As Tapwrit continues to train up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) for Todd Pletcher, the back story of how he came to be owned by three major owners together rather than separately is a case study in relationship building.
A group of four high-profile owners banded together April 26 to purchase a well-bred son of Medaglia d'Oro for $850,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.
Since purchasing Bridlewood, the Malones have used their business savvy and equine aptitude to pick up the mantle and develop a breeding program that is working its way toward becoming one of the elite boutique operations in the industry.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Bridlewood Farm, and Bob LaPenta came together two years ago to buy a Tapit colt for seven figures, and they've been rewarded by Tapwrit, now one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby.
Despite incurring some traffic trouble around the first turn, Tapwrit became the latest sophomore to make a play for a starring role in the ever-evolving 3-year-old male picture when he drew clear by 4 1/2 lengths in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).
Bridlewood Farm's Chitu sired his first reported foal Jan. 6 when a chestnut colt was born at Hacienda De La Oca Farm near Ocala, Fla. The colt is out of the unraced Silver Train mare Hailee's Act.
Trainer Jonathan Thomas has found a home at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., which allows him farm time as well as continued racetrack work.
Baffled, a daughter of Distorted Humor, sold for $3.5 million to John Malone's Bridlewood Farm at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. She is in foal to leading North American sire Tapit.
Buyers’ appetites for yearlings by leading sires Tapit and War Front fueled a frenzied Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale topped by a Scat Daddy colt sold for $3 million as Book 1 ended with numbers well ahead of last year.
Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., has set fees for its 2016 stallion roster, which is led by successful freshman sire Big Drama who will see his stud fee increased from $10,000 in 2015 to $15,000 (stands and nurses) in 2016.
The U.S. and European breeding operations of American billionaire John Malone dominated the top of the market on opening day of the Arqana December breeding stock sale Dec. 5.
Graded stakes winner Chitu has been retired to stud at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala for a $3,000 fee. The farm reports he will become the first Florida stallion to participate in the "Share the Upside" program.
Topped by $6 million Take Charge Brandi and a record $3.2 million War Front--Take Charge Lady filly in Book 1, Keeneland's November breeding stock sale ended Nov. 13 with gross and average up but a 14.3% decline in median.
Bridlewood Farm cherry-picked the day's top-priced yearling, Hinkle Farms' Blame half sister to grade I winner Nyquist, for $330,000, enough to make them the day's leading buyer by gross.
Glenye Cain Oakford looks at a solid Saratoga select yearling market, an expensive pinhook prospect, and Doc's Leader's legacy in the Hurstland Farm consignment.
Tapit colt out of grade I winner sells to John Malone for $1.2 million.
A colt by Tapit brought a final bid of $1.2 million to lead the early action Aug. 10 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Impeded in deep stretch in her career debut, Office Drama was elevated to the victory in the fourth race at Presque Isle Downs June 14 and became the first winner for 2010 champion sprinter Big Drama.
The first reported foal by grade II winner and Bridlewood Farm stallion Corfu is a filly born Jan. 31 at Green Key Farm in Sparr, Fla.
Bridlewood Farm owners and philanthropists John and Leslie Malone have committed a record $42.5 million to Colorado State University to develop regenerative medical therapies for animals and people.
Big Drama, the Eclipse Award-winning champion sprinter in 2010, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., for a live-foal fee of $10,000.
Aikenite, a multiple grade II stakes winner, will stand at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season.
Multiple graded stakes winner Fort Loudon will stand his first season at stud in 2015 at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.
Bridlewood Farm buys the highest priced weanling at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, a Tapit filly, who brought $3 million. Watch Video
A weanling filly by Tapit brought $3 million Nov. 5 to set a record price for a weanling of either sex sold at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale or at any auction in North America.
The 5-year-old War Front mare Peace Preserver, in foal to Galileo, was purchased for $1.9 million by Bridlewood Farm Nov. 5 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
John Malone's Bridlewood Farm made its second major purchase at the Nov. 4 session of the Keeneland breeding stock sale when going to $1.1 million to acquire Renee's Titan.
Concinnous, dam of two-time grade I winner Iotapa, brought $2 million from Bridlewood Farm at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 3 in Lexington.
Ackeret became the first winner for freshman sire Mach Ride when he rallied from fifth to score a three-length victory in his career debut in a 6 1/2-furlong maiden claiming race Oct. 9 at Belmont Park.
Eric Mitchell provides final sale numbers, details on the sale toppers, and more. Hear reactions from Geoffrey Russell, John Ferguson, and George Isaacs. watch video
A bay half sister to two-time champion Beholder was purchased by Bridlewood Farm for $1.1 million to become the first offering to reach seven figures during the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Champion sprinter Benny the Bull will stand the 2015 breeding season at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm, in Ocala, Fla., according to an announcement made by owner Greg James. His fee has not yet been determined.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s four-day June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age finally hit its best stride in the third session June 19.
John and Leslie Malone seek to revitalize historic Bridlewood Farm. Download Now
Corfu, who set a stakes record in the 2013 Saratoga Special (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at John & Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.
Graded stakes performers Keyed Entry, Patriot Act, Roaring Fever, and Zavata have been sold to continue their stud careers in Saudi Arabia in deals brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.
The Malone Family Foundation, led by media magnate and philanthropist John C. Malone, has donated $6 million to Colorado State University's Orthopaedic Research Center.
Prominent American businessman John C. Malone and his wife Leslie have purchased renowned Thoroughbred nursery Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla. The property was turned over to new ownership Aug. 1.
Freshman sire Yesbyjimminy wasted no time in picking up his first winner as his first starter, Flay Mignon, scored a gate-to-wire victory in his career debut June 28 at Monmouth Park.
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Thunder Moccasin, the undefeated winner of this year's Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand in 2013 at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Trainer Bob Baffert wanted to experiment with the inconsistent filly Eden's Moon on turf and his hunch paid off when the odds-on choice led from the start to take the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) at Del Mar.
Easy front-runner Turbo Compressor, ridden expertly by Joe Bravo, put his six rivals to sleep and coasted to victory over Air Support in the $505,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 7 at Monmouth Park.
Turbo Compressor proved once again that speed can be dangerous. The 4-year-old Halo's Image ridgeling, who makes it a habit of being in front, got out to a narrow lead in the Colonial Turf Cup and won.
The 30-year-old graded stakes-winning son of Bailjumper was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age. He'll be buried at Bridlewood Farm near Ocala.
Eden's Moon took a major step toward the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when she drew away from 6-5 favorite Reneesgotzip in the homestretch to take the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) in her stakes debut March 3 at Santa Anita.
Keeneland September yearling sale shows continued strength during its seventh session with 35.9% rise in gross, 37.8% in average, and 26.5% in median over 2010 figures.
Bridlewood Farm freshman Mr. Sekiguchi sired his first winner May 27, when a 2-year-old filly named Rose and Shine captured a $37,200 maiden race at Woodbine.
The opening day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training generated an average price that was only 1.7% below last year's comparable figure and a median price that was down 7.4%.
Eden's Moon, a sleek daughter of Malibu Moon, got the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training off to a fast start when she brought $390,000 May 23.
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