Blame

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Senga gave Blame his first Grade/Group 1 winner in a major way when she won the G1 Prix de Diane Longines at Chantilly. By taking the Prix de Diane, which is internationally known as the French Oaks, Senga also became Blame’s first Classic winner. “She is a fantastic filly, from a fantastic breeding operation,” said […]

Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale featured multiple high-priced offerings by Claiborne stallions during its two day run in Timonium, Md., from May 22-23. Leading the way was Orb, who was well represented by several members of his first crop. One of his colts, Hip 373, sold for a hefty $710,000 to Dennis O’Neill from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Claiborne homebred juvenile filly Chastise earned more recognition for her sire, Blame, when she impressively broke her maiden in the fourth race at Keeneland Oct. 12. Chastise entered the turf contest after closing well to be third in her debut going 1 1/16 miles at Saratoga Race Course. By virtue of that effort, the Todd […]

Eclipse Champion Blame, the #1 3rd-crop sire by lifetime Graded Stakes Horses, continues to appeal to buyers in the sales ring. Also, ranked #1 of his crop by Sales Average and Median, Blame set a new personal best when Hip 171 sold for $390,000 at Keeneland’s September Sale. It was the highest priced yearling colt […]

Onus, the daughter of Claiborne Farm sire Blame, set her 3rd career course record in winning the Lady Baltimore Stakes Sept 10th. It was the 5th win for the speedy gray filly who was bred and is raced by Stuart S. Janney, III under trainer Shug McGaughey. The victory in the Lady Baltimore Stakes pushed her […]

Claiborne sire BLAME is currently ranked the leading 3rd-crop sire… both in the sales ring AND on the racetrack. With 11 lifetime Graded Stakes Horses, Blame ranks #1 among his crop. And his commercial appeal is just as strong as his proclivity to produce black-type runners. Again, among 3rd-crop stallions, Blame stands atop the list […]

Blame, the Eclipse champion, 3-time Grade 1 winner, and spoiler of Zenyatta’s historic undefeated streak in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, is currently ranked the #3 sire in the world by Comparable Index. This list includes the company of some of the most sought after sires in the world, such as: 1. Bernardini 2. Giant’s Causeway […]

Blame sired his third stakes winner of the year when the Michael Matz-trained 3-year-old filly Queen Caroline captured the $60,000 Nellie Mae Cox Stakes in her first black-type attempt at Pimlico June 25. The victory was especially sweet for Virginia-based horsewoman Amy Moore, who notched her first stakes win as a Thoroughbred owner in the […]

Coming off an impressive win in the Honey Ryder Stakes last month, SWEET VICTORY (Blame) rallied to win the $200,000 Penn Oaks by 1 1/2 lengths June 4th going 1 mile on the turf. Settling in off the pace along the backstretch, Sweet Victory went three wide around the turn and pulled clear for the win. […]

Claiborne sire BLAME, the #1 third-crop sire by both Comp Index and lifetime Graded Stakes Horses, was represented by 4 winners this past weekend, including a Course Record Setter, new TDN Rising Star, and a stakes horse. PROMOTE was awarded TDN rising star status with an emphatic win in maiden special weight company at Belmont […]

Sweet Victory, a 3-year-old daughter of Claiborne stallion Blame, won the Honey Ryder Stakes in impressive fashion May 7 at Gulfstream Park. The filly, owned by George Bolton and Peter Leidel, was a $285,000 purchase at Fasig-Tipton’s 2014 Saratoga Sale. This was the second straight victory and third in five career starts for the Todd […]

Exaggerated, the daughter of Claiborne Farm stallion BLAME, overcame traffic, darted to the lead, and won the $100,000 Giant’s Causeway Stakes at Keeneland April 16. She covered the 5 ½ furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:02.81 for owners Lael Stables. This was the 5th victory in 7 starts for the Arnaud Delacour trained filly. The […]