Claiborne Farm updates on race results, Runhappy 5k Run/Walk and more!

July 16, 2021


FLATTER: Search Results ran another huge race and stamps her G1 with a gutsy victory in the Acorn at Belmont on June 5th. The bay filly now boasts 4 wins from 5 lifetime starts and earnings of $804,000. 2018 Canadian champion 2-year-old Avie’s Flatter returned to the winner’s circle on June 13th with a dominant performance in allowance company to cross the wire 5 ¼ lengths clear of the rest of the field!

RUNHAPPY: June 3rd was a big day at Belmont Park for Runhappy Following Sea, a 3-year-old bay colt, was much the best in allowance company, dominating his first start since being moved to the Todd Pletcher barn by an easy 6.5 lengths. Four races later, 2-year-old filly Happy Soul became her sire’s second black-type winner, cruising to an 11.5 length victory in the Astoria Stakes. Kinetic Sky recorded his second career win on June 26th at Churchill, making a 3-wide move around the far stretch to come home just over a length clear of his rivals. The 3-year-old bay colt has finished on the board in all 5 of his starts in 2021 for trainer Brad Cox and owner Robert LaPenta.

IN OTHER NEWS: Sprawl (City Zip) ran a huge race in the G2 Stephen Foster, holding on to be 3rd after setting the early pace with Brian Hernandez in the irons. Phipps homebred Vigilantes Way (Medaglia d’Oro) got her graded stakes win on June 20th, storming clear of a full field in the G3 Eatontown at Monmouth for trainer Shug McGaughey! Snap Decision (Hard Spun), born & raised on the farm for breeder Phipps stable, continues to thrive since transitioning to a career over jumps, recording his ninth consecutive steeplechase win in the G1 Iroquois on June 26th! He is now tied for the all-time record of consecutive wins in steeplechase company.

RUNHAPPY 5k Run/Walk

We would like to invite you to participate in this year’s 4th Annual Runhappy 5k/2.5K Run/Walk at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky on Friday, September 24th at 6 PM! Come spend the evening with us as we return to an IN PERSON event and enjoy the rolling fields and tree-lined paths of Claiborne Farm.

This race celebrates the racing and stallion career of Claiborne Farm stallion and Champion Sprinter, Runhappy, who retired to stud in 2017. Runhappy received the accolades of Eclipse Champion Sprinter and Eclipse Champion 3-year-old in 2015. He is a three-time Grade 1 winning millionaire who was undefeated 7 for 7 in sprinting competition including the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint and the Grade 1 King’s Bishop. 

We are happy to announce that all proceeds from this year’s Runhappy 5K and 2.5K will be donated to Second Stride, a local Thoroughbred aftercare organization that provides professional rehabilitation, retaining, and placement for retired Thoroughbred racehorses in qualified homes so that they may reach their full potential in a productive second career. Second Stride is near and dear to our hearts, as it is currently home to Claiborne homebred and former racehorse, Jilt!

Interested in registering as a participant CLICK HERE + Interested in your Company being a sponsor email: for sponsorship levels & details! 

*Please note this event does not include a formal tour and registration is for participation in the 5K or 2.5K. 


Tours remain in full swing now that we are back to booking tours at full capacity. 

We offer our traditional walking stallion tour where visitors will see our stallions, the breeding shed, and the cemetery. You can also book our seasonal shuttle tour (April – October), where you will see our broodmare and foaling division and finish up in the cemetery. Please plan to check in at our Visitor Center AT LEAST 5 minutes before your tour time.

You can click to book your tour today!

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