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F-T sales yearling named Kid Rock

Press Release Three Chimneys Farm announced today that Hip 186 at the July 12 Fasig-Tipton Yearling Sale, a 2010 Sky Mesa colt out of Ayers Rock, sells with the Jockey Club registered name “Kid Rock.” Owners Allen and Lori Chappell requested and received permission from recording artist Bob Ritchie (known to the public as Kid […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Three Years of Ray Paulick

A few weeks and three years ago, I chose to take a leap of faith and agreed to partner with a guy I didn’t know working in an industry that had about a half of one percent of my annual attention. The journey officially began three years ago yesterday. And it has been one of […]

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Clay: A child’s wisdom on racing

At the Thoroughbred Times, Three Chimneys Farm president Case Clay reveals an enlightening conversation with his seven-year-old daughter Anna that suggests quite a bit about the current state of racing.  An excerpt: Anna: Let’s watch those two big horse races you have been talking about. Is the race with the girl jockey first or second?Me: […]

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Three Chimneys employee: 45 years on the same farm

The Lexington Herald-Leader’s Mark Story profiles Three Chimneys employee Joseph Murrell Jr. – Butch to those who know him: “In a community filled with horse stories, it’s hard to imagine many have a richer tale — caring directly for two Kentucky Derby winners; traveling to Texas on a train box car filled with Thoroughbreds; 45 […]

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Smarty Jones to shuttle to Uruguay

Recently relocated to Ghost Ridge Farms in Penn. after spending the majority of his stud career at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky, Smarty Jones will shuttle to Uruguay for the 2011 Southern Hemisphere season. “We are delighted that Smarty Jones will shuttle for the 2011 season,” Ghost Ridge general manager Carl McEntee said. “With […]

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Good News Friday back due to popular demand!

One of the most pleasant surprises from the last few weeks was the reaction to our announcement that we were putting Good News Friday on hiatus. We knew the weekly feature was enjoyed by many, but the outcry to continue the series from readers both privately and publicly was very heartening. But perhaps even more […]

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Three Chimneys announces 2011 fees; Dynaformer remains at $150,000

Robert N. Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm announced their 2011 stallion fees today, headlined by Dynaformer, who will once again stand for a fee of $150,000. All fees are due when the foal stands and nurses, except for Dynaformer, whose fee will be due September 1.

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Two: Let’s Go Farm Hopping!

By Ray Paulick Best intentions. We had wanted to watch the WinStar Farm horses train at 5 o’clock this morning, but it took me 15 minutes to hobble down the guest house stairwell out the door and into our Breeders’ Cup or Bust RV to search for the bottle of Advil I packed in one […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Harmonious

By Frank Mitchell With an impressive victory in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on Saturday, Kentucky-bred Harmonious won a race at the premier level for the second time in six starts. That victory emphatically confirms the high ranking of Harmonious among this year’s 3-year-old fillies. And she is, furthermore, one […]

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