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Spendthrift Acquires Interest In Dirt Mile Contender Mr. Money; Colt To Race In 2020

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired an ownership interest in four-time graded stakes-winning millionaire Mr. Money, who will make his next start in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita. Campaigned by Chester Thomas’ Allied Racing Stable and trainer Bret Calhoun, the 3-year-old colt is the leading earner from the first […]

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Mandella: Dirt Mile A ‘Perfect Fit’ For Omaha Beach, But He Deserved The Classic

In a perfect world, Omaha Beach would be running in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. As it is, and after negotiating through mazes just to get to this point, Richard Mandella will have to settle for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile the same […]

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Omaha Beach: Malibu, Pegasus Named As Post-Breeders’ Cup Targets

While trainer Richard Mandella has not announced a final decision on a Breeders’ Cup race for Omaha Beach, the 3-year-old son of War Front is expected to race after the Nov. 2 World Championships. According to horseracingnation.com, the Grade 1 Malibu over seven furlongs on Dec. 26 is the current mid-range target, while the G1 […]

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Into Mischief Will Host Full Book, Command Fee Of $175,000 In 2020

Into Mischief, the current No. 1 General Sire in North America, will stand in 2020 for a fee of $175,000 S&N and has been booked full. “The rise of Into Mischief has been special to witness, and there’s every indication that the best is yet to come. We genuinely believe he’s the best sire in […]

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‘We Are On The Edge Of The Cliff’: B. Wayne Hughes Joins WHOA

B. Wayne Hughes becomes the latest industry leader to join the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) in support of the Horseracing Integrity Act (HR1754/S1820). Passage of the bill would create a uniform standard for drug rules and testing through a national program overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), a private, non-governmental entity. “I wholeheartedly […]

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‘Consistent Brilliance’: Spendthrift Acquires Breeding Rights To Mitole

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to leading sprinter and miler Mitole, who earned his third Grade 1 win of 2019 in the form of a stakes-record performance in Saturday’s $600,000 Forego S. (G1) at Saratoga. A winner also of this year’s prestigious Metropolitan H. (G1) at Belmont and Churchill Downs […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: An ‘Experiential Investment’ In Horse Racing

Cot Campbell changed the face of horse racing ownership when he introduced the public partnership in 1969. His ground-breaking ideas sparked the development of thousands of ownership syndicates and introduced Thoroughbred ownership to an entirely new demographic. Michael Behrens is taking Campbell’s idea a step farther, launching racehorse ownership into the 21st century. He is […]

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Gin And Platonic First Winner For Classic-Placed Medal Count

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Medal Count was represented by his first winner when his two-year-old colt Gin and Platonic won on debut at Monmouth Park in a $48,600 Maiden Special Weight race on dirt. Campaigned by owner Mr. Amore Stable and trainer Kelly Breen, the bay colt overcame his rail post with a sharp break […]

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Bolt D’Oro To Become ‘Highest-Profile Stallion’ Shuttling To Spendthrift Australia

Bolt d’Oro (USA), the multiple Group 1-winning millionaire by Medaglia d’Oro and a leading U.S. two-year-old of 2017, will shuttle to Spendthrift Australia to stand the upcoming breeding season. A service fee has been set at $13,750 Inc. GST which will be payable on live foal terms. “Bolt d’Oro will be the highest-profile stallion to […]

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First Starter Marks First Winner For Spendthrift’s Wicked Strong

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Wicked Strong was represented by his first winner in the opener Sunday at Keeneland when his two-year-old filly Secretly Wicked won on debut in a $60,000 Maiden Special Weight race. Owned and trained by Jack Hancock, the chestnut filly overhauled the pacesetter on the turn and proved best in the stretch […]

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