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City Wolf, Half Brother to Ghostzapper, to Stand at Pleasant Acres Stallions

Joe and Helen Barbazon have announced that City Wolf, a half-brother to top North American sires Ghostzapper and City Zip, has joined their rapidly-growing stallion roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fl., near Ocala. City Wolf is a graded stakes-winning son of perennial leading sire Giant’s Causeway from the Relaunch mare Baby Zip, dam […]

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Winning Farewell for a Princess

Becky Winemiller’s 4-year-old filly Wine Princess concluded her racing career in brilliant style on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs with an authoritative 2 ¾-length win over 8-5 favorite Don’t Tell Sophia in the 98th running of the $165,300 Falls City Handicap (Grade II). Sent to post as the 4-1 third betting choice in the field […]

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After 5 Days, Keeneland November Sale Surpasses 11-Day Totals From 2012

The bullish market continued at Keeneland on Saturday when gross receipts of $157,021,200 for the first five sessions of the 10-day November Breeding Stock Sale surpassed total sales of $143,025,600 recorded for last year’s entire 11-day auction. At the half-way point in the sale, Keeneland has sold 1,063 horses for $157,021,200, up 38 percent compared […]

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Adena Springs Announces 2014 Stud Fees

Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm announced today the 2014 stud fees for their Kentucky stallion roster. Five-time Grade 1 winner, Point Of Entry, a son of Dynaformer out of Matlacha Pass (Seeking The Gold), bred and raced by Phipps Stable, retires to Adena Springs at a $25,000 stud fee. He is joined by the 2012 […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Ghostzapper’s Holiday Fireworks

The extended Fourth of July weekend was a tour de force for the stallions based in Bourbon County north of Lexington. In the Suburban Handicap on Saturday, the winner Flat Out (by Flatter) and second-place finisher Last Gunfighter (First Samurai) were both sired by Claiborne Farm stallions. Third in that race was Fast Falcon, a […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Leading Sires Spread the Wealth

Until this year, there have always been two general sire rankings, compiled by the two industry trade publications – the Blood-Horse and the Thoroughbred Times. Often there were discrepancies between the two, since each magazine used slightly different criteria for determining earnings. However, with the demise of the Thoroughbred Times, the industry is left with […]

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Adena Springs announces 2013 stud fees

Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm has announced 2013 stud fees for 18 stallions standing in Kentucky, New York and Ontario, Canada. All 2013 seasons are being offered on Stands and Nurses terms. The Kentucky roster is lead by Awesome Again, who will stand the 2013 season for a $75,000 fee. He’s the co-leading active sire […]

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Attfield, Velazquez lead 2012 Hall of Fame class

Trainer Roger Attfield and jockey John Velazquez were among the inductees on Friday into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York. Attfield has trained three Canadian Triple Crown winners and notched 1,731 victories in a career that began in 1975. Velazquez had to stop a few times during his […]

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Racing Hall of Fame inductions on Friday

The National Museum of Racing will induct its 2012 Hall of Fame class Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion. Jockeys John Velazquez and Anthony Hamilton, trainers Roger Attfield and Robert Wheeler, and racehorses Ghostzapper and Planet will be enshrined. Tom Durkin, the track announcer for the New York Racing Association, will serve […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Ghostzapper Hot as a Firecracker

With another pair of graded stakes victories over the weekend – Mystical Star in the New York Stakes at Belmont and Hunters Bay in the Dominion Day at Woodbine – the 12-year-old sire Ghostzapper is having the best year of his stud career. That career began with great expectations but has felt bumps in the […]

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