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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bernardini, War Front Are Second-Crop Stars

There’s always been a fascination with rookies, whether it’s Major League Baseball, the NFL, NBA, or even horse racing. Who will be each sport’s next superstar? In Thoroughbred racing, once the Triple Crown has been run, the attention often shifts to 2-year-olds, particularly after the premier meetings on the East and West Coasts begin at […]

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War Front colt tops Canadian yearling auction

The select portion of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s annual yearling sale wrapped up Tuesday showing a 12.7% increase in average sale price.  The gross was also significantly higher than 2010 although the format expanded from one day to two this year. A $140,000 colt by Kentucky sire War Front topped day the select portion […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Jones Finds Winner in Summer Soiree

Bret Jones, the son of Airdrie Stud’s Brereton and Elizabeth Jones, is off to a pretty good start as a breeder. Make that an exceptional start. Summer Soiree, the first horse he bred – in a foal share arrangement with his father – became a Grade 1 winner with her victory in the Del Mar […]

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Barretts May sale catalogs 108 horses

Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horse of racing age has cataloged 108 horses. Stallions with offspring include Awesome Again, Candy Ride, Congrats, Corinthian, Distorted Humor, Empire Maker, Hard Spun, Harlan’s Holiday, Medaglia d’Oro, Pomeroy, Stevie Wonderboy, Stormy Atlantic, Unbridled’s Song and War Front.

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War Front’s Summer Soiree sold to Team Valor

Press Release Summer Soiree, who won last Saturday Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks by 10 3/4 lengths at Turfway Park, has been bought by Team Valor International and will be pointed to the Kentucky Oaks. Brereton C. Jones, his son Bret Jones and the Wahoo Partners LLC sold the filly for an undisclosed sum. Graham Motion, who trains […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: War Front a Rising Star

War Front is the leading second-crop sire in North America this year after finishing 2010 in fourth position behind Congrats, Bluegrass Cat, and Bernardini among sires of first-crop 2-year-olds. More impressively, with the first three months of 2011 in the books, this 9-year-old son of Danzig is the leader among all sires of American Graded […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Bernardini

One of the signal events of the past two years or so has been the continued advance of young sires taking prominence in breeding, from now-established stars like Street Cry, Medaglia d’Oro, and Tapit, to a growing crowd of promising new contenders like Congrats, War Front, Pomeroy, and Bernardini. The latter, in particular, has attracted […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Pomeroy

A pair of Florida stallions took turns in the spotlight at Gulfstream Park this weekend. Pomeroy’s son Flashpoint won the Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes impressively by 6 1/2 lengths from the Trippi colt Travelin Man. And the Trippi filly R Heat Lightning won the G2 Davona Dale Stakes by 7 1/4  lengths from the Tapit […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: The Factor

When the first crop of yearlings by the Danzig stallion War Front came to the sales in 2009, the response was very warm, with young prospects bringing up to $180,000. And with the results from his first crop of runners, which turned 3 at the New Year, War Front has some salty performers spread across […]

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