Classic Empire

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  • Born 2005
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What's Going On Here: Don't Ask

What's Going On Here: Don't Ask

Two people in the past month have asked me, “So, who is your Derby horse?” Yet I was as dumbfounded at the second asking as I’d been on the first. I have no idea who my Derby horse is. And for two good reasons.

Inside the Kentucky Derby Trail

Inside the Kentucky Derby Trail

What better way to bring color to winter than to envision roses in bloom on the first Saturday in May, scented green leaves adorning glasses of mint juleps, and the famed Twin Spires piercing a bright cerulean sky.

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Trainer Thomas M. Amoss
Jockey James Graham
Owner Gold Mark Farm LLC (Theodore Paul Bulmahn)
Breeder Grapestock LLC


Classic Empire View Five-Cross Pedigree Empire Maker Unbridled
Rangoon Belle Alysheba
Rangoon Ruby (IRE)

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
Hip 300
Yearling Todd Quast, agent for Goldmark Farm Vinery $190,000

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