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Rachel M. Broman passes

Friday, February 27th, 2015

It is with deep sadness NYTB must inform the breeding community of the passing of Rachel M. Broman, daughter of Chester and Mary Broman. The family will receive friends Friday, February 27, 2015 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:30 p.m. at:

Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Home
448 West Main Street
Babylon, NY 11702

The funeral service will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 28 at:

St. Thomas Episcopal Church,
298 Conklin Street Farmingdale, NY 11735.
Interment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

The Broman family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in Rachel’s memory be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 298 Conklin Street Farmingdale, NY 11735 or to A Home at Last, P.O. Box 2253, Brightwaters, NY 11718.

2014 NY-Bred Divisional Championship Nominees

Monday, January 26th, 2015
by Sarah Mace

The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) is pleased to announce the nominees for the New York-Bred Divisional Champions of 2014. New York turf writers, handicappers, chart callers and racing analysts will vote on the winners in each division. The voters will also choose the 2014 New York-Bred Horse of the Year.

The 2014 New York-Bred Divisional Champions and Horse of the Year will be announced at NYTB’s Annual Awards Banquet on the evening of Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, New York. Also to be honored at the banquet will be Champion Steeplechase Horse, Broodmare of the Year, Champion Trainer, Champion Jockey and Outstanding Breeder.

The 2014 New York-bred Divisional Championship Nominees, listed alphabetically in each category, with links to their Equibase Horse Profiles are:

Champion Two-Year-Old Filly:

Freudie Anne
Harlan’s Honor
Temper Mint Patty
The Lewis Dinner
Wonder Gal

Champion Two-Year-Old Male:

Bustin It
Good Luck Gus
International Star
Startup Nation

Champion Three-Year-Old Filly:

Artemis Agrotera
Princess Violet
Star Grazing

Champion Three-Year-Old Male:

Captain Serious
Empire Dreams
Mark My Way
So Lonesome
Uncle Sigh

Champion Female Turf Horse:

Discreet Marq
Effie Trinket
Inimitable Romanee
Invading Humor
Mah Jong Maddnes

Champion Male Turf Horse:

Hangover Kid
King Kreesa

Champion Female Sprinter:

Artemis Agrotera
Hot Stones
La Verdad
Risky Rachel

Champion Male Sprinter:

Be Bullish
Captain Serious
I’m Stoked
Moonlight Song
Weekend Hideaway

Champion Older Female:

Discreet Marq
Hot Stones
Inimitable Romanee
La Verdad

Champion Older Male:

Big Business
Moonlight Song

NYTB Stallion Season Auction January 12-14

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. will conduct its annual Stallion Season Auction starting on Monday, January 12 at 9:00 a.m. and ending on Wednesday, January 14 at 6:00 p.m. The auction will be held online using the Starquine bidding platform.  Participants must register with prior to bidding.  All bids will be subject to the rules and conditions of the auction.  Each season’s conditions will be posted.

Click here to register and bid at

Stallion State Stud Fee Farm
Alpha NY $8,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Big Brown NY $8,500 Dutchess Views Farm
Bob and John NY $6,000 Saratoga Stud
Boys at Tosconova NY $2,500 Questroyal North
Bullet Train KY $7,500 Crestwood Farm
Bustin Stones NY $5,000 Waldorf Farm
Catienus NY $2,000 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Central Banker NY $7,500 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Congaree NY $7,500 Saratoga Stud
Cosmonaut NY $5,000 Saratoga Stud
Country Day KY $3,500 Crestwood Farm
Courageous Cat NY $6,000 Questroyal North
D’ Funnybone NY $2,500 Rockridge Stud
Desert Party NY $7,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Discreetly Mine KY $10,000 Lane’s End
Dr Large NY $2,500 Banahan Farms
Dublin NY $6,500 Keane Stud
Drill FL $4,500 Get Away Farm
Emcee NY $7,500 Sequel Stallions NY
First Dude FL $7,500 Double Diamond Farm
Fort Larned FL $7,500 Adena Springs South
Forty Tales NY $6,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Freud NY $10,000 Sequel Stallions NY
Frost Giant NY $10,000 Keane Stud
General Quarters KY $5,000 Crestwood Farm
Get Stormy KY $5,000 Crestwood Farm
Giacomo MD $3,500 Adena Springs at Heritage Stallions
Giant Oak KY $7,500 Millennium Farms
Giant Surprise NY $2,500 Rockridge Stud
Heavy Breathing NY $2,500 Dutchess Views Farm
Here Comes Ben NY $7,500 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Hold Me Back KY $5,000 WinStar Farm
Honorable Dillon NY $5,000 Rockridge Stud
I Want Revenge KY $5,000 Millennium Farms
Jersey Town KY $10,000 Darby Dan Farm
Justenuffhumor NY $2,500 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Lewis Michael NY $3,000 Questroyal North
Marsh Side NY $3,000 Dutchess Views Farm
Miracle Man NY $2,000 Pucker Ridge Farm
Mission Impazible NY $7,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Morning Line KY $10,000 Lane’s End
Musket Man NY $2,500 Waldorf Farm
Nobiz Like Shobiz KY $5,000 Crestwood Farm
Not Bourbon CAN $5,000 Colebrook Farms Stallion Station
Overanalyze KY $10,000 WinStar Farm
Perfect Soul KY $7,500 Darby Dan Farm
Posse NY $5,000 Rockridge Stud
Revolutionary KY $7,500 WinStar Farm
Rule By Night NY Private Mill Creek Farm
Santiva NY $2,500 Questroyal North
Simmard NY $3,500 Mill Creek Farm
Smart Bid NY $4,500 Saratoga Stud
Soaring Empire NY $3,500 Rockridge Stud
Stonesider NY $3,500 Saratoga Stud
Tale of Ekati KY $15,000 Darby Dan Farm
Taste Of Paradise KY $2,500 Crestwood Farm
Teuflesberg NY $5,000 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
The Cliff’s Edge NY $2,500 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
The Lumber Guy NY $3,500 Keane Stud
Tizdejavu KY $5,000 Crestwood Farm
Trinniberg NY $7,500 Rockridge Stud
Twirling Candy KY $10,000 Lane’s End
Two Step Salsa FL $7,500 Get Away Farm

New York owner and breeder Donald Newman dies at 85

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
(Courtesy NYRA Communications)

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Longtime thoroughbred owner and breeder Donald Newman, of Roslyn, N.Y., died on December 23 after a brief illness. He was 85.

Newman was a sportswear manufacturer who purchased his first racehorse in 1974. He subsequently went on to campaign a number of stakes horses, including Mucchina, winner of the 1978 Ashland at Keeneland Race Course, First and Only, who took the 1993 Longfellow at Monmouth Park, and So N So, winner of the 2009 Lucy Scribner at Saratoga Race Course.

Among the trainers he employed through the years were Tom Bush, Jose Martin, Hall of Famer Frank “Pancho” Martin, and most recently, Carlos Martin.

His horse racing legacy will be carried on by his family, said his son, Richard.

“We intend to carry on and continue racing,” said Richard Newman. “In the past few years he concentrated on breeding New York-breds, so we have a number of homebreds that are getting ready to run.”

Newman is survived by his wife, Gail; a daughter, Rebecca, and two other sons, Matthew and Adam.

Sunrise Stallions to raffle off Frost Giant seasons to benefit BCCA and PDJF

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Sunrise Stallions has announced that it will raffle off two discounted “No Guarantee” seasons to Frost Giant to benefit the Belmont Child Care Association (BCCA), which operates Anna House, and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). Raffle winners will be announced on Aqueduct Insider on December 31.

Anyone with a mare he/she would like to breed to Frost Giant may enter the raffle at no cost. Each winner will then be able to choose between the BCCA or PDJF for a tax deductible donation of $2,500. F G Stallion, LLC will match the gifts. Frost Giant’s 2015 stud fee is $10,000.

Sunrise Stallions said in a statement, “Both Mr. Andrew Cohen and Gary Tolchin of Sunrise Stallions were looking for a way to give a little bit back to worthy causes in our industry through a shared contribution in collaboration with both the stallion owners and broodmare owners.

“As beneficiaries of a strong NY breeding program, it seemed only fitting at this time of year to promote some gift giving through the success of Frost Giant, and support of the broodmare owners.”

Click here to enter.

2014 NYTB board election results

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) concluded its annual board of directors election on Thursday, December 16, 2014. This year NYTB members voted to fill five seats on the board for candidates to serve a two-year term from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.

The winning candidates are:

Wally Burleson
Lois Engel
Thomas J. Gallo, III
Vivien G. Malloy
Mallory Mort

Wally Burleson, General Manager of Sequel Stallions NY, will be serving his first term on the NYTB Board. Current directors Engel, Gallo, Malloy and Mort won bids for reelection.

Five additional members of the NYTB Board will be serving the second year of their two-year terms in 2015:

Chester Broman
Michael Lischin
Joanne Nielsen
Suzie O’Cain
Barry Ostrager, JD

Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli, LLP, an accounting firm from Queensbury, NY, administered the entire election process by verifying and mailing eligible member ballots, collecting and receiving those ballots, and then tabulating and certifying the election results. Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli, LLP reported the official results to NYTB in a letter dated on December 17, 2014.

Click here to read Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli, LLP’s letter certifying the results of the election.


Finger Lakes H.B.P.A. names Fox Rules FLGR Horse of the Year

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
By David Mattice

FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Fox Rules was named 2014 Finger Lakes (FLGR) “Horse of the Year” at the annual FLGR Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association awards dinner on Saturday. The 5-year-old New York-bred owned by Langpap Stables won all three of his FLGR starts this year.

Fox Rules achieved all of his 2014 victories under the guidance of jockey Pedro Rodriguez. He earned over $60,000 at FLGR this season.

The chestnut gelding trained by M. Anthony Ferraro has enjoyed the most success at FLGR.  He scored 7 of his 10 career triumphs at his home track.

The barn of M. Anthony Ferraro received a total of five awards on Saturday. Three were for horses owned by Langpap Stables. Fox Rules also took the honor for “Best older male” and “Alwaysinstilettos was voted “Best 3-year-old filly”.

Also on Saturday, Tom Cooley was officially inducted into the FLGR Hall of Fame. Cooley held the position of Track Photographer at FLGR since 1970.

The Canandaigua, NY native has taken over 63,000 photos of winning horses at FLGR. He was recognized for his many years of exceptional work and professional service.

Ten horses received awards in eleven different categories at the annual dinner. Below is a complete listing of the 2014 winners:

2014 Finger Lakes H.B.P.A. Awards

Best $4,000-$5,000 Claimer (Colt, Horse or Gelding) – Passing Time
Best $4,000-$5,000 Claimer (Filly or Mare) – Panfila
Best $6,000 and up Claimer (Colt, Horse or Gelding) – Unbridled Bear
Best $6,000 and up Claimer (Filly or Mare) – Wise Awake
Best Condition Allowance (Colt, Horse or Gelding) – Smart Thinking
Best Condition Allowance (Filly or Mare) – Smitten by Gold
Best Older Colt, Horse or Gelding – Fox Rules
Best Older Filly or Mare – Clean Jean
Best 3-Year-Old Colt or Gelding – Bass River Road
Best 3-Year-Old Filly – Alwaysinstilettos
Horse of the Year – Fox Rules


NYTB’s annual Stallion Season Auction to be held January 12-14

Monday, November 10th, 2014
nytbpaclogoBy Sarah Mace

New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB)’s annual Stallion Season Auction will be held on beginning Monday, January 12, 2015 and ending Wednesday, January 14. The auction raises funds that enable NYTB to carry on its two-fold mission of promoting New York breeding and racing and protecting the welfare of industry stakeholders.

In the past, proceeds from the NYTB Stallion Season Auction have helped secure the purses and incentives that exist in the state today, making New York’s regional breeding program the strongest of its kind in the nation.

Currently New York-breds enjoy a $40 million restricted race program with 800 New York-bred races run annually at the three New York Racing Association racetracks and at Finger Lakes. Approximately $8.6 million in purse money is distributed each year in stakes restricted to New York-breds, and the New York Breeding and Development Fund is worth $21 million.

Down the road NYTB is committed to protecting these advantages and, therefore, also protecting the investments so many from New York and out-of-state have made recently in the New York breeding program.

In 2014 the following New York farms donated seasons to the NYTB auction: Dutchess Views Farm, Keane Stud, McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, Questroyal North, Rockridge Stud, Saratoga Stud, Sequel Stallions New York and Darley at Sequel Stallions New York.

The auction has also attracted many sponsors from out-of-state: from Kentucky, Adena Springs, Darby Dan Farm, Darley, Millennium Farms, Pin Oak Stud, and WinStar Farm; from Pennsylvania, Penn Ridge Farms and Pin Oak Lane Farm; and, from Maryland, Adena Springs at Heritage Stallions.

Donations of stallion seasons will be accepted until the beginning of the auction. Click here for the donation agreement. Questions may be directed to NYTB at (518) 587-0777 or

Please join NYTB for our annual Holiday Party

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

2014 NYTB Holiday Party InvitationPlease join NYTB for our annual Holiday Party as we celebrate a successful year. The party will take place at the Thirsty Owl Saratoga in Saratoga Springs on Thursday December 4, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The evening will feature exquisite cocktail style stations, and beer and wine is included.

Cost: $65.00 per person

For full details and invitation, click here.

Please RSVP by calling (518) 587-0777 or

The New York breeding community loses Sue Vitro

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Sue Vitro (top center) with Heidi Fischer and 2 others

Sue Vitro (top center) with Heidi Fischer and others

(Courtesy Burke Funeral Home)

Gansevoort, NY – Susan Ann (Adams) Vitro passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer.

Born on June 21, 1957 in Mt. Kisco, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lawton and Eleanor Adams. Sue was a life-long horse woman whose knowledge was endless. During her career she managed several locations, most recently Stone Bridge Farm. Sue was well respected throughout the thoroughbred industry.

Sue was passionate about her dogs, especially her beloved “Hattie”! Fiercely competitive, over the past eight years, she attained championships in Agility, Herding, Tracking, Rally, and Obedience….all in spite of her chemotherapy.

Sue touched so many lives and accomplished so very much. Those who knew her will truly miss her energy, her intelligence, her advice, and her disarming wit!

Susan was the beloved wife of Gary; cherished mother of Vincent, Marc, Gary Jr., David and daughter-in-law Amy; loving grandma to Alex, Maxx, Katy and Ryder; fond sister of Lee, Lawton, Vincent and Bonnie. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Kenny.

Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373). A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., NY, NY 10065; Old Friends Equine, 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324 or Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, Utah 84741-5000 (

Online remembrances may be made at