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Mastery Arriba A Claiborne Farm, Se Inicia Como Semental En 2018

El invicto Mastery, ganador selectivo Grado 1, hizo su muy esperado arribo a Claiborne Farm el 12 de Junio. El tresañero ha sido definitivamente retirado de las pistas y se iniciará como semental en el legendario establecimiento de cría a partir de 2018, de acuerdo a la información suministrada por Bernie Sams, representante del haras. […]

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Undefeated Mastery Officially Retired To Claiborne Farm

Undefeated Grade 1 winner Mastery made his much anticipated arrival at Claiborne Farm June 12. He has officially been retired from racing and will begin stud duty at the stallion farm in 2018, according to representative Bernie Sams. The three-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) was a perfect 4-for-4 in his racing career, including dominant […]

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Ascend Le Hace Honor A Su Nombre En El Manhattan

Para un caballo que salió de perdedor en su quinta actuación y que corría una selectiva de grado por vez primera, enfrentar a ganadores y figuradores de grado en el Manhattan Stakes (G1, $1,000,000) era una tarea muy cuesta arriba. Sin embargo, algo presentía el entrenador Graham Motion, quien tomó la decisión de inscribir al tordillo […]

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Ascend Shocks Manhattan Field At 27-1

Stone Farm and Madaket Stables’ Ascend blew up the tote board when he shot to the front of the field in the G1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes, besting Time Test by 1 1/4 lengths on the wire. A 5-year-old homebred son of Candy Ride, the gelding stalked a mild early pace under Jose Ortiz and […]

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Full Sister To Juvenile Champion Air Force Blue Foaled At Kentucky’s Stone Farm

A full sister to 2015 Champion Juvenile Air Force Blue was foaled March 9 at Arthur B. Hancock III’s Stone Farm, in Paris, Kentucky.  The filly is out of the stakes-placed Maria’s Mon mare Chatham and is by top sire War Front. Air Force Blue, who also was foaled and raised at Stone Farm, won […]

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Bloodlines: Hancock-Bred Mastery Shows Classic Promise

That man in Bourbon County. The one who bought in Sunday Silence at the Keeneland July sale, discovered that he had bought the colt for himself because the breeder didn’t want to retain him, and then watched the colt win two-thirds of the Triple Crown. Well, that horse-breeding Arthur Hancock is at it again, and […]

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Goodbye, Mr. Phipps: The Derby As A Late In Life Reward

With the Kentucky Derby just a few days away, thoughts turn to those who had to wait until late in life to experience the thrill of smelling the roses. I knew trainer Mack Miller, the courtly Kentuckian, and when he and Paul Mellon’s Rokeby Stables won with Sea Hero in 1993, I thought everything was […]

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Kentucky-Bred Air Force Blue Heavy Favorite For Saturday’s 2000 Guineas

The Coolmore-owned sophomore colt Air Force Blue will make his 2016 debut for trainer Aidan O’Brien in Saturday’s Group 1 Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in Great Britain. According to racingpost.com, the champion 2-year-old is the heavy favorite for the first leg of the Triple Crown. By War Front, Air Force Blue was bred in […]

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Hancock: A Proud ‘Elitist,’ And In Good Company

I was a bit puzzled when at a recent HBPA conference a radio host by the name of Stephen Byk referred to those of us who are trying to clean up our sport and protect our horses as “elitists.” I have been fighting this battle against the liberal use of drugs in horse racing for […]

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Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: Sunday Silence Speaks Volumes

Much like not seeing the forest for the trees, sometimes we don’t see the horse for the pedigrees. Seldom has that seemed more significant than with the 1989 Horse of the Year Sunday Silence. The tall, dark, handsome son of leading sire Halo was not on anyone’s list of “must-have” yearlings when he went to […]

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