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Triple Crown Winner Justify Arrives at Coolmore Ashford

The history of the Triple Crown can be traced to 1919, when horse racing writers took note of the first winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes, the great Sir Barton. However, 1930 was the year when the phrase became common parlance, when Gallant Fox won the Triple Crown for his breeder, Belair Stud, and then, five years later, his son Omaha also won the Triple Crown, the only father/son duo to complete such a feat, and for the same breeder.

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The history of the Triple Crown can be traced to 1919, when horse racing writers took note of t....



Keeneland Week 1 - A Change in the Usual Suspects

The 2018 Keeneland September Sale represented change in more ways than the obvious maximizing of book one to four days, the entire first week of the sale, in reality putting book one and book two together, shortening the number of entries sold per day, and even beginning the sale at one o’clock because of the torrential rain in the weekend preceding the sale, which inhibited buyers’ ability to examine the select yearlings. It would appear that 2018 reveals a shift in the tectonic plates of the yearling market, with new stars emerging and energizing both the averages and the total amount of receipts to Keeneland.

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The 2018 Keeneland September Sale represented change in more ways than the obvious maximizing ....



Day One of Keeneland September - Honor Code Surprises!

The first day of Keeneland September usually demonstrates that nobody knows anything. Consignors, unsure about the market, set reserves too high and end up bringing yearlings home, no doubt to unhappy owners. Buyers know just as little, and wait to put their hands up in the pavilion, thinking the market will stabilize, find its own comfort zone, after day one, so that they will get their dollar’s worth. With a 35% buy back rate (25% is considered high), the first day of the epic Keeneland September Sale of 2018 demonstrates that the usual suspects with the deepest pockets - Godolphin, Coolmore, Don Alberto Stables - fear not, and plunge right into the competition for the best. There is much to be learned from day one, however.

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The first day of Keeneland September usually demonstrates that nobody knows anything. Consignor....



Stud Notes: Spendthrift Takes the Day

Saturday, September 9, was officially Spendthrift Farm Day. Missed the memo? Not to worry - Spendthrift goes on innovating, with its fabulous cast of young stallions and its ways of getting breeders involved with them, getting them large books of mares to make them competitive and commercial. Mr. Hughes, the owner of Spendthrift, has done more for the little guy breeder than any other farm owner, so it’s only right that he should reap the rewards. And the rewards were plentiful on September 9.

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Saturday, September 9, was officially Spendthrift Farm Day. Missed the memo? Not to worry - Spe....



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Stud Notes: Derby Winner Orb's Stud Career Skyrockets

Sophomore sire Orb didn’t make many waves as a freshman sire, but his career has now made a big splash with his first graded stakes winner, two-year-old Sippican Harbor, becoming the longshot winner of the Spinaway S.-G1 at Saratoga on Saturday, September 1. With only 83 starters, Orb now boasts 33 winners, but clearly Sippican Harbor is the belle of this ball, moving her sire up to number 12 on the second crop sires list. Sippican Harbor’s record is now three starts and two wins, for earnings of $242,650.

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Sophomore sire Orb didn’t make many waves as a freshman sire, but his career has now made a b....



Stud Notes: Baffert and Smith Own Travers Day with Abel Tasman and Marley's Freedom

It’s Bob Baffert’s and Mike Smith’s world - the rest of us are just lucky to be citizens of it. On Travers S.-G1 day, August 25, the so-called undercard featured two grade one races for fillies and mares, the Personal Ensign S. and the Ballerina S., and both were won by the dynamic duo who might as well be Batman and Robin given their unbeatable heroism.

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It’s Bob Baffert’s and Mike Smith’s world - the rest of us are just lucky to be citizens....



Stud Notes: Unique Bella and Noble Mission

If you are a race horse owner, you know that the highs make you feel like your brain is going to explode, and the lows break your heart, over and over. My own race filly just broke her maiden, and made me the happiest person on earth for a day. August 18, the low happened - millionaire, champion, and multiple grade one winning four-year-old Unique Bella fractured a sesamoid in training and was retired.

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If you are a race horse owner, you know that the highs make you feel like your brain is going ....



The Great Races: The 1984 Breeders’ Cup Classic

WildAgainOn Monday (October 26) morning, a small select group of admirers, family and media gathered around a freshly constructed plaque that was to be unveiled at Thoroughbred Park in downtown Lexington. Although a decade has passed since John R. Gaines passed, his imprint on the legacy and direction of Thoroughbred racing will forever remain. On a day that would commence the countdown to the 32nd edition of the Breeders’ Cup that would be hosted by Lexington for the very first time, it seemed the perfect tribute to the man responsible for the event’s existence.

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On Monday (October 26) morning, a small select group of admirers, family and media gathered aro....



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Pedigree Review: Into Mischief's Del Mar's Best Pal Stakes Winner - Instagrand

In a weekend full of racing action, one colt stood out - Instagrand, winner of August 11th’s Best Pal S.- G2 at Del Mar. Frequently cynical racing commentators felt their blood pressure rise, and utilized the ultimate compliment when describing him -“freak.” Indeed, he had that man among boys look to him that we’ve become accustomed to seeing in Justify, that aura of professionalism one rarely sees in two-year-olds and that very masculine handsomeness.

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In a weekend full of racing action, one colt stood out - Instagrand, winner of August 11th’s ....



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....



Welcome to KBC International... Supplies for all your equine needs! KBC carries over 4000 horse-related items and horse supplies - available on the web 24/7. If you don't see it, we'll find it! We're adding more daily, so come visit often! Chances are we have it or can get it for you-just let us know. Call our customer service number: 800-928-7777, or email us at [email protected]