normandy invasion

Spendthrift Farm Launches “Safe Bet” Program For Breeders

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has introduced a new breeding program for 2019 called the “Safe Bet” program, designed to incentivize breeders to support the farm’s fourth-year stallions. The Safe Bet program assures breeders that a stallion’s first crop of 2-year-olds will have at least one graded/group stakes winner in 2019, or the breeder will […]

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Spendthrift Farm Announces 2019 Stud Fees, Led By Into Mischief At $150,000

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm announced 2019 fees for its 25-stallion roster set to stand at the Lexington-based farm this upcoming breeding season. Among the roster are three new stallions for 2019, and Spendthrift’s stallion ranks are again spearheaded at the top by leading sire Into Mischief, whose fee has moved to $150,000 S&N and […]

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Thompson, Jones Hit With Normandy Invasion Filly In Memory Of Brenda Jones

If all had gone to plan, the $170,000 sale of a Normandy Invasion filly at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale would have been an unmitigated triumph for Sarah Thompson and the mother-daughter team of Brenda and Danielle Jones. For the two in the group that made it to Saratoga Springs that weekend, the money […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale: Hitchin’ A Ride To The Horse Business

The final session of Fasig-Tipton’s New York-Bred Preferred Yearling Sale gets under way Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer this PR Special newsletter for distribution both on the sale grounds and online. In this edition, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills […]

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First Foal For Normandy Invasion Is A Filly

Keane Stud’s Normandy Invasion, Tapit’s one-mile track record-holder at Gulfstream, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 14 when a filly was born at Hilltop Stables in Deposit, NY. Bred by Carl Bennett, the chestnut filly was produced from the Harlan’s Holiday mare, Miss Doc Holiday. “She is a big, strong filly with good bone, lots […]

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Keane Stud Announces 2017 Stud Fees

Keane Stud in Amenia, New York has announced 2017 fees for the four stallions standing at farm. New York’s leading 2-year-old Sire Frost Giant, will stand for $5,000. A record-breaking miler by Tapit, Normandy Invasion will stand for $4,000. Medaglia d’Oro’s millionaire son Al Khali will remain at $2,500, as will Grade 1 winner Dublin. […]

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Spendthrift Purchases Normandy Invasion, Will Stand In NY For 2016

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired Tapit’s Grade 1-performing son Normandy Invasion, who will stand stud in 2016 at Keane Stud in Amenia, NY as a participant in Spendthrift’s renowned “Share The Upside” program. “Normandy Invasion proved he was a top-class talent since his 2-year-old season, and, physically, he’s a very attractive horse,” said […]

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Normandy Invasion Retired From Racing

Fox Hill Farm’s Normandy Invasion, a multiple stakes-placed son of Tapit, has been retired from racing due to a suspensory issue. The announcement came via the farm’s Facebook page: “After fracturing a sesamoid, we were able to make a short-lived comeback, but unfortunately the suspensory which attaches to the sesamoid is at risk of coming […]

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Jones: Divine Intervention Helped Me Get Back In The Saddle

Just under a year after a serious accident, Larry Jones is back on top and back in the tack regularly at his current base on the backstretch of the Fair Grounds. In a recent interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jennie Rees, Jones said he didn’t do it without a little help from above. Ten months ago […]

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Normandy Invasion Setted In At Fair Grounds, To Resume Training

Fox Hill Farm’s Normandy Invasion has returned to training under the tutelage of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ second-leading trainer Larry Jones at his New Orleans oval shedrow. Arriving Jan. 29, the son of Tapit who was previously trained by Chad Brown has settled well into his new surroundings and has recovered well […]

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