brad kelley

Belmont a Weathervane for Calumet

The mystique around Calumet is such that it aptly discloses a nearly perfect anagram for "Camelot." Both words evoke, not just an idealized past, but a yearning for the restoration of standards eroded during our unchivalrous times. Of course, Calumet has itself had its modern lapses, but there's no mistaking the wholesome intentions animating its latest ownership. True, the methods of Brad Kelley and his team sometimes strike the orthodox observer as idiosyncratic, to put it mildly. But it makes sense to write a new chapter, in their own hand,...

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Bravazo Joins Stallion Ranks at Calumet

Bravazo (Awesome Again--Tiz o' Gold, by Cee's Tizzy), who bankrolled over $2 million over the course of four seasons at the track, will enter stud in 2021 at his owner's Calumet Farm. He will stand for $6,000. Trained by D. Wayne Lukas, Bravazo was second in the GI Claiborne Breeders' Futurity at two and earned his way onto the Triple Crown trail with an upset victory in the GII Risen Star S. in 2018. He would go on to finish second, beaten a half-length by eventual Triple Crown hero Justify...

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Calumet Farm Tops Breeders List in 2019

Calumet Farm has topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2019 with $12,545,854 in earnings, according to statistics released Wednesday by The Jockey Club Information Systems. Calumet Farm bred 410 starters with 332 wins, 310 seconds and 323 thirds out of 2,435 starts. Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey was second with earnings of $8,249,834 with 276 wins out of 1,779 starts. Calumet Farm also topped the breeders list that includes partners with $12,760,517 in earnings and 337 wins from 2,459 starts. WinStar Farm, LLC came in...

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