Big Brown

Dortmund Passes Away in Korea

MGISW Dortmund (Big Brown--Our Josephina, by Tale of the Cat) passed away at Korea's Great Hill Farm Apr. 18 due to a small bowel torsion, the farm reported on Instagram Thursday. Dortmund won his first six starts for Kaleem Shah and trainer Bob Baffert, including the 2015 GI Santa Anita Derby and 2014 GI Los Alamitos Futurity. The hulking chestnut was the bettors' second choice in the 2015 GI Kentucky Derby behind his stablemate American Pharoah. The 'TDN Rising Star' finished third to eventual Triple Crown winner that day and...

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Saturday Racing Insights: $550k Uncle Mo Colt Kicks Off at Keeneland

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 2nd-KEE, $100K, MSW, 3yo/up, 5 1/2fT, 1:32 p.m. Trainer Wesley Ward brings 3-year-old LAWMAKER to Keeneland on Saturday for owners Westerberg Limited and Mrs. John Magnier. The son of Uncle Mo, who sold for $550k at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, is out of the stakes-winning Big Brown mare Red Sashay, herself a half-sister to GSW Shamaal Nibras (First Samurai) who earned over $580k and GSP & SW New Edition (Stormy Atlantic). Lawmaker has been in consistent work in preparation for his debut including...

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War Dancer Tops Irish Hill & Dutchess Views 2022 Stallion Roster

Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions has announced its 2022 stallion roster and stud fees, featuring new addition Waiting (American Pharoah--Wait No More, by Medaglia d'Oro). Out of a $1.575-million Saratoga Yearling Sales topper, Waiting's second dam is champion Wait a While. He will stand for $4,000 LFSN. Topping the 2022 roster will be War Dancer (War Front), currently the fifth-ranked sire in New York and leading second-crop sire, at $7,500 LFSN. Big Brown (Boundary) sits at number two in New York sires in earnings and tops the state's sires...

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Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions Announces 2021 Stud Fees

New York stallion farm Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions has released its 2021 stud fees and roster. Headlined by War Dancer (War Front) at $7,500, the stallion roster includes five stallions that previously stood with Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions and one new sire, Lookin At Lee (Lookin At Lucky), a multiple Grade I-placed placed millionaire and 2017 GI Kentucky Derby runner-up who will begin his career at the Saratoga area stallion station and stand for $6,500 LFSN. He joins a roster that boasts leading New York sire...

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Prominent Owner Paul Pompa, Jr. Passes Away

Longtime owner and breeder Paul Pompa, Jr., who campaigned dual Classic winner Big Brown (Boundary) in partnership, passed away suddenly Saturday, according to Jerry McClenin, Pompa's cousin-in-law and stable manager. He was 62. A highly respected businessman, Pompa was owner and President of the Brooklyn-based trucking company Truck-Rite Corp., which he recently sold. He got into Thoroughbreds in 2000 with the help of McClenin. "Paul was a tremendous businessman who ran his trucking business almost exclusively on his own," McClenin said. "He came to me saying he wanted to get...

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