Lady and The Track | August 18, 2018

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American Pharoah Yearlings Continue To Shine As The Saratoga Sale Closes

August 7, 2018 |

  First-Year Stallion Leads All Others In Select Sale By Mary Perdue Five more yearlings by 2015 Triple Crown hero American Pharoah were offered for sale at Fasig-Tipton’s final session of the annual The Saratoga Sale, which was held Tuesday evening at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, NY. The highest price for an […]

Two American Pharoah Yearlings Reach Seven Figures To Top The Saratoga Sale

August 6, 2018 |

  Triple Crown Winner’s Offspring Continue to Impress By Mary Perdue Seven yearlings from the first crop of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah passed through the sales ring on the first night of Fasig-Tipton’s annual The Saratoga Sale with two bringing the highest two prices of the session and both topping the $1 million […]

Fifteen American Pharoah Yearlings Cataloged For Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

August 2, 2018 |

Triple Crown Winner Represented By Standout Colts And Fillies In Select Sale By Mary Perdue Buyers at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, set for August 6 and 7, will have the opportunity to purchase 15 offspring by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, the largest offering to date of this aspiring stallion superstar. Seven […]

American Pharoah Filly Fetches $200,000 In Private Sale After RNA At Fasig-Tipton

July 10, 2018 |

  Crupi Acquires Lovely Filly For Potential Pinhook By Mary Perdue This year continues to be an exciting year for Triple Crown winner American Pharaoah as his first crop of yearlings are starting to turn up in the sales ring and fetch prices worthy of his status as a king. Two of his daughters were […]

Arrogate’s Journey: From The Record Books To A New Life As A Stallion

June 27, 2018 |

As the 2018 Northern Hemisphere thoroughbred breeding season comes to a close, we take a look back on the first year for superstar Arrogate, who retired in 2017 as North America’s richest racehorse of all time with more than $17.4 million in earnings. By Mary Perdue Late on April 10, 2013, at Clearsky Farms in […]

American Pharoah: From A Grand Slam Champ To A Grand Sire In The Making

May 14, 2018 |

  Excitement builds as Triple Crown winner’s first crop  come to the major yearling sales in 2018 By Mary Perdue It’s hard to believe it’s been less than three years since Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah thrilled racing fans around the world by capturing the first U.S. Triple Crown in 37 years, then capped it off […]

Groom Elite: Making Life Better For Horses And People

April 22, 2018 |

Lifelong equine educator Dr. C. Reid McLellan trains prospective grooms both inside and outside prison walls By Mary Perdue “I teach inmates how to take care of horses, but the horses teach them things they’re not expecting.” Dr. C. Reid McLellan, As a brand new class of inmates begins their first day of training in […]

The Story Of Bet Gold

April 22, 2018 |

By Mary Perdue (Part Two in a series about South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances program at Wateree Correctional Facility) Six years ago, when Kentucky-bred gelding Bet Gold raised his head from grazing in a field with fellow retired thoroughbreds, he could see barbed wire behind the fences surrounding his pasture at Wateree Correctional […]

Together, OTTBs And Inmates Find A Better Road

April 20, 2018 |

“Horses make me a better man” — Tyrone, Second Chances participant By Mary Perdue On an unseasonably warm South Carolina spring morning, Dogwood and Redbud trees are already in bloom along a stretch of concrete driveway, where a fine yellow dust of tree pollen lingers on car hoods parked near the barn ahead. Turning off […]

Gomez Family Gives Back to Thoroughbreds at 2017 Makeover

October 24, 2017 |

By Mary Perdue Wife and daughter of champion jockey Garrett Gomez continue his legacy of love for the Thoroughbred and the sport of racing Outside stall number 523 on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park, a 4-year old-grey gelding pokes his head out into the sun-drenched alley and nibbles at a paper flyer stapled to the adjacent […]