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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 […]

West Coast led from gate to wire and posted an easy 3 ¼ length victory in the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Although the 3-year-old Flatter colt missed the Triple Crown races, he defeated the winners of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes during his Travers romp. “They said, ‘Listen, you ride him […]

In her first attempt at stakes company, Sunset Ridge continued to impress as she pulled away to win the $200,000 Fleet Indian Stakes by 6 ¼ lengths. The 3-year-old Algorithms filly is now a perfect four-for-four in her career. Although Sunset Ridge broke last in a field of five, she recovered quickly to stalk the […]

U S Navy Flag was sent off as the betting favorite in the Plusvital Round Tower Stakes (G3) at the Curragh, and he did not disappoint. Leading all the way, the 2-year-old War Front colt pulled away from his rivals to win by six lengths. “You’d be delighted with him,” said winning trainer Aidan O’Brien. […]

Fault proved faultless in the Pucker Up Stakes (G3) on Arlington Million day. The 3-year-old Blame filly saved ground early and angled out in mid-stretch to run down Journey Home to get up for the win by a neck. “She’s just maturing and she keeps getting better,” said trainer Michelle Lovell. “We’ll take it one […]

Progeny by Claiborne stallions received a great deal of interest during the highly respected Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale. Leading the way were a $1 million colt by Orb, who was the overall co-sale topper, and a colt by War Front, who fetched the next highest price of the two-day auction. Freshman sire Orb proved […]

Cambodia added another graded stakes victory to her resume with her determined victory in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2) at Del Mar. The 5-year-old War Front mare stalked three deep, came four wide into the stretch, bid three wide to gain the lead past the eighth pole, and gamely held off second-place finisher Pretty Girl […]

In his first attempt at graded stakes company, Sharp Samurai didn’t disappoint. Sent off as the race favorite in the La Jolla Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, the First Samurai gelding went five-wide entering the stretch and held off Fashion Business to win by a head. “That was, as they say in Europe, a messy […]

Clearly a progressive filly, 3-year-old Roly Poly won her second consecutive Group 1 by defeating her elders in the Prix Rothschild in France. Her gutsy victory came just two weeks after winning the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) in England. In the Prix Rothschild, Roly Poly refused to be denied, as she got her head down […]

Roly Poly became the 16th Grade/Group 1 winner for War Front with her easy score in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket in England.  Racing for Coolmore, she was ridden to victory by Ryan Moore. “She improved right through the spring and deserved to win a Group 1,” said Moore. “She was just touched […]

Sent off as the race favorite, West Coast notched his third victory in a row by winning the Los Alamitos Derby (G3) by 2 ¾ lengths. The win was an easy won for the Flatter colt, and he was under a snug hold late. Now, his connections are thinking of taking on Grade 1 company. […]

In his first career start, Mind Trappe drew plenty of attention with his smart debut at Arlington Park. The 2-year-old Trappe Shot colt tracked the pace on the inside, snuck through on the rail at the quarter pole and took off from there, ultimately crossing the wire an eye-popping 7 ¼ lengths in front of […]

Serengeti rewarded those who sent him off as the betting favorite in a maiden special weight at Santa Anita with a dominating victory. Ridden by Mike Smith, the 2-year-old colt pulled away in the stretch to win by 11 lengths and was named a TDN Rising Star for his efforts. Bob Baffert trains Serengeti for […]

Senga gave Blame his first Grade/Group 1 winner in a major way when she won the G1 Prix de Diane Longines at Chantilly. By taking the Prix de Diane, which is internationally known as the French Oaks, Senga also became Blame’s first Classic winner. “She is a fantastic filly, from a fantastic breeding operation,” said […]

Although she was coming off an eight-month layoff, Claiborne Farm’s homebred Bendable would not be denied in the G3 Desert Stormer Stakes. Ridden by Mike Smith, she pulled away to win by a 1 ½ lengths at Santa Anita. “She’s matured a whole lot,” said Smith. “She was aggressive leaving the gate but turned right […]

Undefeated Grade 1 winner Mastery made his much anticipated arrival at Claiborne Farm June 12. He has been retired from racing and will begin stud duty at the legendary stallion farm in 2018, according to representative Bernie Sams. The three-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) was a perfect 4-for-4 in his racing career, including dominant […]