Glennwood Farm

Pope Secures Record-Priced American Pharoah Filly, Half to Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn, For $8.2 Million

Everything has to go right for a horse to command a record price at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the filly wearing the Hip 498 sticker on Wednesday was the perfect storm to make that happen. On the top side of her page was Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, a stallion defying all rules […]

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Half-Brother To Justify Returns To Glennwood Farm After $950,000 Buyback At Keeneland September

A half-brother to Triple Crown winner and 2018 Horse of the Year Justify dropped the hammer for $950,000 on Monday at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it wasn’t enough to close the deal. The Pioneerof the Nile colt, out of the Grade 3-placed Ghostzapper mare Stage Magic, finished under his reserve in the sale […]

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So Alive: ‘Unbelievable’ Debut Win At Keeneland For Half To Vino Rosso

A half-brother to Grade 2 winner Vino Rosso, Robert LaPenta’s 2-year-old So Alive made an impressive start to his racing career on Saturday at Keeneland. The son of Super Saver was second-last at the top of the stretch, but wove through traffic and stepped up impressively to hit the wire a neck in front in […]

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‘He Didn’t Turn A Hair’: Triple Crown Winner Justify Arrives At Ashford Stud

The scattered remnants of Hurricane Florence hung over central Kentucky on Monday morning, and made Triple Crown winner Justify’s long-awaited first steps on Ashford Stud property soggy ones, but that was nothing new for the colt. The towering chestnut found immortality in the deluge, winning the first two legs of his classic sweep over sloppy […]

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Half-Brother To Justify Stays With Gunthers After $1.75-Million Keeneland September Buyback

After going through the ring as one of the most anticipated offerings of this year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Hip 443, a half-brother to Triple Crown winner Justify, was kept by breeder Glennwood Farm after finishing under his reserve on Tuesday with a final bid of $1.75 million. The chestnut Will Take Charge colt is […]

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Coolmore, Godolphin Drive Upper Market In Keeneland September’s Second Session

Throwing back to the pre-recession days of Coolmore and Godolphin slugging it out for seven-figure horses, the two entities have been economic drivers at the top of the market as the Keeneland September Yearling Sale hit its halfway point for Book 1, with Coolmore landing the biggest blow so far on Tuesday when it bought […]

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Eye Of The Tiger Pensioned, Relocated To Old Friends

Grade 2 winner Eye of the Tiger has been pensioned to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the announcement today. Fifth in the 2003 Kentucky Derby behind winner Funny Cide, and winner of both the Affirmed and Washington Park Handicaps, Eye of the […]

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Gunther-Owned Son Of Frankel, Without Parole, Delivers In G1 St. James’s Palace

The breeders of Justify couldn’t be having a better spring. After watching the horse they bred capture the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes, John Gunther and his daughter Tanya took home a Group 1 prize at Royal Ascot Tuesday in the St. James’s Palace Stakes as the colt they own, Without Parole, got across […]

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Justify’s Breeder John Gunther Relishes ‘Amazing’ Triple Crown Victory

Breeder John Gunther, owner of the central Kentucky Glennwood Farm, was present at Belmont Park on Saturday to watch the colt he sold for $500,000 as a yearling become the 13th winner of racing’s Triple Crown. “What an amazing experience, my heart was pounding and I had to sit down,” Gunther told ctvnews.ca. “This means everything to […]

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Bloodlines: Tracing Justify’s Lineage To An English Triple Crown Winner

Now a dual classic winner with victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the saga of unbeaten Justify (by Scat Daddy) is bookended by major mares both today and at the beginning of the 20th century. Justify’s dam, like the colt himself, was bred in Kentucky by John Gunther’s Glennwood Farm near Versailles. Gunther’s daughter Tanya […]

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