West Coast was crowned the 2017 champion 3-year-old male during the Eclipse Awards. The always progressive Flatter colt continued to improve throughout the season and impressed voters with his easy victories in the Travers Stakes (G1) and Pennsylvania Derby (G1), among others. Patience was key with West Coast, who missed the Triple Crown but shone […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

West Coast led from gate to wire and posted an easy 3 ¼ length victory in the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Although the 3-year-old Flatter colt missed the Triple Crown races, he defeated the winners of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes during his Travers romp. “They said, ‘Listen, you ride him […]

Progeny by Claiborne stallions received a great deal of interest during the highly respected Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale. Leading the way were a $1 million colt by Orb, who was the overall co-sale topper, and a colt by War Front, who fetched the next highest price of the two-day auction. Freshman sire Orb proved […]

Sent off as the race favorite, West Coast notched his third victory in a row by winning the Los Alamitos Derby (G3) by 2 ¾ lengths. The win was an easy won for the Flatter colt, and he was under a snug hold late. Now, his connections are thinking of taking on Grade 1 company. […]

West Coast clearly had no trouble traveling east, as he posted an authoritative victory in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes on Belmont Stakes Day in New York.  Trained by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old Flatter colt notched his first stakes victory in the 1 1/16-mile contest. After breaking a touch slowly, West Coast sat mid-pack before […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rialto Racing Stables and Southern Springs Stables’ 3-year-old colt Petrov engaged in an exciting stretch duel with One Liner in the G3 Southwest Stakes before finishing a game second behind his rival in the Feb. 20 contest at Oaklawn Park. A son of Claiborne stallion Flatter, Petrov previously ran second in Oaklawn Park’s Smarty Jones […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Flatlined, a son of Claiborne sire FLATTER out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Buttercup’s Song, triumphed in the Old Friends Stakes Sept 8. The bay gelding took the lead off the far turn and drove home for the victory, a neck ahead of Graded Stakes horse Perfectly Majestic. He completed the turf mile and 70 yards […]

A year ago, Economic Model made his 2yo debut at Saratoga. The son of Flatter won handily, by over 2 lengths. In his next start, the first of his 3yo campaign, he ran 2nd in the G2 Swale Stakes. His only hiccup was this year’s G2 Tampa Bay Derby, where he finished off-the-board among a […]

RACHEL’S TEMPER emerged victorious in her stakes debut, becoming the 9th stakes winner of 2016 for her sire, FLATTER. Sent off at 3-1 odds, she trailed by as many as 12 lengths behind a lightning fast pace. Waiting patiently to make her move, the dark bay gained ground nearing the final turn, swung five wide, and overtook […]

For the second time in the last 34 days, The Thoroughbred Daily News has honored a son of Claiborne sire FLATTER with the distinguished title of TDN RISING STAR. Favorable Outcome, a 2yo colt out of the stakes winning mare Shananies Song, turned in a dashing performance in his debut at Saratoga. Settled into third […]

Yo Carm, a 3yo colt by FLATTER out of Iolanda, won the $75,000 Bruce D. Memorial Stakes at Arlington Park Aug 13. It was a sentimental victory for owner/breeder Ed Fortino, who is the brother-in-law of this stakes race’s namesake, the late Bruce Duchossois. This race marked the Polytrack debut for Yo Carm, who prevailed by a half […]