Carrie Brogden

Stuart Morris Leaves Hospital

Stuart Morris, who suffered a stroke on Christmas Eve, has been discharged from the rehabilitation facility where he has been recovering, according to a post from Carrie Brogden on his GoFundMe page. "Stuart and (partner) Patty (Mitchell) are on their way home!!!" Mitchell wrote. "We cannot possibly express the thanks for the support.... financially, emotionally and spiritually. The Thoroughbred horse industry is an amazing place and we all feel lucky to be a part of it." Morris was transferred from UK Hospital to the Cardinal Hill rehabilitation hospital on Dec....

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Stuart Morris Moved to Cardinal Hill

Stuart Morris, who suffered a stroke Christmas Eve morning, has been moved to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, according to Carrie Brogden, who is keeping his supporters updated through a GoFundMe page she set up for him. Morris has spent the last few days hospitalized at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Cardinal Hill specializes in rehabilitation after stroke, brain injury, and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions. Brogden shared Morris was now able to slightly move his left arm, which had been stricken with paralysis. The stroke also...

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'Nobody Has a Crystal Ball'

Probably you know Carrie Brogden. The way her ideas, opinions, memories, emotions come tumbling out, one on top of the other. And how even after a few minutes she will have shared way too much of this torrent of vitality for the narrow channel of paragraphs that follows here. Except you don't know Carrie Brogden. For instance, did you know that she's only here because of Einstein? Seriously. We'll come to that, and to the Beanie Babies, too, who have a more immediate role in her story. But how are...

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Kamden Racing Strikes for 550k Spritz as KEENOV Book 3 Closes

LEXINGTON, KY--The market remained competitive as Book 3 of the Keeneland November Sale closed its two-day run Friday with a frenzy of activity towards the end of the session. After a slow, but steady beginning to the day, Spritz (Awesome Again) (Hip 1747) commanded everyone's attention deep into the session, topping the day's action at $550,000 from Gary Holland's Kamden Racing. She is carrying her first foal by Quality Road. The day's co-second-highest priced offering came just six hips later when the Brogdens fended off all comers for a mare...

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First-Crop Yearling Previews: Audible

The 2022 class of first-crop yearling sires features a diverse batch of Kentucky-based young stallions including a pair of Breeders' Cup champions, two sons of reigning top sire Into Mischief, five graded stakes winners at two and five Grade I winners on turf. Throughout the course of the yearling sales season, we will feature a series of freshman sires as their first crop points toward the sales ring. Check out the first few editions of our series here. WinStar Farm's Liam O'Rourke vividly recalls the day that breeders got their...

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Optimism Prevails as Yearlings Go Back on the Market at Fasig-Tipton July Sale

LEXINGTON, KY - The yearling sales season kicks off Tuesday with the Fasig-Tipton July Sale of Selected Yearlings at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. Bidding at the one-session auction begins at 10 a.m. "We're optimistic," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said of expectations for the sale. "We've seen a very solid 2-year-old marketplace throughout the spring. There is demand for quality horses, certainly plenty of interest. Racing is pretty good right now." On a balmy Monday morning in Lexington, buyers were out in force and consignors were busy showing yearlings to a...

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Line of Vision Tops Wanamaker's April

Wanamaker's, host of monthly online Thoroughbred auctions, closed April's sale with a top price of $60,000 for young broodmare Line of Vision (Court Vision). The MSW is carrying her first foal, which is due next spring and is by Coolmore America's MGISW Tiz the Law. Carrie Brogden of Machmer Hall signed the ticket. "One of my clients alerted me to a stakes-winning mare carrying her first baby by Tiz the Law in the Wanamaker's Sale," said Brogden. "We have had several of his babies born on our farm and were...

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Special Guests Added to Trailblazing Horsewomen Livestream

StreamHorseTV will welcome additional special guests to the roster for its Trailblazing Horsewomen: Racing Edition, a 90-minute livestream featuring conversations with extraordinary women in horse racing about the past, present and future for women in the industry. The event is sponsored Starlight/StarLadies Racing. NBC equine sports analyst and former jockey Donna Brothers, pioneering female jockey Diane Crump, Hall of Fame trainer Janet Elliot, racing's winningest female jockey and Hall of Famer Julie Krone, and steeplechase veteran Jo Motion will be joined by Patti Barton--the leading female jockey in the United...

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Mating Plans: Machmer Hall

With the 2022 breeding season right around the corner, we will feature a series of breeders' mating plans over the coming weeks. Today Carrie Brogden discuses mating plans for a few members of the 109-mare-strong Machmer Hall broodmare band. TIZ DIXIE (m, 9, Tiznow -- Comeon Dixie, by Mr. Greeley), to be bred to Constitution We bought this 9-year-old mare as a maiden for Golden Pedigree for $5,500 and we subsequently did the mating and then foaled and raised her first foal, a colt by Constitution who became stakes winner...

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Game Winner Sires First Foal

Champion and three-time Grade I victor Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg}--Indyan Giving, by A.P. Indy)'s first foal arrived Sunday at Machmer Hall. The filly, out of Desire Street (Congrats) was bred by Machmer Hall, and born just before midnight. She was described by Carrie Brogden as a "well balanced, leggy, strapping filly with a great hind leg." Brogden continued, "We have already booked a dozen client and Machmer Hall mares back to him, so this baby certainly helps to justify that faith in this juvenile champion son of Candy Ride."...

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Method in the 'Madness' Connecting Star Juveniles

Any farm, really any farm--right up to the most iconic Bluegrass nurseries--would have been proud to have two juveniles as accomplished as Rattle N Roll (Connect) and Electric Ride (Daredevil) heading towards the Breeders' Cup. And for both to have meanwhile dropped out, in wildly contrasting circumstances, would only have reiterated the odds to be overcome by even the most lavishly resourced operations. Rattle N Roll, winner of the GI Claiborne Breeders' Futurity, can regroup next year after a minor foot issue ruled him out of the GI TVG Breeders'...

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October Sale Continues at Record Pace

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale continued its frenetic pace Tuesday and figures remained ahead of record pace at the half-way point of the four-day auction. "It was a great session," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said Tuesday night. "It was record-breaking in all regards: gross, average and co-highest price ever for a colt. But more important than that was the continued level of activity. There is a great RNA rate overall with people walking in there with reserves that were getting doubled and tripled. It was an...

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