Ron Lombardi

Wanamakers February Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the upcoming Wanamaker's February Sale, which features 32 hips, was released Wednesday. The catalogue includes nine no-guarantee stallion seasons for 2022, as well as eight broodmares from Ron Lombardi's Mr Amore Stable and two Maryland-bred juveniles from Anchor & Hope Farm. The on-line auction will be open for nine days, with live bidding opening at 8 a.m. ET Feb. 16 and the first listing closing Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. Subsequent listings will end in three-minute increments. To view the entire catalogue, visit

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Firenze Fire to Stand Stud in Japan

Firenze Fire (Poseidon's Warrior--My Every Wish, by Langfuhr), whose many accomplishments include a win in the GI Champagne S., will be retired after his upcoming start in the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint and head to Japan, where he will stand stud at Arrow Stud. Owner Ron Lombardi said the offer from Arrow Stud was just one of many he fielded. "I had offers from California, Kentucky, New York, Maryland, Florida and Japan," he said . "I would have liked to have kept him in the U.S., but the Japanese made...

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Cox Refuses to Take Rockingham Ranch Horses

Following a tweet from Rockingham Ranch owner Gary Hartunian that he was sending the horses he had with Jorge Navarro to trainer Brad Cox, Cox told the TDN that he would not be accepting the horses. "It's not true," Cox said of Hartunians's tweet. "After everything that has been going on the last day and a half, I don't feel comfortable accepting any of the horses that are involved in this situation." Cox's statement came after Hartunian tweeted the following Tuesday morning: "All of my horses with Jorge are being...

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