Spendthrift Farm

Stony Point Bloodstock Brings New Investors to Racing

A group of 15 businesspeople from across the U.S. visited Lexington's horse country this past weekend to get their first taste of all the racing industry has to offer. The enthusiastic group represented Stony Point Bloodstock, which was launched last year by Chilly Bleak Farm's Jim Fitzgerald, Bill Baxter, a veterinarian from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his son Matt Baxter, founder of a human resource technology startup called Wedge. The trio started the partnership with the goal of setting up a for-profit pinhooking group that would also create an experience...

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First Starter Is A Winner for MGISW Bolt d'Oro

Spendthrift Farm's freshman sire Bolt d'Oro, a MGISW by Medaglia d'Oro, sired his first winner from his first starter Wednesday when his son Pop d'Oro captured a trial race at Turf Paradise in front-running fashion. He won by a length while stopping the clock in :52.03 seconds for 4 1/2 furlongs. Owned and trained by Jose Luna Silva, the dark bay colt was bred in Arizona by H & E Ranch and is out of the Unbridled's Song mare Just Like Pop.

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No Denying Tiz A Gamble On Dirt

There's nothing like giving up on a stallion, and offloading him overseas, to guarantee a sudden transformation in his fortunes. The latest exile to rebuke his vendors is Race Day, who was exported to Korea 18 months ago but last Saturday turned out to have left behind not only GI Florida Derby winner White Abarrio but also GI Arkansas Derby runner-up Barber Road. But if this industry is too unpredictable for even a team as alert as Spendthrift to win every time, their program will reliably even things out. And...

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Saturday Insights: Karen With an I Flies Beholder's Colors on Debut

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 8th-SA, $67k, Msw, 3yo/up, f, 6f, 8:00 p.m. ET Four-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder (Henny Hughes) will be represented by another firster at the races, this time via Karin With an I (Curlin). The daughter of the supermare debuts a few days after her 4-year-old half-brother Q B One (Uncle Mo)'s third-place effort at second asking here Mar. 27 for their shared connections of Spendthrift Farm and trainer Richard Mandella. Karin With an I worked the day before that race, posting a six-furlong move over...

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Demand Strong at the Top of the Gulfstream Market

by Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - A diverse buying bench vied for a select offering of juveniles during a rapid-fire three hours under the sunshine at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale Wednesday afternoon. A filly from the first crop of Bolt d'Oro brought the day's highest bid when selling for $1.2 million to Spendthrift Farm. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, the youngster was one of two to bring seven figures during the auction. Jamie McCalmont, bidding on behalf of Coolmore's M.V. Magnier, went to $1.1 million to acquire...

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Spendthrift Strikes for Bolt d'Oro Filly at Fasig

Spendthrift Farm supported its first-crop stallion Bolt d'Oro in a big way Wednesday at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream, fending off all challengers to land hip 48 for $1.2 million. An $80,000 KEENOV weanling and $85,000 Keeneland September pick-up by her breeder Solana Beach Sales, the granddaughter of MSW Richetta (Polish Numbers) blazed her way through a :20 2/5 quarter-mile breeze on Monday. She was consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent I.       [tdn_video service="youtube" videoid= "Q8I9e03hSLs"]

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Malibu Moon's Set Sail Goes Coast to Coast for Maiden Breaking Score

6th-Santa Anita, $67,500, Msw, 3-27, 3yo/up, 1m, 1:37.99, ft, 7 1/2 lengths. SET SAIL (c, 3, Malibu Moon--Fleet of Gold {SP, $109,892}, by Medaglia d'Oro) was third on debut Feb. 26 in a seven panel maiden over Santa Anita's main track after altering course early and losing second by 1 1/4 lengths. Trying a mile here, the bay Mandella trainee broke on top and never looked back, coasting home much the best by 7 1/2 lengths as the 2-1 second choice over One More Bid (California Chrome). Q B One...

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Provocateur Keeps His Cool in Hutcheson Win

Provocateur came home strongest of six in his first career stakes victory for the partnership of MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Farm. Steadily improving since his eighth place career debut over a mile on the grass at Belmont Park Oct. 10, he weakened to fourth after dueling through six panels over the main track at the venue. Finding the winner's circle Dec. 23 down at Tampa Bay by 4 1/2 lengths as the 4-5 favorite, his connections opted to try their colt in the Jan. 15 Pasco S. for a 3-year-old bow...

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Forbidden Kingdom Misses Workout with Temperature

Forbidden Kingdom (American Pharoah), an early GI Kentucky Derby favorite and a leading contender for the GI Runhappy Santa Anita Derby Apr. 9, missed a scheduled work Friday due to a minor temperature. "He had a slight temperature at the end of the morning yesterday," Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said. "It's down today and his bloodwork is good, so we're hoping it passes quickly." Forbidden Kingdom was a front-running daylight winner of his last two starts--the GII San Vicente S. at seven furlongs Jan. 29 and the GII...

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Buyers 'More Than Ready' at OBS March

By Christie DeBernardis & Christina Bossinakis OCALA, FL--The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's grounds continued to buzz with activity during a second straight day of very strong trade as the March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale concluded Wednesday. Bidding was fast and furious right from the start with the top horse of the day--and the sale as a whole--coming in the second juvenile through the ring, Hip 318, a colt by More Than Ready, who summoned $1.2 million from Kaleem Shah. A daughter of American Pharoah (Hip 532) also achieved seven figures...

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Into Mischief Colts Headline Strong OBS March Opener

by Christie DeBernardis & Christina Bossinakis OCALA, FL--To no one's surprise, Into Mischief--a $180,000 purchase at the auction 15 years ago--was the star of the show at the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2022 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training Tuesday, with two of his colts bringing seven figures during a strong day of trade. Hip 257, a son of Zapara (Not For Love) was first to break the seven-figure barrier, bringing $1.1 million from Hideyuki Mori. It wasn't long before Hip 277, a son of MGISW...

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Another Million-Dollar Colt for Into Mischief at OBS

Not long after a son of Into Mischief broke the seven-figure barrier at $1.1 million, another colt by Spendthrift's sizzling sire summoned a cool million from the Brad Cox colt group, in which Spendthrift is a major player. The colt's breeder, Chester Broman, will stay in for 25%. Bred in New York, Hip 277 is out of Broman's MGISW Artemis Agrotera (Roman Ruler), whose first foal Chestertown (Tapit) topped this sale at $2-million in 2019.

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