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Oregon’s Oakhurst Farm The Home To Pair Of Kentucky Derby Winners

Oakhurst Farm in Oregon is a breeding and racing operation as well as a veterinary clinic, owned by Dr. Jack Root. According to Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, the standouts on the property are a pair of stallions best known for wearing the roses on the first Saturday in May, Grindstone and Giacomo. “I still get goosebumps […]

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Paulassilverlining An Easy Winner In Distaff Handicap

Vincent Scuderi’s homebred Paulassilverlining was the easy winner of Sunday’s Grade 3 Distaff Handicap, drawing away at the head of the lane to win by 3 3/4 lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper covered the seven furlongs over Aqueduct’s fast main track in 1:22.01 for trainer Michelle Nevin. “She’s been training so well and in […]

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Special Delivery: Giacomo Arrives As Second Derby Winner At Oakhurst

Giacomo, winner of the 2005 Kentucky Derby, arrived in Oregon yesterday on his way to Oakhurst Thoroughbreds, where he will stand stud in 2016. Giacomo is the second Kentucky Derby winner on the farm, with 1996 winner Grindstone added to the roster in 2009. Oakhurst is the first farm outside Kentucky to stand two Kentucky […]

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Rees: ‘There’s 80 – Then There’s D. Wayne Lukas’

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas celebrated another milestone Wednesday – he turned 80. However, as Jennie Rees writes in the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Hall of Fame trainer may be 80, but he still has the energy and work ethic of someone half his age. “The record-setting trainer turned 80 Wednesday and the only thing surprising is […]

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‘Triple Frown’: Derby Dreamers Who Woke Up Before The Preakness

As racing turns its eyes from Churchill Downs to Pimlico Race Course, the annual speculation begins anew—will the winner of the roses pick up the Black-Eyed Susans and carry on fresh hopes of a horse breaking the Triple Crown curse? We go through this brief period of hope almost every year, because it’s virtually inconceivable that the […]

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LANE’S END brings you THE WEEKENDER PEDIGREE: DROSSELMEYER

By Frank Mitchell With his victory in the Belmont Stakes, Drosselmeyer gave owner WinStar Farm an uncommon distinction of winning two Triple Crown races in the same year with different colts. (Fourteen years ago, Overbrook did so with Grindstone and Editor’s Note.) There was an added bonus for WinStar in Drosselmeyer’s victory because the […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: BEHIND THE DERBY WITH BAILEY

By Ray Paulick I always considered Jerry Bailey to be a thinking man’s jockey, and when I called him to talk about what it was like to ride in the Kentucky Derby, I wasn’t disappointed. Bailey, a member of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame, hung up his tack in 2006 after […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: LUKAS PART 1 – THE LEARNING CURVE

By Ray Paulick I would be hard-pressed to name an individual who has had a bigger impact on American racing over the last 30 years than D. Wayne Lukas, a member of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame and four-time Eclipse Award winner as outstanding trainer. From sales pavilions in Kentucky […]

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OVERBROOK FARM TO DISPERSE

The following press was distributed by Keeneland Association regarding the dispersal later this year of the breeding stock and a majority of the racing stock of Overbrook Farm, the Lexington Thoroughbred operation founded by the late William T. Young.             Lexington, Ky. (June 9, 2009)—Overbrook Farm, founded and developed by the late William T. […]

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