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Kentucky-bred Café Pharoah became the first Grade 1 winner in Japan for his Triple Crown-winning sire American Pharoah, sweeping to an impressive victory in Sunday’s February Stakes (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse, a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar in November. Owned by Koichi Nishikawa and bred by the… Read more

February 21, 2021

Kentucky-bred Charlatan, winner of the Malibu Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita in his last start, headlines an international field of top-class runners slated to contest the $20 million Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Feb. 20. Owned by SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Stonestreet Stables, Fred Hertrich III,… Read more

February 18, 2021

The Thoroughbred industry celebrated its champions Jan. 28 during a virtual ceremony presented by Spendthrift Farm to announce its 2020 Eclipse Award winners. For the 17th time in the last 21 years a Kentucky-bred earned top honors as Kentucky Derby (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Authentic was crowned Horse of the Year. Owned… Read more

January 29, 2021

Kentucky-bred Colonel Liam made his Graded stakes debut a winning one, taking down top prize in the Pegasus Cup World Cup Turf (G1) Jan. 23 at Gulfstream Park for owners Robert and Lawana Low. The least experienced contender in the richest grass race of the winter season, Colonel Liam powered home to defeat stablemate Largent… Read more

January 24, 2021

Kentucky-bred runners, topped by multiple Grade 1 winner Code of Honor, will seek to continue their dominance of the Pegasus World Cup (G1) when a strong contingent parades postward in the fifth renewal of the lucrative 1 1/8-mile test at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Jan. 23. Kentucky-bred runners have won each of the first four… Read more

January 22, 2021

Led by Horse of the Year finalists Authentic, Improbable and Monomoy Girl, Kentucky-breds are prominent among all candidates for 2020 Eclipse Awards, announced on Jan. 16 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB). A virtual ceremony of the 50th annual Eclipse Awards will be… Read more

January 16, 2021

Kentucky-breds showed the way on opening day at Santa Anita, Dec. 26, sweeping the final three Grade 1 stakes of 2020. Charlatan returned in splendid form to win the Malibu S. (G1), Fair Maiden dominated her rivals in the La Brea S. (G1), and East Coast invader Duopoly rolled to a front-running score in the… Read more

December 26, 2020

Santa Anita will play host to the final Grade 1 races of 2020—the Malibu S. (G1), American Oaks (G1), and the La Brea S. (G1)—when the Arcadia, Calif. track kicks off its meet on Saturday, Dec. 26, and Kentucky-breds figure to have a say in the outcome of all three Grade 1 events. Kentucky-breds headline… Read more

December 23, 2020

The third time proved the charm for True Timber in the prestigious Cigar Mile (G1) on Dec. 5. After a runner-up effort in the race in 2018 and a third-place finish in 2019, the Kentucky-bred son of Mineshaft powered home a 5 ½-length winner in the 32nd edition of the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on… Read more

December 5, 2020

Kentucky-bred Bodexpress grabbed the lead with three-sixteenths of a mile to run and fended off a stern challenge from fellow Kentucky-bred Code of Honor to triumph in the $500,000 Clark S. (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 27. Owendale finished third, completing a Kentucky-bred sweep of the top three placings. Campaigned by Top Racing LLC… Read more

November 28, 2020