Clarkland Farm is a family run broodmare operation located in the heart of the Bluegrass. Clarkland is run by Nancy and Fred Mitchell, as well as Nancy's daughter, Marty Buckner. The farm has been in the family since the 1700's. It is not a big operation but one dedicated to getting the best out of each and every horse under their care.
"As a result, the Mitchells and Buckner know every quirk of each velvet-nosed foal, yearling and mare in their care." Alicia Wincze Lexington Herald-Leader.
Curlin-Leslie's Lady Filly 2013
2013 Foal Crop
The new foals are arriving. Be the first to take a look at our new crop of foals.
Sidney's Candy-Lawanda Colt
Curlin-Leslie's Lady Filly
Congrats-Hidden Assets Filly
Eskendereya-Change Up Colt
Lemon Drop Kid-Swept Away Filly
Quality Road-At Risk Colt
Sidney's Candy-Atlantic Frost Filly
Paddy O'Prado-Holy Fashion Filly
Broken Vow-Whirlie Bertie Filly
Summer Bird-Kamaal Filly
Archarcharch-Sequoia Queen Filly
Harlan's Holiday-Interest Only Colt
Tizway-Home Run Hitter Colt
Eskendereya-Comfort Zone Filly
Drosselmeyer-Radcliffe Yard Colt
Rockport Harbor-Ride Em Cowgirl Colt
Majestic Warrior-Yes Beth Filly
2012 Foal Crop
Keep track of the fillies and colts progress throughout the year.
Head Quarters, Curlin-Leslie's Lady Colt, half brother to Beholder and Into Mischief, sold to Juddmonte Farm at the Keeneland September Yearling Sales
At Bat, a winner at Churchill Downs, vied for the lead off the inside and edged clear late under brisk handling.
Take Interest, a winner at Churchill Downs, tacked the pace three wide, came five wide into the lane, and wore down her competitor in the final yards.
We are so proud of Beholder and her connections. Beholder ran a great race today. She placed second in the 2013 Kentucky Oaks. She was spooked before the race and still ran strong. We enjoyed watching her and so glad she came out of the race safely.
We are so excited to watch Beholder run in the Kentucky Oaks. We are hoping for a safe trip and that she runs to her ability. Here are some interesting articles we have found this week:
BEHOLDER HOLDING HER OWN IN THE KENTUCKY OAKS
KENTUCKY OAKS, DERBY AMONG FEW PRIZES THAT HAVE ELUDED MANDELLA
SPENDTHRIFT FARM HOPES TO REDISCOVER PAST GLORIES THIS WEEKEND AT CHURCHILL
Beholder does it again! Beholder is the winner of the Santa Anita Oaks. Beholder broke out a bit, had speed outside of foes then inched away and angled in, set all the pace along the inside, was shaken up with the reins to widen in midstretch then proved clearly best under a strong hand ride while being shown the whip until the final strides.
Crazy Lucky, a Maiden Special Weight winner at Fair Grounds, tracked the pace on the outside then three wide on the turn, amde a bid coming to the quarter pole, edged clear under a storng hand ride outside the furlong marker, shied from the left handed whip outside the sixteenth pole then proved much the best under a hand ride.
One in a Milli, broke her Maiden at Sunland Park, prompted the early pace three wide, went between foes at the three sixteenth while being forced out, then kicked clear nearing the wire.
It was another great day for Clarkland Farm. We had three winners (two of them stakes winners). Stay Put was a winner at Fair Grounds. Gator Zone won her first stakes race at Fair Grounds. The Kleins and steve Margolis also had a runner in the seventh race, Wake Up, who placed third in a Maiden Special Weight. Congratulations to the Kleins and Steve Margolis on a successful day. Beholder won the Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita!
Stay Put settled on the inside, moved closer on the far turn, steadied behind the pacesetter coming to the quarter pole, squeezed through inside the rival in upper stretch, rallied along the rail and got up late.
Gator Zone was taken in hand early, went three wide in the first turn, was rated in second position, tracked the pacesetter while three wide on the far turn, chased in upper stretch, gained a short lead passing the sixteenth pole and gamely prevailed.
Beholder sped to the early lead, tugged under a snug hold setting the pace along the inside, inched away on the second turn and won clear under a strong hand ride. READ MORE
Good Deed returns to Fair Grounds to win the mardi Gras Stakes. She contested the early lead on the outside, moved clear outside the half mile pole, controlled the action while three then two wide on the turn, responded well when asked near the three sixteenths pole and held under steady urging. READ ARTICLE, WATCH RACE
Teller Terri, an allowance winner at Fair Grounds, bobbled at the start, settled on the inside, moved closer with a half mile to run, made a bid leaving the backstretch, dueled on the far trn, battled with that rival into the final furlong then edged clear under strong urging.
Tiznow a Titan broke his maiden at Parx Racecourse. He was between rivals early, eased out near the stretch, took the lead near the sixteenth marker and drew off under mild handling.
Take Interest is a winner at Fair Grounds. She was urged along on the outside, raced three to four wide on the outside, came five wide into the stretch, rallied on the outside, closed well to get the lead towards the sixteenth pole then edged clear under strong urging.
Beholder claims the Eclipse Award for 2 year old filly of the year. Congratulations to B. Wayne Hughes, Spendthrift Farm and Richard Mandella. Read this article for more information about the award and the filly. Beholder ran a great race today at Santa Anita. She placed second in the Saint Ynez Stakes. We are so proud of this beautiful filly.
We have two horses entered in the Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklwan Park. The stakes had to be rescheduled due to weather conditions. They will be running 01/21/13. Lady Stonewall and Sheila Tequila are both entered in the stakes.
We visited Crestwood Farms today to see Country Day. He is starting his stud career at Crestwood Farms. Please follow this link to learn more.
Caballo del Cielo broke his maiden today at Santa Anita Park. He had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away and came off the rail into the stretch and drew clear under a brisk hand ride.