July 6, 2017

Global giant, Spendthrift Farm, has invested considerably in the Australian market over the past three years, establishing a stud farm in Victoria, buying up numerous quality mares and outlaying close to $10 million on yearlings … mainly colts. Buying up big on unraced colts can be risky...

November 1, 2016

The most successful man in Kentucky likes to say that the ideas that propelled him to his success aren’t that brilliant or complicated. It’s just that nobody else had ever thought of them. This month, we sit down with B. Wayne Hughes, whose brilliant ideas (sorry, Mr. Hughes)...

February 24, 2016

The start of the 2016 breeding season brought challenges for stallion owners and breeders: more expensive stud fees for top-tier stallions, fierce competition for mares, and the stock market suffering a worst-ever start to a new year.

February 20, 2016

With any new idea comes skepticism. several years ago spendthrift Farm owner B. Wayne Hughes devised the "share the Upside" program in an attempt to help fill the books of his stallions in the teeth of the Great Recession.

January 10, 2016

The world is a much smaller place than it used to be. One American stud at the forefront of its contraction is one of Kentucky’s most historic properties, Spendthrift, which is maintaining its proud tradition of pioneering links to the antipodes.

August 17, 2015

With innovative programs targeted to help the "little guy" breeder, B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., has paved the way for small-scale operations to have access to some of the finest stallion blood in the Thoroughbred industry...

June 30, 2015

B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift Farm extended its reach to Australia this year by purchasing Yallambee Stud in Victoria...

April 30, 2015

It is always a feather in a sire’s cap to get a runner in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I)...

April 27, 2015

Spendthrift Farm is loaded for bear with representatives by its stallions in this Kentucky Derby – and that appears unlikely to change in future years, as some of those stallions are just getting started...

January 20, 2015

The promise of a deal on a stallion nomination has long been part of the armoury employed by farms to attract breeders to their horses...

August 5, 2014

B. Wayne Hughes’ Lexington-based Spendthrift Farm took a different approach than most when it created...

May 13, 2013

Colleague Jennie Rees profiled Spendthrift Farm and its stallion Malibu Moon, the sire of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, over the weekend...

June 24, 2013

Since he purchased historic Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., in 2004, B. Wayne Hughes has brought the farm back...

February 25, 2013

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington has expanded its "Breed Secure" program to include nearly its entire roster of Kentucky-based stallions, effective immediately...

May 1, 2013

The physical restoration of Spendthrift Farm was one of B. Wayne Hughes' first priorities when he purchased the...

February 26, 2012

Spendthrift's unassuming barn among sites that drive Ky's equine industry...

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