The official winner of the 1968 Kentucky Derby never wore the blanket of roses. He never stood in the winner’s circle to have his photo taken for posterity.
Weanlings were the big-ticket items Nov. 8, as Keeneland's 12-day November breeding stock sale entered its second week with losses, but still stayed on course to beat last year's figures overall.
English Channel tops the Calumet roster at $25,000, followed by Oxbow ($17,500) and Red Rocks ($12,500).
The extraordinarily reclusive new owner of this 91-year-old Thoroughbred nursery has revealed little about his plans since purchasing the most public of Lexington properties, but one goal is clear: breed Triple Crown runners. read longform
Bertha Cochran Wright was the widow of Warren Wright Jr., whose father started Calumet Farm. She was an avid horsewoman and provided active support of many local charities.
The filly that topped the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale Aug. 5 sale is a product of the successful Thoroughbred operation of billionaire businessman Brad Kelley.
The 2013 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. view slideshow
- By Frank Angst
While Shug McGaughey prepares his usual strong string of horses at the Keeneland spring meeting, more than a few of his thoughts are occupied by the stable's big 3-year-old Orb. read blog
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who has both Oxbow and Will Take Charge on target for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), sent his pupils out to breeze at Oaklawn Park the morning of April 5.
Son of grass champion English Channel heads into BC Turf with two straight grass wins.
Calumet's prime Central Kentucky acreage is as hallowed as any other landmark in sport. read blog
Strike the Gold, the 1991 Kentucky Derby winner, was euthanized at Karacabey Stud Farm in Turkey Dec. 13, it was confirmed by the Turkish Jockey Club. The 23-year-old son of Alydar had been the oldest living Derby winner.
Jazil's first reported foal is a colt that is the initial offspring of the Mineshaft mare Art Affair.
IEAH Stables' grade I winners Ariege and Pure Clan are the headliners in a contentious field of eight 3-year-old fillies vying for the $250,000 Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) Sept. 6 on the Belmont turf, but there is plenty of tough competition in the nine-furlong test.
Ronald B. Sladon, who helped guide Calumet Farm during the Lexington nursery's troubled times in the early 1990s, died Jan. 14
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter. Given the generally stout character of his female line, which includes Calumet Farm-bred Real Delight, Check It Twice should appreciate the longer distances ahead and may be one to watch on the Triple Crown trail if he improves with increasing maturity.
Classy Women, a graded stakes winner and dam of Irish champion Ad Valorem, was euthanized March 15 at Calumet Farm near Lexington.
Before Dawn was the last of the Calumet Farm champions from the days when the farm was owned by Lucille Markey.
Whiffling, whose son Prairie Bayou won the 1993 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the year's 3-year-old male championship, was euthanized Dec. 5 at the de Kwiatkowski family's Calumet Farm near Lexington because of the infirmities of old age.
Mrs. John Magner's Ad Valorem, a 2-year-old son of Danzig--Classy Woman (by Relaunch) gave trainer Aidan O'Brien his group I victory of the British racing season with an impressive victory in the Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) at England's Newmarket racecourse.
A farm in Greenwich, Conn., most recently owned by the late Henryk de Kwiatkowski, has been sold for a record price for the area.
Grade I winner Sugar and Spice, a half-sister to grade I winner Alydar and champion Our Mims, died Sept. 13 at the Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky.,
The trustees who operate Calumet Farm announced Wednesday that they soon would be hiring a permanent farm manager for the historic Lexington nursery.
Tony Cissell was named general manager of Castleton Lyons Farms near Lexington. Cissell is the former manager of Calumet Farm.
An eBay auction of racing memorabilia will begin Feb. 21 to raise money for a headstone marker for the grave of Our Mims, the 1977 Eclipse Award winner for 3-year-old fillies.
Feb. 15, 1958
Tim Tam at Hialeah
Ewell Rice, one of the last of the Calumet employees during the farm's glory days of the 1940s and '50s for the Wright family, died unexpectedly Dec. 15 in Lexington.
Champion filly Our Mims was euthanized at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. on Dec. 9. The 1977 champion, who was 29 years old, died after suffering a bout of colic and was buried at Calumet Farm near Lexington, Ky.
There are some changes in the works at Calumet Farm, but whether or not the farm's role in Thoroughbred breeding will be affected is still unclear.
- By Ron Mitchell
I Two Step Too, a gelding who portrayed the famous Seabiscuit in the soon-to-be-released movie, brought a final bid of $12,000 when he was auctioned Saturday night at the Louisville, Ky. premiere of the Seabiscuit movie.
Dubai Destination stamped himself as a horse to watch by scoring a four-length victory over Tillerman in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot. Right Approach was three-quarters of a length back in third. Favored Hawk Wing finished a dismal seventh in the 10-horse field. The winner completed the mile distance in 1:38.56.
The heirs of Henryk de Kwiatkowski are committed to carrying on historic Calumet Farm as a Thoroughbred operation, according to Calumet's general manager, Tony Cissell.
Breeder/owner Henryk de Kwaitkowski, who became a hero of sorts by purchasing historic Calumet Farm at auction in 1992 following a dismal period in the farm's history, died Monday.
A report released Thursday by the federal House Committee on Government Reform details a scheme by former Calumet Farms president J. T. Lundy to secretly share profits from a Venezuelan coal deal with President Clinton's half-brother in an effort to secure a pardon.
A federal appellate court has upheld Gary Matthews' conviction for participating in a scheme to defraud a Houston bank out of $65 million. The former chief financial officer for Calumet Farm will be required to serve his entire 21-month prison sentence.
A federal appellate court indicated in mid-February it did not intend to change the status of former Calumet Farm president J.T. Lundy's conviction on charges of bribery and deceit. Lundy immediately requested another hearing before the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals headquartered in New Orleans.
Roger Clinton, half-brother to former President Bill Clinton, is being investigated by a House of Representatives committee for allegedly being paid to help J.T. Lundy, former president of Calumet Farm, get clemency, according to the Los Angeles Times.
By John Williams -- As many of us coped with the death of Affirmed on Jan. 12, one underlying theme was evident: it seemed everybody connected to the horse considered it a privilege that he had touched their lives. This had been true all of his life, I am sure.
Citation Ends Career On Winning Note
A federal prosecutor wants a Houston judge to punish J.T. Lundy for executing a plan to kill Alydar for insurance money.
Most Popular Stories
- Classic Empire to Coolmore on Retirement
- Leslie's Lady in Foal to American Pharoah
- Curlin Colt Sets Midlantic Record at $1.5 Million
- Agent O'Neill Bullish on Stallion Orb
- What's Going On Here: The Pay Off
- McCraken Back on Work Tab After Derby Disappointment
- Thunder Snow, Churchill Face Off in Irish 2,000 Guineas
- Grade 1 Winner, Sire Devil His Due Dies at 28
- Orb Colt Lives Up to Buzz Selling For $710,000
- Cloud Computing Leaves Pimlico, Others Thinking Belmont