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Grant Williamson To Join Fasig-Tipton

Fasig-Tipton announced today that industry veteran Grant Williamson will be joining the company’s staff, effective June 11.  He will join the auction team as a sales announcer, and will also serve as an Account Executive, participating in sales recruitment. Williamson is currently the Director of Stallion Nominations and Sales at Three Chimneys Farm.  Prior to Three […]

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Former Vinery, Highland Farm Owner Hofmeister Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison

George Hofmeister, who once lived in a 35,000 square foot mansion he built on a Paris, Ky., Thoroughbred farm, is going to the “big house.” On Wednesday in Lexington, Hofmeister was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison by United States District Court Judge Karen K. Caldwell for money laundering and theft from employee pension […]

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Vinery Sales Named Consignor For Calloway Stables’ November Consignment; Includes First Fort Larned Foal

Kentucky breeder, Calloway Stables, names Vinery Sales as consignor for their bloodstock during the 2015 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Calloway Stables, owned by Tyler Alexander and Clint Joiner, brings a wealth of experience and passion for breeding. Alexander says, “We’re trying to create a brand that tells buyers Calloway Stables’ stock receives top care […]

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Constitution Makes Inside Move to Claim Florida Derby Victory

The $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby has produced the winners of 57 Triple Crown events. Gulfstream Park’s signature race also provides one last opportunity for inexperienced 3-year-olds to prove that they belong in the Triple Crown. Making only his third lifetime start and his stake debut in the Grade 1 Triple Crown prep, Constitution […]

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Chilean Company Buys Vinery Kentucky

Vinery Ltd., the 440-acre Lexington, Ky., Thoroughbred farm and stallion station owned by Tommy Simon and put on the real estate market in August 2012, has been sold. The buyer is Don Alberto Corp., a division of the Chilean-based Bethia Holdings, a diversified company that owns Haras Don Alberto, a major Thoroughbred operation established in […]

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Vinery, Millennium Announce New Partnership

Tom Simon’s Vinery Sales will now partner with Ro Parra’s Millennium Farms. The expanded sales division will be managed by Derek MacKenzie, the director of public sales at Vinery Sales. It will combine the current sales division at Millennium Farms with Vinery’s existing customer base. Vinery Sales will be active at all bloodstock auctions in […]

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Vinery putting its U.S. operation up for sale

Dr. Tommy Simon is putting his entire United States Thoroughbred operation Vinery, Ltd. up for sale, the farm announced through a press release. Vinery, which owns major stallion and boarding farms in Kentucky and Florida, also leases two farms in New York. Simon also is a minority partner in Vinery Australia. That farm is not […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: The Plot Thickens

Heading into Saturday’s Florida Derby, it seemed the entire racing industry was expecting something special from Union Rags.  It appeared certain the son of Dixie Union would improve off of his visually impressive Fountain of Youth victory and solidify his status as the horse to beat in Louisville.  What we got was something less definitive.  […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: It’s Crunch Time

It’s not that every race for 3-year-olds thus far in 2012 has been meaningless, but we are about to find out over the next three weeks who the real contenders are for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. It begins this Saturday at Gulfstream Park with the Grade 1 Florida Derby, followed by Sunday’s […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: The Earnings Chase

For some owners and trainers with their eyes on the Kentucky Derby, the prep races that lie ahead will determine whether or not their horses make it into the Churchill Downs starting gate on that first Saturday in May.  A number of hopefuls are low on earnings in graded stakes, and connections are picking their […]

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