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Kevin Plank's Sagamore Farm to cease racing operations

After 14 years Under Armour founder Kevin Plank is shutting down his stable at historic Sagamore Farm after running one final entrant in the Breeders' Cup on Saturday. The fields and pastures will grow corn and rye for his Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey. November 4, 2020. After 14 years Under Armour founder Kevin Plank is shutting down his stable at historic Sagamore Farm after running one final entrant in the Breeders' Cup on Saturday. The fields and pastures will grow corn and rye for his Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey. Kevin Plank wanted to win the Triple Crown. The Under Armour founder didn’t mind saying so when he launched his thoroughbred racing operation 13 years ago at Sagamore Farm, the Baltimore County landmark that had been home to Native Dancer and other great champions. Plank envisioned a self-sufficient operation that would breed tough, brilliant runners, train them for the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and provide a home for them in retirement. He wanted Baltimore sports fans to root for horses wearing the farm’s three maroon diamonds. He saw the reemergence of the historic farm as a story that could help breathe life into Maryland racing. Now, he’s ready to put a period on the tale, or at least close this chapter of it. Read more

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