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ACCELERATE JOINS AN ELITE CLUB

STALLIONS

As the dust settles from Accelerate’s thrilling victory in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic, some context is in order. 

 

In addition to the Classic, Accelerate also won the Santa Anita H., the Gold Cup at Santa Anita, the TVG Pacific Classic, and the Awesome Again S.—all important Grade I events. Notably, four of these Grade I wins came at the American Classic distance of 1 1/4 miles, the yardstick by which the industry measures itself. 

 

Thu, 11/15/2018

FEES ANNOUNCED FOR ACCELERATE, CITY OF LIGHT & WEST COAST

STALLIONS

Lane’s End Farm today announced the 2019 stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast. 

Wed, 11/07/2018

ACCELERATE GRANTS SADLER FIRST BREEDERS’ CUP WIN

STALLIONS

John Sadler, Breeders’ Cup-winning trainer.

 

A much-discussed 0-for-41 heading into this year’s two-day Championships, the 62-year-old finally put that story to bed with a popular, one-length victory by Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky) in Saturday’s GI Breeders’ Cup Classic on a spectacular late fall afternoon before a lively crowd of 70,423 at Churchill Downs.

 

Longshot Gunnevera (Dialed In) rallied smartly from far back to finish second after getting bumped badly at the start. Thunder Snow (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}) was a solid third.

 

Mon, 11/05/2018

CANDY RIDE’S GAME WINNER REMAINS PERFECT WITH BC JUVENILE SCORE

STALLIONS

Unbeaten ‘TDN Rising Star’ Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg})–hero of the GI Del Mar Futurity Sept. 3 and GI American Pharoah S. Sept. 29–overcame a rough trip to deliver a well-deserved, 2 1/4-length decision as the even-money favorite in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.

 

The bay, owned by Gary and Mary West and trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, cemented his status as the year’s top 2-year-old and early GI Kentucky Derby favorite in the ‘Future Stars Friday’ feature before a crowd of 42,249 on a chilly fall Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

 

Mon, 11/05/2018

CITY OF LIGHT BLITZES DIRT MILE FOES

STALLIONS

City of Light (Quality Road) left the stalls running and never gave anybody else a chance posting a dominating performance, his third at the highest level, in the GI Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. It was 2 3/4 lengths back to Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul {Ire}) in second. Bravazo (Awesome Again) was third.

 

Previously unbeaten Catalina Cruiser (Union Rags), off to an awkward beginning after veering out at the start from his nine draw, was a very disappointing sixth as the 4-5 favorite.

 

Mon, 11/05/2018

TIFFANY’S HONOUR: HIP 221 KEENOV

SALES

A young Street Cry mare offered in foal to Medaglia d’Oro, Tiffany’s Honor is out of history-making Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour, a member of the exceptionally exclusive club of mares that have produced two individual winners of U.S. Triple Crown events.

Tue, 10/30/2018

STRIKE CHARMER: HIP 212 KEENOV

SALES

Three times is the charm, as Strike Charmer is a three-time graded stakes winner. She is by Smart Strike – a twice Leading Sire and outstanding broodmare sire – out of a stakes winning and graded placed Storm Cat mare, and is offered in foal to Tapit.

Tue, 10/30/2018

MY MISS SOPHIA: HIP 147 KEENOV

SALES

My Miss Sophia has absolutely everything one could want in a young broodmare prospect. By a standout sire, who has become an exceptional broodmare sire, she has top-drawer form on both dirt and turf, and carrying a foal by one of the world’s sought most sought-after sires, that is bred on an extremely successful cross.

Tue, 10/30/2018

MEZINKA: HIP 139 KEENOV

SALES

By the sire of a Kentucky Derby (G1) winner in his first crop, Mezinka is a three-quarters sister to the sire of a Triple Crown winner, and sells in foal to a champion who sired a Kentucky Derby (G1) winner in his first crop.

Tue, 10/30/2018

LIAM’S MAP AMONGST TOP FIRST-CROP SIRES

STALLIONS

Lane’s End Farm’s multiple Grade 1-winning first-crop sire Liam’s Map concluded his inaugural yearling sales season on an upswing. From a 2016 stud fee of $25,000, Liam’s Map ranked in the top three by first-crop North American stallion averages with a figure of $162,293. The speedy gray was fourth by first-crop median of $150,000, earning supporters six-times the stud fee paid. Of the 64 yearlings by Liam’s Map that were sold this year, 46 brought $100,000 or more.

Mon, 10/29/2018

TOP BREEDERS’ CUP CONTENDERS ADDED TO LANE’S END ROSTER FOR 2019

STALLIONS

In 2016 it was Honor Code, Liam’s Map, Mr. Speaker, and Tonalist. In 2018 it was Connect and Unified. In 2019, Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast will join the illustrious stallion roster at Lane’s End Farm. These three distinguished runners are the best of their generation, each a millionaire with multiple Grade 1 victories to their names.

Thu, 10/25/2018

STREET SURRENDER: HIP 589 KEENOV

SALES

A stakes winner over grade one winning competition, Street Surrender is offered carrying her first foal, who will also be member of the first crop of Horse of the Year Gun Runner.

Wed, 10/24/2018