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Bloodlines: Volume And Value Among Less-Expensive New Sires For 2020

The continuing great challenge for any farm or stallion manager in standing and managing a young sire with a lower-price stud fee is getting enough mares, especially getting enough of the right mares. The challenge of getting sufficient volume to less-known or less-popular stallion prospects has been there since the days of Eclipse, but Spendthrift […]

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Shadwell Farm Doubles Down On Speightstown Sire Line For Its Stallion Roster

In 2017, Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky., had the wind to its back in anticipation over its newest stallion, Tamarkuz, a son of Speightstown who had won the previous fall’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile for the operation of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Two years later, Tamarkuz’s  first yearlings went through the auction ring, […]

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Qurbaan Retired To Shadwell Farm For 2020 Breeding Season

Shadwell Stable’s multiple graded stakes winner Qurbaan came out of his victory in the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap with a slight injury and has been retired to stand at Nashwan Stud on Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky., in 2020 for a fee of $5,000 live foal. Stallion manager Kent Barnes said, “Qurbaan has a […]

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Qurbaan Takes To Soft Turf In Bernard Baruch

Shadwell Stable’s Qurbaan (3-1) found the soft turf course to his liking in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga, skimming the hedge around the far turn and rocketing away to a 2 1/2-length repeat victory. The 6-year-old son of Speightstown, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, ran 1 1/16 miles in […]

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Qurbaan Bids To Go Back-To-Back In Bernard Baruch On Spa’s Closing Day

Shadwell Stable’s Qurbaan will look to repeat as the winner of the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/16 miles on the turf on Monday at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. One of two stakes on the Closing Day card of the Saratoga meet along with the Grade […]

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Mr Havercamp Upsets Forbidden Apple At 13-1

Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s homebred Mr Havercamp surprised Saratoga bettors at 13-1 in Friday’s Grade 3 Forbidden Apple, taking the lead in mid-stretch and holding off late runs from Hembree and favorite Qurbaan to win by a half-length. It was the 5-year-old Court Vision gelding’s first start since December, and he completed a mile over […]

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Voodoo Song Will End Nine-Month Layoff In Friday’s Forbidden Apple

Barry Schwartz’s Grade 1 winner Voodoo Song will race off a nine-month layoff, taking on six other graded stakes winners in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Forbidden Apple going one mile over the inner turf at Saratoga. Trained by Linda Rice, the New York-bred son of English Channel hasn’t raced since finishing 12th in the Grade […]

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Turf Star Bricks And Mortar Leads Brown Brigade In Manhattan

In search of a fifth win in the Grade 1, $1 million Manhattan, conditioner Chad Brown entered a quartet of accomplished runners to compete in the 147th running of one of the most prestigious turf races of the Belmont Park spring/summer meet and the prelude to the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by […]

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Bricks And Mortar Much The Best In Turf Classic

Despite a slow early pace that should have compromised him, Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar proved his class in Saturday’s Grade 1 Turf Classic on the Kentucky Derby undercard. Off as the even-money favorite, the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway came from mid-pack to hit the wire a head in front of […]

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Maker’s 46 Mile: ‘Legit’ Qurbaan Prepares For Rematch With Heart To Heart

Roger Horgan, assistant to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, is not sure why Shadwell Stable decided to ship Qurbaan to the U.S. from Europe, but he is glad the move was made. “He’s a legit horse,” Horgan said of the entrant in Friday’s $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) before the 6-year-old jogged once around a muddy main […]

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