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‘She’s Going To Be Nice’: First Foal Is A Filly For Spendthrift Farm’s Free Drop Billy

Spendthrift Farm stallion Free Drop Billy, the Grade 1-winning 2-year-old by Union Rags, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 19 when a filly was born at Heaven Trees Farm in Lexington, Ky. “This is a good-sized filly with a lot of bone. She’s going to be nice,” said Adolfo Martinez, manager at Heaven Trees. […]

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‘Like A Porsche’: Omaha Beach Cruises Through Final Pegasus Breeze

Omaha Beach cruised through a five-furlong work in 1:00.72 Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park, his final breeze for Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Entries will be taken Wednesday for the $3 million Pegasus and Omaha Beach, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, is expected to be the heavy morning-line favorite for the 1 […]

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First Foal Is A New York-Bred Colt For Preakness Winner Cloud Computing

Spendthrift Farm stallion Cloud Computing, the millionaire who captured the 2017 Preakness Stakes, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 9 when a colt was born at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York. Bred by Howard Nolan Jr., the dark bay colt is out of the young Girolamo mare Best Manners, whose dam is […]

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‘Couldn’t Be Doing Any Better’: Champion Beholder Delivers War Front Filly

Four-time champion and three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder delivered a dark bay filly by War Front Wednesday night at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. “Beholder foaled a very nice War Front filly last night on the farm,” said Ned Toffey, General Manager at Spendthrift. “This filly is a good-sized, well-made foal, with a great shoulder and […]

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Lifetime Breeding Right To Court Vision A Rare Sight At Keeneland January Sale

Not every offering at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale can be found at the end of a shank. Friday’s closing session of the January auction will feature Hip 1671S, a lifetime breeding right to Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and veteran stallion Court Vision, who began his stud career in Ontario, relocated to […]

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Omaha Beach Breezes Five Furlongs In Preparation For Jan. 25 Pegasus

Fox Hill Farms Inc.’s Omaha Beach breezed five furlongs in 1:00.42 Sunday morning in preparation for the $3-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 25. Jockey Julien Leparoux was up for the work, the 4-year-old son of War Front’s first since he completed his very successful 2019 season with a decisive victory in the Malibu […]

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‘A Beautiful Head And Really Good Bone’: Spendthrift Farm’s Mor Spirit Sires First Foal

Spendthrift Farm stallion Mor Spirit, winner of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity at two and G1 Met Mile at four, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 8 when a colt was born at Fairytail Farm in Texas. Bred by KMA Ranch, the chestnut colt is the first foal out of the Exchange Rate […]

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‘Good Substance And Quality’: First Foal Is A Filly For Spendthrift Farm’s Bolt D’Oro

Bolt d’Oro, the multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire by Medaglia d’Oro, sired his first reported foal early Friday, Jan. 10 when a filly was born at Forever Spring Farm in Kentucky. Bred by Forever Spring Farm and River Oaks Farm, the bay filly is the first foal out of the Speightstown mare Moment of Speight, whose […]

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Omaha Beach Returns To The Track, ‘Looking Good’ For Pegasus

Fox Hill Farms Inc.’s Omaha Beach galloped at Gulfstream Park Friday morning in preparation for his highly anticipated career finale in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 25. “He galloped about a mile and a half this morning and looked good,” trainer Richard Mandella said. Omaha Beach’s training for the Pegasus had […]

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Report: Porter Has A Bit Of Seller’s Remorse With Omaha Beach

As Omaha Beach ticks down the last days of his racing career before he goes to stud at Spendthrift Farm, many racing fans have bemoaned his hasty exit, which seems to be coming just as the colt began running his best. Fox Hill Farm owner Rick Porter told Horse Racing Nation this week that he […]

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