thoroughbred racing and breeding

‘Finn’ Green Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

Jonathan “Finn” Green learned horsemanship skills caring for and growing up around Hall of Fame inductees and champions at the famed Greentree Stud. His father Robert “Bob” Green managed both Greentree Stud and Elmendorf Farm in Lexington. Finn’s mom, Patrica Headley-Green, grew up on the storied Beaumont Farm owned and operated by her dad, Hal […]

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Retired BC Juvenile Winner New Year’s Day to Stand for $12,500

Hill ‘n’ Dale announced today that New Year’s Day, who defeated the best of his generation on dirt in the 2013 $2,000,000 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, will stand the 2014 breeding season for a fee of $12,500 live foal stands and nurses. New Year’s Day became the second Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner for his […]

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RIP Brownell Combs: Son of Spendthrift Founder Syndicated Seattle Slew, Affirmed

Brownell Combs, who saw the best of times and worst of times in the horse business, is dead at the age of 80. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that he died Sunday in Lexington, Ky. Born Leslie Brownell Combs II, he was the son of the legendary horseman Leslie Combs, who in 1937 founded Spendthrift Farm […]

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Hanley Named General Manager at WinStar Farm

WinStar Farm has promoted David Hanley to General Manager at the Versailles-based operation. Hanley had served at WinStar as the Director of Development, working in the areas of client development and bloodstock development, prior to his recent promotion. “David has been with us for over a year now, and his horsemanship is the best in […]

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Juvenile, turf racing highlights Hollywood Park meet opening Thursday

Hollywood Park will begin its 31st Autumn Meet Thursday, Nov. 10. Post time is 12:30 p.m. Scheduled for 26 days through Dec. 18, the meet is highlighted by five Grade I events and the annual Autumn Turf Festival (Nov. 25-27). Three of the Grade I events are on grass, including two of the Festival races […]

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KEENELAND SALE PROJECTION: LOWEST TOTAL SINCE 1998

By Ray Paulick When the sub-prime loan crisis led to a global financial meltdown at this time last year, many stock market investors lost 10 years of gains with their investment portfolios. That’s where the yearling market is headed, based on projections by the Paulick Report showing how the Keeneland September yearling sale is going […]

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OVERBROOK FARM TO DISPERSE

The following press was distributed by Keeneland Association regarding the dispersal later this year of the breeding stock and a majority of the racing stock of Overbrook Farm, the Lexington Thoroughbred operation founded by the late William T. Young.             Lexington, Ky. (June 9, 2009)—Overbrook Farm, founded and developed by the late William T. […]

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W.T. YOUNG: A PERSISTENT PASSION

By Ray Paulick I have one framed winner’s circle photograph in my possession. It was taken in 2000 at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after William T. Young’s Shawnee Country won the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Oaks carrying his Overbrook Farm silks. I always stayed out of winner’s circle photos, even when invited, because I […]

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KENTUCKY CRISIS: WHAT YOU CAN DO

By Ray Paulick There is no question Kentucky’s horse industry is in crisis, and the special legislative session called by Gov. Steve Beshear and beginning Monday, June 15, may be the most critical five days ever seen by the Bluegrass State’s horse farmers and all others whose businesses and the livelihoods for their families […]

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EQUINOMIC STIMULUS?

By Ray Paulick An industry that saw a $1-billion drop in wagering and a nearly $250 million decline in bloodstock sales in 2008 could use a little economic stimulus. Unfortunately, no such outside plan exists for the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in the United States – no federal bailout or earmarks in the massive […]

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