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FIRING LINE SIRES FIRST FOALS!

Category : FIRING LINE , News , Stallions

Firing Line, a precocious G1-Juvenile who finished a close second to American Pharoah in the 2015 G1-Kentucky Derby, has sired his first two foals.

The first was a colt foaled in Kentucky at Crestwood Farm. He is out of the Petionville mare, Honorville, who was a multiple winning mare that earned $108,040 on the race track. “He’s a nice size, very correct. He is going to be a classy colt!” said Marc McLean.

The second was another colt foaled in Kentucky at Flying H Stables, LLC. He is out of Alexandria J (Forest Camp), a multiple winning mare of $133,425 who is out of the stakes placed mare, Diamond Affair ($104,488). Kent Hersman of Flying H Stables, LLC said “I plan to bring Alexandria J back to Firing Line. It would be hard to beat the physical I see on this colt!”

Firing Line was a top class Graded stakes winner and multiple G1-placed earner of $976,000. A precocious two year old, he won a maiden special weight at Del Mar by 4-1/2 lengths, and then ran second by a head to Dortmund in the $500,000 G1-Los Alamitos Futurity. He rolled that form into his three year old year where he was a top Classic contender in 2015. He ran second in the $2,000,000 G1-Kentucky Derby, beaten just a length by Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. He set a new track record in the $800,000 G3-Sunland Derby, winning by 14-1/4 lengths. During his career he defeated G1-winners: Frosted, Dortmund, Carpe Diem, Keen Ice, etc.

Firing Line comes from an active female family, full of Graded winners including; recent G1-Cigar Mile winner Sharp Azteca, along with many other champions, G1-winners, etc.

Firing Line retired to Crestwood in 2017 and bred a quality first book of mares. He ranked #1 by CPI and #2 by CI for all first year KY Stallions standing under $10,000 LF with more than 50 bred.

Firing Line stands at Crestwood Farm for $5,000 LFSN.


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CRESTWOOD BRED BOWIES HERO BEATEN A HALF LENGTH IN G3

Bowies Hero, who was just coming off a victory in the G2-Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes, ran a close second to Om in the G3-Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday. They finished the mile on turf in 1:33.54. Bowies Hero was bred, foaled, raised and sold by Crestwood Farm.


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MIHRAB RUNS 3RD IN $150K SUNCOAST STAKES AT TAMPA

Category : Bloodstock News , News

Crestwood Bloodstock yearling purchase, Mihrab (Tiznow), had to go widest of all but closed well to get up for third only beaten two lengths in the $150,000 Suncoast Stakes at Tampa on Saturday. The three year old filly owned by RMJ Stables, and trained by Graham Motion was making just her fourth career start.


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DRAGON DREW WINS MSW AT FAIR GROUNDS, STAKES COMPANY NEXT

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Dragon Drew, a three year old son of GET STORMY, won a maiden special weight by 1-1/4 lengths at Fair Grounds on Friday going 1-1/16th miles on turf. The colt was bred by and is trained by Buff Bradley, who says that the colt will most likely go in stakes company for his next start. Dragon Drew is also a full brother to Storm the Hill, a graded placed black-type winner of $181,145.


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TASTE OF PARADISE HAS A PERFECT SATURDAY

Perfect Paradise a, a daughter of Taste of Paradise, notched her seventh lifetime win, soundly defeating an eight horse field at Turf Paradise on Saturday, February 3.


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TEXAS RED SIRES FIRST TWO FOALS!

Category : News , Stallions , TEXAS RED

Texas Red, a G1-Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and millionaire, has sired his first two foals born on January 22nd and 23rd respectively.

The first was a colt foaled in New York for Sandee Schultz. He is out of Betty’s Baroness (Smarty Jones), who is a half-sister to multiple G1-winning millionaire, Excellent Meeting ($1,402,396), as well as black-type stakes winners, Crowning Meeting ($514,732) and Crown of Crimson ($161,426). “He’s a big foal, stood up right away, very nice legs on this colt. I’m very pleased!” said Schultz.

The second was a filly foaled in Iowa for Jeff Hartz. She is out of Crystal Lake Drive (Giant’s Causeway), who is a half-sister to black-type stakes placed, Fleet Dude ($81,875). Crystal Lake Drive is out of a half-sister to Champion 3yo and successful sire, Afleet Alex ($2,765,800); coincidentally also the sire of Texas Red. She is also a half-sister to G2-placed Stakes winner, Unforgettable Max ($384,079), black-type stakes placed, Stormin Maggy, and also to Curlin Hawk, the dam of recent G3 Pilgrim winner, Seabhac. “I’m very happy with the result of this mating. This is a big healthy filly, a lot of substance to her; lots of leg and bone and very strong.” said Hartz.

Texas Red was a brilliant two year old and won the $2,000,000 G1 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile by 6-1/2 lengths. He earned a 104 beyer and also ran the fastest Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in the last 9 years. He was ranked co-#1 on the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap; tied with American Pharoah and was second by a very narrow margin in the voting for Eclipse Champion two year old. As a three year old, Texas Red won the $600,000 G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, defeating Frosted. He retired to Crestwood in 2017 with earnings of $1,767,300 and bred a quality first book of mares that consisted of 49% Black-type runners and/or Producers.

Texas Red stands at Crestwood Farm for $7,500 LFSN


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TU BRUTUS TO STAND AT CRESTWOOD IN 2018

Tu Brutus (CHI), a GSW son of Scat Daddy with a blistering fast 118 beyer, will enter stud at Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm in Kentucky for the 2018 season. Tu Brutus will be the only son of Scat Daddy to stand in Kentucky.

In 2017, Scat Daddy was the world’s leading sire of two year olds by both earnings and Grade-1 winners. The 118 beyer speed figure earned by Tu Brutus was the third highest beyer figure earned by any horse of 2017. It was also only one point off of the 119 beyer figure that Arrogate earned with his track record breaking victory in the G1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes.

“Scat Daddy has been an undeniable global force, and unfortunately was lost too soon,” Pope McLean said. “We have been looking to stand a son of his and to tap into the precocity that he passes on. Tu Brutus was a star in the making and his 118 beyer validated that he was a Grade 1 talent on dirt. He has the type of physical and conformation that everyone wants, and we believe breeders will like what they see.”

He will stand as the property of a partnership for a fee of $5,000 LFSN. He will be available for inspection at Crestwood Farm’s Stallion Open House on Sunday, January 7th from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Please call the farm for more information.


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2018 STALLION OPEN HOUSE SET FOR SUNDAY, JAN. 7TH

Category : Farm News , News , Stallions

Crestwood Farm will host their annual Stallion open house for breeders on Sunday, January 7th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at their stallion barn on Spurr Road in Lexington, Ky.

Breeders are encouraged to register in person for the 2018 FREE season raffle for each stallion. Food and drinks will be served in a heated tent. For additional information on the Stallion Roster please visit the farm’s website at www.crestwoodfarm.com.


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BOWIES HERO, WINS THE G2 MATHIS BROTHERS MILE!

Bowies Hero, won the $200,000 G2 Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes at Santa Anita on Tuesday. He finished the mile on turf in 1:33.46 to pick up his first Graded score. Bowies Hero now has a record of 11-5-0-2 and earnings of $381,325. He was bred, foaled, raised and sold by Crestwood Farm.


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GO NONI GO BEATS GULFSTREAM ALLOWANCE FIELD BY 6 LENGTHS

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Go Noni Go, a two year old filly by GET STORMY, beat a salty Allowance field of twelve fillies on Sunday at Gulfstream Park. She now has a record of 7-2-1-1 and updated earnings of $98,645 for Three Diamonds Farm and Mike Maker. Go Noni Go was bred in Kentucky by David E. Hager II.