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Blame’s 3-year-old daughter Senga represented her sire with his first GSW of 2017 when she outlasted 31-1 outsider La Sardane in the one-mile G3 Prix de la Grotte Etalon Kendargent at Chantilly in France. “She was a bit nervous beforehand, maybe because she was fresh, but they tend to be a little like that in […]

American Patriot became the first G1 winner of 2017 for War Front when the 4-year-old colt scored a heart-pounding neck victory in the Makers 46 Mile at Keeneland April 14. Trained by Todd Pletcher for owner/breeder WinStar Farm, American Patriot outlasted Heart to Heart in the final strides of the $300,000 contest under jockey Javier […]

First Samurai’s 3-year-old daughter Miss Sky Warrior continued her hot streak and stamped her ticket for the G1 Kentucky Oaks with a resounding 13-length victory in the G2 Gazelle at Aqueduct Racetrack April 8. Trained by Kelly Breen for owner/breeder Arlene London, Miss Sky Warrior completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:51.71 under jockey Paco […]

Claiborne stallions Orb and Blame experienced some nice results at the recent Barrett’s select 2-year-olds in training sale. Kentucky Derby winner Orb had two offspring bring six figures at the California auction. The top seller was Hip 86, a $320,000 filly bought by Speedway Stables. Consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent, she is out of the […]

Minnie Blip, a 3-year-old daughter of Algorithms, powered to a dominating 7 ¼-length victory over Belle Star Park in her career debut, the eighth race at Fair Grounds March 23. Sent off at odds of 8-1, Minnie Blip secured the lead following an exciting three-wide bid in the stretch and completed the six-furlong contest in […]

Undefeated Grade 1 winner Mastery will stand at Claiborne Farm upon retirement, according to representative Bernie Sams. The three-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) is a perfect 4-for-4 in his racing career, including dominant victories in last year’s Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity (gr.I) and Bob Hope Stakes (gr.III), and this year’s San Felipe (gr.II). […]

Claiborne Farm stallions Orb, Flatter, War Front and Data Link were among the top stars of the show during the Ocala Breeders’ Sale Co.’s March sale of 2-year-olds March 14-15. Kentucky Derby winner and promising freshman sire Orb shone brightest of all when his juvenile son fetched $1.25 million to top the first session of […]

Kentucky Derby winner Orb made headlines once again when his juvenile son fetched $1.25 million to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-old in training sale March 14. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle, he was bought by Solis/Litt on behalf of LNJ Foxwoods and partners Nancy Favreau and Kathy Psoinos. “It […]

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 […]

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 […]