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Goldencents, Cairo Prince Keep Freshman Sire Race Close Heading Into Fall

The freshman sire class of 2018 has been an evenly-matched group reaching back to when their first weanlings entered the sale ring. Heading into the fall slate of the 2-year-old stakes calendar, the group once again appears primed for another close finish by first-crop earnings. Heading into mid-September, the race has become especially tight between […]

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Coolmore, Godolphin Drive Upper Market In Keeneland September’s Second Session

Throwing back to the pre-recession days of Coolmore and Godolphin slugging it out for seven-figure horses, the two entities have been economic drivers at the top of the market as the Keeneland September Yearling Sale hit its halfway point for Book 1, with Coolmore landing the biggest blow so far on Tuesday when it bought […]

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Spendthrift Will Discontinue Stallions Stakes Due To Black-Type Ruling

Spendthrift Farm has announced the discontinuation of the Spendthrift Stallions Stakes at Churchill Downs after 2018, citing a refusal by the North American International Cataloguing Standards Committee to give black-type consideration as the reason. The $300,000 race for two-year-olds is set to run for the final time this Oct. 28th during Churchill’s Fall meeting. “I […]

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Super Ninety Nine Sires First Winner At Laurel Park

Little Miss Raelyn took to the front and never looked back to win a waiver maiden claiming race on Sunday at Laurel Park and become the first winner for her sire, Super Ninety Nine. The debuting filly completed the five-furlong race in 59.10 seconds over a fast main track under jockey Jorge Vargas Jr. Bred […]

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Spendthrift Farm’s Itsmyluckyday Sires First Winner

Spendthrift Farm’s Grade 1 winner Itsmyluckyday was represented by his first winner on June 30 when the 2-year-old filly Cohenscollegefund sped to a 4 3/4-length win in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race at Evangeline Downs. The chestnut filly, who was making her debut for owner Brooke Guidry, led after just a few jumps […]

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Johannasan Represents First Winner For Spendthrift Sire Can The Man

Spendthrift Farm’s multiple stakes winner Can the Man was represented by his first winner on June 14 when Johannasan scored an impressive four-length maiden special weight victory at Prairie Meadows. Racing for his breeder Iron Oaks Farm, the chestnut juvenile led nearly every step of the way in the five-furlong contest. Maintaining a narrow advantage […]

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B. B. Dude First Winner For Spendthrift’s Shakin It Up

Spendthrift Farm’s Grade 1 winner Shakin It Up sired his first winner on June 1 when B. B. Dude captured a $51,000 maiden special weight at Churchill Downs in his career debut. In the colors of owner Jerry Durant, B. B. Dude broke alertly and raced in third position early, just off the dueling leaders. […]

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First Winner For Goldencents As Pickett Charges To Victory At Evangeline Downs

Spendthrift Farm’s two-time Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents sired his first winner on May 30 at Evangeline Downs in Louisiana when first-time starter Pickett rolled to a 6 1/2-length win in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race for accredited Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds. Running in the colors of Charles Carlton and trained by […]

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The Mid-Atlantic’s Long Legacy Of Horsemanship

Although Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” a quick trip east to Maryland or Virginia provides excellent reminders that it doesn’t hold a monopoly on the title. In fact, you might say Kentucky wouldn’t have gotten to be “Kentucky” without the particular brand of horsemen who got a start in the […]

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Free Drop Billy To Join Spendthrift Farm Stallion Roster At End Of Racing Career

Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm announced that it will stand Grade 1-winning juvenile and 2018 Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Free Drop Billy, a son of Union Rags, at the end of his racing career. Trained by Dale Romans and campaigned by Albaugh Family Stables (which also raced Spendthrift stallion Brody’s Cause), Free Drop Billy is Union […]

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