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Spendthrift Farm, field of dreams

In the second article of a monthly series looking at a year in the unique economic ecosystem of central Kentucky’s Thoroughbred farms, Janet Patton of Herald Leader explores Spendthrift Farm, where she soaks up a day in the life of a busy breeding operation. With breeding season – the engine that drives Kentucky’s equine economy […]

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Spendthrift’s Line of David sires first foals

Grade 1 winner Line of David sired his first reported foals when a colt and filly were both born recently in Central Kentucky. The bay colt was bred by Eamon Cleary and gave birth on Jan. 19th at his Clearsky Farms in Lexington. He is out of the top racemare Sister Girl Blues, who most […]

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Grade 1 winner Warrior’s Reward sires first foal

Grade 1 winner Warrior’s Reward sired his first reported foal on Jan. 18 when a filly was born at Cobra Farms in Lexington, KY. Bred by Mike and Jeanne Owens, the dark bay or brown filly is out of Sweet Politics, a half-sister to stakes winner Sweet Minister. By Medaglia d’Oro, Warrior’s Reward captured the […]

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Temple City, son of Dynaformer, sires first foal

Temple City, a graded stakes winner and track record-setter by Dynaformer, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 13 when a bay filly was born at Anderson Farms in Ontario, Canada. Bred by Spendthrift Farm, the filly is out of the Wild Again mare Goes Around, a half-sister to stakes winners Mystic Night and Wacky […]

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Horse farm broker, former Thoroughbred Record editor Arnold Kirkpatrick dies

Arnold Kirkpatrick, a horse farm broker and former editor and co-owner of the Thoroughbred Record (now the Thoroughbred Times), died Tuesday night at the age of 70.  Kirkpatrick won an Eclipse Award in 1983 for magazine writing while he was executive vice president of Spendthrift Farm.  He also served as president of the Kentucky Jockey […]

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Spendthrift to stand Wilburn and Victor’s Cry

Grade 1 winner Victor’s Cry and Grade 2 winner Wilburn have both been retired from racing and purchased by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm. Wilburn will stand at the Lexington-based farm in 2012, while Victor’s Cry will join Breeders’ Cup champion Court Vision at Michael Byrne’s Park Stud in Canada for the 2012 breeding season. […]

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Court Vision to stand in Ontario following Breeders’ Cup Mile

Four-time Grade 1 winner Court Vision will be retired after the Breeders’ Cup and will stand his first season at stud in 2012 at Michael Byrne’s Park Stud in Ontario. Owned by Spendthrift Farm, the 6-year-old multimillionaire will start in the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) for the third consecutive year before calling it […]

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Crown of Thorns retired, to stand at Spendthrift

Crown of Thorns, who finished fourth in last Saturday’s Oak Tree Mile at Santa Anita, has been retired and will stand at Spendthrift Farm next year, trainer Richard Mandella tells the Daily Racing Form. The six-year-old ends his racing career with three wins from 13 starts and a second place finish in both the Breeders’ […]

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Former Spendthrift sire Don’t Get Mad relocates to Oklahoma

Don’t Get Mad, a nine-year-old son of Stephen Got Even, has been sold and relocated to Oklahoma, where he’ll stand at Rockin Z Ranch.  Don’t Get Mad previously stood in Louisiana and at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky. During his three-year-old season, Don’t Get Mad finished fourth in the 2005 Kentucky Derby and won the Indiana […]

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UPDATED: Spendthrift Farm buys Court Vision from IEAH group

Spendthrift Farm has purchased multiple Grade 1 winner Court Vision from a group led by IEAH Stables, the Blood-Horse reported Friday.  The six-year-old son of Gulch will be trained for the rest of the year by Dale Romans and will continue pointing toward the Woodbine Mile September 18. Stallion plans are yet to be determined, […]

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