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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 […]

Sophie Germain’s career got off to a scintillating start when the juvenile daughter of Algorithms drew clear in the stretch to post a three-length victory in the fourth race at Aqueduct Dec. 3, earning TDN Rising Star honors in the process. The gray filly was making her first start for trainer Chad Brown and owners Bradley […]

First Samurai enjoyed a stellar Thanksgiving weekend when two of his offspring—Miss Sky Warrior and Stacked Deck—scored stakes victories on consecutive days Nov. 25 and 26. The son of Giant’s Causeway–Freddie Fisson, by Dixieland Band now has three black-type scores to his credit for the month of November. First Samurai picked up his first victory […]

War Front continued to add black-type to his resume late in the year when two of his offspring—Journey Home and With Honors—finished first and third respectively in the G3 Jimmy Durante Stakes at Del Mar. Sam Son Farm’s Journey Home made an impressive late rally and sailed clear to win the race by 1 1/4 […]

Stacked Deck, the speedy son of Claiborne sire First Samurai, picked up the third graded stakes win of his career with a victory in the Kennedy Road Stakes (G2) at Woodbine Nov. 25. It was the second time in as many years the 5-year-old sprinter has won this six furlong event, and puts him in a […]

Several offspring of Claiborne stallions lit up the bid board with big prices at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including War Front, Blame, and Trappe Shot. War Front, whose offspring have made headlines throughout the year on the racetrack have also commanded attention in the sale ring. Twenty-three horses by War Front were bought […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Paris, Ky – Gallery Racing has announced that 2015 Eclipse Champion Sprinter Runhappy has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm in 2017. Undefeated in sprint competition, Runhappy won at six different tracks, scoring on both all-weather and dirt surfaces labeled fast, sloppy and muddy, all the while […]

Cut in Stone, a winning daughter of Speightstown in foal to Claiborne stallion Blame, commanded an impressive price of $900,000 during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Consigned by Burleson Farms, agent, Cut in Stone was bought by Reynolds Bell for Alpha/Delta Stables. Bred in Kentucky by Colts Neck Stables, the […]