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Triple Crown Winner Justify Retired From Racing

Press Release: Justify, undefeated winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, has been retired from racing, it was announced today. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to make sure he is perfect. Without 60-90 days, I can't be definite.”

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Press Release: Justify, undefeated winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, has been retired from racin....



Stud Notes: Ocala Stud's Uncaptured Sires His First Graded Stakes Winner

North America has a new leading freshman sire: Uncaptured. Who? The unlikely leader is by Lion Heart (who?), a son of Tale of the Cat, not exactly a famed branch of the Storm Cat line in terms of producing sires. Millionaire earner Uncaptured was Canadian Horse of the Year and Two-Year Old Champion, the first horse since Deputy Minister to have that distinction, and was a multiple graded stakes winner at two. But no one expected this relatively unheralded young stud to surpass Goldencents on the leading freshman sires list.

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North America has a new leading freshman sire: Uncaptured. Who? The unlikely leader is by Lion ....



Thoroughbred People's Equine Legends Series: Dr Fager

drfager4 While platoons of American Pharoah’s fans are converging on Coolmore’s Ashford Stud over the coming months and rightfully so, there was a horse in 1968 that accomplished a feat no other equine ever had before or likely ever will. According to his Hall of Fame jockey Braulio Baeza and his just as illustrious conditioner John Nerud, the son of 1951 Santa Anita Derby victor Rough’n Tumble could “run a hole in the wind” and was the “fastest horse to ever live.”

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While platoons of American Pharoah’s fans are converging on Coolmore’s Ashford Stud over t....



Stud Notes: 2013 Kentucky Derby Third Revolutionary’s First Winner a Stakes Winner

Revolutionary’s two-year old daughter Maiden Beauty lived up to her name on Sunday, July 15, when, in her debut start, she won the Lynnbrook S. for New York-breds at Belmont by 3 ¼ lengths. A $15,000 weanling at Fasig Tipton November and a $40,000 two-year old buy back at OBS April (though she worked 10 3/5), she defeated the favorite, Tossup, a $230,000 Keeneland September yearling by star sire Pioneer of the Nile.

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Revolutionary’s two-year old daughter Maiden Beauty lived up to her name on Sunday, July 15, ....



A fast, precocious horse who was Group 1-placed in Ireland over 7f as a 2-y-o, Heatseeker developed into one of the leading older horses in the US. In his finest hour, he won the historic Santa Anita Handicap (G1) over a deep & talented field. In his final start, he obliterated the track record for 9f at Hollywood Park in the Californian S. (G2). Heatseeker offers an abundance of versatility, speed, stamina & pedigree at an affordable price.

Stud Notes: Grade 1 Hopeful Victor Strong Mandate Gets His First Winner

Freshman sire Strong Mandate was bound to throw precocity. He himself won the Hopeful S.-G1 at two, and finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1. Though he underachieved at three, his pedigree is chock full of quality black type on his dams’ side, and sons of Tiznow continue to be well represented as sires.

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Freshman sire Strong Mandate was bound to throw precocity. He himself won the Hopeful S.-G1 at ....



Stud Notes: Spendthrift’s Young Guns - Golden Cents, Cross Traffic, Shakin It Up and Can The Man

Kudos to Spendthrift Farm for a stellar weekend. Its freshman sire Goldencents, twice winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1, looks more and more to be a chip off the old block, another Into Mischief in the making. His Bano Solo, a two-year old colt out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Royal Paradise, easily won the fifth race, a maiden special weight, at Churchill Downs on June 23.

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Kudos to Spendthrift Farm for a stellar weekend. Its freshman sire Goldencents, twice winner of....



Stud Notes: Flashback’s First Winner

Flashback stood his first season at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, and his book filled fast. I know, because I wanted to breed my Stormy Atlantic mare to him, but I was too late. The word was out that this was an exceptionally good-looking son of Tapit, and breeders were offered incentives to breed to him.

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Flashback stood his first season at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, just outside of Lexington, Kentuck....



The Interviews: Legendary Jockey's Agent Ron Anderson

RonAnderson After starting out as a jockey's agent in 1973, Ron Anderson soon became one of the industry's most successful and respected agents. World class riders including Gary Stevens, Jerry Bailey, Garrett Gomez and Joel Rosario have all utilized and benefited from Ron's services. Ron talked to Thoroughbred People about his career.

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After starting out as a jockey's agent in 1973, Ron Anderson soon became one of the industry's....



The only Graded stakes-winning miler by Indian Charlie at stud in Florida. Brilliant miler. Won the 1 mile Jerome (G2) defeating Justin Phillip (G1), Rattlesnake Bridge (G1 SP), Astrology (G3), etc.. His first 2-y-o's in training sold include a $675,000 filly and a $600,000 colt. Stakes Winning/SPR dam is a full sister to multiple G1 SW and millionaire Teaks North. Bred to 128 mares in 2015, only one stallion bred more in Florida. $3,000 LFSN.

Pedigree Review: Belmont Oaks Winner Athena’s Amazing Mare Power

The young Coolmore stallion Camelot has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic, surprising everyone with his first crop success, which continues as his first crop turns into sophomores.

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The young Coolmore stallion Camelot has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic, surpri....



The Most Expensive Thoroughbred Ever Sold at Auction - The Green Monkey - Passes Away

The world's most expensive thoroughbred ever to sell at public auction has passed away. The Green Monkey succumbed to laminitis at his retirement home in Florida. He was fourteen. The Green Monkey brought $16m when sold to Coolmore in 2006 at the Fasig-Tipton Calder Select Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale. The colt was consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds. By Forestry out of the Unbridled mare Magical Masquerade, it was a red letter day for Hartley/De Renzo, as they had previously given $425,000 for The Green Monkey as a yearling at the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale.

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The world's most expensive thoroughbred ever to sell at public auction has passed away. The Gre....



Fasig Tipton July Yearling Sale Analysis

Every year, the Fasig-Tipton July Sale provides us with our first glimpse into which sires are hot and which are not. In the Cretaceous period when dinosaurs roamed the earth, some of us old timers will remember that Keeneland also had a select July sale (Fusaichi Pegasus sold in this sale), and Fasig began its July sale with what it called its “New Sires Showcase,” in which first and second crop sires were sold before the well-known and reliable sires’ offspring were auctioned. Now, freshman sires’ offspring are scattered through the single day sale, making this first select sale of the yearling season more egalitarian: a good horse is a good horse.

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Every year, the Fasig-Tipton July Sale provides us with our first glimpse into which sires are....



Stud Notes: Spendthrift’s Young Guns

Kudos to Spendthrift Farm for a stellar weekend. Its freshman sire Goldencents, twice winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1, looks more and more to be a chip off the old block, another Into Mischief in the making. His Bano Solo, a two-year old colt out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Royal Paradise, easily won the fifth race, a maiden special weight, at Churchill Downs on June 23.

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Kudos to Spendthrift Farm for a stellar weekend. Its freshman sire Goldencents, twice winner o....



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