The Borges Torrealba family, among the leading buyers at the current Keeneland November breeding stock sale, has entered into a partnership with Three Chimneys Farm of Midway, Ky.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Reckless Abandon, son of Exchange Rate, cemented his standing as Europe's top sprinting 2-year-old.
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Case Clay of Three Chimneys Farm discusses the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale. watch video
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Novak at the Track is "Novak at the Farm" with a special visit to new Three Chimneys stallions Caleb's Posse & Ice Box, plus the Jim Rome trio of Surfer Girl, her Pulpit filly, and retired claimer Gallatin's Run. read blog
Fab Flowers became freshman sire Lewis Michael's first winner June 24 at Arlington Park.
Eric Mitchell talks with Jerry Crawford, President of Donegal Racing, who own Belmont Stakes contender Dullahan. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Eric Mitchell talks with Ahmed Zayat, who owns Belmont Stakes contender Paynter. Zayat also owns Bodemeister, who finished 2nd in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman reports on the draw, the detention barn, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Evan Hammonds recaps the exciting victory by I'll Have Another over Bodemeister in the 2012 Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Exercise Rider Brian VanSteenbergh describes how he got into Thoroughbreds and how he uses his horsemanship to work with Three Chimneys' stallions. Including Flower Alley, sire of Kentucky Derby 138 winner I'll Have Another. watch video
Doug O'Neill and Hope Hudson met on the backside at Churchill Downs during the days leading up to the Derby, and the sick 12-year-old girl will now accompany I'll Have Another to the Preakness next week.
Lenny Shulman recaps I'll Have Another's victorious run in the 138th Kentucky Derby. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Eric Mitchell recaps Kentucky Oaks Day for 2012, highlighted by the victory by Believe You Can and Rosie Napravnik in the Kentucky Oaks. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Kent Desormeaux talks about his Derby mount, Dullahan, including how to pronounce his name. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Three Chimneys' stallion manager Sandy Hatfield at Dynaformer's memorial service May 3, 2012. You may need to turn your volume up slightly once the video begins. watch video
Lenny reflects on the Kentucky Derby Draw, including Bob Baffert's luck, Dullahan's guaranteed win and Hansen. watch video
Lenny Shulman updates the news of the day, including the first track appearances for Gemologist, El Padrino, and Take Charge Indy, and the arrival of Hansen. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman talks with trainer Mike Maker about Hansen, 2-year-old Juvenile champion, and one of the Kentucky Derby favorites. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
One of Thoroughbred racing's premier stallions, Dynaformer, died at the age of 27 at Robert and Blythe Clay's Three Chimneys Farm April 29.
Thiskyhasnolimit, who suffered a fracture to his right front cannon bone during the Feb. 25 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds, underwent successful surgery Feb. 26 and has a good prognosis for recovery.
Dynaformer's reputation as Three Chimneys Farm's grumpiest stallion is deserved read blog
Esther Marr talks with Case Clay, president of Three Chimneys Farm, about Big Brown's yearlings. Case also discusses his predictions for the Keeneland September sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
Breeders' Cup said Sept. 9 it has sold all four horse farm partnerships in its "Industry Champion" category for this year's World Championships, to be held Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs.
Everett Dobson is increasing his involvement in the Thoroughbred business at a time when many people are pulling back.
Mare owners shouldn't expect stud fees to drop much lower, according to horsemen at several Central Kentucky farms who were interviewed recently.
Three Chimneys Farm president Case Clay is praising two farm employees who went into a burning barn the night of July 24 to rescue two broodmares.
There were no fatalities to humans or horses when a broodmare barn at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm was destroyed by fire after being struck by lightning Sunday evening, July 24.
Steve Haskin discusses Smarty Jones' farewell appearance in installment #4. Read Blog
Three Chimneys announced June 3 that Zach Madden has been promoted to the position of director of client development.
Three Chimneys Farm stallion War Chant (Danzig--Hollywood Wildcat, by Kris S.), will shuttle to Ron Sayers' Yarradale Stud in Western Australia for the 2011 breeding season.
The New Year started on a happy note at Keeneland as the January horses of all ages sale finished its opening session in Lexington Jan. 10 with huge increases of 62.2% in gross and 53.5% in average price from 2010.
Grade I winner Ave became the first horse to bring a seven-figure price at the Keeneland January horses of all age sale when she sold for $1.4 million three-quarters of the way through the first session in Lexington Jan. 10.
Wickedly Perfect, winner of the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland in 2010, returned to Keeneland and brought $800,000 during the opening session of the January horses of all ages sale in Lexington Jan. 10.
Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced Oct. 27 that stallion seasons and matings specialist Anne Peters has decided to go out on her own.
The son of Roberto keeps chugging along in the breeding shed and is expected to be able to continue his stud career in 2011.
Red Giant will be the first son of Giant's Causeway to stand at stud in New Zealand, where he'll be on the Westbury Stud roster.
A member of the Three Chimneys sales team since 2007, he has worked at the farm for six years.
Paul Wagner-directed production was filmed on last year's Triple Crown trail.
Nearly every domestic yearling sale in 2009 has suffered sharp declines, but in England, Ireland, and France, auctions of young horses generally have turned in stronger performances.
Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm will once again host its annual September RNA Showcase sale Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Despite losing to Birdstone in heartbreaking fashion in the Belmont, Smarty Jones touched Madison Scott's heart. And from that point on she became "Smarty's No. 1 Fan," an unofficial title that became official July 6 when Three Chimneys Farm and Smarty's owner, Pat Chapman, arranged for the 15-year-old Scott to spend a week with her favorite horse.
Sheltowee Farm owner Mike Evans said Aug. 4 his Paris, Ky.-based boarding and sales prep operation has entered into a strategic alliance with Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky.
Diamond Diva, who captured the CashCall Mile Invitational Stakes (gr. IIT) and the Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) in 2008, was shipped from California to Kentucky July 8 following the recurrence of a suspensory injury, according to Daily Racing Form.
Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced July 1 that Rahy, one of the farm's foundation sires, has been pensioned from stallion duty due to declining fertility. The 24-year-old stallion will stay at Three Chimneys throughout his retirement.
What will the yearling selling season of 2009 be like? A story with comments from a variety of auction participants appeared in the June 27 edition of The Blood-Horse and also was published on the magazine's Web site: www.bloodhorse.com. Now, two more people, Lincoln Collins and Craig Bandoroff, weigh in on the subject.
While the icy wonderland that has blanketed the Bluegrass region left more than 600,000 Kentuckians without power the week of Jan. 25, Thoroughbred farm managers are doing all they can to keep their operations functional and safe in spite of property damage and lack of electricity.
A weanling colt by Sky Mesa sold for $77,000 during the Nov. 14 session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale. The day's gloomy final figures weren't any different from the rest of the sessions, with the gross off 36% from last year's figures.
Three Chimneys Farm announced their 2009 stud fees Oct. 31, and dual classic winner Big Brown will stand his first season for $65,000.
Dual classic winner Big Brown has been retired after sustaining an injury during a workout at Aqueduct the morning of Oct. 13.
Away, the dam of the ill-fated Eight Belles, has been entered in the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. An 11-year-old daughter of Dixieland Band, Away is Hip No. 271 and will be offered during the auction's opening session Nov. 3 in Lexington. She is in foal to Eight Belles's sire, Unbridled's Song.
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