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  • Cara Rafaela with her 2006 Storm Cat filly, Burgundy Ice

    Bernardini's Dam Cara Rafaela Dies

    Godolphin broodmare Cara Rafaela, the dam of Darley stallion Bernardini, has been euthanized due to the infirmities of old age according to a Dec. 30 release from Darley. She was 23.

  • Quiet American

    Quiet End to an Era

    Passing almost unnoticed in early October was the death of Quiet American, one of the most intriguingly successful, yet somewhat overlooked, members of a tribe whose physical attributes have revolutionized racing and breeding in North America. 

  • Vincent Timphony rejoices after Wild Again's victory in the inaugural Classic

    30 Years in 30 Days: My Flag, 1995

    The key to making anyone who is unfamiliar with horse racing "get it" -- assuming you can't take them to an actual racetrack -- is showing them a great race.

  • Pure Clan sold for $4.5 million during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington Nov. 7.

    Pure Clan Sells for $4.5 Million at Keeneland

    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.

  • Nashua winner To Honor and Serve is the latest graded stakes winner for Bernardini.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9267506%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bernardini Impresses as First-Crop Sire

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />With an excellent race record, a fine pedigree, and superb conformation, Bernardini looked as close to a sure thing as exists in the ranks of prospective stallions.

  • Bernardini

    Bernardini Sires First Foal

    The first reported foal by 3-year-old Eclipse champion and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Bernardini was born Jan. 4 at Gracefield Farm near Lexington. The newborn filly, bred by Gracefield and Partners, is out of the multiple stakes producer Belle Nuit.

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    Bernardini Bounds Away in Travers

    Very few thought any of his five rivals had much of a shot at beating Bernardini at equal weights in Saturday's 137th Travers (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. But this appeared so effortless that jockey Javier Castellano was clapping the winner on the neck -- with a sixteenth of a mile to go!

  • Deceased stallion Spectacular Bid.

    Spectacular Bid: How Good a Stallion?

    Although deceased Spectacular Bid closed out his career away from all the glamour he experienced early on in Central Kentucky, the four-time champion might have accomplished enough in some categories to be given a passing grade as a stallion.