Keyword: Claiborne Farm

  • Keeneland Reduces RNA Commission

    Keeneland has reduced its sales commission on horses that fail to meet their reserves to 2.5%. The rate will be in effect for this year's September yearling and November breeding stock sales and the 2010 January horses of all ages sale.

  • Zensational goes wire to wire in the Triple Bend Handicap.<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%3D8301303%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Triple Bend: Zensational Baffert's New Beast

    Zensational is trainer Bob Baffert's newest sprint star. The front-running 3-year-old son of Unbridled's Song became a grade I winner in his stakes debut, leading all the way to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Handicap at Hollywood Park July 5.

  • Witty (left) outfinished Carlsbad in a duel between undefeated fillies in the Railbird Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2F69713%2Fphoto%2F8087956%2F%3Fo%3D0">Order This Photo</a>

    Witty Still Perfect After Game Railbird Win

    Undefeated Witty, a half-sister to Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Well Armed, scored her third lifetime win when she ran down favored Carlsbad in the $100,000 Railbird Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park May 10.

  • Edmond Boyle

    Inside Track: Family, Farm Intertwined

    With 14 Kentucky Derby winners and many successful stallions having stood at the nearly century-old farm, Claiborne is among the most influential Thoroughbred breeding operations in American history.

  • Elusive Diva, hip No. 9, in the ring at Keeneland Jan. 12

    'Diva' Brings $825,000 at Keeneland

    Elusive Diva, a grade III winner on turf and dirt, provided a bright spot early in the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington, bringing $825,000 as hip No. 9 Jan. 12.

  • Two Elected to Jockey Club Board

    Dell Hancock and D.G. Van Clief Jr. have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the positions vacated by Donald R. Dizney and John C. Oxley at the expiration of their four-year terms of office.

  • Golden Doc A boasts thoroughly international pedigree.

    Mahuba's Corner: Golden Doc A

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<BR>Golden Doc A is by Kentucky-bred Unusual Heat, a three-time stakes winner in Ireland. He is by Northern Dancer's champion son Nureyev, an excellent sire but not a horse with a great reputation as a sire of sires. Still, Nureyev's son Theatrical (IRE) has been a good stallion by almost anyone's standards, and other sons of Nureyev that have had some measure of success include Stravinsky, Fasliyev, and Soviet Star.

  • Claiborne Farm Announces 2008 Stud Fees

    Claiborne Farm has announced its 2008 stud fees with no major changes to its roster of 14 stallions, which stand at the Hancock family's farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Political Force

    Political Force Arrives at Claiborne Farm

    Grade I winner Political Force arrived Oct. 11 at Claiborne Farm, where he will enter stud next year for $15,000 live foal. Political Force made his last start in the Sept. 30 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), in which he finished third to championship contenders Curlin and Lawyer Ron.

  • Lattice mounts late rally to win the American Derby  Saturday on the Arlington Park turf.

    Lattice Works Late to Win American Derby

    Lattice rallied in the middle of the course to get the lead in the final strides, winning the $250,000 American Derby (gr. IIT) presented by Jack Daniel's by three-quarters of a length over Going Ballistic on the turf Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Claiborne Presenting Sponsor for HRTV Derby Preps

    Claiborne Farm will be the presenting sponsor for HorseRacingTV's coverage of two important grade I preps for this year's $1 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands -- the Florida Derby (gr. I) and the Arkansas Derby (gr. II).

  • Claiborne to Sponsor HRTV's Coverage of Florida, Arkansas Derbys

    The Hancock family's Claiborne Farm will be the presenting sponsor for HorseRacing TV's coverage of two important Kentucky Derby preps -- the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Arkansas Derby (gr. II). The Florida Derby will be March 31. The Arkansas Derby is April 14..

  • Pine Island Buried Monday at Claiborne Farm

    Pine Island, who was euthanized after breaking down in the Nov. 4 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, was buried at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., Monday afternoon.

  • World Gross Sales Mark Falls at Keeneland

    Keeneland set a world record for gross sales at a Thoroughbred auction on Thursday when 10-day totals reached $385,707,000. The sale surpassed the world record mark of $384,349,900 set at last year's 14-day September sale.

  • Congrats Back in Training With O'Connell

    Congrats, recently sold as a stud prospect to John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farm, is instead back in training at the Calder Race Course stable of Kathleen O'Connell.

  • Wend celebrates Keeneland homecoming with Wiley win.

    Claiborne's Wend Wows 'Em in Wiley Win

    Claiborne Farm's favored Wend made her return to her hometown track a successful one, making it look easy as she handled a solid field in the $200,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IIT) for older fillies and mares on a dusty Keeneland turf course Saturday.

  • Coronado&#39;s Quest, was standing at stud in Japan at the time of his death.

    Former American Stallion Coronado's Quest Dies in Japan

    Coronado's Quest, one of the top 3-year-olds of his year and from the same female family as the great Ruffian, died March 8 from heart failure after covering a mare at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association's Shizunai Stallion Station.

  • Laity Gets Brothers Another Win in Battaglia

    A four-month layoff and an unfamiliar surface might have given Laity pause early on in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, but by the end he was zeroed in on the finish line, holding off a blazing late charge to win by half a length.

  • Wend Kicks Off 2006 With Honey Fox Win

    Claiborne Farm's 5-year-old mare Wend kicked off her 2006 season with an impressive win in the $100,000 Honey Fox Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the Gulfstream Park turf Saturday.

  • Danzig, in a photo from 1999.

    Leading Sire Danzig Dead at 29

    Danzig, who topped the general sires list from 1991-93, was euthanized Jan. 3 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., because of the infirmities of old age.

  • Claiborne Bumps Pulpit's Fee

    Shortly after announcing the fee for incoming stallion Eddington, Claiborne Farm announced that it has raised the fee for Pulpit from $60,000 to $80,000.

  • Coastal poses for a fan at Claiborne Farm in 1984.

    Coastal, Oldest Living Belmont Winner, Dead

    Coastal, whose victory in the 1979 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) deprived Spectacular Bid of a Triple Crown sweep, died Sept. 29 at Mick Goss' Summerhill Stud in South Africa.

  • Eddington to Stand for $20,000

    Eddington, who won this year's Pimlico Special Handicap (gr. I), will begin his stallion career in 2006 for a fee of $20,000 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Laity Rocks Miller Lite Cradle by 11 3/4 Lengths

    Claiborne Farm's pacesetting Laity shook loose from favored Dawn of Wars at the head of the stretch and rolled to an impressive 11 3/4-length win in the $200,000 Miller Lite Cradle for 2-year-olds at River Downs Monday.

  • Retired Claiborne Farm stallion Boundary

    Boundary Pensioned at Claiborne Farm

    Claiborne Farm stallion Boundary has been retired from stud duty due to declining fertility, said Bernie Sams, farm spokesperson.

  • New York Handicap marked the fifth straight win for Wend.

    Wend Wins Again in New York Handicap

    Claiborne Farm's homebred Wend captured her fifth straight win while making her graded stakes debut, holding off the hard-closing Wonder Again by a neck in the $250,000 New York Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on the Belmont Park inner turf course Saturday.

  • Monarchos Gets First Winner at Belmont

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos was represented by his first winner when his daughter Fifth Avenue won May 18 at Belmont Park at five furlongs in her first outing.

  • Stakes Winner Patrol To T.C. Westmeath in Ontario

    Patrol, a multiple stakes winner and half-brother to grade I winner Stroll, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at John Carey's T.C. Westmeath Stud Farm near Shelburne, Ontario, Canada.

  • Congrats and jockey Tyler Baze sprint through the mud to win the San Pasqual Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Congrats Takes Bow in San Pasqual

    Proven in sloppy conditions, Congrats relished the off track Saturday at waterlogged Santa Anita Park, splashing away to an easy victory in the $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II).

  • Top Phipps producer Blitey.

    Prominent Producer Blitey Dead

    Blitey, a homebred graded stakes winner and stakes producer for the late Ogden Phipps, was euthanized Nov. 26 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Claiborne Announces $10,000 Fee for During

    Grade II winner During, who will stand his first season at stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., will begin his new career for $10,000 live foal.