Round Table

April 6, 1954. In the dark hours of that night, the foaling barn at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky was a busy place. The sound of mares giving birth echoed throughout the barn. Knight’s Daughter was in labour and about to give birth to a bay son by Princequillo, while in a separate stall Miss Disco did likewise seven hours earlier

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Sir Ivor

Lester Piggott was one the greatest jockeys in turf history. His natural horsemanship combined with his uncanny ability to understand his mount, as well as his mental toughness gave him a clear advantage over ordinary riders. Piggott rode some of the greatest horses of his time such as Nijinsky, Petite Etoile, The Minstrel, Crepello, Never Say Die, Dahlia, Alleged, Ardross,

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Discovery

Weight. The great equalizer in Thoroughbred horse racing. Throughout the history of our beloved sport, the impost of weight a Thoroughbred carries in a race could make or break the horse’s chances for victory. The more successful the horse, the more weight would be assigned in future races. Weight can stop a train, sink a ship and equal the field

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In Reality

The acclaimed Man O’ War male line was one of the American turf’s most revered male lines, due to the everlasting fame of the great horse. The line did produce War Admiral, the 1937 Triple Crown wining son of the legendary Big Red and a host of good sires and broodmares during the 1920’s, 30’s and into the 40’s. However

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Alysheba

Throughout the history of the turf, there have been certain horses which have captured the public’s awareness to become fan favourites. These athletes develop a devoted following and in the process become legends. Successful horses have what we humans call charisma, a sense of spiritual power of self confidence and personal belief. Alysheba born on March 3, 1984, was most

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Affirmed

  Affirmed was a beautiful golden chestnut by Exclusive Native – Won’t Tell You by Crafty Admiral. His pedigree is full of top class horses as we can see Mahmoud, Sir Gallahad III, War Admiral, Equipoise and Polynesian in his fourth generation alone. He is a direct male line grandson of Raise A Native. Bred in Florida by Louis E.

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Damascus

Damascus was by Sword Dancer – Kerala by My Babu. His direct male line leads to the great sire Teddy, bred in 1913. However, it is not through Teddy’s more illustrious sons that the line leads to Damascus but through Sun Teddy, Sun Again, Sunglow, then to Sword Dancer. Sword Dancer was a flashy chestnut and had a great career

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Buckpasser

When it comes to breeding for success, the Phipps family name in American turf lore must be considered as one of the top echelon in the sport. Generations of Phipps’ have been prominent throughout the twentieth century and now into the twenty-first century. Bold Ruler, Personal Ensign, Easy Goer, Dancing Spree, Boucher, Personal Flag, Misty Morn, Inside Information, and Orb are just

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Princequillo

When it comes to breeding Thoroughbreds, the wise money generally goes with the tried and true within the box of fashionable bloodlines. The wiser money will look outside the box and, once in a while, find gold where no one else would consider looking. Princequillo is one such Thoroughbred. He was like this his entire life. Born in Ireland, conceived

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