This past weekend was a major one for Claiborne-sired runners, as four different stallions were represented in the winner’s circle in stakes races, with two of them coming at the highest level. Leading the way were Flatter and Arch, as they sired the winners of the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and Cotillion Stakes (G1), respectively, on […]

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 […]

Arch, the sire of eleven Grade 1 winners and four champions, died January 20th of an apparent heart attack, according to Claiborne Farm representative, Bernie Sams. The 21-year-old son of Kris S., out of Aurora, by Danzig, sired 58 stakes winners, 34 graded stakes winners, 11 Grade 1 winners, and four champions during his stud […]

In the first session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, a mare and a yearling filly, both by ARCH, each topped their respective categories. SUMMER SOLO, hip 259, a Grade 1-placed mare in foal  to Ghostzapper brought a final bid of $700,000 from Virginia Kraft Payson of Payson Stud. The highest priced […]

GRAND ARCH won his second consecutive stakes and first Grade 1 when he rallied to take the $1,000,000 Shadwell Turf Mile S. on a yielding course at Keeneland. The son of ARCH was coming off a win in the Fourstardave H.-G2 on a firm turf course at Saratoga in mid August. In this ‘Win and […]

On the first day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, a colt by ARCH was purchased for $425,000 by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd. Hip 163, an April 26th foal out of the A.P. Indy mare Checkered Flag was consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent. Also in the first session, a filly by ARCH sold for $310,000 […]

At the one day select session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s August Yearling Sale, a filly by ARCH brought a final bid of $320,000, the top priced horse of the day.  Hip 214 is a February 15th foal out of the SW/GP Proud Citizen mare Citizen Advocate. Bred by Whitehall Lane Farm, the filly […]

Winner of Woodbine’s G2 King Edward S. last year, GRAND ARCH took down another Graded stakes winning the $500,000 Fourstardave H.-G2 by a neck at Saratoga. Going a mile on the inner turf, the new Millionaire son of ARCH tracked the pace in third only 1 1/2 lengths back for the first half mile. He […]

On the second night of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, the only two individuals by ARCH in the sale brought some hefty prices. Hip 163, an April 30th foal out of Quickest, by Forest Wildcat, was purchased for $675,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Inc. The colt  was bred in Kentucky by Vincent Colbert […]

Runner-up in the Grade 3 Fair Grounds H. in his seasonal debut, GLENARD (GB) notched his first stakes win taking the $100,000 J. Kenneth Self Shelby County Boys and Girls Club S. by a length. Racing 1 1/16 miles on a yielding turf, the son of ARCH was still nearly eight lengths off the lead […]

BENT ON BOURBON won his third straight race in five lifetime starts when he pulled away through the stretch to take the $250,000 Iowa Derby-G3 by three lengths. The 3-year-old colt by ARCH stalked the pace early after breaking from post eight against nine rivals going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Prairie […]

Stakes-placed in her last three starts, including two Graded races, BLINGISMYTHING became ARCH’s 33rd Graded stakes winner with her win in the one mile Wilshire S.-G3 on the turf at Santa Anita. Only about 2 1/2 lengths off the lead for most of the way, BLINGISMYTHING split horses in mid-stretch and finished fastest of all […]

PIQUANT became his sire’s 54th career stakes winner with a three-length win in Aqueduct’s Peeping Tom S. Racing six furlongs in a field of 12 and breaking from the outside post, the son of ARCH swung six wide at the top of the stretch, took the lead inside the furlong pole and powered away for […]

At this year’s OBS March Sale of 2YOs in Training, a colt by ARCH was purchased for $580,000 by West Point Thoroughbreds. Hip 366, an April 27th foal out of the Carson City mare Rebuke worked :10 1/5 for a furlong at the Under-Tack session.

Making his first start in the U.S. and first start since last September, GLENARD (GB) rallied to earn the runner-up spot, less than two lengths back of the win, in the Fair Grounds H.-G3. The son of ARCH broke from the inside post in a 10-horse field and decided to move off the rail early […]

Making her first start in four months, multiple Graded stakes winner WATERWAY RUN put in a solid performance to finish runner-up, beaten less than two lengths, in the Florida Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf S. Racing 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Gulfstream Park, the daughter of ARCH was never far back, moved […]

Coming off a runner-up finish in a stakes at Yarmouth last out, ALBASHARAH took the lead with four furlongs to go and won the Betfred Mobile Pride S. easily by 3 1/2 lengths. The daughter of ARCH was in good position in this large field of 17 as they raced into the mid stages of […]

Grade 2 winner GRAND ARCH turned in a grand performance to finish runner-up to two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan in the $1 Million Shadwell Turf Mile S.-G1 on the opening weekend of Keeneland’s Fall Race Meet. The 5-year-old son of ARCH stalked the pace early no more than three lengths off the lead. […]

Making her first start in 14 months, G2-placed ALBASHARAH rallied to finish runner-up in the EBF John Musker Fillies’ S. at Yarmouth. Racing 1 1/4 miles on a turf rated good, the daughter of ARCH lacked running room with a furlong to go, but got clear and charged to the wire beaten less than a […]

Multiple GSW POMOLOGY was undefeated in four starts going into the prestigious Qatar Prix Vermeille-G1 at Longchamp. The 4-year-old filly by ARCH took the lead soon after the break in this grueling 1 1/2-mile test on the turf that was rated good. POMOLOGY remained in front until challenged by the eventual winner who had squeezed […]