Walmac Farm

Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Handed Out At Keeneland Tuesday Night

Winners were named across seven categories with a total of $122,000 awarded at the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, now in its eighth year in the United States, which concluded Tuesday evening at Keeneland Racecourse's Entertainment Center, Godolphin said in a press release after the event. For the first time this year, in addition to the three finalists in each category, two alternates were also chosen and received monetary rewards. Todd Schrupp, FanDuel TV analyst, served as the master of ceremonies. Tom Law, Saratoga Special Managing Editor and this year's judging...

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Walmac Roster Doubles with Pappacap and Fulsome

Walmac Farm has come a long way since owner Gary Broad purchased the historic property off Paris Pike in 2018. After several years spent resurrecting the farm and its signature blue and white barns, in 2022 Broad brought his multiple graded stakes winner Core Beliefs (Quality Road) home to be the first sire to stand in a newly renovated stallion complex. This year, Broad added Grade I winner Pinehurst (Twirling Candy) to the roster, handing the farm's new stallion salesman Jay Goodwin a challenge to get the word out on...

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Good Magic Colt Hammers For $700K During Book 4 Opener at Keeneland

The Keeneland September Sale moved into its second week of trade Monday and the first of two Book 4 sessions demonstrated that there are still plenty of orders to be filled. During the first hour of activity, a Gainesway-consigned son of the in-form Good Magic was knocked down to Donato Lanni, bidding on behalf of SF/Starlight/Madaket Stable, for $700,000. Foaled three days prior to last year's GI Kentucky Derby, the bay is out of Beauty Buzz (Bernardini), whose own dam Orchardof the Nile (Empire Maker) is a full-sister to the...

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Pappacap Retired, to Stand at Walmac Farm

Grade II winner Pappacap (Gun Runner), has been retired and will stand the 2024 breeding season at Gary Broad's Walmac Farm in Lexington, KY, the farm announced on Tuesday. His fee will be $12,500, stands and nurses. In three seasons for Hall of Famer Mark Casse, Pappacap amassed a career line of 12-2-4-2 for earnings of $842,430. In addition to capturing the 2021 GII Best Pal S. at Del Mar, he was second in the GI TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile and GI American Pharoah S. behind champion Corniche (Quality Road)....

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'Locked' and Loaded: Gun Runner Colt Secures 'TDN Rising Star' Honors at the Spa

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - With this smashing victory in the fifth race Friday, Locked (Gun Runner) graduated summa cum laude with 'TDN Rising Star' honors from the 2-year-old maiden special weight ranks at Saratoga Race Course. A month after his career debut went awry, Locked turned in a top-notch performance under Jose Ortiz, scoring by 7 1/4 lengths and covering the mile in 1:36. Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher said it is likely that the chestnut colt will run next in the GI Champagne S. or the GI Breeders'...

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Donato Lanni: 'Every Sale, I Fall in Love With Horses Again'

The tone was so casual that Donato Lanni couldn't be sure quite how earnest the words had been. If he saw something interesting at a yearling sale, he was to let George Krikorian know. Still in his 20s, Lanni had first connected with the movie theater magnate when cold calling on behalf of John T.L. Jones Jr. after a Corwyn Bay (Ire) filly won a maiden in his silks. Might Krikorian breed the dam back to the Walmac stallion? He did just that and, when he came to visit the...

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Jay Goodwin Joins Walmac Farm

Jay Goodwin, formerly of Eaton Sales and previously a partner in Select Sales Agency, has been hired by Gary Broad's Walmac Farm and will join the operation's stallion sales department. "Moving into stallions wasn't something I was even thinking about, but when I spoke with Gary and heard his excitement and the plans that he has for the future of Walmac, it was something that I definitely wanted to be a part of," said Goodwin. "Although I am thoroughly excited about this exciting new opportunity, I will miss my role...

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Godolphin Mares Star as Keeneland January Continues to Produce Strong Results

LEXINGTON, KY - During a session dominated by offerings from the powerful Godolphin operation, the four-day Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale continued to churn out strong results as it entered its second half Wednesday. Through three sessions, 721 horses have sold for $41,732,600. The average of $57,882 is up 5.31% from a year ago, while the median is up 8.00% to $27,000. At this same point at the 2022 sale, 770 horses had grossed $42,320,400 for an average of $54,962 and a median of $25,000. Mares from Godolphin...

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GISW Pinehurst Sells on Fasig Digital, to Stand at Walmac

Last year's GI Runhappy Del Mar Futurity S. winner Pinehurst (Twirling Candy--Giant Win, by Giant's Causeway) has been retired from racing and will stand the 2023 breeding season at Gary Broad's Walmac Farm after being acquired in partnership with Kiki and Louise Courtelis's Town and Country Farms Nov. 22 in a Fasig-Tipton Digital 'Flash Sale.' The price, a record for a digital sales price in the U.S., was undisclosed, according to Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton's Director of Digital Sales. "Tom Ryan [of SF Bloodstock] called us on Wednesday of last week...

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Under New Ownership, Walmac Farm Welcomes Core Beliefs

Owner and breeder Gary Broad purchased Walmac Farm in 2018. With 250 acres sprawling along Paris Pike, the historic property has gone through a major restoration project since it was obtained by its new owner. Fences were mended, barns were remodeled and given a fresh coat of paint, and this year, a new stallion arrived at the farm. Multiple graded stakes winner Core Beliefs (Quality Road - Tejati, by Tactical Advantage) has taken up residence at the farm that was once home to, among others, notable sires Nureyev, Miswaki, Alleged,...

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Walmac Adds GSP Eastwood to Roster

The young stallion Eastwood (Speightstown--Fifth Avenue Ball, by Deputy Minister), whose first foals are 2-year-olds of 2022, has been relocated from Pennsylvania's Diamond B Farm to Gary Broad's Walmac Farm in Kentucky. Walmac recently announced Core Beliefs (Quality Road) would be the first stallion to stand at the historic farm since Broad bought it in 2018. Eastwood closed out his racing career for Louise and Kiki Courtelis's Town and Country Farms, who bought him for $800,000 at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, with a record...

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Core Beliefs First Stallion to Stand for Broad at Walmac Farm

Near millionaire and MGSW Core Beliefs (Quality Road--Tejati, by Tactical Advantage) will be the first stallion to stand at historic Walmac Farm since Gary Broad purchased the property in 2018, it was announced Friday. The soon-to-be 7-year-olld will stand the 2022 breeding season for $7,500 LFSN, and breeders will have the option to secure a lifetime breeding right (one and done) for $10,000. A $350,000 Barretts March juvenile buy, Core Beliefs was third in the GI Santa Anita Derby at three before taking the GIII Ohio Derby later that year....

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