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Wiseman’s Ferry puts Dana Point, Pennsylvania on the map

By Nicole Russo Dana Point Farm Wiseman’s Ferry, the sire of Horse of the Year Wise Dan, stands at Dana Point Farm in Lenhartsville, Pa. Wise Dan knocked it out of the park at the Eclipse Awards, as Morton Fink’s versatile homebred took home three awards, including the coveted Horse of the Year title. His accomplishments were a home run …

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February 1 is The Jockey Club Deadline to Name Foals of 2011

February 1 is The Jockey Club Deadline to Name Foals of 2011 The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2011 must be made by Feb. 1, 2013, to avoid a $100 late fee. As an aid in selecting a desired name, in December The Jockey Club published a list of approximately 46,000 names …

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Wise Dan Sweeps HOY, Older Male, Turf Titles

By Claire Novak, @BH_CNovak   Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt Morton Fink’s homebred Wise Dan swept three categories–Horse of the Year, older male, and male turf horse–at the Jan. 19 Eclipse Awards ceremony in Hallandale Beach, Fla., becoming the first horse to do so since John Henry in 1981. The versatile chestnut gelding snapped two track records in 2012 while concluding …

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Mad Flatter to Diamond B Farm

MAD FLATTER TO DIAMOND B FARM  (January 17, 2013)-  Diamond B Farm, LLC, in Mohrsville, Pa., announces the arrival of the stallion Mad Flatter.  The multiple G3 winner, and multiple G3 placed earner of $354,843 won 8 races and placed 6 times. Back-to-back winner of the Spend A Buck Stakes G-3, Mad Flatter won the 2010 edition by 6 ¼ …

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Two PA Sired Horses – Fort Larned and Wise Dan – Finalists for “Horse of the Year,” the Highest Honor in Thoroughbred Horse Racing—Fort Larned and Wise Dan compete to be first PA Sired Horse to receive honor

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition today highlighted the fact that two Pennsylvania sired horses – Fort Larned and Wise Dan — are among the three finalists for national “Horse of the Year,” the highest honor in thoroughbred horse racing.  This represents a monumental achievement for horse breeding in the state of Pennsylvania, as no “Horse of the Year” …

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Plum Pretty Half Sisters Sell at Keeneland

By Frank Angst, @BH_FAngst   While they did not draw the kind of interest their half sister Plum Pretty garnered in November, two of the three half sisters to the 2011 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner sold on the opening day of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 7 in Lexington. At the Keeneland November breeding stock …

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Northview PA To Host Stallion Show

Get a closer look at the sensational roster at Northview PA with a Parade of Stallions and an Open House which will feature new arrival REDEEMED who will make the trip from his new home in Chesapeake City.  Northview PA’s lineup for 2013 features Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 sire E DUBAI, leading stakes sire JUMP START, top freshman sire FAIRBANKS, solid young …

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Pennsylvania-Bred Princess of Sylmar dominates Busanda to win third straight

By David Grening OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Jockey Chris DeCarlo was on the Belt Parkway, one exit south of Aqueduct headed home to New Jersey when he received a text message from trainer Todd Pletcher about his status to replace the injured Rajiv Maragh aboard Princess of Sylmar in Saturday’s  $100,000 Busanda Stakes. Tom Keyser Princess of Sylmar wins the …

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Champion, Top Sire Selkirk Dead at 25

By Evan Hammonds, @BH_EHammonds   Photo: Courtesy Lanwades Stud Selkirk Kirsten Rausing’s Lanwades Stud reports the death of champion and top sire Selkirk. The son of Sharpen Up—Annie Edge, by Nebbiolo died Jan. 3 due to old age at 25. Bred and owned by George Strawbridge Jr., the Pennsylvania-bred Selkirk stood entire stud career at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, England. …

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Arlo Captures The Auld Lang Syne

Arlo, a 4-year-old gelded son of Defrere, won the $75,000 Auld Lang Syne Stakes at Parx on December 31st.  Bred in Pennsylvania by Larry & Darlene Suloman, Arlo set the early pace in the one mile and seventy yard event and drew away to defeat Cactus Charlie by 3/4 of a length.  The Cynthia Reese trainee has now won 8 …

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