Abyssinian Strikes Again!

Abyssinian made it two wins in a row for Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor and trainer Aiden O’ Brien. The colt bred by Mt. Brilliant Broodmares is by Galileo o/o Famous. The half brother sells at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale as Hip #201. http://www.bloodstocknews.eu/pdf/2017/EBN2017-08-24.pdf

The Virginan a valiant runner up at Randwick

The Virginian showed true guts in his runner up effort in the G3 Show County Qlty. Stakes at Randwick.  Always traveling well, the handsome gelding gave tough chase to the winner, Deploy, who set a new course record.  The Virginian is out of Mt. Brilliant’s newly acquire Redwood Dancer.

Hartnell dominant in the G2 P B Lawrence Stakes in Melbourne

Hartnell dominated the solid field of G1 winners in the G2 PB Lawrence Stakes over the weekend in his first time over the course at Caulfield.  Mt. Brilliant will offer his half sister Frankel-Debonnaire at Tattersalls as Hip No. 424 through Highclere Agent. http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/hartnell-wins-in-melbourne/#.WZmkmSKaci4.mailto

Kookaburra Wins!

Kookaburra broke her maiden Monday night at Mountaineer Casino & Resorts.  The three-year old bay filly (Fastnet Rock – Sail Away Home), trained by Geoff Mulcahy  broke well, was soon in command of the race and was never in doubt.

TDN Rising Star Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani ran to TDN Rising Stardom Saturday with an impressive win at Galway.  The two-year old colt Galileo – Gooseberry Fool was bred by Mt. Brilliant Farm and is campaigned by owners Mrs Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Markus Jooste and trained by Aiden O’ Brien.  A full brother will be offered at the Keeneland September Yearling […] Continue Reading

Promising Two-Year old Tatters To Riches Impresses at First Asking

Tatters To Riches won at first asking in a maiden Special Weight at Del Mar on July 29.  The bay colt bred and raised at Mt. Brilliant, is out of of Poco Mas (A.P. Indy) and is a 1/2 to Grade II winner Carinosa (ARG) (Tiznow).  The colt made a big splash in April while selling for $1,000,000 at the […] Continue Reading

Redwood Dancer’s very own, The Virginian featured in the Glasshouse Handicap

The Virginian is featured in the Glasshouse Handicap at the Sun Coast this weekend.  Mt. Brilliant picked up the dam of handsome colt by Hinchinbrook, Redwood Dancer, a month ago in Australia, the mare’s first foal has been garnering a lot of attention.  We look forward to her future offspring. http://www.anzbloodstocknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ANZ_170630_online200-1.pdf

Sharp looking colt

Check out this handsome colt by Zoffany out of Al Jasrah  

Watch Your Six Prevails at Delaware Park

Watch Your Six (Dicreetly Mine – Justenufftime) notched a victory for Mt. Brilliant Farm and trainer Michael Stidham at Delaware Park on June 17.  The three year old filly is a half to graded stakes performer Cassat.   To view the race click on the link below: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/race-results?startDate=6%2F17%2F2017&endDate=6%2F19%2F2017&trackLookupId=518&type=AllowanceOptionalClaiming&statesBred=&searchStateBredPlacers=false

Polo is Fun!

We love horses at Mt. Brilliant and so we are switching gears from our usual posts and focusing on polo in this post.  We are looking forward to hosting our annual 14 goal polo tournament in September, yes we will be selling our yearlings in September at Keeneland, but we will also be hosting some great polo. The likes of […] Continue Reading

Final Foal of 2017

Mt. Brilliant has welcomed it’s last foal of the season, a chestnut filly Will Take Charge – Rahy Rose born early on May 24.  The filly will be the last foal for Rahy Rose who has blessed us with 15 foals including the dominant mare Summer Raven.

Alan Cutler WLEX visits the Man O’ War barn

Enjoy this piece from WLEX’s Alan Cutler during his visit to Man O’ War’s old stud barn.  (This aired on May 6, 2017, courtesy of Alan Cutler & WLEX).   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccKS6mKJpO0&feature=youtu.be    

ESPN Visits the Bluegrass

Senior writer Wright Thompson pens a narrative on his visit to central Kentucky this week, enjoy…http://www.espn.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/19308840/spirit-derby-ambition-lives-kentucky-bluegrass

More Man o’ War History

This is a great story about the Man o’ war statue:   http://ireader.olivesoftware.com/Olive/iReader/LexingtonHeraldLeaderPress/SharedArticle.ashx?document=LHL%5C2017%5C04%5C12&article=Ar00310    

Man o’ War turns 100

Thank you to WKYT and Darnell Crenshaw, great grandson of Will Harbutt, for this feature on Man o’ War. https://d2pvyxdw30n8fd.cloudfront.net/WKYT/v58dc1f0305750/30c1b93a9a73418ba0a269fc3ca12f76-SD.mp4

A Tribute to Man o’ War

As we approach the celebration of Man o’ War’s 100th birthday, we thought we would share an article posted by the Daily Racing Form by renowned photographer Barbara Livingston.  The celebrations begin on the date of his birth, Wednesday, March 29th, at the Kentucky Horse Park. http://www.drf.com/manowar

Mt. Brilliant colt sells highest priced yearling at Tattersalls December Yearling Sale

Mt. Brilliant closed out their sales year with the highest priced yearling at the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale.  The dapper dark bay or brown colt Frankel/Debonnaire was consigned by Highclere Stud and purchased by Charlie Gordon Watson for 250,000 Guineas. Read all about this handsome colt. http://www.tattersalls.com/news_article.php?id=539 http://www.bloodstocknews.eu/pdf/2016/EBN2016-11-22.pdf http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/record-yearling-season-concluded-at-tattersalls/#.WDx92BIGOxQ.email  

Mt. Brilliant Sell the Third Highest Priced colt in Book 1 at Tattersalls

Mt. Brilliant sold two yearling colts by the outstanding sire Galileo today.   The first colt consigned by Highclere Stud, a grey colt by Galileo o/o Famous, realized 155,000 guineas, purchased by Highflyer Stables.  The second colt, a bay colt by Galileo o/o Gooseberry Fool and consigned by Watership Down Stud, realized 750,000 guineas and was purchased by M.V. Magnier/Mayfair/P&R […] Continue Reading

Mt. Brilliant yearlings head to the Keeneland September Yearling Sale this week

Mt. Brilliant is looking forward to selling its yearling at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale which kicks off Monday, September 12.   Please click on the link to read some insights on a few on offer. http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/bloodstock/goodman-on-the-hunt-for-finest-pedigrees/2154092/