Keyword: Virginia Kraft Payson

  • Keeneland January Sale: Session 1 Wrap

    Evan Hammonds updates us on the numbers following session 1 of the Keeneland January Mixed Sale. Hear about Virginia Kraft Payson's purchases. Geoffrey Russell also comments on the sale and the various dispersal offerings. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales

  • Summer Solo, Hip 259, was purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson for $700,000.

    Leigh Dispersal Horses on Top at Keeneland

    Two back-to-back offerings from the partial dispersal of the Estate of Sarah J. Leigh became the new toppers at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11 when they were purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson.

  • Hip 230 by Arch sold for $450,000.

    Arch Filly Second $450,000 Yearling

    A 2015 Arch filly produced from the Seeking the Gold mare Seeking Atlantis was purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson for $450,000 during the opening session of Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11.

  • Hip 1482 by Smart Strike sold for $700,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Keeneland September Book 2 Sees Big Gains

    A $700,000 Smart Strike filly from champion Heavenly Prize's family was the top-priced horse Sept. 14 as the Keeneland September sale's two-day Book 2 portion concluded with across-the-board gains in its second session.

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    Virginia Kraft Payson Podcast

    Owner/breeder Virginia Kraft Payson has put her renowned Payson Park Training Center on the market.

  • Rutherienne (right) just gets up in the Noble Damsel at Belmont. <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%3D8494158%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rutherienne Wins Noble Damsel Photo

    Rutherienne has had some tough beats during a 10-race stretch in which she won just once but finished on the board in every one of those starts. Her improbable victory in the $107,000 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) Sept. 19 at Belmont Park will make up for some of that disappointment.

  • Breeders Say Stud Fees Need to Be Cut More

    Stallion managers slashed stud fees last year after this country's recession deteriorated into a financial crisis and spread around the world. With prices for Thoroughbreds continuing to decline after falling significantly in 2008, commercial breeders are calling for even more stud fee reductions for 2010.

  • Hip #342; Storm 'n Indian, colt, Storm Cat - Fleet Indian by Indian Charlie, brought $2,050,000 to top the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Keeneland Sale Continues Downward Spiral

    Three seven-figure horses pumped up the excitement on the second day of the Keeneland September yearling sale, but they didn't provide a big enough boost to end the discouraging slump in the auction's key business figures.

  • Rutherienne goes over the $1 million mark in earnings in the Nassau Stakes.

    Rutherienne Outslugs Nassau Stakes Foes

    Grade I winner Rutherienne returned to her winning ways with a three-length triumph in the $276,326 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine turf May 30, going over the $1 million mark in career earnings in the process.

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    Payson Weds Real Estate Broker Cole

    Virginia Kraft Payson, who owns Payson Stud in Lexington and the Payson Park Thoroughbred Training Center near Staurt, Fla., and prominent Colorado real estate broker David Libby Cole were married Dec. 19 at the Vail (Colorado) Chapel.

  • Rutherienne leaves the rest as she rolls to victory in the Jenny Wiley Stakes.

    Rutherienne Rallies to Take Jenny Wiley

    Virginia Kraft Payson homebred Rutherienne rallied from off the pace under Garrett Gomez, split horses turning for home and took the lead in deep stretch to win by a neck in the $200,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) April 12 on the Keeneland turf.

  • Rutherienne storms past the field to win the Del Mar Oaks with flair.<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%3D2046382%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Clement Catches Another Grade I Wave in Del Mar Oaks

    For the second time in three weeks, a Christophe Clement trainee shipped into Del Mar from New York to win a grade I event when Virginia Kraft-Payson's Rutherienne left favored Valbenny behind in the stretch for a two-length win in the Del Mar Oaks Aug. 18.

  • Rutherienne (right) and Garrett Gomez capture the Lake George, Friday at Saratoga.<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%3D1834859%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rutherienne Skims Hedge to Win Lake George

    Virginia Kraft Payson's favored homebred Rutherienne continued her impressive 2007 season Friday thanks to a fearless hedge-skimming ride from jockey Garrett Gomez and a bit of luck in the $115,100 Lake George (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

  • Red Birkin (2) crossed the wire first but was disqualified to third for interfering with the eventual winner Rutherienne (1) in the Boiling Springs Stakes.

    Rutherienne Wins Boiling Springs On Disqualification

    Trainer Christophe Clement kept his perfect record at Monmouth intact Saturday with a little help from the stewards as Virginia Kraft Payson's Rutherienne was placed first after finishing second to Red Birkin in the $150,000 Boiling Spring Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the turf.

  • St. Jovite to Stand in Ireland

    St. Jovite, winner of two of Europe's greatest races, will stand at Michael Bowe's Greentree Stud in County Tipperary, Ireland.

  • Scipion wins Risen Star.

    Scipion Springs Risen Star Surprise

    Scipion, a half-brother to juvenile champion Vindication who was a bit disappointing last year, rallied impressively to win the $150,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Fair Grounds.

  • Eye-Catching Scipion Stretches Out in Cradle

    Virginia Kraft-Payson's Scipion, who impressed observers with a last-to-first victory in his career debut Aug. 14 at Saratoga, drew the rail in a field of eight for the $200,000 Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds Sept. 6 at River Downs.

  • Breeders' Cup-Winning Breeders Honored

    Breeders of the winning 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races were honored Jan. 12 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association/Breeders' Cup and the Thoroughbred Club at a dinner held at Keeneland Race Course.

  • Vindication's Pedigree: Payson's Business Plan Vindicated

    Nearly four years ago, Virginia Kraft Payson convinced herself it was time for a change. The breeder had been successfully racing her own stock, first with her late husband, Charles, then solo for about 20 years. However, in 1999, she decided to do an about-face and become a commercial breeder.

  • Carr de Naskra Pensioned

    Carr de Naskra, who won the Travers Stakes (gr. I) and whose runners include the leading New York-bred money earner of all time, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Virginia Kraft Payson's Payson Stud near Lexington

  • First National Owners' Licenses Issued

    The first national license went to horse owner Virginia Kraft Payson, who was among those who applied for one last November. The license is accepted in 15 states, with more to come this year.

  • Owner Payson Splits With Trainer Bond

    After a 13-year association, Virginia Kraft Payson has taken her horses from trainer James Bond and distributed the 14 to five trainers: Allison Register, Bruce Miller, Tom Voss, Sonny Wigginton, and Mary Jo Lohmeier.