Clear Creek Stud

Afternoon Deelites, Bacharach's Best Runner, Dies at Old Friends

Just six days after the passing of his owner Burt Bacharach, Afternoon Deelites, a six-time graded-stakes winner, was euthanized Feb. 14 at Old Friends, the Kentucky-based Thoroughbred retirement farm, due to complications from colic. He was 31. Old Friends President and Founder Michael Blowen announced his passing Wednesday morning. The dark bay stallion, who was the farm's oldest resident, was just two weeks shy of his 31st birth date. Bred by Blue Seas Music Inc., the son of Private Terms--Intimate Girl, by Medaille d'Or, was foaled in West Virginia on...

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Clear Creek Stud To Host Stallion Presentation

Clear Creek Stud is holding their annual Stallion Presentation Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10:30 am until 2:00 p.m. at their farm in Folsom, Louisiana. The 2023 roster includes MGSW Clearly Now (Horse Greeley), 2022 leading Louisiana-bred sire Custom For Carlos (More Than Ready), MGISW Imperial Hint (Imperialism), new addition Mr. Money (Goldencents), and perennial leading Louisiana-bred sire Star Guitar (Quiet American). A catered buffet lunch will be provided starting at 11:30, with the stallion presentation beginning at noon. A family-friendly event, there will be pony rides and a visit from...

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Mr. Money Relocated to Louisiana

MGSW & GISP Mr. Money (Goldencents--Plenty O'Toole, by Tiznow) will relocate from Florida to Louisiana's Clear Creek Stud. Spendthrift Farm also is a partner in Mr. Money with owner Chester Thomas. "I just really like the way the Louisiana program is heading," said Thomas. "I think Mr. Money has everything it takes to be a successful sire, and I believe having him at a top farm in a growing regional market gives him the best chance to show what he can do. Most of my horses race in New Orleans...

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Clear Creek Stud Offers LA. Student Scholarship

Clear Creek Stud will again be making a $5,000 Scholarship Donation in the name of their clients to a college student with Louisiana-based connections to the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Breeding and Racing Industry. "We want to help the children who come from these families who put in the long hours and hard work that are essential to keep our industry in operation," says Val Murrell, general manager of Clear Creek Stud. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (LaHBPA) and based on...

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Custom for Carlos Colt Tops Louisiana Sale

A colt by Custom for Carlos (hip 7) topped the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association's 2021 Yearling and Mixed Sale Saturday in Opelousas, Louisiana on a winning bid of $47,000 from Ricky Lagrange. Bred by Larry Romero, the bay is out of speedy 10-time winner Labadeel (Forest Wildcat). He was consigned by Clear Creek Stud, which was responsible for the auction's top seven lots. Another Clear Creek-consigned Custom for Carlos RNA'd for $49,000. Click here for complete results.

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Leading Louisiana Stallion Half Ours Euthanized

Half Ours (Unbridled's Song--Zing, by Storm Cat), a four-time leading sire in Louisiana, was euthanized Saturday, July 17, following a paddock accident at Clear Creek Stud. He was 18 years old. "It is a sad day for us all," said Clear Creek's Val Murrell. "Half Ours enriched our breeders' program in Louisiana and beyond, having touched many who bred and raced. He was obviously an integral part of Clear Creek Stud's very existence, like a family member that you saw every day. His loss will be felt by many and...

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Clear Creek Stud to Award Scholarship

Clear Creek Stud will award a $5,000 scholarship to Rhett Sonnier on Fair Grounds closing day Mar. 28. This is an award that Clear Creek Stud sponsors in the name of their clients for a student with Louisiana-based connections to the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse breeding and racing industry. Applications were submitted to and accepted by the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. Sonier is in his third year at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. His family has been involved in the horse industry in Louisiana for generations, breeding,...

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