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First Crop Snapshot: Matching Up With Lord Nelson

As we reach the spring months, the debut crop for multiple Grade 1 winner Lord Nelson continues to grow in numbers, and the first ones born are taking their next steps toward eventual weaning and beyond. Spendthrift Farm, which stands Lord Nelson at its Lexington, Ky., farm, supported the 7-year-old Pulpit horse with about 20 […]

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Spendthrift Farm’s Mor Spirit Gets First Mare In Foal

Spendthrift Farm’s new stallion Mor Spirit, winner of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity at two and G1 Met Mile at four, had his first mare check in foal earlier this week. Set’n on Ready, a 2-year-old stakes winner on the racetrack by More Than Ready, hails from the immediate family of multiple graded stakes […]

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Spendthrift Farm Launches “Safe Bet” Program For Breeders

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has introduced a new breeding program for 2019 called the “Safe Bet” program, designed to incentivize breeders to support the farm’s fourth-year stallions. The Safe Bet program assures breeders that a stallion’s first crop of 2-year-olds will have at least one graded/group stakes winner in 2019, or the breeder will […]

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Lotta Kim, Dam Of Rachel Alexandra, Bred To Bolt d’Oro

Lotta Kim, the dam of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, was bred to Spendthrift Farm’s first-year stallion Bolt d’Oro on Tuesday, Spendthrift announced on social media. Owned by Dede McGehee’s Heaven Trees Farm, Lotta Kim’s five foals to race are all winners. Chief among them is Hall of Famer Rachel Alexandra, whose five Grade […]

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Spendthrift Farm’s Free Drop Billy Gets First Mare In Foal

Spendthrift Farm’s new stallion Free Drop Billy, the Grade 1-winning 2-year-old by Union Rags, had his first mare confirmed in foal. Autumn Gold, a Smart Strike mare that was bred through Spendthrift’s “Share The Upside” program, checked in foal on Monday at Fairview Farm in Versailles, Ky. A half-sister to a pair of multiple stakes […]

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Champion Beholder Scans In Foal To War Front

Four-time champion Beholder was confirmed in-foal to prominent sire War Front, Spendthrift Farm confirmed Friday on social media. The pregnancy is the third for Beholder, who produced an Uncle Mo colt in 2018, and followed up with a Curlin filly on Jan. 19. Beholder, a 9-year-old Henny Hughes mare, carried the Spendthrift Farm colors to […]

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Preakness Winner Cloud Computing Gets First Mare In Foal

Spendthrift Farm’s Cloud Computing, the 3-year-old millionaire who captured the 2017 Preakness Stakes, had the first-ever mate he covered check in foal, it was confirmed this week. Flat Out Gittin It, a stakes-placed 4-year-old filly by Flat Out, is in foal with her first pregnancy. Boarded at Chesapeake Farm in Lexington, Ky., she was bred […]

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First Mare Pronounced In Foal For Spendthrift Farm’s Bolt d’Oro

Spendthrift Farm’s Bolt d’Oro, the multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire by Medaglia d’Oro, had the first mare he covered confirmed as being in foal on Monday. Silent Triumph, a young City Zip mare owned by Baccari Bloodstock, was his first-ever mate when the breeding shed opened on Feb. 10. She’s a half-sister to Mind Control, last […]

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‘Flashy And Athletic’: First Foal Is A Colt For Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson, the three-time Grade 1-winning son of Pulpit, became a sire on Monday, Jan. 28 when his first reported foal – a chestnut colt – was born at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. Bred by Spendthrift, the colt is out of the young Rockport Harbor mare Harbingerofthings, who was a 2-year-old stakes winner during […]

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Five Mares That Took Cross Traffic To The Top Of The Freshman Sire Standings

Eclipse Award finalist Jaywalk’s $1.3 million in earnings alone would have ensured that her sire, Cross Traffic, would finish at least second in the 2018 freshman standings by earnings. A strong performance by the rest of the stallion’s debut crop made sure he finished comfortably on top. Though there was a clear leader among Cross […]

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