Tom Hinkle

Banner Day For Hinkle Farms Highlights Opening Session Of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Selling a pair of seven-figure horses is a fine way for any operation to kick off the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it was a true financial and statistical windfall for Hinkle Farms. The Paris, Ky., operation will send 17 yearlings to market from its own breeding program during this year’s sale, meaning having a […]

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Coolmore, Godolphin Drive Upper Market In Keeneland September’s Second Session

Throwing back to the pre-recession days of Coolmore and Godolphin slugging it out for seven-figure horses, the two entities have been economic drivers at the top of the market as the Keeneland September Yearling Sale hit its halfway point for Book 1, with Coolmore landing the biggest blow so far on Tuesday when it bought […]

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High Expectations For Rain-Delayed Keeneland September Yearling Sale

With a marathon auction like the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, what are a few extra hours to get things started? The North American Thoroughbred industry’s bellwether auction kicks off a two-week run on Monday, but after heavy rains washed out several hours of showing on Sunday, Keeneland officials elected to start the four sessions of […]

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Nearness To Greatness: A Family Farm’s Derby Weekend Trifecta

It’s like witnessing the Northern Light’s while sitting in the southern hemisphere. Or experiencing the perfect day, followed by a spectacular sunset. Like the most amazing vacation, only to find out that it’s fully paid for. It just doesn’t happen. But it is happening this weekend. The stars are aligning. There is a horse in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Hinkle Farms Proves A Stayer In Breeding Business

In the difficult industry of Thoroughbred breeding, maintaining success over time usually requires wise spending habits, thoughtful decision-making, and a keen eye for potential others might not see. Hinkle Farms has embraced and honed that approach for many years, with results to back it up. “We’re looking for mares that come from good producing families with […]

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