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CHAMPION GAME WINNER RETIRED TO LANE’S END

STALLIONS

Lane’s End Farm announced today that undefeated Champion Two-Year-Old and graded-stakes winning three-year-old Game Winner has been retired from racing and will stand the 2021 season at Lane’s End.

Wed, 09/23/2020

GRADE 1 WINNER HONOR A. P. RETIRED

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Lane’s End farm announced today that Honor A. P. will retire from racing and stand the 2021 season at their Versailles farm. The three-year-old colt retires as a Grade 1 winner and the top earner of his leading second-crop sire Honor Code.

In his most recent start, Honor A. P. dealt with an unlucky trip to finish a quickening fourth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, posting a 99 Beyer and traveling an incredible 49 more feet than the winner Authentic. This in turn means that the colt ran the fastest race of the field when accounting for ground loss.

Mon, 09/14/2020

TWIRLING CANDY'S SWEET RIDE

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Like any other sport, Thoroughbred racing is streaky. Barns can get hot, jockeys can rack up wins, and even sires can get stakes winners in bunches. The consistently good stallion Twirling Candy, who stands at Lane's End near Versailles, Ky., has been on quite a "heater" lately.

Fri, 08/07/2020

CONCRETE ROSE TO BE OFFERED AT KEENELAND NOVEMBER WITH LANE'S END

SALES

Lane’s End Farm will offer Concrete Rose, the premier American turf filly of her generation, at the upcoming Keeneland November Sale. With six wins from seven lifetime starts and $1,218,650 in earnings, the four-year-old filly is the leading performer to date by Lane’s End stallion Twirling Candy.

Thu, 08/06/2020

LANE’S END TO SELL QUALITY ROAD HALF-BROTHER TO GRADE-3 WINNER

SALES

Lane’s End will be selling a Quality Road yearling half-brother to Turned Aside, winner of the Quick Call S. (G3) at Saratoga. The half-brother is out of the graded stakes-placed War Front mare Sustained.

Sat, 07/25/2020

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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