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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 […]

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 […]