Claiborne’s Accomplishments

OUR HISTORY
HALL OF FAME

Known as the Birthplace of Champions, Claiborne Farm is responsible for an unprecedented amount of accomplishments. From breed-shaping stallions to Kentucky Derby winners who took their first steps on our soil, quality and consistency is a tradition we have held for over 100 years. The numbers speak for themselves.

Twinspires

BIRTHPLACE OF KENTUCKY DERBY WINNERS
Ten winners of the Kentucky Derby have been foaled/raised at Claiborne Farm.
GALLANT FOX (1930) OMAHA (1935) JOHNSTOWN (1939) JET PILOT (1947) CANONERO II (1971) RIVA RIDGE (1972) SWALE (1984) FERDINAND (1986) THUNDER GULCH (1995) ORB (2013)
Triple Crown

SIRES OF TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS
Six of the thirteen Triple Crown winners were sired by Claiborne stallions.
GALLANT FOX (1930) OMAHA (1935) WHIRLAWAY (1941) COUNT FLEET (1943) SECRETARIAT (1973) SEATTLE SLEW (1977)

National leading sires
Claiborne’s stallions have topped the nation’s leading sire list 29 times. Each of the following took at least one turn as North America’s Leading Sire by annual earnings...

Leading broodmare sires
Great stallions lend their influence beyond a single generation. The following 10 Claiborne Farm stallions sired so many important producing daughters that they collectively led the broodmare sire list 42 times...
Sires of champions
More than 300 Champions have been sired by Claiborne stallions.

Air Force Blue Alleged Arravale Banshee Breeze Big Brown Blame Bold Ruler Brave Anna Caerleon Chief’s Crown Conquistador Cielo Count Fleet Dance Smartly Dancethruthedawn Danehill Dayjur Declaration of War Doubledogdare Dubai Millennium Flanders Forty Niner Gamely Golden Attraction Halfbridled Heavenly Prize Hill Prince Hoist the Flag Inside Information Lady’s Secret Lamb Chop Lammtarra Langfuhr Les Arc Lines of Battle Machiavellian Moccasin Nashua Personal Ensign Relaxing Risen Star Round Table Royal Academy Ruffian Seattle Slew Secretariat Seeking the Pearl Sky Classic Smuggler Stacked Deck Turkish Trousers U S Navy Flag Vagrancy War Emblem West Coast Whirlaway
Birthplace of champions
Horse of the Year winners for 17 seasons are also among Champions in major racing countries that were raised at Claiborne Farm.

Breeders’ Cup & Classic races
In the last eight decades, Claiborne stallions and their progeny are responsible for winners of...

22

kentucky derby

20

Preakness stakes

22

Belmont Stakes

29

Breeders’ cup races

national racing hall of fame
The ultimate honor for a racehorse is to be elected into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. 23 of those honorees, 11 percent of all Hall of Fame members, were foaled and/or raised at Claiborne.

Broodmares of the year
Since 1946, the Broodmare of the Year Award has been among the most coveted honors on the American Turf. Claiborne Farm is proud to have been home to 16 of the important matrons which have been voted that honor.
Banja Luka Delta Grecian Banner Hildene Knight’s Daughter Liable Maid of Flight Miss Disco Misty Morn Personal Ensign Pocahontas Relaxing Shenanigans Siama Somethingroyal Striking

Leading Breeder
Three generations of Hancocks have shown their ability to bring together an enduring pattern of stallion quality with carefully nurtured female families. On 10 occasions, A.B. Sr., A.B. (Bull) Jr., or Seth W. Hancock topped the list of Leading American Breeders by annual earnings.
10-time leading breeder including 2 eclipse awards for outstanding breeder
Additionally, Claiborne’s longtime client Ogden Phipps twice led that list in 1988 & 1989.

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