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).    

ESPN Visits the Bluegrass

Senior writer Wright Thompson pens a narrative on his visit to central Kentucky this week, enjoy…

More Man o’ War History

This is a great story about the Man o’ war statue:    

Man o’ War turns 100

Thank you to WKYT and Darnell Crenshaw, great grandson of Will Harbutt, for this feature on Man o’ War.

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.

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.  

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.

Secret Someone heads to the Beverly D.

Secret Someone, owned and bred by Mt. Brilliant Broodmares I, LLC is entered to run in the Grade I Beverly D at Arlington Park on Saturday, August 13. The beautiful chestnut filly was last seen finishing 3rd in the Grade III Modesty Handicap. Trained by Michael Stidham, she will be ridden by  Robbie Albarado.  Good luck to her and her connections!

Secret Someone Sizzles in the Lady Canterbury

Secret Someone earned her first black type when she took the $100,000 Lady Canterbury Stakes at Canterbury Park on June 19.  Making her first start of 2016, the chestnut mare A.P. Indy – Private Gift, gave her breeders mt. Brilliant Broodmares (H. Greg Goodman and Orrin Ingram) a celebratory Father’s Day.  The five year old mare is trained by Michael […] Continue Reading


Creator won the Belmont Stakes today in dramatic come from behind fashion.  The Mt. Brilliant Broodmares LLC bred colt, Tapit-Morena by Privately Held, edged out Destin to win the third leg of the Triple Crown.  Congratulations to the winning connections; Owners: WinStar Farm & Bobby Flay, Trainer: Steve Asmussen and Rider: Irad Ortiz.  The grey colt was consigned by Gainesway Farm at […] Continue Reading

Creator draws lucky post position 13 in Belmont Stakes

Creator drew post position 13 in the Belmont Stakes slated for Saturday, June 11.  The stellar race card is highlighted by the third leg of the Triple Crown looks to be an interesting race with three deep closers including Creator, Preakness winner Exaggerator and Lani.    

Mt. Brilliant shops at Magic Millions

Mt. Brilliant went shopping at Magic Millions this week securing two new mares for its broodmare band.  Golden Cropper  a four year old (More Than Ready – Sliding Cube) will be heading stateside to join the band in Lexington, KY, while Darci’s Dream a five year old mare (Darci’s Brahma – Sweet Dreams Baby) and in foal to Shooting To […] Continue Reading

Creator aims his sights on The Belmont Stakes

Creator looks to make his next start in the 2016 Belmont Stakes on June 11. The colt, bred by Mt. Brilliant Broodmares is the second foal out of the Peruvian Champion mare Morena and by super sire Tapit. Good luck to WinStar Farm and soon to be Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen.  ttps://    

Three New Colts join the Mt. Brilliant Family

The foaling season is in full swing at Mt. Brilliant and three colts have been born all arriving at 3:30 a.m. The first, a colt by Galileo-Famous (Danehill Dancer), the second a colt by Kitten’s Joy-Tabulation (Giant’s Causeway) and the most recent a colt by Oasis Dream-Astorg’s Galaxy (Galileo). Updates to our news section, and Facebook will be forthcoming.

Tattersalls Additions

The Mt. Brilliant Team had a successful trip to Newmarket, England for Tattersall’s December Sale. They successfully purchased three new mares: Al Jasrah (Shirocco(GER)- Ultra Finesse) in foal to Authorized, Dame Marie (Smart Strike- Crystal Crossing)in foal to Invincible Spirit, and Waterway Run( Arch – Princess Consort) in foal to Australia. Plans on whether mares will come back to Kentucky […] Continue Reading

New Mares to Mt. Brilliant

Mt. Brilliant is very excited to now have Apologize (Lemon Drop Kid- Aurelia) as part of the Broodmare band ! We are also proud to welcome home Mt. Brilliant Bred Tocqueville (Harlans Holiday – Le Marais) back to the farm to take up duties as a broodmare.

The Kentucky Open

Mt. Brilliant, along with Lexington Polo, are excited to announce the creation of The Kentucky Open- a 14 goal tournament. It is to be played September 2nd – 27th at Mt. Brilliant Farm and the Kentucky Horse Park. Teams include: Mt. Brilliant, Faraway, Orchard Hill, Hillcroft, Riverview, and SD Farms. Check back for game schedule!

European Winners For Mt. Brilliant

Mt. Brilliant Farm has realized two winners in the span of six days in Europe. On July 31, Nova (Galileo-Justenuffheart) made all the way at Galway to break his maiden in impressive fashion. Nova is trained by David Wachman wand was ridden to victory by Billy Lee. On Thursday, August 6, Sun’aq (Kodiac-Zingeeyah), the two year-old filly trained by Sir […] Continue Reading