Empire Maker has returned to what appears somewhat of a transitional time in the U.S. stallion colony.
As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker. View Slideshow
As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker.
Under a business plan change at the farm, Three Chimneys will not offer a consignment at this year's Keeneland September yearling sale.
The great Secretariat is not exactly in Herod's position yet as a universal influence on pedigrees, but he may be moving in that direction.
Consignor John Stuart of Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services has 11 yearlings entered in the Aug. 5-6 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, including a half sister to multiple graded stakes winner Optimizer.
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Two-time grade I winner Pure Clan delivered a healthy filly by Bernardini Jan. 10 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., and is scheduled to be bred to Tapit this year.
The demand for quality bloodstock was in full force at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, but the middle and lower markets were soft.
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.
Esther Marr recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including the sales of Pure Clan and Changing Skies, who both brought more than $4 million. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
Wealthy buyers' enthusiasm for the young and the beautiful fueled the market again during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Goncalo Torrealba, who operates TNT Stud in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, went to $4.5 million to purchase the millionaire Pure Clan during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington Nov. 7.
Owner of Hill 'n' Dale Sales comments on sale of Pure Clan, a $4.5 million dollar mare. Watch Video
Owner of Hill 'n' Dale Sales comments on sale of Pure Clan, a $4.5 million dollar mare.
Bob Holthus, a veteran Midwest trainer, died the morning of Nov. 22 at his Louisville home.
Robby expresses thoughts on Court Vision, Acoma and First Dude. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Helen Groves and Helen Alexander have decided to bring Spinster winner Acoma back for a crack at the Ladies' Classic
With the morning temperature about 10 degrees warmer than the 34 reading the day before, more than a dozen contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships completed their works at Churchill Downs on Oct. 31.
Espoir City, Japan's hope for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) to be run at Churchill Downs Nov. 6, drilled six furlongs over the Louisville track to lead a host of workouts on the morning of Oct. 23.
Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) winner Acoma will make her final career start in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I), trainer David Carroll confirmed on Oct. 19.
Mike Repole won his first graded stakes when Uncle Mo scored in the Champagne Stakes
Multiple stakes winner winner Acoma added a first grade I victory to her record when she seized the lead coming off the turn for home en route to taking the $500,000 Spinster Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 10.
A field of 11 was drawn for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) Oct. 10 at Keeneland, with the winner receiving an automatic bid in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) next month.
Two champions -- Gio Ponti and Informed Decision -- are among the horses scheduled to run at Keeneland this weekend as part of the Lexington track's "FallStars Weekend."
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Acoma||David M. Carroll||
|Day of Victory||Robert E. Holthus||
|In My Glory||Chuck Peery||
|Pure Clan||Robert E. Holthus||
|Sugar Baby Love (GER)||Ralph E. Nicks||