The multiple graded stakes-winning gelded son of War Front retires with nearly $2 million in earnings.
Gallery Racing announced Nov. 12 that 2015 champion sprinter Runhappy has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm in 2017.
The opening Book 2 Keeneland November breeding stock sale session saw strong interest in broodmares and broodmare prospects—helped in part by a Phipps Stable reduction—as sale numbers improved compared with the same session in 2015.
Sea Island, a 7-year-old daughter of Pulpit and part of the Phipps Stable reduction, sold for $480,000 during the first session of Book 2 of Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale. The ticket was signed by Elliott Walden, president of WinStar Farm.
Multiple graded stakes winner Ironicus has been retired and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm for 2017, it was announced Nov. 10. The son of Distorted Humor will command a $7,500 fee.
Breeder Charles Fipke went to $530,000 to purchase 2005 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Pleasant Home in early trading during Book 2 of the Keeneland November sale.
Ontario-bred Vanish wins the Clarendon Stakes at Woodbine by a nose.
When Keeneland kicks off its breeding stock sale Nov. 8, buyers will have an opportunity to purchase some of the rich bloodlines from the prominent Phipps Stable that has been among the leading breeding and racing entities in for decades.
International success at the highest levels and strong commercial results allow War Front's fee to rise to $250,000 from $200,000 in 2016.
Keeneland milestone trophy program, which honors the track's most successful owners, has added a gold vase.
First-crop yearlings by Claiborne Farm's son of Malibu Moon are attractive with "great walks," say breeders and consignors.
Claiborne Farm's Bendable, off the first loss of her career, handed Enola Gray her first defeat Sept. 11 in the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Gordon E. Layton, prominent Central Kentucky equine veterinarian, Thoroughbred breeder, and co-owner of Loch Lea Farm, died Aug 28 at his home in Paris, Ky. He was 84.
A tearful Steve Asmussen takes his place in the Hall of Fame Aug. 12 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and is joined by jockey Ramon Dominguez, Rachel Alexandra, and Zenyatta.
Clay Hancock, who helped her family's Claiborne Farm by bringing owner/breeder Adele Dilschneider into the operation, died of a heart attack Aug. 8.
Claiborne Farm sire, euthanized due to the infirmities of old age, produced 91 stakes winners and five champions.
Claiborne Farm’s 6-year-old War Front gelding Departing moved closer to the $2 million mark in career earnings when he captured the $102,800 Michael Schaefer Memorial Stakes July 16 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Champion Strut the Course is the 5-2 morning line choice, as she tries for a repeat in the July 3 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.
Impressive Pimlico Race Course maiden special weight race winner Recruiting Ready has become the first North American winner for Claiborne Farm’s first-season stallion Algorithms.
In time, Keeneland, the leafy little sporting racetrack, emerged as the behemoth of international Thoroughbred sales.
The 1986 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) win was the first for legendary trainer Charlie Whittingham, who believed in only bringing a horse to the race if he believed it was completely justified. Ferdinand rewarded that belief with a 2 1/4 length victory.
Storm Flag Flying, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2002, died Jan. 22 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital from complications during foaling, according to Claiborne Farm bloodstock manager Bernie Sams.
Arch, the sire of 11 grade I winners, died Jan. 20 of an apparent heart attack, according to Bernie Sams, representative of Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., where the 21-year-old son of Kris S. stood at stud.
The year 2016 marks the centennial of the publication that proved to be the predecessor of Blood-Horse. Through the year we will publish frequent articles reflecting upon our history and progress.
For the third consecutive year, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2015 with $9,399,425 in earnings.
- By Ian Tapp
Ian Tapp provides results from session 4 of the Keeneland November Sale. Hear thoughts from Walker Hancock of Claiborne Farm, John Stuart of Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, and Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell. watch video
Ian Tapp provides results from session 4 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Hear reflections from Walker Hancock of Claiborne Farm, John Stuart of Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, and Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency
Mares lead the way as the Keeneland November breeding stock sale's Book 2 closes with fourth-session increases on a day that also saw the strong market for weanlings continue.
Don'tforgetaboutme, a 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, was purchased by Claiborne Farm for $675,000 early during the Nov. 5 fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
After Lea's strong :47 2/5 half-mile work Oct. 26 at Keeneland, trainer Bill Mott said the horse will run in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Lea, a grade I winner and earner of $2,182,398, will be retired following the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships and be retired to Claiborne Farm for the 2016 breeding season.
Width, a daughter of Blame, has been pegged as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the one-turn mile Frizette Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 3 at Belmont.
A bay colt by Flatter out of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Caressing was purchased by agent Ben Glass for $425,000 Sept. 19 during the fifth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A War Front colt helped get things going at the third day of the Keeneland September yearling sale Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Lexington, when M.V. Magnier went to $1,150,000 to land the dark bay or brown colt.
Keeneland's September yearling sale begins Sept. 14 with a six-book catalog of 4,164 yearlings. Sellers and sale company are optimistic ahead of Book 1's three-day run.
Seth W. Hancock, longtime member of the Keeneland board of directors, was appointed a Keeneland trustee, effective Aug. 25 upon the retirement of current Keeneland trustee Louis Lee Haggin III.
A son of the brilliant Italian champion Nearco, Nasrullah was one of a cluster of important sires from his immediate family.
Claiborne Farm stallion Horse Greeley has reportedly been purchased to stand at Haras La Leyenda in Argentina, according to Racing Post.
Multiple graded stakes winner Departing opened some more options for his connections after winning a a grade II stakes on turf Saturday, June 27.
Three who hit the board in the May 30 Opening Verse Stakes will come back to face off again, except the victorious The Pizza Man, in the $200,000 Firecracker Stakes (gr. IIT) June 27 at Churchill Downs.
Grade I winner Lea will return to the races and a U.S. campaign when the son of First Samurai starts in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) Saturday, June 13 at Churchill Downs.
Claiborne Farm stallion Trappe Shot got his first winner June 7 when Shoot Craps won the first race on the card at Belmont Park. Trappe Shot is a son of leading sire Tapit.
Workouts of note May 4 included last year's 3-year-old champion filly Untapable and grade I winner Lea, who both worked in Kentucky.
Colts by Central Kentucky sires Exchange Rate, Quality Road, and Blame brought the top three highest prices at the Tattersalls Guineas breeze-up sale May 1 in Newmarket.
Claiborne Farm reports Smuggler, the 3-year-old filly champion of 2005, died April 16 because of complications from foaling. The foal, by War Front, also died.
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 makes its next stop at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington Saturday, April 11, with the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) and $250,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III).
The Breeders' Cup announced that Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., is the fifth farm to become an official farm partner of the World Championships.
South African Horse of the Year Horse Chestnut, who began his stud career at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., died Feb. 19 of heart failure in his stall at the Rupert family's Drakenstein Stud Farm in South Africa.
Prohibitive favorite The Great War appears to have bigger battles ahead after winning for fun in his 3-year-old debut Jan. 31 in the $75,000 96ROCK Stakes under the lights at Turfway Park.
Despite the fact she has seven empty mares and has yet to decide which stallions to breed to this year, Joanne Nielsen has had an uplifting start to 2015. She is the breeder of Upstart, who won the Holy Bull (gr. II) Jan. 24.
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