach, Brethren, Friesan Fire, Freedom Child, Into Mischief, Jimmy Creed, Point of Entry, and Paynter. To see more foal […]

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Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2015: Winter Play

Late February and early March brought severe weather to Kentucky and regions in the Northeast and Midatlantic, but it doesn’t slow down foaling season. Like the postman’s motto, neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night keeps these Thoroughbred broodmares (and those who work with them) from their appointed rounds. Thanks to the […]

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G2 Winner Freedom Child Sires First Foals

Maryland stallion Freedom Child, a five-year-old son of Malibu Moon and winner of the 2013 Peter Pan Stakes by 13 lengths, sired his first two foals on February 6 and 7 at Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Maryland. Jointly owned by Spendthrift Farm, St. Elias Stable, West Point Stable, and Country Life, Freedom Child […]

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Grade 2 Winner Freedom Child Retires

Freedom Child, winner of the Grade 2 Peter Pan and Belmont Stakes runner, has been retired to stud. According to tweets by Daily Racing Form’s David Grenig, the horse sustained a tear of his suspensory ligament. The 3-year-old ridgling last started July 27 in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, where he finished last. He will stand […]

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