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For Sale: Historic Normandy Farm, Final Resting Place Of Man O’ War’s Parents

Following the death of Nancy Polk in August of 2018, the historic Normandy Farm on Paris Pike has now been listed for sale with Rector Hayden Realtors. The 250-acre farm features one of Lexington’s oldest brick homes built in 1803, three tenant houses, a carriage house, and a total of six barns with 83 stalls, […]

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$7.5-Million Lady Aurelia, Record-Priced Weanling Drive All-Time High Gross At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

It takes a lot to make history at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale, and a steady run of seven-figure horses helped do just that, with European champion Lady Aurelia and a record-priced weanling spearheading what was a record gross for the elite auction. Sunday’s renewal finished with 140 horses sold for all-time high […]

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Daddys Little Darling To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November

Gainesway, agent for Normandy Farm, will offer Grade 1 winner and millionaire Daddys Lil Darling at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November Sale. The 4-year-old filly will be offered as a broodmare prospect. A daughter of top international sire Scat Daddy, Daddys Lil Darling provided many memorable wins for her owner and breeder, the late Nancy Polk […]

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Nancy Polk, Breeder Of Daddys Lil Darling, Dies After Bout With Pneumonia

Nancy Polk, the owner of Normandy Farm and breeder of both Breeders’ Cup winner Mongolian Saturday and millionaire Daddys Lil Darling, passed away on Saturday shortly before the later filly finished fourth in the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park. Trainer Kenny McPeek announced her passing on the NBC broadcast. Polk has been […]

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Daddys Lil Darling Gets Her G1 With Game American Oaks Effort

Normandy Farm homebred Daddys Lil Darling has been knocking on the door for a Grade 1 win throughout the 2017 season, both overseas and at home, including a late-running second in the Kentucky Oaks back in May. On Saturday, the 3-year-old Scat Daddy filly carried Mike Smith to win the American Oaks at Santa Anita […]

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Daddys Lil Darling ‘Fresh And Happy’ In Epsom Gallop Under Peslier

Trainer Kenny McPeek traveled overseas to oversee the preparation of his Group 1 Investec Oaks contender Daddys Lil Darling, who was most recently a hard-closing second in the Kentucky Oaks. According to, jockey Olivier Peslier flew in to gallop the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy over the Epsom course on Friday; he is tabbed […]

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Oaks Runner-Up Daddys Lil Darling Tabbed For Investec Oaks At Epsom

Following her second-place finish in Friday’s Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks behind Abel Tasman, Daddys Lil Darling is being aimed at the June 2 Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs. Trainer Kenny McPeek told that the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mongolian Saturday, would train on the grass […]

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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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Daddys Lil Darling Gives McPeek Second Consecutive Pocahontas Victory

Normandy Farm’s homebred Daddys Lil Darling was the half-length victor of Saturday’s G2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies this fall at Santa Anita. Trainer Kenny McPeek won this race last year with Dothraki Queen, and teamed up with Corey Lanerie once again to take […]

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