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Amberspatriot Gives Freshman Sire Awesome Patriot First Winner

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Awesome Patriot, a stakes-winning son of Awesome Again and full brother to Preakness winner Oxbow, sired his first winner on Wednesday when 2-year-old filly Amberspatriot impressively won at first asking in a $60,000 maiden special weight race at Keeneland. Bet down to 2-1 for her debut, the bay filly rallied professionally to […]

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First Starter A Winner For Freshman Sire Flat Out

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Flat Out, Flatter’s three-time Grade 1 winner of $3,645,383 on the racetrack, sired his first winner from his first starter on Thursday, when 2-year-old filly Flat Drunk impressively won at first asking in a $60,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Keeneland. Trained by John Hancock, the bay filly broke from the […]

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Gormley To Stand At Spendthrift Farm Upon Retirement

Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to multiple Grade 1 winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Gormley, who on Saturday captured the $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1). The 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon will stand at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY upon retirement. “Malibu Moon has been A.P. Indy’s best sire over […]

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$675,000 Malibu Moon Colt Tops Barretts March Sale; Gross, Average Exceed 20 Percent Gains

A $675,000 colt by Malibu Moon brought the top price at Wednesday’s Barretts March Select Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, which saw healthy gains in gross and average price in its second year at Del Mar racetrack near San Diego, Calif. A total of 45 2-year-olds sold for $6,777,000, an average price of $150,600 and […]

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Bloodlines: Sharing The Wealth With Dialed In

Although Horse of the Year Mineshaft (by Horse of the Year A.P. Indy) had a good weekend with Grade 2 Gotham Stakes winner J Boys Echo, Mineshaft’s son Dialed In had a great weekend. The Darby Dan Farm stallion fielded a pair of stakes winners from his first crop of 3-year-olds, led by G2 Fountain […]

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G1 Winner Hampton Court’s First Northern Hemisphere Foal Is A Filly

Spendthrift Farm’s Hampton Court (Aus), the record-breaking Grade 1-winning son of Redoute’s Choice (Aus), sired his first reported Northern Hemisphere foal on Feb. 2nd when a filly was born at Spendthrift’s Lexington-based farm. The bay filly is also the first foal out of the young Arch mare Dating Lady Luck, a half-sister to current multiple […]

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Bolo Upsets In Arcadia To Make History

Golden Pegasus Racing and Earle Mack’s Bolo made history in Saturday’s G2 Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita, becoming the only horse to win the race two years in a row. Bolo and Mike Smith just got up on the wire to win by a whisker in a final time of 1:34.51 over the good turf. […]

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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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First Foal For Normandy Invasion Is A Filly

Keane Stud’s Normandy Invasion, Tapit’s one-mile track record-holder at Gulfstream, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 14 when a filly was born at Hilltop Stables in Deposit, NY. Bred by Carl Bennett, the chestnut filly was produced from the Harlan’s Holiday mare, Miss Doc Holiday. “She is a big, strong filly with good bone, lots […]

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First Foal For Multiple G1 Winner Palace Is A Filly

Spendthrift Farm’s Palace, the multiple Grade 1 winner and leading sprinter by City Zip, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 18th when a filly was born at Hilltop Stables in Deposit, NY. Bred by Carl Bennett, the flashy chestnut filly is out of the young Afleet Alex mare Rhetorical Colors, who hails from the […]

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