Pin Oak Stud

Pin Oak Stud Dispersal Draws a Crowd

LEXINGTON, KY - A large group of interested parties turned out at Fasig-Tipton as an offering of 23 mares and foals from the dispersal of Josephine Abercrombie's historic Pin Oak Stud went through the sales ring Sunday evening at Newtown Paddocks. Bloodstock agent Lincoln Collins, bidding on behalf of John and Susan Sykes's Woodford Thoroughbreds, made the evening's highest bid when going to $650,000 to acquire multiple graded stakes winner Don't Leave Me (Lemon Drop Kid) (hip 18). The 9-year-old mare sold in foal to 2020 Horse of the Year...

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Breeders Can Pin Their Hopes on a Mighty Oak

The breeding of Thoroughbreds being such a notoriously long game, a dispersal as uncommon as this one offers the most privileged of short cuts. It's as though you can transplant an oak overnight from a mature plantation. Someone else has put in all the necessary, painstaking seasons, years, decades since the acorns were first sown. So it's a given, absolutely, that the root-and-branch dismantling of Pin Oak Stud into the Lexington lumberyards next week--two dozen mares, fillies and weanlings at Fasig-Tipton on Sunday evening, with 14 yearlings to follow across...

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Catalogue for Fasig-Tipton's Pin Oak Stud Sale Now Available

The catalogue for The Pin Oak Stud Sale, to be conducted by Fasig-Tipton, is now available online. The sale will be held at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks facility in Lexington, Ky. Sunday, Sept. 12. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. This past Thursday, Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud announced that it will be offering its remaining broodmares, weanlings and some racing fillies at auction. The catalogue consists of 24 horses, including graded stakes winners Overheard (Macho Uno), in foal to McKinzie; Gold Medal Dancer (Medaglia d'Oro), in foal to Munnings;...

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Pin Oak Stud to Offer Remaining Stock at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky

Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud, one of the country's most successful Thoroughbred breeding and racing operations over the past six decades, will be offering its remaining broodmares, weanlings, and some racing fillies at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Sept. 12. Denali Stud will handle the sale as agent for Pin Oak. Separate from this main group are 14 yearlings which will be offered in the upcoming Keeneland September Sale and an additional yearling entered to sell at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga Sale. Some 14 retired mares and horses will remain on the farm. "This has...

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MGSW Synchrony Retired; Stud Plans Pending

Six-time graded stakes winner and Pin Oak Stud homebred Synchrony (Tapit--Brownie Points, by Forest Wildcat) has been retired from racing. The Michael Stidham trainee sustained a minor injury in his last out, an off-the-board finish in Monmouth Park's Oceanport S. Aug. 9, and it was determined the required time to fully recover would cause him to miss the major fall racing. Over six years of campaigning, Synchrony recorded his finest years in 2018 and 2019, when his wins included the GII Muniz Memorial H. at Fair Grounds and the GII...

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Maria's Mon's Growing European Legacy

With the successful Chantilly debut of George Strawbridge homebred and new 'TDN Rising Star' Another Sky (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) in March (video), the colt appears to be another feather in the cap of his dam, the unraced Darkova (Maria's Mon). Her first foal is the European highweight, MG1SW Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), her second, his full-brother, the French SP Troarn (Fr). Darkova, however, is not the only European Group 1 producer flying the flag in Europe for her late Pin Oak Stud-based sire Maria's Mon, as the MSP...

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