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Grade 1-Placed Mucho Runs ‘A Pretty Good Race’ To Win Sophomore Debut

A day before sending out program favorite Hidden Scroll for his stakes debut in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott watched as Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Grade 1-placed homebred Mucho made a triumphant return to action with a 1 ¼-length victory Friday at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by […]

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First Mares In Foal For Lord Nelson After Recovery From Laminitis

Three-time Grade 1 winner Lord Nelson will stand his first season at stud this year after a lengthy battle with laminitis. Spendthrift Farm announced on Monday that the chestnut son of Pulpit had gotten his first two mares in foal. “It’s very gratifying to see this horse clear yet another hurdle—he’s really a remarkable animal,” […]

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Millionaire Real Solution To Stand At Louisiana’s Blue Star Racing

Calumet Farm’s Real Solution, a multiple (G1) winner and Millionaire by Kitten’s Joy out of Reachfortheheavens by Pulpit, will stand at Dex Comardelle’s Blue Star Racing stallion facility in Scott, Louisiana. On lease from Calumet, Comardelle and Calumet hope to offer Louisiana a premium product and provide Real Solution a competitive book of mares that […]

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‘So Far So Good’: Lord Nelson Preparing For Delayed Start To Stud Career

Lord Nelson had to be scratched from the 2016 Breeders’ Cup with a cut that developed into an infection in his leg, and the Pulpit horse ended up missing the 2017 breeding season when laminitis set in. According to drf.com, Lord Nelson is preparing to begin his stud career in 2018 at Spendthrift Farm. His feet […]

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Mid-Atlantic Leading Freshman Sire El Padrino Succumbs To Colic

Current Mid-Atlantic leading freshman and 2-year-old sire El Padrino, 8, was euthanized on Wednesday, Nov. 22 following a series of bouts with colic and subsequent surgeries at New Bolton Center. One of the region’s most popular stallions, the syndicated son of Pulpit stood at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Pa., since entering stud in 2014. […]

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Keeneland November Cumulative Gross, Average Down; Session 5 Sees 10 Percent Increase In Receipts

Storm the Hill, winner of the Unzip Me Stakes on Sept. 30 and third in the Autumn Miss (G3) on Oct. 29, both at Santa Anita, sold for $275,000 to Alastar Thoroughbreds to be the most expensive horse of Saturday’s fifth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. A 3-year-old filly by Get Stormy out of the Good […]

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Oxley Goes To $275,000 For Violence Colt During Select Session Of The OBS October Yearling Sale

Owner John Oxley went to $275,000 to secure a colt by Violence during the select session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 October Yearling Sale on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Consigned by Kaizen Sales, the colt is out of a winning daughter of Pulpit from the family of Grade 1 winner Silver Maiden. Hip No. […]

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Spendthrift ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ As Lord Nelson Continues Recovering From Laminitis

Lord Nelson was forced to miss the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, for which he would have been the heavy favorite, when a cut on his right front leg developed an infection just before the race. Set to enter stud at the beginning of 2017, the Grade 1-winning son of Pulpit was again sidelined when laminitis […]

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No Dozing Will Try To Make Amends In Tampa Bay Derby

After watching No Dozing breeze five furlongs at Tampa Bay Downs this morning with his wife Leigh in the irons, trainer Arnaud Delacour pronounced the 3-year-old colt a likely starter for Saturday’s Grade II, $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby. “Everything needs to go well between now and then, but we’re happy with where we’re […]

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Laminitis: Spendthrift ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ For Lord Nelson’s Future

The recently retired Lord Nelson continues to battle laminitis at Spendthrift Farm, but general manager Ned Toffey sees promising signs in the stallion’s attitude and behavior, according to bloodhorse.com. Lord Nelson developed a small cut on his right front leg just prior to the Breeders’ Cup, and a resulting infection necessitated his scratch from the […]

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