Paddy O'Prado

Paddy O'Prado, Corinthian will stand in Turkey

Grade 1 winners Paddy O’Prado and Corinthian have been sold to stand at Evicmen Harasi in Kemalpasa, Turkey.

Paddy O’Prado previously resided at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., while Corinthian was at Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa.

Romans has deep ties to Cherry Wine's pedigree, owners

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Trainer Dale Romans has ties to both Cherry Wine's sire and dam.

Most of the horses contesting the 2016 Triple Crown series arrived at the barns of their trainers roughly a year ago as 2-year-olds almost ready to begin their careers. With the exception of some homebreds, Thoroughbreds are generally foaled, raised, broken to saddle, and in some cases consigned and sold by other individuals prior to arriving with their racing connections.

Paddy O'Prado's first foal born at Spendthrift

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Grade 1 winner Paddy O'Prado was represented by his first foal born at Spendthrift Farm this week.

Grade 1 winner Paddy O'Prado was represented by his first foal on Jan. 13, a colt born at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky.

The chestnut colt is out of the Orpen mare True Passion, a Group 1 winner in Argentina. True Passion is out of Group 3 winner Tolerada.

“He's an athletic foal with a lot of substance,” Spendthrift general manager Ned Toffey said. “It's a great start for Paddy O'Prado as a sire.”

Paddy O'Prado emerges from Dixie victory with bruised foot

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Paddy O'Prado appeared lame after winning Saturday's Dixie in his first start this year, but trainer Dale Romans said he believes it is nothing more serious than a bruised foot.

Turf star Paddy O'Prado, who won the Dixie Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico in his first start of the year, came out of the race with a bruised right front foot, but does not appear to have anything worse than that, trainer Dale Romans said Sunday morning.

Pimlico: Paddy O’Prado digs deep in comeback to win Dixie

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Paddy O'Prado rallies past Baryshnikov to win the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico.

BALTIMORE - The first stage of trainer Dale Romans’s revised three-phase plan for his turf star Paddy O’Prado went to expectations Saturday at Pimlico, as the heavily favored gray 4-year-old colt rallied from last under Kent Desormeaux to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Dixie Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths over Baryshnikov.

Baryshnikov finished two lengths ahead of Bim Bam, who was followed in the order of finish by Pocket Patch, Slews Answer, Lonely Whistle and Eighttofasttocatch.

Pimlico: Paddy O'Prado faces token opposition in Dixie

BALTIMORE – A little later than his connections had hoped, Paddy O’Prado, an Eclipse finalist as North America’s leading 3-year-old of 2010, makes his 4-year-old debut in a rather soft renewal of the Grade 2, $200,000 Dixie Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico.

2010 Eclipse Awards: Paddy O'Prado

Four Footed Fotos

Having won or placed in Grade 1 stakes on turf, dirt, and synthetic surfaces, it’s fair to say that Paddy O’Prado was among the most versatile 3-year-olds of 2010.

The gray colt by El Prado, bred by Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC, was purchased as a yearling for $105,000 at the Keeneland September sale by Donegal Racing, a partnership formed by prominent Des Moines attorney Jerry Crawford, whose roots go back to County Donegal, Ireland.

Paddy O'Prado headed for Classic

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Paddy O'Prado, who counts the Colonial Turf Cup (above) among his victories, will be pre-entered in both the BC Classic and Turf.


LEXINGTON, Ky. – The connections of Paddy O’Prado announced early Friday that the colt most likely will run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs, although he also will be pre-entered in the BC Turf.

Jerry Crawford, who manages the Donegal Racing partnership that owns Paddy O’Prado, said the syndicate decided at a meeting Thursday night to try for the $5 million Classic, which also is expected to get Zenyatta, Blame, Quality Road, Lookin At Lucky, and other top horses.

Much to like about Paddy O'Prado

ELMONT, N.Y. – With the possible exception of Winchester, the older North American turf males entered in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont Park have been a bit of an inconsistent and uninspiring group.

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