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Champion Groupie Doll to be Bred to Tapit

Eclipse Award winner Groupie Doll will visit Tapit this year for her initial breeding, it’s been reported by the Daily Racing Form. The 6-year-old mare by Bowman’s Band was purchased by Mandy Pope for $3.1 million at the 2013 Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale. Groupie Doll was then returned to training, and finished fourth in […]

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Close Call: Kitten’s Joy Edges Speightstown to Top Sire List

It was an extremely close race, but it appears Ramsey Farm’s Kitten’s Joy has secured the title of leading North American sire by earnings for 2013. Heading into today’s cards, according to the widely-recognized General Sire List at Bloodhorse.com, Kitten’s Joy runners had collected $11,320,523 in earnings, giving him a slim $89,342 advantage over Speightstown, […]

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Fernando: Trading Bloodlines Across the Pond

The top-seller at the Fasig-Tipton November sale may be evidence of North American breeders’ renewed interest in European bloodlines, as opined by Sid Fernando recently. Betterbetterbetter, by Europe’s leading stallion Gailileo out of Jude (GB) brought a top price of $5.2 million when American Mandy Pope outbid several European bidders for the mare in foal to […]

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Declaration of War to Coolmore after Classic

Declaration Of War will retire to Coolmore’s headquarters in Fethard, Co. Tipperary following his final start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 2. The son of War Front won the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot in June and added another Group 1 to his CV when defeating Trading […]

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Three New Additions to F-T November Sale

Fasig-Tipton has added three new supplemental entries to its 2013 November Sale.  These entries, which are cataloged as hips 219-221, are led by BETTERBETTERBETTER, a European group stakes placed daughter of GALILEO who is carrying her first foal by leading sire WAR FRONT. BETTERBETTERBETTER (Hip 220) is a three-parts sister to Irish G1 winners and […]

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War Command Gives O’Brien Third Dubai Dewhurst Stakes

War Command notched another top-class victory for sire War Front with a hard-fought win in the Group 1 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes in Newmarket on Saturday. Joseph O’Brien piloted the promising 2-year-old to a 1 1/4-length victory for father and conditioner Aidan. War Command was bred by part-owner Joseph Allen, who also owns War Front. He […]

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Claiborne: War Front’s Stud Fee Nearly Doubles to $150,000

Claiborne Farm has announced its stud fees for 2014. The list is topped by War Front, whose stallion fee will increase from $80,000 in 2013 to $150,000 next year. New to the roster is Data Link, a Grade 1 stakes winner by War Front. The 2014 fees are as follows: Algorithms • $7,500 Arch • […]

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Data Link Retired, to Stand at Claiborne Farm in 2014

Stuart S. Janney III’s homebred DATA LINK, a multiple graded stakes winner by top Claiborne stallion War Front, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm in 2014, according to farm representative Bernie Sams. During his highly-successful 2012 campaign, DATA LINK ran down the competition to win the  Grade 1 Maker’s […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Hitting His Best Stride

Some horses, like a fine wine, get better with age. One has to look no further for an example of this than Forte Dei Marmi (GB), winner of Sunday’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine. The Northern Dancer victory was the first G1 stakes win for the 7-year-old gelding, who is in the midst […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Departing Arrives

Stakes action was light around the country last weekend, with only a handful of graded stakes on the docket. As a result, there was little change in the American Graded Stakes Standings. One notable development, however, was among the AGS Standings’ top horses, as triple Derby winner Departing joined the list with three graded stakes […]

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