timber country

Champion, Classic Winner Timber Country Dies At 24

Champion Timber Country, who captured the 1995 G1 Preakness Stakes, died earlier this week at Lex Stud in Japan. He was 24. Trained by D. Wayne Lukas for the partnership of Graham Beck, Robert and Beverly Lewis, and W.T. Young, Timber Country won four of seven starts as a 2-year-old in 1994. The son of […]

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Rees: ‘There’s 80 – Then There’s D. Wayne Lukas’

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas celebrated another milestone Wednesday – he turned 80. However, as Jennie Rees writes in the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Hall of Fame trainer may be 80, but he still has the energy and work ethic of someone half his age. “The record-setting trainer turned 80 Wednesday and the only thing surprising is […]

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Rematch In Baltimore: Precedent For Stablemate Triple Crown Battles

Count me among the skeptics thinking Bob Baffert would not run Dortmund in the Preakness immediately after stablemate American Pharoah’s hard-fought win over Firing Line and Dortmund in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Why would a trainer risk winning racing’s most cherished prize, the Triple Crown, by running an extremely talented horse like […]

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Eltish, 1994 BC Juvenile runner-up, euthanized

Eltish, runner-up to champion Timber Country in the 1994 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I), was euthanized last week due to neurological complications at age 20. Eltish had been standing at stud at Mole’s Hill Farm in Millerton, New York, for a stud fee of $3,000. A homebred for Juddmonte Farm, Eltish was a group 2 […]

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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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