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Elusive Kate - Longchamp 02/10/2011

Kentucky-based Clovelly Farm, at which Elusive Kate (above) was bred and raised, has been sold to Golden Age Farm

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos) 

Famed Kentucky farm Clovelly changes hands

CLOVELLY Farm in Kentucky, formerly owned by Robin Scully and once the nursery of top-class performers such as Silver Hawk and Elusive Kate, has been purchased by Richard and Sue Masson's Golden Age Farm in a deal brokered by Biederman Real Estate.

No purchase price was disclosed. The 619-acre establishment will continue to operate as a Thoroughbred farm although its name will be changed to Green Lantern Farm. Grade 1 winner Karelian tops the horses campaigned by the Masson's Green Lantern Stable.

The farm has been in Scully's ownership since 1960, since when horses such as Silver Hawk, Elusive Kate, Pleasantly Perfect, Alkaased, Ancient Regime and Cricket Ball have been bred and raised at the farm. 1993 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Arcangues was also raised at Clovelly.

Clovelly's bloodstock was dispersed last year at the Keeneland September and November sales. Among the horses offered was this season's Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Elusive Kate, who was sold as a yearling to Blandford Bloodstock for $70,000.

 

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