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A trip out west proved perfect for Fault, who charged home to win the Buena Vista Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita by a length under jockey Geovanni Franco. The 4-year-old Blame filly was making her first start for trainer Phil D’Amato, after being previously based in the Midwest. Content to sit sixth in a field […]

West Coast was crowned the 2017 champion 3-year-old male during the Eclipse Awards. The always progressive Flatter colt continued to improve throughout the season and impressed voters with his easy victories in the Travers Stakes (G1) and Pennsylvania Derby (G1), among others. Patience was key with West Coast, who missed the Triple Crown but shone […]

Racing in Dubai, Shamaal Nibras took the biggest race of the entire Jebel Ali season when he was victorious in the Jebel Ali Mile Sponsored by Shadwell Farm (G3). The son of First Samurai had been second in the 2017 running, but he refused to be denied by his old foe Forjatt this time. When […]

On Leave refused to be left behind in the My Charmer Stakes (G3), as she came with a late run and wore down Gianna’s Dream to win by a neck at Gulfstream Park. Sent off as the race favorite, the 4-year-old War Front filly completed the one mile contest in 1:35.35 over a firm turf […]

In her stakes debut, Rich Mommy added to her bankroll with a victory in the Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. After coming from behind and having to go six wide, the 3-year-old Algorithms filly kicked clear in the stretch to win by two lengths under jockey Luis Saez. “I had a perfect trip,” […]

Claiborne Farm announced today that two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner and Hall of Famer Lure died this morning due to infirmities of old age. The son of Danzig was 28. Lure set a track record in his career debut on the dirt at Belmont Park, but it was his proficiency on the turf, […]

Stud fees for Claiborne Farm’s 2018 stallion roster have been released. Among the twelve stallions currently standing at the Hancock family’s historic farm in Paris, KY, is international super sire War Front, who will remain at $250,000 next year. War Front’s G1-winning progeny this year includes Roly Poly, War Flag, Avenge, American Patriot and 2-year-old […]

In just her second career start, Daisy got a sweet victory in the Tempted Stakes (G3) on opening day of the Aqueduct fall meet. The 2-year-old Blame filly went to the lead from the beginning and pulled away to win by 4 ¾ lengths. Daisy is trained by John Servis for Rick Porter’s Fox Hill […]

Having post 10 in a field of 13 was anything but unlucky for Lull, who won the Autumn Miss Stakes (G3) by 3 ¼ lengths. The 3-year-old War Front filly, who races as a homebred for Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider, covered a flat mile over the Santa Anita turf in a swift 1:32.66. […]

Sharp Samurai secured his fourth stakes victory in a row by taking the Twilight Derby (G2) at Santa Anita. The First Samurai gelding dominated his foes in the race as he pulled away to win by 2 ¾ lengths. Sent off as the race favorite, Sharp Samurai completed his task over a mile and one […]

U S Navy Flag notched the second Group 1 victory of his juvenile season by taking the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket in England. The War Front colt was forwardly placed throughout before leaving the field behind to win by 2 ½ lengths. In winning the Dewhurst, U S Navy Flag set a new juvenile […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Paris, KY – Grade 1 winner Mastery will stand his first season at Claiborne in 2018 for a fee of $25,000 LFSN, the Paris, Ky., farm announced Oct. 12th. This talented son of Candy Ride (ARG) was a perfect 4-for-4 during his racing career. His flawless juvenile campaign included decisive victories in […]

For the second consecutive weekend, War Front has had two Grade/Group 1 winners. Two weeks ago, it was U S Navy Flag and Avenge, and this time it was Roly Poly and War Flag. Roly Poly, who is U S Navy Flag’s full sister, kicked things off by taking the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot […]

War Front had three Graded/Group winners over the weekend, including two at the highest level, as well as two other stakes performers. U S Navy Flag, the 2-year-old full brother to fellow 2017 G1 winner Roly Poly, won the Juddmonte Middle Park S. (G1) at Newmarket for Coolmore. His stablemate Fleet Review, also by War […]

This past weekend was a major one for Claiborne-sired runners, as four different stallions were represented in the winner’s circle in stakes races, with two of them coming at the highest level. Leading the way were Flatter and Arch, as they sired the winners of the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and Cotillion Stakes (G1), respectively, on […]

Stardoza became freshman sire Data Link’s first stakes winner by taking the Mrs. Henry D. Paxson Memorial Stakes at Presque Isle Downs in her first attempt at stakes company. The 2-year-old filly took the lead early and never looked back. After cruising to the front, Stardoza rated nicely while setting a manageable pace, and she […]

Plenty of high quality horses were on offer during the first two books of the Keeneland September yearling sale, and of the 13 horses to sell for seven figures, five of them were by Claiborne stallions, which is a healthy 38.5%. Offspring by War Front always prove popular at major auctions, and this year’s September […]

Orbolution was sent off as the betting favorite in the $100,000 P. G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga, and she didn’t disappoint as she romped to a 4 ¾ length victory. In doing so, the 2-year-old filly became the first stakes winner for freshman sire Orb. After breaking well, Orbolution sat behind leaders Mentality and Oldfashioned Style […]

Sharp Samurai notched his second graded stakes victory of the Del Mar meet with his half-length score in the Del Mar Derby (G2). Sent off as the race favorite, the 3-year-old First Samurai gelding was mid-pack in the early stages of the nine-furlong grass contest before sweeping past his opposition in the upper stretch and […]

Cambodia continued to show her consistency as she won her third graded stakes race of the year by taking the John C. Mabee Stakes (G2) at Del Mar. The 5-year-old War Front mare completed the nine furlong turf contest in 1:47.79. Placed within striking distance in mid-pack early by jockey Drayden Van Dyke, Cambodia rallied […]