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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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TCI: Kentucky Derby First Impressions

After seeing the majority of contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby train in the flesh at Churchill, Jon and Joel give their annual first impressions. With only a week to go, who’s standing out? Which colts are primed for a top performance? Watch it. Comment.

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Tom’s Ready, New At Spendthrift For 2018

Our spotlight on new stallions for 2018 shifts to Spendthrift Farm, where Tom’s Ready took up stud duty this year. On the track, the 5-year-old son of More Than Ready was a multiple graded stakes winner who won the Grade 2 Woody Stephens in one of the fastest times in recent memory. During his sophomore […]

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Iron Horse Challenge: Visit Spendthrift Farm, ‘Help A Horse’

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Spendthrift Farm announced today that Spendthrift will sponsor The Iron Horse Challenge on April 26, 2018, which is known as National Help a Horse Day. Spendthrift will offer 50 tickets for $25 each for fans to visit the farm on April 26 and meet three-time grade 1 winner Lord Nelson, who recovered from […]

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OBS March: Scat Daddy Filly, Pioneerof the Nile Colt Top First Session

Hip No. 141, a daughter of Scat Daddy consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Phoenix Thoroughbreds III for $875,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest […]

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‘Prince Of The Paddock’: Beholder’s Colt Developing His Own Personality

Beholder’s first foal, a colt by Uncle Mo, has been busy growing strong at Spendthrift Farm. According to the blog at championbeholder.com, “Prince B” enjoys spending his days rolling in the mud and playing with his new paddock mates, the mare Coup de Coeur and her Brody’s Cause colt. “(Prince B is) fearless, brave,” said assistant broodmare […]

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