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Take Charge Brandi Tops Keeneland November Sale’s Book 1 At $3.2-Million

Take Charge Brandi took command of the top spot at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Wednesday with a final bid of $3.2 million, but life for the Eclipse Award winner after the sale is going to look a lot like life before she got on the trailer to leave the farm. The 7-year-old […]

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Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar Leads Final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After capping off his unblemished season with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park, Bricks and Mortar was an emphatic choice to hold the No. 1 position in the final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019. Trained by Chad Brown for owners William Lawrence and Klaravich Stables, Bricks and Mortar defeated […]

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Bloodlines: Japan’s Grass Is Greener For Stallion Prospects Like Turf Star Bricks And Mortar

The Grade 1 Arlington Million became the 10th victory in 12 starts for Bricks and Mortar (by Giant’s Causeway), who is a virtual certainty to be divisional champion and is also a serious contender for Horse of the Year. Not since Kotashaan (Darshaan) in 1993 has a turf champion exerted the prowess to become Horse […]

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Shadai Farm Acquires Stallion Rights To Turf Star Bricks And Mortar

Bricks and Mortar, a three-time Grade 1 winner and contender in this weekend’s G1 Arlington Million, will stand at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan at the conclusion of his racing career, BloodHorse reports. The 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway will ship to Japan following a projected start in this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita […]

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Gun Runner’s First Foal: ‘Beautiful,’ ‘Well-Balanced’ Filly Born In Japan

Three Chimneys Farm is pleased to announce the arrival of Horse of the Year Gun Runner’s first foal, born in Japan at Shadai Farm on January 17, 2019. “The filly is a beautiful and well-balanced foal. She looks just like her father,” said Teruya Yoshida, owner of Shadai Farm. The chestnut filly is the first […]

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Multiple G1 Winner Mind Your Biscuits Retired From Racing

Trainer Chad Summers had hoped Mind Your Biscuits might get one more start on his racing resume, but Summers chose to retire the 5-year-old after a gallop Wednesday, according to the Daily Racing Form. The two-time winner of the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen had been pointed for either the Cigar Mile or the Clark […]

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‘Wait And See’: Breeders’ Cup Options Remain Wide Open For ‘Biscuits’

Trainer Chad Summers was visibly more relaxed Sunday morning at Churchill Downs following Mind Your Biscuits’ comfortable 4 ¾-length victory over Toast of New York in Saturday’s $200,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III) but the 33-year-old conditioner has a major decision that is still pending: which Breeders’ Cup race will his brilliant 5-year-old […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Sold To Shadai Farm, To Stand In Japan After Racing Career

Mind Your Biscuits, the all-time New York-bred leading money earner, will be sent to Japan for stud duty at the end of this year, trainer Chad Summers said Wednesday. The earner of $3,719,286 from 21 career starts will stand at Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai Farm in Abira on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. “It’s one […]

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Champion Drefong Retired, To Stand At Shadai Stallion Station In Japan

Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Drefong has been retired from racing and will take up stallion duties at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan, according to a statement released by the Baoma Corporation of Susan and Charles Chu, who owned the champion colt. Drefong is a 4-year-old colt by Gio Ponti out of the Ghostzapper mare, Eltimaas. Trained […]

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Curalina Repeats As Aiken-Trained Horse Of The Year

Three-time Grade 1 winner Curalina has been named the Aiken-Trained Horse of the Year for the second year in a row, according to the Aiken Standard. The 5-year-old daughter of Curlin’s 2016 highlights include wins in the G1 La Troienne and the G3 Shuvee, as well as a second-place finish in the G1 Personal Ensign. […]

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