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NOBLE MISSION: STAKING HIS CLAIM

STALLIONS

It’s probably fair to call it a first-world problem, but one dilemma which extremely successful owner/breeders can find themselves facing is what strategy to adopt when a top-class broodmare produces several prospective stallions, because it is asking a lot for them all to fulfil their potential if they are standing alongside (and essentially in competition with) each other. That is the position which Prince Khalid Abdullah has found himself in with Kind (Ire) (Danehill), dam of two winners of the G1 Champion S., i.e.

Wed, 01/02/2019

AUDIBLE UPENDED IN HARLAN’S HOLIDAY

STALLIONS

While Audible (Into Mischief) seemed all but unbeatable in Saturday’s GIII Harlan’s Holiday S., returning to the Gulfstream Park strip over which he romped in both the GII Holy Bull S. and GI Florida Derby earlier this term, it was another sophomore–Sir Anthony (Mineshaft)–who stole the show. Sir Anthony belied 35-1 odds when annexing Arlington’s Bruce D. Memorial S. in August, and resurfaced in a state-bred allowance at Hawthorne Oct. 5, getting the job done by a head. The chestnut added another Hawthorne score Nov.

Mon, 12/17/2018

TEQUILITA DELIVERS HIGH NOTE IN RAMPART STAKES

STALLIONS

The next phase of Tequilita's career has already been mapped out. She has a date this spring with champion and Darley stallion Street Sense , a mating she already proved herself worthy of by virtue of the multiple graded stakes wins on her past performances lines.


More than a year had gone by, though, since her connections got to see the 4-year-old daughter of Union Rags  make her way into a winner's circle. If her time in the Dec. 15 Rampart Stakes (G3) goes down as her final start, credit the bay filly for giving her team a last impression they can savor.

Mon, 12/17/2018

LEOFRIC TOO TOUGH IN CLARK

STALLIONS

A $330,000 Keeneland September yearling from a female family nurtured over decades by noted breeder Peter Blum, Leofric (Candy Ride {Arg}) was sold to owner Steve Landers for $100,000 at the 2016 Keeneland November sale, a decent amount of money for a well-pedigreed horse, but one that had placed just once from three career starts while under the care of Neil Howard. It all came full circle Friday afternoon, when the handsome gray entire put the wraps on a truly memorable season with a doggedly determined defeat of an equally game Bravazo (Awesome Again) in Friday’s GI Clark H.

Mon, 11/26/2018

CANDY RIDE’S LIORA DETERMINEDLY HOLDS OFF RESTLESS RIDER IN GOLDEN ROD

STALLIONS

Liora (Candy Ride {Arg}), a runaway maiden winner at third asking beneath the Twin Spires Oct. 28, led them every step to narrowly pull off a 27-1 upset over heavily favored ‘TDN Rising Star’ Restless Rider (Distorted Humor) in Saturday’s GII Golden Rod S. at Churchill Downs. High Regard (Will Take Charge) completed the trifecta.

Mon, 11/26/2018

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

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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