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Champion Nyquist’s First Foal Born In New York

The first reported foal by Nyquist was born on January 23rd at Joe and Anne McMahon’s farm, McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, in Saratoga Springs, New York. The new arrival is owned by the McMahons. The filly is out of the black type performer and Stakes-class producing mare Money My Honey, a half-sister to G1 winner […]

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Medaglia D’Oro’s Grade 1-Winning Son Astern To Shuttle To Jonabell In 2018

Astern, G1 winner and the highest-rated son of leading stallion Medaglia d’Oro, will stand at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, for the 2018 breeding season. He is currently standing his first southern hemisphere season as a Darley stallion at Kelvinside Farm in New South Wales, Australia. Astern is rated the best ever winner of the […]

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Champion Animal Kingdom Sires First Stakes Winner As Sunny Skies Takes Debutante

Freshman sire Animal Kingdom sired his first stakes winner when his daughter Sunny Skies charged to a 1 3/4-length victory in the listed Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs June 30. The chestnut filly, which races as a homebred for Normandy Farm, remains perfect in two starts for trainer Ken McPeek. Sunny Skies became Animal Kingdom’s […]

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El Campeón Holy Bull Fue Sacrificado A Los 26 Años De Edad

Uno de los mejores caballos del último cuarto de siglo y favorito de los aficionados al hipismo, Holy Bull sucumbió a los males de su avanzada edad, teniendo que ser sacrificado el 7 de Junio en Jonabell Farm, su hogar desde que fue retirado a la cría en 1995. El Presidente de Godolphin USA, Jimmy […]

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Champion Holy Bull Euthanized At Age 26

One of the best racehorses in the last quarter century and a firm favorite with racing fans, Holy Bull has succumbed to the infirmities of old age and was put down on June 7 at Jonabell Farm, his home since his retirement to stud in 1995. Godolphin USA President Jimmy Bell, whose family owned Jonabell […]

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Animal Kingdom’s First Northern Hemisphere Winner Romps by Nine Lengths

Animal Kingdom’s first Northern Hemisphere starter won on debut at Keeneland on April 27, as his 2-year-old daughter Sunny Skies dominated the opening race. Sent off as the 4-5 favorite in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight, Sunny Skies was much the best, going wire-to-wire and pulling away under a hand ride to win by […]

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Animal Kingdom Notches First Winner In Australia

Two-year-old filly Earth Angel became her sire’s first winner in Australia on March 8, scoring on debut at Ballarat Race Course. Racing in the colors of Arrowfield Stud, Earth Angel was settled in the middle of the pack throughout most of the the six-furlong maiden race before unleashing a spectacular turn of foot through the […]

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Animal Kingdom To Receive ‘Rest’ From Australian Stud Duties In 2016

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will get a chance to rest following this breeding season, as his connections have decided to rest him from the Australian season this year. Darley and Australia’s Arrowfield Stud are acknowledging that the stallion has worked six consecutive seasons between the two continents, so he will stay at Darley’s Jonabell […]

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Farewell To Cherokee Run, A Breeders’ Cup Champion Known As ‘Monkey’

Since I started to work with Thoroughbreds in 1982, I always wanted to groom a “big horse.” I was friends with all the Woody Stephens crew that had two stakes horses and one well-bred maiden 2-year-old in their three-horse string. I was envious. The people on the backstretch were known by your big horse’s name, […]

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1994 Breeders’ Cup Sprint Winner, Pensioned Stallion Cherokee Run Euthanized

Pensioned stallion Cherokee Run has been euthanized due to declining health. Cherokee Run entered stud at Jonabell Farm in 1996, then owned by the Bell family and stood as a Darley stallion after the farm was purchased in 2001 by Sheikh Mohammed. Godolphin President Jimmy Bell said, “Cherokee Run was certainly a significant stallion at […]

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