Catch up with Claiborne Farm in January

January 12, 2023

Claiborne yearlings. Claiborne Farm Photo

Claiborne Farm News

PARIS, Ky.—For over a century, the masters of Claiborne Farm have faced many changes in the industry but have succeeded while adhering to the best principles of stewardship of the land, the horses, and the sport of Thoroughbred racing. In 2015, Seth “Walker” Hancock, Jr. is the fourth in a line of Hancock men who have guided and nurtured a major agricultural pursuit with steadfast integrity and dedication for what is good for the horse.

Claiborne at Keeneland 

Claiborne has several prospects in the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale for Thursday’s session. They are located in Barn 47. Click for Keeneland Sale catalog.

Petit Reve (Hip 1368) is a broodmare/racing prospect. Is the unraced 2-year-old by Empire Maker out of Shackleford mare Dream It Is, Petit Reve’s dam, from the Medaglia d’Oro line, is a graded stakes winner. 

A Dollar A Day (Hip 1574), also a broodmare/racing prospect and unraced, is the 3-year-old daughter of Blame out of the Five Star mare Million Dollar Day. The filly’s dam is from the Sligo Bay (IRE) line and hit the board in eight of her eleven starts. 

Also offered is a yearling filly (Hip 1568) by Justify out of Grand Slam mare Starless Night from the Seattle Slew line. And a 2-year-old filly (Hip 1425) by Blame out of Speightstown mare Spiel from the A.P. Indy line.

Racing Report

MASTERY: HAZY COMMAND, a 3-year-old filly, won an allowance going 6 furlongs on the dirt at Oaklawn Park. The Tom Amoss trainee now boasts more than $230,000 in earnings from 12 lifetime starts. TWODOGSFOURCATS broke her maiden going 6 furlongs on the dirt at Parx. The 3-year-old filly is out of Raise the Flag, who is a daughter of the Phipps’ MG1SW My Flag. 2-year-old colt, BROMLEY, remained undefeated with a sharp victory in allowance company going 6 furlongs on the all-weather track at Turfway. The colt is a former $450,000 Keeneland November weanling purchase by Larry Best’s OXO Equine.

RUNHAPPY: EL TOMATE, a 2-year-old colt bred by Stone Farm, broke his maiden on debut at Remington Park, dominating the field by more than 5 lengths going 7 furlongs on the dirt. Claiborne bred and raised, HAPPY AMERICAN, became Runhappy’s newest stakes winner with a strong victory in the Tenacious Stakes (1 1/16th miles on dirt) at Fair Grounds. The 4-year-old colt is a former $385,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase by Lothenbach Stables.

WAR FRONT: 2-year-old filly, LIGURIA, became War Front’s 60th graded stakes winner with an impressive victory in the G3 Jimmy Durante Stakes (1 mile on turf) at Del Mar. The Chad Brown trainee is a full sister to Ramona Bass’ MG1SW Avenge! Another 2-year-old filly, MAROON BELLS, broke her maiden on debut going 5 furlongs on the all-weather track at Gulfstream Park. 8-year-old journeyman, BELGRANO, added another stakes victory to his impressive resume, taking the Janus Stakes (5 furlongs on turf) at Gulfstream Park. The Stonestreet-bred gelding has tallied more than $525,000 in earnings from 45 career starts. ANCIENT PEACE, yet another exciting 2-year-old filly, broke her maiden at second asking, dominating by more than 4 lengths going 1 mile on the turf at Santa Anita. 5-year-old mare, STOLEN HOLIDAY, added a second graded stakes victory to her resume with a determined victory in the G3 Suwannee River Stakes (1 mile on turf) at Gulfstream Park. The Shug McGaughey trainee is a former $750,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase by Northshore Bloodstock on behalf of Annette Allen.

Other Claiborne Born And Raised: 2-year-old colt, CLASSIC LEGACY (Into Mischief o/o Distorted Legacy), proved the third time was the charm, breaking his maiden by more than 3 lengths going 7 furlongs on the dirt at Aqueduct. The Bill Mott trainee, who was born and raised at Claiborne for breeder Bruce Lunsford, is a half-brother to future Claiborne stallion, Art Collector. Colts Neck Stables’ TOPS THE CHART, a 3-year-old gelding by Maclean’s Music o/o Possibility, won a salty allowance optional claiming race at Parx going 1 mile and 70 yards on the dirt, earning a career best 102 Equibase speed figure. ARI GOLD, a 2-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro o/o Satirical, became the newest Claiborne-raised stakes winner, taking the Pulpit Stakes (7.5 furlongs on turf) at Gulfstream Park for trainer Todd Pletcher on behalf of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. The former $220,000 Keeneland September yearling was bred by Bass Stables.

2023 tours are available for booking!

Winter Tour Schedule:
Monday – 10:00/11:00
Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday – CLOSED
Thursday – 10:00/11:00
Friday – 10:00/11:00
Saturday – 10:00/11:00
Sunday – 10:00/11:00
*We also accommodate private tours at noon, upon request*

Regularly scheduled stallion tours will resume in March and the seasonal shuttle tours will kick off Saturday, April 1st!

You must have a booking prior to arrival! Click here to book a tour.

“Doing the usual, unusually well.” – Arthur B. “Bull” Hancock Jr. 


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