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Friday, May 17, 2019
Denali foaled and raised Anothertwistafate who notched a post in the 2019 G1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday May 18th.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Denali sales grads CHOCOLATE KISSES and RESTLESS RIDER will compete in the run for the lilies at Churchill Downs Friday May 3rd, 2019...
Monday, April 8, 2019
G1 winning mare SERENA’S SONG (bay mare by Rahy out of Imagining foaled in Kentucky on April 4th, 1992) celebrated turning 27 on April 4th...

Denali Stud has been blessed to have many great champions and accomplished racehorses come through its ranks. Having born, raised, and sold many of the top horses over the last 20+ years including Uncle Mo, David Junior, and Real Quiet, Denali has become synonymous with excellence in the Thoroughbred industry. No horse personifies that excellence like Animal Kingdom. 

Animal Kingdom was born at Denali in 2008. Prepped as a yearling before making his way to the 2009 September yearling sale by our top flight team, we consigned him and sold the future classic winner to Team Valor for $100,000. 

Breaking his maiden at Keeneland in 2010, Animal Kingdom went on to become the first Kentucky Derby winner

to win without a single prep race on dirt. He won the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park to qualify for the Run for the Roses. He came in late to nearly win the Preakness Stakes and was injured in the Belmont Stakes, competing in all three Triple Crown races in 2011.

After taking the rest of the year off due to injury, Animal Kingdom fought back in 2012 to win an allowance race at Gulfstream Park and finished the year a hard-charging second to eventual Horse of the Year Wise Dan. He capped his impressive career with a decisive win in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse.




Sunday, June 23, 2013
My friend Barry Irwin tells me I'm not a writer, but I guess I fancy myself as one anyway. I thought I'd share my Royal Ascot experience and the conclusion of our amazing journey with Animal Kingdom...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Author: Bill Oppenheim - TDN
It is the best week of racing anywhere in the world. There are a lot of great horse racing events—weekends and carnivals--but nothing quite rivals the racing at Royal Ascot.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Despite starting a pronounced favorite in his swan song at Royal Ascot, dual Gr1 winner and 2013 Arrowfield Stud freshman Animal Kingdom was unable to produce the heroics...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Author: Avalyn Hunter -
Animal Kingdom's quest to become the first grade or group I winner on three different surfaces--and on three different continents to boot--fizzled ingloriously June 18 in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Author: Dan Illman - DRF
Animal Kingdom now goes to stud in Australia and will return to Kentucky for the Northern Hemisphere breeding season. He'll be remembered as a throwback, a versatile horse that won on dirt, synthetic and turf and didn't duck a challenge when healthy.