Lane's End

A Decade Later, Zenyatta Still Racing Royalty

Whether you choose to believe them or not, people always said that she knew where the finish line was. And there was never any denying the intelligence of four-time Eclipse champion and Horse of the Year Zenyatta (Street Cry {Ire}). She was quirky and a bit high-strung, and she made a hobby out of throwing exercise riders in the mornings. Her dance when she hit the track during warmup, whether it was to toy with her fans or to release adrenaline, and her ability to switch gears as she weaved...

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Bramlage & Farish Elected to The Jockey Club Board of Directors

Dr. Larry Bramlage and William S. Farish, Jr. have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired positions of Barbara Banke and Michael O'Farrell, Jr. Bramlage is an internationally recognized equine orthopedic surgeon and a shareholder in Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Additionally, he is a member of the Thoroughbred Safety Committee. Bramlage was awarded The Jockey Club Medal in 1994 in recognition of his contributions to Thoroughbred racing. He has been a member of The Jockey Club since 2002 Farish...

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Connect to Feature Several High-Profile Yearlings

Lane's End's Grade I-winning millionaire sire Connect is just weeks from seeing his first yearlings enter the sales ring. The son of top sire Curlin was recognized for his commercial appeal with his weanlings last year, and the farm hopes to emulate that success again this fall. Advertised at a $20,000 stud fee for the past three years, his first weanlings averaged $65,120 with 29 of 38 sold. "Connect was well supported last fall with his first crop of weanlings averaging nearly four times his stud fee," said Allaire Ryan,...

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Grade I-Winning Millionaire Concrete Rose to be Offered at Keeneland November

Grade I winner and millionaire Concrete Rose (f, 4, Twirling Candy--Solerina, by Powerscourt {GB}) will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the premier Book 1 of this year's Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Monday, Nov. 9, and follows the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland Nov. 6-7. Concrete Rose has won six of seven career starts and has bankrolled $1,218,650, led by wins in the 2019 GI Belmont Oaks Invitational S. and Saratoga Oaks Invitational S. She will be consigned by Lane's End, agent for...

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Bast Bred to Quality Road

Multiple Grade I winner Bast (Uncle Mo--Laffina, by Arch) has been bred to Quality Road, Susan and Charles Chu's Baoma Corporation announced Thursday. Susan Chu said it was still to be decided if the 3-year-old would be offered at public auction this fall or kept for the Baoma Corp.'s broodmare band. Bast won last year's GI Del Mar Debutante S., GI Chandelier S., and GI Starlet S. and was third in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. In her only sophomore start, Bast captured the Jan. 5 GII Santa Ynez...

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Fast Starts For Lane's End Young Guns

VERSAILLES, KY--With the foal crop of 2020 beginning to gradually dot the paddocks of the Bluegrass, excitement and anticipation are running high, perhaps even more so for a stud farm with a stallion celebrating its first arrivals. For Lane's End Farm, the feeling is threefold, with the farm set to welcome the first crops of Grade I winners Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky), City of Light (Quality Road) and West Coast (Flatter). In a media-only event at the farm's stallion complex Tuesday evening, Lane's End's Sales Director Allaire Ryan said she...

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Honor Code Firster Runs to the Money at Gulfstream

4th-Gulfstream, $43,000, Msw, 1-25, 3yo, 7f, 1:24.13, ft. MARKET ANALYSIS (c, 3, Honor Code--Interest Free {MSP, $195,682}, by Exchange Rate), favored at 6-5 in this career bow, broke alertly from post 10 and moved up to stalk from third through a :22.44 first quarter. Creeping up closer to the pacsetter as the half went in :45.53, the gray took control at the top of the lane and held off a strong late rally from Attachment Rate (Hard Spun) to win by 3/4 of a length. The winner is the first...

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Champion Accelerate Sires First Foal

The first foal for 2018 Eclipse Award-winning older dirt male Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky--Issues, by Awesome Again) arrived Jan. 21 when Sweet Congrats (Congrats) produced a colt in Lexington, KY. The foal is the first from her dam, a full-sister to the stakes-placed duo of Free Cover and Victory Is Sweet and from the female family of 2018 Woodbine Oaks winner Dixie Moon (Curlin). Accelerate stands at Lane's End Farm. "We're very excited about him, he's a very good-bodied foal, very much like his sire," said Bob McCann, whose McCann...

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City of Light's First Foal a Filly

Lane's End resident City of Light (Quality Road) sired his first foal, a filly, Friday at Machmer Hall in Paris, Ky. The filly is also the first foal out of unraced Redbud (Union Rags), a half-sister to graded stakes winner Wishful Tomcat (Tactical Cat) and stakes winners Uncle T Seven (Freud), Lucky Lewis (Forest Camp) and Zetterholm (Silver Train). "We are thrilled to bits over our City of Light filly!" said Machmer Hall's Carrie Brogden. "She has a beautiful feminine head and great balance and frame." City of Light will...

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First Foal for Champion West Coast

The first foal by champion 3-year-old West Coast has arrived. The filly out of the young Harlan's Holiday mare Harlee Honey was born at Elm Tree Farm in Paris, Kentucky. Harlee Honey is a half-sister to Grade II winner California Nectar (Stormy Atlantic). "She has a ton of quality, beautiful shape and head," said Jody Huckabay of Elm Tree. "She's an exceptionally classy foal. We're very pleased." West Coast bred 168 mares in 2019 and is standing for $35,000 at Lane's End in the 2020 season.

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Lane's End to Host Open House Next Week

Lane's End will host an open house next week in conjunction with the Keeneland January Sale. The event will run Jan. 13 through Jan. 17 with stallions available for inspection from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to stalwarts like Candy Ride (Arg) and Quality Road, the farm's new addition for 2020 Catalina Cruiser will be available for viewing.

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Tapit on Top at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale opened its two-day run at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion Monday evening, with a pair of yearlings by Tapit causing the biggest fireworks during a session which produced slight increases in both average and median compared with the auction's 2018 opener. "It was an outstanding opening session of the 2019 Saratoga sale," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. "I thought we saw very competitive bidding throughout the evening. There was a lot of strength and a lot of diversity in...

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