Free Fighter ended a drought of 14 months when he ground out a two-length victory in the off-the-turf Stars and Stripes Stakes at Arlington Park July 23.
Free Fighter seized the lead from Eagle Poise coming into the stretch and drew off in the lane to produce a determined upset at odds of 12-1 in the $113,800 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs May 22.
Claiborne Farm stallion Out of Place was euthanized following a paddock accident Jan. 20, according to the Paris, Ky.-based operation.
Free Fighter, with James Graham aboard, outfought 9-10 favorite Brass Hat through a long stretch battle to produce a half-length victory in the $125,000 Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park Sept. 7.
Arabian Dancer, a prominent producer for the late Cynthia Phipps, was euthanized Oct. 23 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Claiborne Farm has announced its stud fees for the upcoming 2009 breeding season, which will be payable when the foal stands and nurses.
Dead Red advanced along the hedge to upset favored Mach Ride by three-quarters of a length at odds of 70-1 in the $250,000 Turf Sprint Championship at Calder Race Course on Saturday.
A colt by Double Honor consigned by agent M & H Training & Sales sped an eighth in :10 flat to post the fastest time at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.
Lucy Bassett's homebred 3-year-old filly Meditations has been shipped by van to Ocala where she will undergo surgery for a fracture in her left front cannon bone suffered Saturday at Gulfstream Park during the running of the $150,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II), trainer Ralph Ziadie reported Sunday morning.
Carson Springs Farm's Nkosi Reigns took the lead entering the first turn and never looked back en route to a one-length score in the Spend A Buck Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course Saturday.
A filly sired by Out of Place and a Lido Palace colt each brought high bids of $40,000 to top Tuesday's inaugural open yearling sale conducted by Fasig-Tipton at the Humphrey S. Finney sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
Union Place, a graded stakes winning son of Out of Place, has been retired and will stand at owner William Sorokolit Sr.'s Silver Duck Stable in King City, Ontario, Canada.
Preferred Pals Stable's outsider Sort It Out spoiled the sophomore debut of odds-on favorite Galloping Grocer on Saturday, winning the $84,150 Whirlaway for 3-year-olds at a 1 1/16 miles by a neck over Naughty New Yorker.
Royal Place, ridden by Gerry Olguin, surged to the lead in deep stretch Thursday to capture the $103,598 Lieutenant Governors' Handicap (Can-III) at Hastings Park by a neck, spoiling Lord Nelson's bid for his third straight win in the stakes race.
Three horses tied for the fastest workout time for an eighth of a mile Sunday during the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training at Lone Star Park.
Claiborne Farm announced its stallion fees for 2004, including a sizable drop for major sire Seeking the Gold.
My Place Toknight, a filly by out of Place, turned in the fastest quarter mile work of :22 Friday during the second session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
The $100,000 Pete Axthelm Stakes and $100,000 Frances A. Genter Stakes to be run Saturday at Calder, companion events for 3-year-olds at 7 ½ furlongs on turf, have attracted strong fields, including a number of graded stakes runners.
Union Place, ridden by Eibar Coa, successfully battled favorite Miesque's Approval in a stirring stretch duel for a neck victory in Saturday's $200,000 Calder Derby (gr. III).
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