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Laity Gets Brothers Another Win in Battaglia

A four-month layoff and an unfamiliar surface might have given Laity pause early on in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, but by the end he was zeroed in on the finish line, holding off a blazing late charge to win by half a length.

Leading Sire Danzig Dead at 29

Danzig, who topped the general sires list from 1991-93, was euthanized Jan. 3 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., because of the infirmities of old age.

Claiborne Bumps Pulpit's Fee

Shortly after announcing the fee for incoming stallion Eddington, Claiborne Farm announced that it has raised the fee for Pulpit from $60,000 to $80,000.

Eddington to Stand for $20,000

Eddington, who won this year's Pimlico Special Handicap (gr. I), will begin his stallion career in 2006 for a fee of $20,000 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

Laity Rocks Miller Lite Cradle by 11 3/4 Lengths

Claiborne Farm's pacesetting Laity shook loose from favored Dawn of Wars at the head of the stretch and rolled to an impressive 11 3/4-length win in the $200,000 Miller Lite Cradle for 2-year-olds at River Downs Monday.

Wend Wins Again in New York Handicap

Claiborne Farm's homebred Wend captured her fifth straight win while making her graded stakes debut, holding off the hard-closing Wonder Again by a neck in the $250,000 New York Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on the Belmont Park inner turf course Saturday.

Prominent Producer Blitey Dead

Blitey, a homebred graded stakes winner and stakes producer for the late Ogden Phipps, was euthanized Nov. 26 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

Private Account, Personal Ensign's Sire, Dead

Private Account, whose champion daughter Personal Ensign retired unbeaten after 13 starts, died Nov. 25 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

Grade II Winner During to Claiborne

During, a three-time grade II winner, will stand at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., following the planned conclusion of his racing career at the end of the year.

Grade I Winner Stroll Retired

Grade I winner Stroll, one of the most successful middle distance turf runners the past two years, will enter stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. His fee is $7,500 live foal.

Strong Hope Retired to Claiborne

Strong Hope, a multiple grade II winner for Eugene and Laura Melnyk, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

Ordway Bought; Going To Puerto Rico

Eleven-year-old Ordway, who stood at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., was consigned by the farm as agent to the Keeneland January sale, where he was bought by Rick Nord's Nord Thoroughbreds for $47,000 on behalf of Jose Carro.

Former Calumet Manager Ewell Rice Dies

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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.

Yell a One-Turn Surprise

A quick look at her pedigree suggests that Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Yell should be able to run and thrive at racing's most demanding distances. However, it is the 3-year-old filly's success around one turn that has made her the morning-line favorite for Saturday's 18th running of the $200,000 Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II).

Bailey Guides Stroll to Calder Derby Romp

Claiborne Farm's Stroll solidified his status as one of the top 3-year-old turf specialists with an emphatic 3 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Calder Derby (gr. IIIT) on Saturday at the Miami racetrack.

Claiborne Stallion Coronado's Quest Sold to Japan

Claiborne Farm stallion Coronado's Quest, whose unbeaten daughter Society Selection won the Oct.4 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, has been sold to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association in a private transaction.

Epsom Derby Winner Benny the Dip Dies

Benny the Dip, who won the 1997 Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and stood for a time at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., was euthanized the first week of October after fracturing a knee in his paddock at Liam Cashman's Rathberry Stud in Ireland.

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