Summer Wind Farm

‘She Tried Her Heart Out’: Chasing Yesterday, Half-Sister To American Pharoah, Retired

Chasing Yesterday, a Grade 1-winning half-sister to 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, has been retired from racing to begin her broodmare career in 2020, Thoroughbred Racing Commentary reports. The 3-year-old Tapit filly has been living at owner/breeder Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm in Georgetown, Ky., after suffering an entrapped […]

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Juddmonte Mares In Demand On Opening Day Of Tattersalls December Mare Sale

The Tattersalls December Mare Sale got off to a strong start with international buyers the feature of the opening day. Three mares from Prince Khalid Abdulah’s Juddmonte Farms led the way during a session that saw 215 lots realize 12,310,200 guineas (US$16,449,833) at an average of 57,257 guineas ($76,515) and a median of 30,000 guineas […]

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Bloodlines: Juvenile Champ Game Winner In Good Pedigree Company

Unbeaten in four starts after a clear victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and a near-certainty to be the Eclipse Award winner as the leading colt of his division, the 2-year-old Game Winner will be the second juvenile champion by his sire, the Argentine-bred Candy Ride (by the Cryptoclearance stallion Ride the Rails). The stallion’s […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Chasing Yesterdays And Second Blessings

Chasing Yesterday, the 2-year-old half-sister to Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, is certainly special to her legion of fans. After watching the homebred Tapit filly earn her first stakes victory at Santa Anita on Sunday, owner Jane Lyon explained the Bob Baffert trainee has a special place in her own heart. “When we started this, […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Hello, Goodbye

The second of seven weeks of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s summer meeting is in the books and here’s a quick review of some of the activities from the perspective of someone who’s been coming to the seaside oval for 40 years. Everybody Loves A Parade Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify made his final public […]

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Graves’ Influence Still Felt During Strong Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Selected Yearling Sale was one of the first auctions hosted by the company following the death of longtime vice president Bill Graves in May, but his work continued to be felt on Tuesday when a Flatter colt rallied to bring a sale-topping $520,000 near the end of trade. Graves was the […]

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Undefeated McKinzie Professional For In-Hand Sham Victory

Racing without blinkers, Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman’s McKinzie was the consummate professional in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old son of Street Sense sat off the pace under Mike Smith, then drew even with the frontrunner All Out Blitz at the head of the lane. McKinzie, named for […]

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Little Pharoah: Full Brother To Triple Crown Champion Arrives At Summer Wind Farm

Littleprincessemma, the dam of Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, foaled a full brother to the champion early Thursday morning at Summer Wind Farm. Summer Wind purchased the mare from Zayat Stables in 2014 for $2.1 million at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Mixed Sale. The farm tweeted out two photos of the youngster Thursday morning. The bay colt […]

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Zenyatta’s Sister Eblouissante Second-Highest Price At Tattersalls Tuesday

The second day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale was, as ever, a truly international affair with buyers from four continents represented by the top ten lots. The headline act of the day was Hazariya, the dam of Harzand, topping proceedings at 2 million guineas (US$2,129,00). A total of 186 lots sold for 25,512,500 guineas […]

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American Pharoah’s Yearling Full Brother Sold In A Private Deal

The yearling full brother to Horse of the Year and Triple Crown champion American Pharoah has been sold privately. According to a report in the Racing Post, the colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Littleprincessemma, named Irish Pharoah, has been sold by his breeder, Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm. While Lyon confirmed the sale to the Post, she said […]

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