Live Oak Stud

Live Oak's Blue Hen Broodmare Win Approval Euthanized at 29

Win Approval, a Live Oak Stud foundation mare and the 2017 Broodmare of the Year, was euthanized July 19 due to the infirmities of old age, the farm announced Tuesday. She was 29 years old. By Canadian Horse of the Year With Approval out of the graded stakes-placed and stakes-producing Hoist the Flag mare Negotiator, Win Approval left an indelible mark on the industry as a producer of champions. The Live Oak homebred is the dam of eight winners from 10 foals, including a pair of champions--World Approval (Northern Afleet),...

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Grade I Winner Win Win Win Retired

Live Oak Plantation's homebred Win Win Win (Hat Trick {Jpn}--Miss Smarty Pants, by Smarty Jones), victor of the GI Forego S. at Saratoga in his most recent start Aug. 29, has been retired from racing due to a tendon injury. The versatile 4-year-old was targeting a start in the GI Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Keeneland for trainer Michael Trombetta. Stud plans will be announced at a later date. "I would like to thank Mike Trombetta and his staff and the Live Oak Stud crew for all...

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Friday Insights: Live Oak Homebred Debuts at the Spa

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 6th-SAR, $72K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5 1/2fT, post time: 4:04 p.m. ET Live Oak homebred TAPPINGINTOSUCCESS (Tapit) makes her first start for trainer Mike Trombetta. Out of multiple graded placed Slewfoundmoney (Seeking the Gold), the filly is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winning millionaire Awesome Slew (Awesome Again), as well as to graded placed Souper Lucky (Giant's Causeway) and stakes winner He's Bankable (Arch). Leia Marie (Exaggerator) was the highest-priced filly from her Classic-winning sire's first crop when she sold for $400,000 at last...

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First Foals for Awesome Slew

Ocala Stud stallion Awesome Slew (Awesome Again--Slewfoundmoney, by Seeking the Gold), a multiple graded stakes winner, sired his first reported foals Jan. 18 when a bay colt was born in Ocala and a bay filly was foaled in Ohio. Bill Law bred the colt out of the multiple stakes-winning Yesbyjimminy mare Flay Mignon. Craig and Cindy Powell bred the filly who is produced from the Super Saver mare Winnercoasttocoast. A Live Oak Stud homebred, Awesome Slew won stakes ranging in distance from seven furlongs to 1 1/16 miles and won...

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