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First-season stallions all report first in-foal mares

Champion Forte at Spendthrift | Nicole Finch photo

Spendthrift Farm’s four first-season stallions – Arabian Lion, Forte, Taiba and Zandon – have all had their first respective mares confirmed in foal. Justify’s brilliant Grade 1-winning 3-year-old Arabian Lion had his first mare reported as in foal at Chesapeake Farm. The mare, Battle Bridge, is by Arch and is the dam of three-time stakes…

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Into Mischief, Vino Rosso colts 1-2 in thrilling San Felipe (G2)

Rising 3-year-old colt Imagination was part of an incredible day for his 5-time General Leading Sire Into Mischief when he captured the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita Park March 3rd. It was a winning stakes debut for Imagination, who had won a Maiden Special Weight impressively on New Years Day before coming…

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Newgate wins the Big ‘Cap to become Into Mischief’s 19th G1 winner

Into Mischief was represented with his 19th Grade 1 winner when his 4-year-old son Newgate captured the $400,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) March 3rd, capping a monster day at Santa Anita for the five-time reigning North American Champion General Sire. Ridden by Frankie Dettori, Newgate broke well and settled mid-pack while racing wide. That put…

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Bolt d’Oro’s Ruby Nell scores in Grade 2 Buena Vista for home team

Bolt d’Oro’s rising filly Ruby Nell used her impressive speed to win the Buena Vista S. (G2) as the favorite at Santa Anita March 3rd. Campaigned by Spendthrift and trainer Richard Mandella, Ruby Nell quickly assumed the lead as expected under jockey Edwin Maldonado and became a little keen around the first turn, opening up…

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National Treasure to stand at Spendthrift upon retirement

Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to multiple Grade 1 winner National Treasure, last year’s Preakness (G1) champ and a thrilling winner of Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream. “National Treasure is the kind of stallion prospect we all look for because he possesses every quality that excites you about his potential…

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