An eight month layoff and the mile and a quarter did not slow Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Elate down in the $750,000 Grade II Delaware Handicap. With Jose Ortiz aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro notched a 3 ¼-length victory and returned $3.20 as the favorite in the field of eight.
Undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Magnum Moon is the latest headliner with deep ties to historic Claiborne Farm. Not only was he born and raised at the Paris, Kentucky, nursery, but his pedigree features past Claiborne patriarchs, and his breeder, Ramona Bass, has a longstanding relationship with the farm.
Claiborne Farm is a thoroughbred horse breeding operation near Paris, Kentucky.