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Flatter’s 3-year-old son Avie’s Flatter, winner of the Kentucky Utilities Transylvania (G3) at Keeneland April 5, was among the winners at the 44th annual Sovereign Awards in Canada April 18. Avie’s Flatter was named Canada’s outstanding 2-year-old male of 2018. Trained by Josie Carroll, he is being pointed to the $400,000 American Turf (G2) at Churchill […]

War Front’s Kentucky Derby-bound son Omaha Beach became his sire War Front’s 20th G1 winner when he captured the Arkansas Derby before a rain-drenched crowd of 45,000 at Oaklawn Park April 13. Winner of the G2 Rebel Stakes last time out, Omaha didn’t disappoint when he returned to the Arkansas track from his California base. […]

Flatter’s 3-year-old son Avie’s Flatter returned to the races in style with an impressive victory in the G3 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland. “It was a great way to start,” said trainer Josie Carroll of the victory, which was accomplished when Avie’s Flatter got clear at the head of the stretch, grabbed the lead at the […]

Claiborne stallions Blame and Flatter were represented by several juvenile offspring that fetched notable, six-figure prices at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale March 27. A Blame colt out of the Pulpit mare Ascending Angel commanded a final bid of $700,000 from Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock. Consigned by Randy Bradshaw, agent as Hip No. 183, the colt worked […]

First Samurai became the second Claiborne Farm stallion to have a viable 2019 Kentucky Derby hopeful when his son Cutting Humor narrowly edged late-running Anothertwistafate to win the G3 Sunland Derby in track record time March 24. Other Claiborne sire War Front is represented by Kentucky Derby hopefuls War of Will, winner of the G2 […]

War Front’s sophomore son Omaha Beach became the stallion’s second strong contender on the Kentucky Derby trail with a game nose victory in the second division of the $750,000 G2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park March 16. Another War Front colt, War of Will, became his sire’s first Kentucky Derby hopeful when he romped to […]

Recruiting Ready became the newest Graded Stakes winner for his sire, Algorithms, on March 2 with a victory in the Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (G3). The four-time stakes winner had previously placed in a number of graded events, including the Woody Stephens (G3), Iroquois (G3), and Bashford Manor (G2).   Trained by Stanley Hough for Sagamore […]

War Front’s 3-year-old son War of Will remained undefeated on the dirt as he romped to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 16, earning enough points to start in the G1 Kentucky Derby. Trained by Mark Casse for Gary Barber, War of Will established command just […]

Blame had a huge day as a stallion when two of his offspring won graded stakes on opposite coasts Feb. 16. Blame’s 5-year-old daughter Marley’s Freedom notched her fifth graded stakes victory with an impressive win in the G2 Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita Park, while his 4-year-old daughter Blamed picked up her second […]

Gary Barber’s War of Will made early progress on the Kentucky Derby trail when the son of War Front made a bid in the far turn of the G3 LeComte Stakes and drew off to win by a decisive four lengths at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 19. Ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, War […]

Fashion Faux Pas scored her first stakes victory in style and became the 52nd stakes winner for her sire, Flatter, when she captured the Dec. 15 Sandpiper Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs for owners Denlea Park and Kent Spellman and trainer Arnaud Delacour. Fashion Faux Pas’ Sandpiper victory has ranked  Flatter first among all sires […]

Blame’s 4-year-old daughter Marley’s Freedom scored her fifth victory in her last six starts when she dug in late to defeat Come Dancing by a neck in the G3 Go For Wand for fillies and mares at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 1. Guided by Fall of Fame rider Mike Smith, Marley’s Freedom went to post as the […]

Blame’s 3-year-old daughter Blamed notched her first graded stakes win in impressive gate-to-wire fashion when she outlasted a late-charging Remedy in deep stretch to score by three quarters of a length in the G3 Comely Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack on Nov. 23. Trained by Bill Mott for Cleber Massey, Blamed was guided by jockey Julien […]

Plainsman continued his hot streak and became his sire Flatter’s newest stakes winner when defeating G1 Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski in the G3 Discovery Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sent to post as the 4-5 favorite, Plainsman scored his first stakes victory in a powerful, front-running performance under jockey Joel Rosario by 1 3/4 lengths. The […]

Offspring by Claiborne Farm stallions and mares in foal to those stallions brought impressive prices during the first two sessions of the Keeneland November breeding stock sales. Claiborne’s top international sire War Front led the sale after the first two sessions, with 10 of his offspring bringing six figures, the most expensive of which was […]

Claiborne stallions Blame, War Front, and Mastery were represented with big numbers in the auction ring during the Fasig Tipton November Sale on Nov. 5. Fault, the daughter of Claiborne’s Eclipse Champion and three-time G1 winner Blame, was bought for $1.2 million by Shadai Farm. The filly was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. […]

Claiborne Farm announced Nov. 5 that three-time Grade 1 winner and Eclipse Champion Blame will stand for $30,000 in 2019. Led by Grade 1 winners Fault and Marley’s Freedom, Blame has distinguished himself among the breakout sires of 2018. His 13 stakes winners this year include other graded stakes victors Maraud, Miss Kentucky, and Beyond […]

The Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm, home of international super-sire War Front, announced 2019 stud fees for its roster to stand at the Paris, Ky.-based farm for the upcoming breeding season. Among 12 stallions currently standing at Claiborne, War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. The leading sire by percentage of lifetime graded stakes winners, […]

Avie’s Flatter became the 50th stakes winner for Claiborne stallion Flatter when the juvenile colt cruised to an impressive 5 1/4-length victory in the Cup and Saucer Stakes at Woodbine. The $225,000 Cup and Saucer, a race for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds, was run over 1 1/16 miles on a turf course officially rated “yielding.” Avie’s Flatter […]

After a heated battle to the wire, First Samurai’s son Sharp Samurai represented his sire well in winning the G2 City of Hope Mile at Santa Anita Park by a narrow nose over Fly to Mars. Co-owned and trained by Mark Glatt for partners Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal, the gelding stopped the clock […]