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Beholder’s First Foal Arrives At Santa Anita Park To Begin Training

The first foal out of four-time champion racemare Beholder arrived at Santa Anita Park on Friday, and made his first trip out to the racetrack on Saturday morning. The 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt, christened Q B One, underwent an easy gallop and appeared to take everything in stride, trainer Richard Mandella said in an XBTV […]

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Horses On Demand: The Thoroughbred Industry’s Virtual Farm Tour Directory

With a growing portion of the population staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Thoroughbred farms in Kentucky are helping folks pass the time by offering virtual tours through their social media channels. The first farm to open its doors to the quarantined public in this manner was Claiborne Farm, which walked […]

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American Pharoah Filly Tops Opening Session Of OBS March Sale At $650,000

Hip No. 237, a daughter of American Pharoah consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent was sold to Katsumi Yoshida for $650,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay filly, whose quarter in :20 2/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session was […]

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Wood Memorial On The Radar For Baffert-Trained Thousand Words

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert typically has an influx of legitimate prospects for the Kentucky Derby, and this year appears to be no exception. The five-time winner of the ‘Run for the Roses’ will be taking a divide-and-conquer approach to the final preps for the Kentucky Derby and could send dual graded-stakes winner Thousand […]

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First Mare Bred To Spendthrift Farm’s Maximus Mischief Checks In Foal

Spendthrift Farm’s Maximus Mischief, the undefeated Grade 2-winning juvenile by Into Mischief, had his first mare confirmed in foal. Spin to Gold scanned in foal on Feb. 28 for breeder D J Stable at Hidden Brook Farm in Paris, Ky. The young Hard Spun mare was a 2-year-old debut winner on the track, like Maximus […]

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Champions Vino Rosso, Mitole Get First Mares In Foal

Spendthrift Farm’s 2019 Eclipse champions Vino Rosso & Mitole, winners of the Breeders’ Cup Classic and Sprint in their final respective starts, have both had their first mares confirmed in foal. The Malibu Moon mare Shine Time checked in foal to Vino Rosso on Feb. 25 for breeders Pam and Jim Robinson at their Brandywine […]

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In Wake Of Fountain Of Youth Setback, Albaugh And Loutsch Focused On Big Picture

Dennis Albaugh brought 35 or 40 “buddies” out just for the occasion; it was a celebration, a reunion, a party. It was, so to speak, Dennis’ moment. But then his Dennis’ Moment faded to last as the 6-5 favorite in Gulfstream Park’s Fountain of Youth Stakes on Feb 29. Suddenly the music stopped, the balloons […]

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First Mare Confirmed In Foal To Spendthrift Farm’s Omaha Beach

Spendthrift Farm’s newly-retired Omaha Beach, the three-time Grade 1-winning 3-year-old by War Front, had his first mare confirmed in foal Tuesday. Theyskens’ Theory, a Grade 3-winning juvenile and multiple Grade 1-placed daughter of Bernardini, checked in foal at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky. A half-sister to champion 2-year-old Stevie Wonderboy, Theyskens’ Theory is owned by […]

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Thousand Words Fights Hard In Robert B. Lewis To Give Baffert His 3,000th Victory

Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm’s Thousand Words had to dig deep for his win in Saturday’s Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, fending off the late run of 18-1 longshot Royal Act to win by three-quarters of a length on the wire. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Thousand Words ran 1 1/16 miles over Santa […]

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