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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

Kentucky-bred Van Gogh was named Cartier Champion 2-Year-Old Colt in Europe on Friday, joining fellow Kentucky-bred Roaring Lion as recent European champions. Roaring Lion was named Horse of the Year and Champion 3-Year-Old Colt in 2018. Van Gogh, an imposing bay colt by American Triple Crown winner and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) victor American Pharoah,… Read more

November 22, 2020

Kentucky-bred Monomoy Girl, a two-time Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner and Eclipse Champion, provided the fireworks at Fasig-Tipton’s Night of Stars on Sunday, Nov. 8, selling to Spendthrift Farm for $9.5 million, marking the third-highest price for a filly or mare ever at the sale. Monomoy Girl is one of the most accomplished race mares… Read more

November 9, 2020

With an impressive front-running victory in the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Authentic became the seventh consecutive Kentucky-bred to win the Classic and the 26th overall in the 37 runnings of the race, and the brilliant Monomoy Girl became a two-time winner of the $2,000,000 Distaff (G1) as Kentucky-breds won seven Breeders’ Cup races over… Read more

November 7, 2020

Kentucky-breds made their presence felt during Breeders’ Cup’s Future Stars Friday, capturing three of the day’s five Breeders’ Cup races. Godolphin homebred Essential Quality remained undefeated in three career starts with a determined victory in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Ridden by Luis Saez, Essential Quality rated off a swift pace upfront in the… Read more

November 6, 2020

Kentucky-breds will play a pivotal role in determining Saturday’s $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland, as nine of the 10 entrants in the signature event of the championship weekend hail from Kentucky. Led by the likes of Improbable, Maximum Security, Tom’s d’Etat and Authentic, Kentucky-breds are seeking to win the prestigious Classic for a… Read more

November 6, 2020

The Breeders’ Cup returns to Keeneland and kicks off on Friday, Nov. 6, with five races for the juvenile set. Kentucky-breds are prominent throughout the $7 million program and are led by undefeated Grade 1 winners Princess Noor and Dayoutoftheoffice in the $2,000,000 Juvenile Fillies (G1), and Jackie’s Warrior and Essential Quality in the $2,000,000… Read more

November 5, 2020