Glen Hill Farm

First Foal for Lost Treasure

The first foal by group-placed Lost Treasure (Ire) (War Front) is a colt out of Little Miss S (Candy Ride {Arg}). The mare is a half-sister to Grade I winner Crisp (El Corredor). "How fitting that the first foal by this regally bred group-placed son of War Front from the immediate family of Galileo (Ire), would be out of a half-sister to Grade I winner Crisp," said John G. Sikura, President of Hill 'n' Dale Farms, which stands the 6-year-old stallion. "That's what happens when you have great partners like...

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Fletcher Jones's Unusual Racing Legacy

Warmed by the fireplace, or perhaps by sipping yet another glass of a Santa Ynez vineyard's rich and full-bodied red, I was contemplating the new year and how it needs to be better than the fiasco that was 2020. The wine, by the way, was issued by a label called Westerly and named Fletcher's Red, and it happens to be the namesake of a man who burned a short but bright trajectory through horseracing. He's also had a positive impact on young people's lives in ways in which he could...

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From The Experts: Craig Bernick

On the back of the eagerly anticipated stallion fee announcements in Europe, we spoke with a number of leading industry figures about value. Today we hear from Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm. TDN: Who have you identified as a first-year stallion at an appealing opening fee? CB: Pinatubo (Ire) was a top-class 2-year-old and his introductory fee of £35,000 is probably very fair compared to where similar horses have started off over the years. Shamardal is the sire of Lope De Vega (Ire) and he comes from the female...

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Kitten's Joy's Crossfirehurricane Takes the Gallinule

Kitten's Joy's reputation hardly needed any further enhancements after the weekend, but another came nonetheless at The Curragh on Friday as his son Crossfirehurricane extended his perfect run in the G3 Coolmore Ten Sovereigns Gallinule S. Held up with one behind early by a confident Shane Crosse, Scott Heider's Feb. 28 Listed Patton S. winner was gradually unwound to reel in the G2 Beresford S. third Gold Maze (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}) with 200 yards remaining en route to a 1 1/4-length success at 7-1, with Sherpa (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire})...

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Letters to the Editor: Applause for The Jockey Club

by Craig Bernick The breeding business in America has grown increasingly commercial over the last two decades. I am in favor of the 140-mare cap and applaud the Jockey Club for instituting this change. The metrics of this issue are simple to understand, comparing American foal crops to the number of "140+ stallions": 1999: 33,844--3 2009: 29,612--26 2019: 19,225--45 While I understand that these are the dynamics that emerged in the market, and that market is just a reflection of consumer behavior, I have come to believe we have let...

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Keeneland Kitchen to Serve as Epicenter for Free Community Meals

The commercial kitchen at Keeneland Race Course will serve as the epicenter for a production facility that will use displaced Lexington-area hospitality workers to prepare and deliver free meals to people and organizations that need them in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marc Therrien, the executive chef and managing director of Keeneland's hospitality, is overseeing the association's integration of volunteer efforts with FoodChain and Nourish Lexington, which are two charitable groups collaborating to use the skills and talents of local chefs, businesses, farms, funders, and nonprofit agencies in order...

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Feb. 9 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency BIG PEDIGREES & PRICETAGS FILL GP MSW 6th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6 1/2f, 3:04p.m. Michael and Katherine Ball went to $900,000 at KEESEP to acquire SCONSET (Tapit) and she makes her first trip to this post for Ben Colebrook in this test. Her unraced dam Lucky Number (Smart Strike) is a half to Grade I winner Got Lucky (A.P. Indy). Her graded stakes-winning third dam Get Lucky (Mr. Prospector) is responsible for MGSW & MGISP Daydreaming (A.P. Indy), dam of GISW Imagining (Giant's Causeway);...

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Keeneland January Sale Starts Monday

Keeneland kicks off the 2020 sales season with a five-day renewal of its January Horses of All Ages Sale in Lexington Monday, with bidding slated to begin at 10 a.m. Temperatures are expected to be unseasonably warm during sales week and Keeneland officials hope the action inside the pavilion matches the weather outside. "There haven't been a significant number of external changes," Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston said of his expectations for the January sale. "The economy is still solid, purses continue to rise domestically, the...

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Euro Connections At Keeneland January

Keeneland's five-day January Horses of All Ages Sale begins on Monday, and the catalogue includes plenty of pedigrees to pique the interest of European shoppers. We ran through the catalogue and picked out a selection to highlight from Book 1 of the sale on Monday and Tuesday. Just the second short yearling to go through the ring on Monday is a daughter of Kitten's Joy (hip 4) who is a half-sister to Protectionist (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}), winner of the G1 Melbourne Cup and G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin. They are...

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