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Preach, Dam Of Prominent Sire Pulpit, Dies At Age 31

Preach, a cornerstone of the Claiborne Farm broodmare program and dam of the highly influential sire Pulpit, has died due to the infirmities of old age at 31 years old, per Claiborne’s social media channels. A homebred for the Claiborne operation, Preach was by another of the farm’s pillars – the mighty Mr. Prospector – […]

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INQUIRY Presented By Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders And Owners Association: Rising Stars In The Industry

The Thoroughbred industry is one that’s both aching for a generation of younger hands to take the wheel, and one full of young people in the barns who could one day fill the board rooms and winner’s circles of racing’s future. In this edition of INQUIRY, we asked participants in the bloodstock realm to identify […]

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‘It’s A Dream When It Sets Up Like That’: Half-Siblings Out Of Flattermewithroses To Sell At Fasig-Tipton

It’s not terribly uncommon for two siblings to be on the same sales grounds in the fall when breeding stock auctions take over the calendar. Seeing the same thing in July is nearly unheard of. The unique setup of Fasig-Tipton’s July Yearling Sale and Selected Horse of Racing Age Sale allowed it to happen, with […]

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Catholic Boy To Stand At Claiborne Farm Upon Retirement

Claiborne Farm has purchased an interest in Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on both dirt and turf, who scored his most recent victory in the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. The son of More Than Ready will stand at the Paris, Ky. farm upon his retirement from racing, […]

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Jimmy Creed, Lea, Overanalyze See Biggest Jumps In Mares Bred For 2018

The Jockey Club’s Report of Mares Bred released earlier this month is a telling indicator of commercial interest toward particular sires, and a stallion having more mares in his book than the year before is usually a good sign that his stock is rising. According to The Jockey Club, 273 stallions that bred at least […]

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TOBA Announces New Board Of Trustees; Richardson Re-Elected Chairman

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced the re-election of Dr. J. David Richardson as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Also joining Richardson on the Board of Trustees to serve three-year terms as new members are Greg Bensel, Robert Edwards, Jr., Tanya Gunther and Walker Hancock. Re-elected to three-year terms were current trustees Price Bell […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces Board Election Results

The Breeders’ Cup today announced the election results to its Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders’ Cup Members. Elliott Walden, WinStar Farm; Gavin Murphy, SF Bloodstock; Barbara Banke, Stonestreet Stables and Walker Hancock, Claiborne Farm were each elected to serve a four-year term. Ms. Banke and Mr. Walden were re-elected as Directors. William S. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces Candidates For Board Of Directors Election

The Breeders’ Cup today announced the candidates for the upcoming election for the Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders’ Cup Members.  The election will be conducted online from July 2 until 5pm on July 10, 2018. There are seven seats open on the 14-person Board of Directors and eight candidates have been nominated to fill those open seats.  Four […]

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Giveaways, A Commissioner And Jockeys Cams: Expert Opinions Vary On Ways To Improve Racing

What can horse racing do to become a more popular sport and successful business? One week before the Kentucky Derby, Sports Business Journal staff writer Liz Mullen posed that question to a variety of notable people in racing and broadcasting and came up with a wide array of answers. For Hall of Fame trainer Bob […]

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