Lord Nelson

First Crop Snapshot: Lord Nelson’s Weanlings Stand Out At November Sales

Lord Nelson’s debut crop of foals have made it through their first fall mixed sale season, and the numbers have come back largely positive. With the fall sale season complete for the weanlings of Lord Nelson in the Fasig-Tipton November Sale and Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, the resident of Spendthrift Farm saw 10 weanlings […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Lord Nelson’s First Six-Figure Foal And The Weekend To Come

The first wave of weanlings by Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson have hit the opening days of trade in the November mixed sale season, and this weekend’s sessions bring an even bigger slate of reinforcements. In a season of notable firsts for a young stallion, Lord Nelson passed another crucial milepost on Thursday when he saw […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Sale Time Nears For Lord Nelson’s First Foals

Six years ago, a chestnut Pulpit colt entered the ring at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale and hammered to John Fort for $340,000. Fast forward to the fall of 2019 and that chestnut colt’s first foals are about to make some noise of their own in the auction ring. It was a long road for […]

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Spendthrift Farm Announces 2020 Stud Fees, Led By Into Mischief At $175,000

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm announced 2020 fees for most of its roster of 24 stallions set to stand at the Lexington-based farm this upcoming breeding season, spearheaded at the top by North America’s current number-one general sire Into Mischief, whose fee has moved to $175,000 S&N and is booked full. Spendthrift is bringing in […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Summer Rolls On For Lord Nelson’s First Foals

The late summer is an active time in the life of a foal, either adjusting to becoming a weanling or preparing for the experience in the near future. For some, it also means getting ready for an early appearance in the sale ring during the autumn’s mixed sales. Whether they’re headed for a sale in […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Lord Nelson’s Foals Shooting For Many Different Targets

The breeding season is over, and Lord Nelson’s first crop of foals runs a broad spectrum, from the early foals growing into themselves to the later-season arrivals still learning about themselves and their surroundings. From a bloodstock industry standpoint, it’s a pretty quiet point in the calendar for the stallion and his youngsters. Lord Nelson […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Lord Nelson’s Debut Foals Stretch Their Legs

The North American breeding season is winding down to its final weeks of 2019, but the first crop of Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson are just starting on their own journeys to grow themselves and the reputation of their sire. Not only has the population of Lord Nelson’s foals continued to grow as spring turns into […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Lord Nelson’s April Foals ‘Everything I Expected’

Lord Nelson’s debut crop of foals continues to grow as April rolls into May, and the patterns of what the son of Pulpit is instilling into his foals is becoming more and more apparent. Aside from his distinctive chestnut coat, many of Lord Nelson’s foals have been getting their sire’s length, which they put on […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Matching Up With Lord Nelson

As we reach the spring months, the debut crop for multiple Grade 1 winner Lord Nelson continues to grow in numbers, and the first ones born are taking their next steps toward eventual weaning and beyond. Spendthrift Farm, which stands Lord Nelson at its Lexington, Ky., farm, supported the 7-year-old Pulpit horse with about 20 […]

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First Crop Snapshot: ‘A Lot Of Consistency’ In Lord Nelson’s First Foals

Lord Nelson drew the public’s attention as one of North America’s top sprinters, then maintained a devoted following as he battled back from laminitis to begin his stallion career at Spendthrift Farm. Now, the spotlight turns to Lord Nelson’s foals, which have begun to arrive in 2019. The 7-year-old son of Pulpit covered 127 mares […]

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