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Tapit The Undisputed King In The Final Leg Of The Triple Crown

Currently standing for $225,000 at Gainesway in Lexington, Kentucky, Tapit has produced three of the last five Belmont Stakes winners in Tonalist (2014), Creator (2016) and Tapwrit (2017). On Saturday, three sons of Tapit will contest the final leg of the Triple Crown – Tacitus, Intrepid Heart and Bourbon War. Mark Hernon, Director of Sales at Gainseway, said that […]

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‘Looks Just Her Daddy’: First Foal A Filly For Classic-Placed Divining Rod

Young Maryland stallion Divining Rod, a classics-placed son of Tapit owned by Gainesway Farm, Roy and Gretchen Jackson’s Lael Stable, and Country Life Farm, is represented by his first foal, a Maryland-bred filly born at Country Life on Jan. 16. Divining Rod’s first foal is also the first foal out of the 5-year-old Gainesway mare […]

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Foal Patrol Reaches One Million Views; Season 2 Debuts This Fall

Since its debut on Dec. 19, 2017, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project has received more than one million views across its various media platforms. Foal Patrol’s popularity and reach — it has been viewed in 37 countries — has prompted the Museum to announce that Foal Patrol: Season 2 will […]

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Foal Patrol Update: Empire Maker, Bodemeister Fillies Get Their Names

As part of the social media activities related to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project, fans were given the opportunity to submit names for some of the horses for the owners to consider. At Gainesway Farm in Kentucky, Bird Town delivered a filly by Empire Maker who has named […]

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Respected Horseman, Fasig-Tipton Executive Bill Graves Dies

Respected and much-loved Thoroughbred horseman William E. (Bill) Graves, a senior vice-president with Fasig-Tipton for 26 years,  passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, May 30, at the University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington, Ky.  Bill’s son Brian, director of public sales at Gainesway Farm, was at his side for all his final days. […]

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To Honor And Serve Sold To South Korean Interests

A 10-year-old son of Bernardini, To Honor and Serve has officially been sold to South Korean interests. According to horseracingnation.com, the Grade 1 winner drew interest because of his Group 2 KRA Cup Classic-winning son, Cheongdam Dokki. Cheongdam Dokki was a $20,000 purchase at the Keeneland September yearling sale, out of the placed Strike the Gold mare […]

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Bloodlines: Rachel Alexandra Winner Drums Up Hopeful Beat For Sire

A young stallion with his future on the brink and an older, proven star of the stallion ranks sired the winners of the two important 3-year-old preps at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 17. The once-beaten Monomoy Girl is a second-crop daughter of the Tapit stallion Tapizar, whose offspring so invigorated […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Greentree Stud

Just as Thoroughbred farms shift their names over the decades, the larger ones also shift their boundaries. Elmendorf Farm was at one time some 8,900 acres between Lexington and Paris, Ky., under the management of James Ben Ali Haggin. Like many large farms, it was sold piecemeal in the years after Haggin’s death in 1914, […]

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First Reported Foal By Kelso Winner Anchor Down Arrives

Multiple graded stakes winner Anchor Down, a miler by leading sire Tapit, was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 16, a gray colt born at Phoenix Farm near Georgetown, Ky. Bred by Chad Frederick and Phoenix Farm and Racing, the colt was produced from the Curlin mare Black Coronas, herself a daughter of graded […]

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Gainesway: Leading Sire Tapit Again Commands $300,000 In 2018

Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2018 roster, and Tapit, the leading North American sire in 2014, 2015, and 2016, will again command a $300,000 fee and his book will be limited to 125 mares. Tapit increased his lifetime tally of Grade 1 winners to 23 in 2017. Tapwrit became his sire’s third Belmont […]

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