Term Of Art
Term of Art
Calumet Farm’s Term of Art has raced three times — all in maiden special weight company — and improved with each effort, including a nose victory last out going a mile over the Santa Anita surface. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the son of Tiznow and grandson of Kentucky Oaks winner Tomisue’s Delight will try to emulate 1993’s Brocco, who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile off a local victory over inferior company and lacked stakes experience.
Calumet Farm, arguably the most iconic Thoroughbred farm in American history, has experienced a revival under the guidance of Brad Kelley, the fourth-largest land owner in the country whose past and present business ventures include Commonwealth Brands tobacco company, the Center for Innovation and Technology business park, and NC2 Media. At the Breeders’ Cup, Calumet has hit the board once in five tries.
O’Neill has an enviable track record in American classics and has also done well on racing’s biggest weekend. A winner of five Breeders’ Cup races from 39 starts and more than 2,000 races, the native of Dearborn, MI, and California-based conditioner is having another excellent year with a Kentucky Derby victory and more than $8.5 million in earnings.