william t. young

Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: Deep Bluegrass Roots For Air Force Blue

Although one of several US 2-year-old colts will win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and likely be named champion of his division, there is no great uncertainty among the juvenile colts overseas. Air Force Blue (by War Front) is the top of the tree in England and Ireland after three consecutive G1 victories, the most recent being […]

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Rematch In Baltimore: Precedent For Stablemate Triple Crown Battles

Count me among the skeptics thinking Bob Baffert would not run Dortmund in the Preakness immediately after stablemate American Pharoah’s hard-fought win over Firing Line and Dortmund in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Why would a trainer risk winning racing’s most cherished prize, the Triple Crown, by running an extremely talented horse like […]

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Luck, Perseverance Made Storm Cat Horse of a Lifetime for Young

Whenever I got the phone call from Mary Agnes in William T. Young’s office, asking if I had time to stop by to chat, I knew I was in for an interesting afternoon. Young usually wanted to challenge me on something I wrote, hoping to convince me that I was wrong. He loved to debate […]

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Major Sire Storm Cat Dies at 30

Leading sire and Grade 1 winner, Storm Cat was euthanized on April 24 at the Young family’s Overbrook Farm in Lexington, KY at the age of 30 due to complications from infirmities of old age. Out of the stakes winning mare Terlingua, Storm Cat was bred and raced by William T. Young. During his racing […]

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CHAMPION FLANDERS DEAD

By Ray Paulick Flanders, the 1994 Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly who defeated stablemate Serena’s Song in one of the most exciting editions of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies ever run, was euthanized in mid-February after complications arose following a paddock accident in December at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky. The daughter of Seeking the […]

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OVERBROOK FARM TO DISPERSE

The following press was distributed by Keeneland Association regarding the dispersal later this year of the breeding stock and a majority of the racing stock of Overbrook Farm, the Lexington Thoroughbred operation founded by the late William T. Young.             Lexington, Ky. (June 9, 2009)—Overbrook Farm, founded and developed by the late William T. […]

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W.T. YOUNG: A PERSISTENT PASSION

By Ray Paulick I have one framed winner’s circle photograph in my possession. It was taken in 2000 at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after William T. Young’s Shawnee Country won the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Oaks carrying his Overbrook Farm silks. I always stayed out of winner’s circle photos, even when invited, because I […]

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