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After being narrowly beaten in three straight stakes races to start the year, it was finally Cambodia’s turn in the G3 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico on Preakness Stakes Day. Her victory over On Leave, who was two lengths behind in second, made it a War Front filly exacta at the wire. Jockey Florent Geroux and […]

Recruiting Ready notched his third consecutive victory of 2017 by taking the Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico on Preakness Day, which made the 3-year-old Algorithms colt’s victory even sweeter for his connections. Owned by Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Farm, which is Maryland-based, Recruiting Ready led from start to finish in the Chick Lang, clicking off opening […]

With a flair for the dramatic, Walkabout put in a come-from-behind victory in the G3 Matron Stakes at Churchill Downs. Near the back of the pack early, Walkabout came flying late and in the final strides of the race got her neck in front of second-place finisher Improv for the win. “Around the first turn, […]

Declarationofpeace became the latest success story for his internationally acclaimed sire War Front when he achieved TDN Rising Star status April 24. The juvenile colt, who was a $2.5 million weanling at the 2015 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, gave his owner M.V. Magnier immediate confidence in his investment when he posted a dominating six-length […]

Calumet Farm enjoyed a fine first Saturday in May as its homebred colt Wild Shot, by farm stallion Trappe Shot, notched his first stakes victory in the G3 Pat Day Mile at Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Derby Day undercard. Wild Shot overcame pace setter Uncontested at the head of the stretch before cruising to a […]

Offspring by Claiborne stallions brought some impressive prices at the Ocala Breeders Sale Co.’s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 25-28. Orb led the way when his son, Hip No. 28, fetched $685,000 to top the first session of the sale. Consigned as Hip No. 28 by Randy Miles, agent, the colt was bought […]

Claiborne will have a major rooting interest this Friday in the G1 Kentucky Oaks. One of the farm’s stallions—First Samurai—has a daughter that will go postward in the Run for the Lilies. Miss Sky Warrior represented her sire in a big way and stamped her ticket for the Oaks with a resounding 13-length victory in the G2 Gazelle over nine […]

After knocking on the door in graded stakes company earlier this year with a third in the G1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, War Correspondent came through in a major way for his sire, War Front, with a confident score in the G3 Miami Mile at the Florida track April 29. Ridden by jockey Tyler Gaffalione, […]

Just as Kentucky Derby winner Orb impressed on the racetrack, so his offspring are earning admiration in the auction ring. During Orb’s short time at stud, several of his sons and daughters have fetched major prices at sales from coast to coast. The latest in that elite group was a $685,000 colt at the Ocala […]

Claiborne Farm stallion Data Link was represented by his first winner April 19 when his juvenile daughter Di Maria scored a decisive three-length victory in her career debut at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Javier Negrete for Carlos Munoz, Di Maria is the first starter for Data Link. She was quick out of the gate in […]

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 […]