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HONOR A. P. CRACKS THE GENETIC CODE

STALLIONS

By: Chris McGrath

 

If someone new to our business asked you to pick a single race in 2015 that might explain the passion that consumes us, you probably wouldn’t pick the processional exhibitions of a first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. You’d show them the GI Whitney S.

Mon, 06/15/2020

HONOR CODE'S HONOR A. P. EQUAL TO TASK IN SANTA ANITA DERBY

STALLIONS

Honor A. P. (Honor Code) launched into action four wide into the stretch and powered home a dominating winner of Saturday’s rescheduled GI Runhappy Santa Anita Derby.

After missing some time with a foot bruise earlier this year, the handsome dark bay made his belated sophomore debut in the GII San Felipe S. Mar. 7, and ran a big one in defeat after making a strong middle move to chase home loose-on-lead wire-to-wire winner Authentic (Into Mischief).

Mon, 06/08/2020

VEKOMA OVERWHELMS RIVALS IN RUNHAPPY CARTER

STALLIONS

Vekoma (Candy Ride {Arg}) made 8-5 look like a gift, as he paddled his way through the final furlong of the Belmont slop to post a dazzling 7 1/4-length victory in the GI Runhappy Carter H. and in the process, earning a fees-paid berth in the gate for the GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland Nov. 7.

Mon, 06/08/2020

CODE OF HONOR BACK IN STYLE IN THE WESTCHESTER

STALLIONS

Confidently handled by Hall of Famer John Velazquez, last year’s comebacking GI Runhappy Travers S. hero Code of Honor (Noble Mission {GB}) kicked off his 4-year-old campaign with a well-timed decision in Saturday’s GIII Westchester at Belmont.

Mon, 06/08/2020

TWO FRESH HORSES RIDING THE CANDY CAROUSEL

STALLIONS

By: Chris McGrath

 

Wed, 04/01/2020

SIRE POWER: STALLION MANAGER SELLERS KEEPS LANE'S END SHED ON TASK

STALLIONS

By: Lenny Shulman

 

Just past 7:30 a.m. on an early March morning, with the sun beginning to rise over the paddocks east of Lane’s End, stallion manager Billy Sellers stands outside the majestic operation’s breeding shed, upbeat and bright as the weather. He’s wearing a safety vest over a tan jumpsuit and blue surgical gloves with plastic extensions that run up to his elbows. He is awaiting the first stallion to come to work for the 8 a.m. breeding session, the first of three sessions he’ll oversee on this day.

Wed, 03/25/2020

WEST COAST GETS PERFECT SCORE ON STALLION SPECTATOR RATINGS

STALLIONS

Pedigree experts Bill Oppenheim and Dr. Emily Plant have devised a 9-point scale to predict sire success. Only nine sires since 1996 have scored 9/9 on this scale, of which eight have become very successful sires. West Coast joins an elite group including A.P. Indy, Bernardini, Dixie Union, Empire Maker, Galileo, Giant’s Causeway, Montjeu and Sea The Stars.

Fri, 03/20/2020

LANE'S END FARM INTRODUCES STALLION SELECT TOOL

STALLIONS

Lane’s End Farm has debuted its new Stallion Select tool—an innovative new feature that instantly and automatically matches any mare with her best-suited Lane’s End stallion.

Mon, 03/09/2020

THE FACTOR'S PROGENY ARE ALL ABOUT VERSATILITY

STALLIONS

By: Eric Mitchell

 

Stakes races across the country Feb. 15 provided one of the clearest examples of how versatile Lane's End Farm's The Factor has been as a sire. 

The 12-year-old son of War Front was represented by a graded stakes winner going two-turns on the grass at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and a dirt sprinter at Laurel Park. In addition, the sire had a winner in a one-mile, non-black-type stakes on the main track at Turf Paradise.

Thu, 02/20/2020

FIRST YEARLINGS BY CONNECT LAND SOLID BLOWS AT FASIG-TIPTON KENTUCKY WINTER MIXED SALE

STALLIONS

By: Joe Nevills

 

A little momentum heading into the breeding season never hurts, and Connect got just that on Monday with a strong opening session at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale.

The resident of Lane's End had two first-crop yearlings go through the ring on Monday, and their hammer prices accounted for the top two spots among rookie stallions, two of the day's seven highest prices for yearlings, and perhaps most importantly, the highest-priced yearling of the session.

Thu, 02/13/2020

CONNECT, UNIFIED LEAD FASIG-TIPTON YEARLING RESULTS

STALLIONS

By: Eric Mitchell

 

Lane's End's first-crop yearling sires Connect and Unified came out of Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale with the strongest results among all sires represented in the 'short' yearling market.

Wed, 02/12/2020

Fast Starts For Lane’s End Young Guns

STALLIONS

By: Kelsey Riley

 

VERSAILLES, KY–With the foal crop of 2020 beginning to gradually dot the paddocks of the Bluegrass, excitement and anticipation are running high, perhaps even more so for a stud farm with a stallion celebrating its first arrivals.

For Lane’s End Farm, the feeling is threefold, with the farm set to welcome the first crops of Grade I winners Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky), City of Light (Quality Road) and West Coast (Flatter).

Tue, 02/11/2020