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Bloodlines: Living In Galileo’s World

Another day, another Galileo classic winner. With 12 of the 13 racers in the 2019 Derby Stakes at Epsom tracing to Galileo as a son, grandson, or great-grandson, there was little doubt that more good news was brewing for the sire in the English classic. This year’s Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck is by Coolmore’s […]

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Mid-Atlantic Powerhouse Sire Jump Start Dies At Age 20

Jump Start, the leading sire in the Mid-Atlantic region for the past five years, was euthanized the morning of Sunday, May 19 at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center due to complications from colitis. The dark bay son of A.P. Indy was 20. Standing at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Penn., for $10,000, the […]

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Section Of Overbrook Farm Targeted For Possible Development

Overbrook Farm, which was once home to one of the world’s leading sires in Storm Cat, may soon have single-family homes, apartment buildings and townhomes built on a section of it. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the W.T. Young family, which owns the property, is hoping to have “85 single-family homes, 10 three-story apartment buildings and 16 […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY-Bred Sale: Storm Cat’s Rise And Influence On The Breed

This PR Special for the first session of the two-night Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Yearling Sale chronicles the career of Storm Cat, who has had a major influence on the Thoroughbred breed, including in New York where his son Freud is the leading sire. It’s part of the “Success Beyond Expectations” series authored by Eclipse Award-winning writer Natalie […]

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Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: Deep Bluegrass Roots For Air Force Blue

Although one of several US 2-year-old colts will win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and likely be named champion of his division, there is no great uncertainty among the juvenile colts overseas. Air Force Blue (by War Front) is the top of the tree in England and Ireland after three consecutive G1 victories, the most recent being […]

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Women in Racing: ‘I Was a Woman in a Man’s World’

Growing up in Colorado and Oklahoma, Sandy Hatfield was far removed from the Thoroughbred industry. Horses were a big part of the family’s lives and livelihood, though. Her father, Don Hatfield, made a living by taking people on mounted hunting trips through the high country in Aspen, and from a very young age, Hatfield was […]

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The Price of ‘Chrome’: A Triple Crown Winner’s Worth?

As the racing world anxiously awaits California Chrome’s bid for history in the Belmont Stakes, stallion farms are punching calculators to figure out what a Triple Crown winner might be worth to their operation. Or maybe they aren’t. Popularity on the racetrack hasn’t always led to appeal in the breeding shed. While his humble beginnings […]

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Former Three Chimneys Broodmare Manager to Open New Scarteen Stud

Richie Donworth, formerly of Three Chimneys Farm, announced his new venture, Scarteen Stud, today. Donworth leased the former Jaden Division of Hill ‘N’ Dale Farm. Scarteen Stud is a full service farm for mares, foals, and yearlings, conveniently located on Ironworks Pike near Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Rood & Riddle veterinary clinics. Previously Donworth was the Broodmare […]

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Surprise! Storm Cat Sires Stakes Winning Quarter Horse

The late stallion Storm Cat sired a new graded stakes winner over the weekend, and this one was very unique. On Sunday, the 4-year-old Stray Cat captured the G3 Red Cell Remington Park Distance Challenge Stakes, a race run at a distance of 870 yards. Yes, that’s right, Stray Cat is a Quarter Horse. According […]

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