Elmendorf Farm

Classy Mares Not the Only Producers at Dixiana

While some pretty resonant horses have grazed this land, right back to Domino himself, few have played a more significant role in its story than a 25-year-old gelding retired here with a single Grade III success to his credit. But if the first horse to lure William Shively onto the Turf can be thanked for doing so with a somewhat flattering sample of the dividends available--he won eight of 30 starts and close to $500,000--then nor should anyone be misled about the kind of odds that typically stimulate his owner....

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Taking Stock: The Widener Influence in Capo Kane

Two years ago at Keeneland January, a short yearling colt by Street Sense from Twirl Me, by Hard Spun, exchanged hands for $35,000. He'd been sold in-utero by Godolphin for $30,000 at Keeneland November in 2017 and was foaled the following year in Bakersfield, California, at Jason Tackitt's Rising Star Farm, the colt's official breeder. Tackitt said he'd been advised to jettison the colt in January because of a knee lucency (decreased bone density) and "bad hocks." The colt was re-sold at Keeneland that September for $75,000 and then again...

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