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Grade I-winning Claiborne stallion Data Link is represented by several solid juveniles going into the OBS March 2-year-olds in training sale. Of the seven Data Link offspring consigned to the March 14-15 auction, two of them turned in especially eye-catching performances during the under tack show. Hip 466 worked an eighth of a mile in […]

A filly by Claiborne stallion Flatter turned in one of the four fastest works at the 1/8-mile distance at the opening session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2017 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training March 9. Hip No. 81, a flashy gray or roan filly, stopped the timer in […]

First Samurai was represented by his first stakes winner of 2017 when Miss Sky Warrior scored a half-length victory in the G2 Davona Dales Stakes following an impressive three-wide move on the final turn at Gulfstream Park March 4. The sophomore filly recorded a final time of 1:38.49 over a fast track in the one-mile […]

Orb was well represented in the sales ring when one of his 2-year-old sons fetched $500,000 from the China Horse Club and WinStar Farm at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale. The bay colt is the most expensive offspring to sell at public auction thus far for his young sire. Consigned by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables, he is […]

Rialto Racing Stables and Southern Springs Stables’ 3-year-old colt Petrov engaged in an exciting stretch duel with One Liner in the G3 Southwest Stakes before finishing a game second behind his rival in the Feb. 20 contest at Oaklawn Park. A son of Claiborne stallion Flatter, Petrov previously ran second in Oaklawn Park’s Smarty Jones […]

Trappe Shot’s son Untrapped continued working toward the road to the Kentucky Derby when he spun five wide into the stretch and finished a game second behind Girvin in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Feb. 25. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the bay colt is owned by Michael Langford, who bought him for […]

Flatter enjoyed a fine weekend on Feb. 4 when his offspring Favorable Outcome and Sheer Flatter respectively won and placed in graded stakes on two different coasts. At Gulfstream Park in Florida, Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s sophomore colt Favorable Outcome ran true to his name in the G2 Swale Stakes. The Chad Brown-trained […]

Claiborne Farm’s Lea sired his first foal Jan. 22 when a bay filly was born at the Hancock family’s farm near Paris, Ky. The filly is out of the winning Cozzene mare Winikins. “If they all look like her, Lea will have a great looking first crop and be off to a successful start as […]

Claiborne Farm’s remarkable sire Pulpit passed away at the age of 18 in 2012, but his legacy as a sire continues to endure. The most recent evidence of Pulpit’s greatness can be seen in the older dirt male category for this year’s Eclipse Awards. Interestingly, the trio of finalists—California Chrome, Frosted and Lord Nelson—are all […]

Flatter rang in the New Year on a winning note when his 5-year-old son Flatlined captured the G2 Fort Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14. “The Flatters just get better with age, like I had with Flat Out,” said trainer Scooter Dickey, who saddled Flat Out for a victory in the 2011 G1 Jockey […]