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Big Day For Winter Quarter Farm Closes Out Book 2 Of Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a productive season for the Winter Quarter Farm consignment. In August, the operation of Don Robinson made history when it handled the highest-priced horse ever offered at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale, a $775,000 Malibu Moon filly that sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine. That momentum carried into the Keeneland September Yearling […]

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Best Buys Malibu Moon Filly For Record $775,000 At Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale

Larry Best didn’t have plans to attend the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale when the sun came up on Monday. He’d never even shopped at the sale before. By the time the mid-afternoon slipped into the late afternoon, the former medical device executive known for making splashy purchases at auctions walked out of the Humphrey […]

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Cambodia Absolutely Dominant In Repeat Yellow Ribbon Score

Returning to her favorite turf course at Del Mar, Winter Quarter Farm’s Cambodia totally dominated her rivals in Saturday’s Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon Stakes, winning the race for the second year in a row. The 6-year-old daughter of War Front was off as the 8-5 favorite under Drayden Van Dyke; she stalked the pace and […]

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Cambodia Favored To Claim First Grade 1 In Del Mar’s Closing-Day Matriarch

Winter Quarter Farm’s Cambodia, whose affinity for the Jimmy Durante Turf Course has been shown three times in the past four months, was established as the 3-1 morning line favorite for Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Matriarch, the highlight of three stakes races on the closing day of the Bing Crosby Fall meeting at Del Mar […]

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Cambodia Digs In For Yellow Ribbon Score

Winter Quarter Farm’s Cambodia had to dig in for the final 100 yards of Saturday’s G2 Yellow Ribbon Handicap, but was able to hold off the fast-closing Pretty Girl by three-quarters of a length to earn her second graded stakes victory. Guided by Drayden Van Dyke for trainer Tom Proctor, the 5-year-old daughter of War […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Investing In A ‘High-Level Blue Collar Family’

A catalog page for Don Robinson would read like that of one of the blue-blooded Thoroughbreds his Winter Quarter Farm has become known for. His grandmother Mrs. Silas B. Mason operated a farm in Lexington named Duntreath in the 1920s, racing colts like Santa Anita Derby winner He Did — famous for side-swiping Seabiscuit at […]

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Robinson Receives Josephine Abercrombie Vision Award

Winter Quarter Farm’s Don Robinson was announced as the winner of this year’s Josephine Abercrombie Vision Award, according to a report by the┬áLexington Herald-Leader. Robinson was honored at the annual Vision Awards breakfast given by Bluegrass Tomorrow in central Kentucky this week. The award recognized Robinson for his work as chairman of the city of […]

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BLUM: TIME TO SPEAK UP

The Breeders’ Cup board of directors meets Wednesday, and they’ve got a lot to talk about. The organization that hosts the two-day world championships is facing difficult financial challenges caused by a steep reduction in stud fees that contribute toward a significant portion of the Breeders’ Cup annual operating budget. Foal nominations also are expected […]

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