Keyword: Hopewell Farm

  • Murty Brothers Plead Not Guilty to Charges

    Former international bloodstock agents Otis Wayne Murty and Anson Duane Murty have each pleaded not guilty to seven counts of second-degree animal cruelty after several neglected horses were found to be under their ownership.

  • Murty Bros. Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charge

    One-time high-flying bloodstock agents Duane and Wayne Murty were arrested July 25 and charged with animal cruelty after two dozen of their horses were found in filthy and/or malnourished condition earlier this month.

  • Hopewell Farm was auctioned off in three tracts July 16.

    Hopewell Farm Sold at Auction

    Hopewell Farm's 584 acres at the corner of Pisgah and Old Frankfort Pikes near Midway, Ky., were sold at auction July 15, with PNC Bank buying the two largest tracts and a local doctor purchasing 42.27 acres.

  • Hopewell Farm Auction 7/16/2013

    Three tracts of Hopewell Farm sold at auction on July 16, 2013 near Midway, KY. This video reveals the final bid for tract 3 by auctioneer Walt Robertson.

  • Exfactor and Calvin Borel cruise home in the Bashford Manor.

    Exfactor Pulls Away in Bashford Manor

    Exfactor circled the field on the turn, took over at the top of the stretch, and ran away to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $111,500 Bashford Manor (gr. III), the first graded race for 2-year-olds males this season July 2.

  • Najran To Red River Farms in La.

    Najran, 12, a record-setter for one mile at Belmont Park, moves from Kentucky to Louisiana for the 2011 breeding season

  • Grade I winner Jostle is among the horses scheduled to be sold.

    Receiver Named to Sell Some Stonewall Horses

    Under an agreement between the various parties, Bluewater Sales of Lexington has been appointed as receiver to take possession of and sell more than 130 horses owned by Stonewall Stallions and related entities.

  • Skip Away in 2003.

    Skip Away Dies of Heart Attack

    Skip Away, the 1998 Horse of the Year and currently third on the all-time leading earners list in North America, dies of heart attack at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • White Prince is going back home with his breeder.

    White Prince Goes Back to Breeder

    White Prince, whose $60,000 price topped the fifth session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages auction in Lexington Jan. 16, did not go to a new home. The transaction was voided because the buyer had not established credit at the level at which the yearling colt was sold, according to Keeneland vice president Harvie Wilkinson.

  • Record Miler Najran's First Foal

    The first reported foal sired by American record-equaler Najran is a filly out of the Spend a Buck mare Changing Fortunes.

  • Volponi's First Foal Is a Filly

    The first reported foal by millionaire Volponi is a filly born Jan. 21 at Lakland North, owned by Lewis and Brenda Lakin and Becky Thomas, near Hudson, N.Y.

  • Royal Anthem's First Winner

    Royal Anthem, a grade/group I winner, came up with his first winner when his Irish-bred son Sin Verguenza won Aug. 3 in Naples in Italy.

  • Souvenir Copy to Golden Eagle in California

    Souvenir Copy, who began his stallion career at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky., arrived Tuesday at Betty Mabee's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif.

  • 2004 Hall of Fame Inductee: Skip Away

    <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1403243&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Skip Away</a>, a four-time Eclipse Award winner and the second leading North American earner of all-time, was elected into racing's Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. His trainer, the late Hubert "Sonny" Hine, was inducted into the Hall of Fame last August.

  • Beckys Shirt, brought top price at Keeneland January sale.

    Keeneland Sale Concludes With Large Increases in Gross, Average, Median

    The 2004 equine auction season got a quick jump out of the gate this week as the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale continued the bull market seen during September and November. The five-day sale that ended Friday resulted in a 58% increase in gross, a 49% gain in average price, and a 30% rise in median when compared with the 2003 auction.

  • Najran to Stand at Hopewell Farm

    Najran, who earlier this year equaled an American record for a mile on dirt, will stand in 2004 at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky. He will stand for $7,500.

  • Volponi, center, winning the 2002 Breeders&#39; Cup Classic.

    Volponi Headed to Hopewell Farm

    Hall of Fame trainer Phil "P.G." Johnson's 5-year-old multi-millionaire Volponi will enter stud at Rick and Liz Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2004.

  • Skip Away Down to $15,000

    Skip Away, 1998 Horse of the Year, will stand the 2004 for $15,000, down $5,000 from his past fee, at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Point Given surveys the Del Mar crowd.

    No Decision Yet on Where Point Given Will Stand at Stud

    Richard Mulhall, racing manager of Prince Ahmed Salman's Thoroughbred Corp., said there has been "a lot of interest" in standing recently retired Point Given at stud but that "absolutely nothing" has been decided regarding the colt's future as a stallion. Meanwhile, Point Given will be paraded between races on Del Mar's closing program Wednesday and trainer Bob Baffert said the son of Thunder Gulch would be shipped on Thursday to The Thoroughbred Corp. farm in Bradbury Estates near Santa Anita.

  • K. O. Punch's First Winner

    The first winner by graded stakes winner K. O. Punch came out Aug. 6 when his daughter Two Hits won at six furlongs at Prairie Meadows.

  • Skip Away, whose 2001 fee has been reduced to $30,000.

    Skip Away's Fee Reduced to $30,000

    Breeders hoping to breed their mares to Horse of the Year Skip Away at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky., won't have to dig as deep in their pockets as in previous years.