American Pharoah was named Kentucky-bred Horse of the Year, and his dam Littleprincessemma was named Broodmare of the Year. Michael Blowen of Old Friends Farm received a special achievement award for his dedication to Thoroughbred retirement.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2011
Following is information on incoming stallions to Kentucky standing for $10,000 and up and on select leaders in other markets:
Lane's End will host a stallion season auction and open house to coincide with the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Mixed Sale.
Who else were awarded honors in the year of American Pharoah? view slideshow
Honor Code earned his Eclipse Award the old-fashioned way. He campaigned from late winter until the fall, didn't duck the competition, and won prestigious and historic grade I events in New York.
Javier Castellano was voted outstanding jockey after he exceeded his own previous single-season earnings record as his mounts in 2015 earned $28,120,767, surpassing his previous mark of $26,219,907 in 2013.
A visual look at some of the new stallions for 2016, arranged in alphabetical order. View Slideshow
A visual look at some of the new stallions for 2016, arranged in alphabetical order.
Javier Castellano, who has secured the past two Eclipse Awards as outstanding rider, eclipsed his own single-season earnings mark Nov. 15, ending the day with purse earnings of $26,237,639.
Multiple grade I winner Honor Code will stand for $40,000 off his third in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), while Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Liam's Map is available for $25,000.
A weanling half brother to multiple grade I winner Honor Code lit up the Keeneland November breeding stock price board when purchased by M.V. Magnier of Coolmore Stud for $2.6 million.
American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner to run in the Breeders' Cup, went out an emphatic winner Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
Liam's Map and Honor Code, multiple grade I winners this year, are both settling in at Lane's End Farm where they are taking up residence as new stallions of 2016 after their respective efforts in the Breeders' Cup.
Claire Novak explains plans for American Pharoah and talks about how the Classic contenders have exited the race. watch video
Claire Novak explains plans for American Pharoah and talks about how the Classic contenders have exited the race.
Relive American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.
American Pharoah will have one last chance to add to his racing legacy when he starts in $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Saturday at Keeneland.
The Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) is one of the few big U.S. races to elude Racing Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey, who will send out Honor Code in the race on Saturday.
The large crowds that had lined the Keeneland apron hoping to get a glimpse of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah the previous two days were nowhere around when the colt went to the main track Oct. 30.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Breeders' Cup Classic featuring American Pharoah, Keen Ice, Frosted, Tonalist, Effinex, and Honor Code. Watch Video
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Breeders' Cup Classic featuring American Pharoah, Keen Ice, Frosted, Tonalist, Effinex, and Honor Code. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Following the scratch of Beholder from the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has lowered Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's morning-line odds from 6-5 to 4-5.
Claire Novak delivers the news of the day, including the activities of American Pharoah, Beholder, Honor Code, Frosted, Wedding Toast, and Tonalist. Watch Video
The multiple grade I winner had a brisk gallop at Keeneland after visiting the paddock Oct. 28. Frosted and Keen Ice also made appearances on the track for the first time.
Claire Novak delivers the news of the day, including the activities of American Pharoah, Beholder, Honor Code, Frosted, Wedding Toast, and Tonalist.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak provides information on Untapable's scratch from the Breeders' Cup Distaff, Honor Code's walk around the shed row, and what the European horses were doing out and about. watch video
The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) offers no shortage of interesting storylines in a 10-horse field that includes nine group I/grade I winners.
Claire Novak provides information on Untapable's scratch from the Breeders' Cup Distaff, Honor Code's walk around the shed row, and what the European horses were doing out and about.
- By Claire Novak
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Honor Code settles in Kentucky on Oct. 27 after arriving from New York. watch video
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Honor Code settles in Kentucky on Oct. 27 after arriving from New York.
The oldest living Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner injected the dead-on balance of precocity, stamina, and grit into those that carry his blood.
Honor Code worked a half-mile in :48 Oct. 25 over Belmont's main track in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey was pleased after Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) candidate Honor Code worked five furlongs in a sparkling 1:00 2/5 Oct. 12 over the main track at Belmont Park.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will prepare Honor Code in New York for the two-time grade I winner's planned Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) start Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
- By Frank Angst
Taking a look at the four horses who won more than one BC Challenge race this year, Beholder, who won three; and two-time winners Big Blue Kitten, Honor Code, and Wild Dude. read blog
Well, all the preps are over, and now comes the waiting; first for the pre-entries, then the entries to determine the starting fields. read blog
In his final prep before an expected start in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Honor Code will face six rivals in the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.
Reigning Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) winner Tonalist drilled a bullet five furlongs Sept. 26 at Belmont Park in preparation for this year's edition of the race Oct. 3.
The fields for six graded stakes on Belmont Park's Oct. 3 "Super Saturday" card are beginning to take form.
Preparing for a probable start in the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) on Oct. 3 at Belmont Park, multiple grade I winner Honor Code breezed five furlongs in :59.45 Sept. 12 over the Belmont main track.
Grade I winners Honor Code and Tonalist remain on target for races on Belmont Park's Oct. 3 "Super Saturday" card.
American Pharoah's fall adds to the mystique of the Spa. read blog
Photos highlighting the 2015 Saratoga race meet.
American Pharoah has reclaimed the top spot in the sixth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015, replacing Golden Horn. Shared Belief remains tied for third with Able Friend.
In some ways it's appropriate that in the final start of grade I winner Moreno's career, Honor Code rallied from 19 1/2 lengths back to win the Whitney Stakes. read blog
Honor Code pips Liam's Map in the Whitney at Saratoga and more in the August 15, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Saratoga, Del Mar, Monmouth, Woodbine, Arapahoe, Gulfstream Park, Arlington and More. View Slideshow
American Pharoah and A.P. Indy star in this episode of Lenny's Place. Lenny has an exciting interview with trainer Bob Baffert and they discuss the emotional roller-coaster of the past year. watch video
Honor Code caught early leader Liam's Map in the final strides to win the $1.25 million Whitney Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Whitney Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. read blog
|Trainer||Claude R. McGaughey III|
|Owner||Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm LLC|
|Breeder||Dell Ridge Farm, LLC|
|Honor Code View Five-Cross Pedigree||A.P. Indy||Seattle Slew|
|Serena's Cat||Storm Cat|
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