Keyword: Ned Toffey

  • Ned Toffey at the OBS barn area

    Spendthrift Building Awareness of Stakes Eligibility

    Some of the 2-year-olds entered in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s March auction are sporting stickers on their rumps indicating eligibility for two stakes at Churchill Downs later this year restricted to offspring of Spendthrift Farm sires.

  • Beholder gallops at Santa Anita Nov. 2, 2016 in preparation for her appearance in the Breeders' Cup in Arcadia, California.

    Beholder Set to Bid Farewell

    Ten grade I wins, three Eclipse Awards, and two Breeders' Cup race victories into her career, Beholder is set to have one last chance to add to all of the above when she makes what is slated to be her final career start in the 1 1/8-miles Distaff.

  • Brody's Cause

    Brody's Cause Retired to Spendthrift

    Brody's Cause, a grade I-winning 2- and 3-year-old by Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2017 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm as the newest participant in the Share The Upside program.

  • AUS Breeders Mull Legal Action Over New Rules

    The Thoroughbred Breeders of Australia at its board meeting last week voted unanimously to oppose new rules for foal and their owners. Horse owners say the rules are being forced upon them by the nation's racing regulator, Racing Australia.

  • Tom's Ready wins Woody Stephens at Belmont

    Tom's Ready to Spendthrift Upon Retirement

    Tom's Ready, winner of the Woody Stephen Stakes (gr. II) in June, will stand at Spendthrift Farm upon his retirement following an agreement with owner GMB Racing to acquire the breeding rights to the son of More Than Ready.

  • Beholder works May 25, 2016

    Beholder Fires Bullet, Ready to Rumble

    Spendthrift Farm's Beholder threw down a warning to her rivals May 25 at Santa Anita Park, when she clocked a five-furlong bullet in :59 2/5 and earned the "breezing" tag rarely awarded on the South California circuit.

  • Spendthrift Farm

    Spendthrift: Breeders' 2016 Outlook Mixed

    The 2016 breeding season brings challenges for stallion owners and breeders: more expensive stud fees for top-tier stallions, fierce competition for mares, and the stock market suffering a worst-ever start to a new year.

  • American Pharoah
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    At Eclipse Awards, 'AP' is King

    The connections of Beholder, La Verdad, and Glen Hill Farm also accepted honors with quote-worthy responses Jan. 16 at the 45th annual Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park.

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    Breeders' Cup 'Not Ruled Out' for Beholder

    The 5-year-old racemare's white blood cell count was only slightly elevated, and the 101.3 degree temperature she had in the early morning hours of her first day in Kentucky was likely caused by shipping.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Working Well Toward Zenyatta

    Spendthrift Farm's Beholder turned in what might end up being her final timed workout in preparation for the Sept. 26 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) when she covered six furlongs in 1:12 4/5 Sept. 18 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Will Target BC Classic

    Beholder will target the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a potential showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Ned Toffey confirmed. Her connections have also decided not to offer her at auction this year.

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    Medal Count Retired to Spendthrift Farm

    Grade III winner and classic-placed Medal Count, a son of Dynaformer, has been retired and will stand stud in 2016 at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington as the newest participant in the farm's Share The Upside Program.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Scratched from F-T November Sale

    Spendthrift Farm's two-time champion Beholder has been scratched from the Fasig-Tipton November sale in Lexington to continue her recovery from an illness that knocked her out of the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • Beholder

    Two-Time Champion Beholder Out of BC Distaff

    Two-time champion Beholder spiked a temperature of 104 degrees the morning of Oct. 19 and will not be able to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Richard Mandella said.

  • Goldencents (left) won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

    BC Dirt Mile Makes Impact in Short Time

    The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances.

  • Medal Count was the last Belmont Stakes participant to arrive in New York.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/i-5SgRfFp">Order This Photo</a>

    Spendthrift Counts on 'Medal' for Belmont

    Son of Dynaformer may be pointed to turf by his connections in the future, but a big run in the Belmont Stakes June 7 guarantees Medal Count will be given every opportunity to excel on dirt for the remainder of this season.

  • Vicar's in Trouble
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    Louisiana Hopes Riding on Vicar's in Trouble

    In stature Vicar's in Trouble will be one of the smallest starters in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but he will carry big hopes for not just his connections but the state of Louisiana as well.

  • Flat Out
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    Flat Out to Enter Stud at Spendthrift Farm

    Recently retired three-time grade I winner Flat Out will enter stud for 2014 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. He will participate in Spendthrift's Share The Upside program and stand for a fee of $10,000.

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    GI Winner Liaison to Stand at Spendthrift

    Grade I winner Liaison will stand at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington following his retirement at the end of the season, and will participate in the farm's "Share The Upside" program for the 2014 season.

  • Jimmy Creed

    Jimmy Creed Retired, to Stand at Spendthrift

    Top sprinter Jimmy Creed has been retired from racing and will stand stud in 2014 at his owner B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm. A grade I winner by Distorted Humor, he sustained a minor injury to a sesamoidean ligament.

  • Flashpoint

    Flashpoint to Stand at Stud in Louisiana

    Spendthrift Farm has purchased Flashpoint, winner of the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) and Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III). The multiple graded stakes-winning son of Pomeroy will stand at Le Mesa Stallions for 2014.

  • Freedom Child, one of 2 starters in the Belmont Stakes by Malibu Moon.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-145/29744699_jpqpwR#!i=2557234431&k=PR7SSnk">Order This Photo</a>

    Malibu Moon Boasts Two Belmont Starters

    Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon has been on the rise as a sire, never so much as this year with the Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Peter Pan victor Freedom Child vying for the June 8 Belmont Stakes.

  • Court Vision working towards the Breeders' Cup.

    Court Vision to Stand in Canada in 2012

    B. Wayne Hughes' four-time grade I winner Court Vision will be retired following the Nov. 5 TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) and will enter stud in 2012 at Michael Byrne's Park Stud in Ontario, Canada.