Preach, Dam Of Prominent Sire Pulpit, Dies At Age 31

Preach, a cornerstone of the Claiborne Farm broodmare program and dam of the highly influential sire Pulpit, has died due to the infirmities of old age at 31 years old, per Claiborne’s social media channels. A homebred for the Claiborne operation, Preach was by another of the farm’s pillars – the mighty Mr. Prospector – […]

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Flor De La Mar Returns On Top In Beverly J. Lewis

Making her first start since trailing in a Grade II more than three months ago, Flor de La Mar finished strongly to capture the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos. Three races later, Oliver was successful in his first dirt route, taking the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes under jockey Martin Garcia. Trained […]

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Bloodlines: Sky’s The Limit For Spinaway Winner Perfect Alibi

Sky Mesa (by Pulpit) got his third U.S. Grade 1 winner from 13 crops of racing age when Perfect Alibi won the Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga on Sept. 1 after a game contest with the Into Mischief fillies Frank’s Rockette and Figure of Speech. On the same day, Sky Mesa’s juvenile daughter Sky Kitten finished […]

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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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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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