The 2010 Classic was the end of a magical run that brought an eerie hush to the crowd at Churchill Downs. Victorious and magnificent Blame walked into the winner's circle in dead silence.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2006
|Trainer||Albert M. Stall, Jr.|
|Jockey||Garrett K. Gomez|
|Owner||Claiborne Farm and Dilschneider, Adele B.|
|Breeder||Claiborne Farm & Adele B. Dilschneider|
|Blame View Five-Cross Pedigree||Arch||Kris S.|
|Liable||Seeking the Gold|
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Outstanding females provided many of the thrills during the Breeder's Cup's third decade.
Claiborne Farm announced its 2014 stud fees Oct. 9. Two stallions' fees have risen: War Front's fee has increased to $150,000 from his 2013 fee of $80,000; and First Samurai will stand for $15,000 next year, up from $10,000
Keeneland's September yearling sale ended Saturday with strong gains over last year that justified pre-sale optimism and signaled that commercial Thoroughbred breeding has regained solid financial footing.
Distorted Humor had the top Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling average of $567,000. Quality Road had the top average among first-crop yearling sires at $287,500
When the Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sale kicks off in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., breeding industry professionals will be looking closely to see how offspring of first-crop sires fare.
A daughter of Breeders' Cup Classic (gr.I) winner Blame at the Gainesway consignment at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling sale. Watch Video
While several buyers and consignors noted that it seemed difficult to guess where upper-end prices will fall at the July 15 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, here's six they figure to be keeping a close eye on.
After a strong 2-year-old sales season, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes to build on last year's July sale that saw a 16.3% increase in average price to $81,291 and a 15.1% spike in gross to $15,364,000.
Al Stall, Jr. and wife Nicole at the Alibi Breakfast discuss Departing, the Preakness, and Blame. Watch Video
- By Ron Mitchell
Bernie Sams, bloodstock manager at Claiborne Farm, discusses the farm's stallion Arch, who is profiled in the March 23 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine. Listen Now!
The Keeneland January sale serves as a benchmark for new stallions, as mares in foal to stallions who will have their first foals in 2013 are offered and sires who have their first yearlings look to make their mark.
A neck injury suffered earlier this season has prompted jockey Casey Chavez to retire from racing.
Barbara Hunter's multiple graded stakes-winning mare Snow Top Mountain, in foal to Blame, has been retired from racing with earnings of $525,303.
The first foal by champion Blame arrived Jan. 13 in Pennsylvania.
Claiborne Farm's Cease, a contender for the 1 3/4-mile Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) on at Churchill Downs Nov. 5, breezed four furlongs in :47 2/5 Sunday morning at Keeneland.
War Front, second on the second-crop sires' list by progeny earnings, will stand in 2012 for $60,000, a jump of $45,000 from his 2011 fee of $15,000.
Jerry and Ann Moss, owners of 2010 Horse of the Year and three-time champion older mare Zenyatta, relayed her story to an audience of racing fans and equine enthusiasts Sept. 14.
The 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Blame, along with the movie "Secretariat" and jockeys Ramon Dominguez, Garrett Gomez, and John Velazquez were nominated for Espy Awards.
Apart may still be overshadowed by a prominent former stablemate-champion Blame-but similarities between the two horses exist. Read Blog
The connections that won last year's William Donald Schaefer Memorial Stakes (gr. III) with eventual champion Blame will seek a double with Apart when the $100,000 event is held May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.
Robert Yagos, owner of Archarcharch, stayed positive about the Derby experience even after drawing the short straw in the post positions for the Run for the Roses.
Liable, the dam of 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and champion Blame, has been named Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
William Donald Schaefer, a former Maryland governor and a big supporter of racing, died April 18 in Baltimore
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