Keyword: Clarkland Farm

  • Aidan O'Brien hopes to claim more Breeders' Cup trophies like the one he earned in winning the 2016 Breeders' Cup Turf with Highland Reel and jockey Seamus Heffernan

    U S Navy Flag to Try Dirt, Mendelssohn Sticks With Turf

    With his Midas touch helping the stable to a record-breaking season, trainer Aidan O'Brien will veer from initial expectations with juvenile colts Mendelssohn and U S Navy Flag in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar.

  • Hip 987, a colt by Curlin, brought $850,000

    Curlin Colt Moves to Top of Keeneland Session

    Nearing the halfway point of the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, a Curlin colt garnered the top price of the day to that point when purchased by Ken McPeek for Fern Circle for $850,000.

  • Beholder

    Beholder to be Bred to Uncle Mo

    The racing days of Beholder have finally drawn to a close, as Spendthrift Farm officially announced the 6-year-old’s retirement Nov. 6, two days after her thrilling victory over Songbird in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • Hip 454, a half brother to champion Beholder and grade I-winning sire Into Mischief, brought $3 million Sept. 14

    Beholder's Half Brother Brings $3 Million

    Clarkland Farm hit another home run at the Keeneland September yearling sale when a half brother to three-time champion Beholder and to grade I winner and sire Into Mischief was purchased by M. V. Magnier for Coolmore interests for $3 million.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Shows Readiness for Pacific Classic

    If her workout at Del Mar Aug. 17 was any indication, two-time champion Beholder is ready for the challenge when she faces males for the first time and runs farther than she's ever run in the Aug. 22 TVG Pacific Classic.

  • Beholder comes home strong to win the Santa Lucia Stakes.

    Beholder Breezes to Santa Lucia Victory

    Beholder tracked early leader Uzziel through most of the 1 1/16-mile test, then surged through the final turn and pulled away effortlessly under no urging from jockey Gary Stevens to win by 3 3/4 lengths.

  • Beholder rolls to victory in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Distaff/33149827_x5ZZPc#!i=2876557217&k=QPcGXCV">Order This Photo</a>

    Beholder Trumps Delta, Princess in Distaff

    Smooth as silk under jockey Gary Stevens, Beholder vanquished both two-time champion Royal Delta and Princess of Sylmar while rolling to an open-lengths victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) Nov. 1.

  • Beholder is all alone at the finish of the Zenyatta Stakes.

    Beholder Dominates Foes in Zenyatta Stakes

    Beholder left no doubt that she is ready to take on the best distaffers on the continent after easily going gate-to-wire in the Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) against a salty group of shippers and older fillies and mares.

  • Beholder cruises to victory in the Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Champ Beholder Back in Form for 'Virgenes Win

    Compromised by a throat ulcer in her first start of the year, the real Beholder showed up in the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) March 2 at Santa Anita Park, romping over seven 3-year-old filly opponents.

  • Beholder earned her Eclipse Award in the Breeders' Cup.
<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Fillies/26130210_XSj9gp#!i=2191934042&k=KVc4GMr">Order This Photo</a>

    Beholder Champion 2-Year-Old Filly

    Blessed with speed and the ability to extend it around two turns against the best in her division, Beholder earned her Eclipse Award as the top 2-year-old filly on racing's biggest weekend during the Breeders' Cup.

  • Mandella Ponders Breeders' Cup for Beholder

    Beholder, a 2-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Henny Hughes, demolished a first-condition allowance field at Santa Anita Park Oct. 4 by 11 lengths and had trainer Richard Mandella pondering a follow-up in the Breeders' Cup.

  • Yearlings at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction.

    F-T Auction Kicks Off Yearling Selling Season

    Even though the stock market has been enjoying a recent rally, buyers and sellers of young horses aren't expecting a similar rebound in yearling prices. Heading into the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction, which kicks off the 2009 yearling selling season, some people were predicting further downturns of 30% or more in key business figures, mainly because the health of the overall economy, here and abroad, remains weak.

  • The Pamplemousse cruises in the Sham.<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%3D7833045%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    The Pamplemousse Gets Loose in Sham Win

    Trainer Julio Canani insists he doesn't have Derby fever yet. But after the way his The Pamplemousse glided to victory as the 1-2 choice in the $200,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Feb. 28, that's going to be more difficult to believe as time marches on toward the first Saturday in May.

  • Clever Bertie, 17, Euthanized

    Clever Bertie, the Klein family's blue hen mare, was euthanized the morning of May 30 at Fred and Nancy Mitchell's Clarkland Farm near Lexington due to complications from arthritic conditions. The dam of two homebred graded stakes winners was 17.

  • Graded Winner Soto's First Foal

    The first reported foal by grade II winner Soto was born Jan. 24 at Fred and Nancy Mitchell's Clarkland Farm near Lexington.

  • Weanling sired by Yonaguska leads Keeneland Sunday session.

    Yonaguska Weanling Tops Sunday Keeneland Session

    A weanling colt sired by Yonaguska was purchased by Bloodstock Services for $210,000 as the top price during Sunday's session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which showed solid gains over the comparable session one year ago.