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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 […]

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 […]

Flatter had a profitable day at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when his grade I-winning daughter Paola Queen fetched $1.7 million and was the fourth highest-priced horse sold during the second session on Nov. 9. Offered as Hip 274 by Brookdale Sales, agent, the 3-year-old filly was bought by SF Bloodstock. Paola Queen scored […]

The demand for War Front offspring in the sales ring has been in line with the strong performances of his sons and daughter on the track. The stallion garnered major positive attention with impressive prices during the first two days of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including three horses that brought seven figures. His […]

Paris, KY – Claiborne Farm is proud to announce that millionaire Ironicus will retire from racing to join its stallion roster in 2017. “This talented homebred had a solid race career as a three-time graded stakes winner and multiple grade I performer. We believe his accomplishments on the racetrack, as well as his impressive bloodlines […]

Miss Sky Warrior became the latest star among the dozen graded stakes winners sired by First Samurai when the juvenile filly captured the G3 Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct Nov. 5. Miss Sky Warrior was making her stakes debut in the $200,000 one-mile race. She outlasted Berned and Eloquent Riddle in midstretch and posted a three-quarter-length advantage […]

Freshman sire Algorithms was represented by his first stakes winner when his juvenile son Vanish won the Clarendon Stakes by a nose at Woodbine Nov. 5. Trained by Mark Casse for Gary Barber, Vanish outlasted front-runner Katalox in the final strides of the $150,000 contest at the Canada track. The chestnut colt covered six furlongs in 1:09.19. Jockey […]

Below please find the Claiborne Farm consignment at the annual Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. To view our past sales results, visit our Sales page or click here.

A yearling colt by Kentucky Derby winner ORB commanded the highest price during the second session of Fasig-Tipton’s October Sale. Hip 759, out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare Zealous Gold and from the family of champion SONGBIRD, was purchased by trainer Tony Dutrow for $300,000. ORB’s progeny have been well-received by buyers thus far, bringing […]

Paris, KY – Stud fees for Claiborne Farm’s 2017 stallion roster have been released. Among the ten stallions currently standing at the Hancock family’s historic farm in Paris, KY, is international supersire War Front. Currently the world’s leading sire of two-year-olds, War Front will stand for $250,000 in 2017, up from $200,000 this year. “War […]