Lord Nelson Euthanized

Spendthrift Farm's MGISW Lord Nelson (Pulpit--African Jade by Seeking the Gold) was euthanized Thursday after a long battle with laminitis. He was 9-years-old. "Upon consulting with a veterinarian team consisting of Dr. Scott Morrisson, Dr. Jim Morehead, and Dr. Caleb Harms and our stallion manager Wayne Howard, it was determined that the only humane course of action we had was to euthanize Lord Nelson following his latest difficult battle with laminitis," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift's general manager. "It's pretty well chronicled his long fight with the disease. After several encouraging...

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Mr Speaker to Relocate to Texas

Grade I winner Mr Speaker (Pulpit--Salute, by Unbridled) has been purchased by Lori and Mark Collinsworth and will be relocating to their Forks of the Paluxy Farm in Bluff Dale, Texas for the 2022 Breeding Season. He will stand for $5,000. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to stand a horse of Mr Speaker's caliber in Texas," said Mark Collinsworth. "He was a very talented racehorse, and he is off to a great start in his stallion career with a number of stakes horses already to his credit. With...

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Pulpit Half-Brother to California's Daehling Ranch

Pontiff (Giant's Causeway--Preach, by Mr. Prospector) has been relocated from Washington to Daehling Ranch in Northern California. Pontiff was bred in Kentucky by Claiborne Farm and ran in Orb's GI Florida Derby in 2013 as a maiden in just his third lifetime start. Pontiff campaigned for five years, retiring after his 2017 season with a record of 35-3-10-7 and earnings of $126,481. His wins came on both the turf and the dirt. A half-brother to the late Pulpit, whose sons at stud include leading sire Tapit, Pontiff will stand in...

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Preach Dies

Claiborne Farm's broodmare Preach (Mr. Prospector--Narrate, by Honest Pleasure), the dam of Pulpit (A.P. Indy), has passed away, according to a tweet from the farm. The 31-year-old mare won the 1991 GI Frizette S. and was third in the 1991 GI Spinaway S. and 1992 GI Test S. Preach's first foal was Pulpit, who won the 1997 GII Toyota Blue Grass S. and GII Fountain of Youth S. Pulpit retired to Claiborne for the 1998 breeding season and his first crop included G2 U.A.E. Derby and GII Super Derby winner...

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