McMahon’s Redesdale sires first winner

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

N Y Riesling cruises to front-running victory to give freshman sire Redesdale his first winner Tuesday at Finger Lakes. SV Photography.

By Tom Law

McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds’ freshman sire Redesdale was represented by his first winner when N Y Riesling captured his second start in the second race Tuesday at Finger Lakes.

Bred by Hidden Lake Farm LLC, N Y Riesling took the lead from the start against six others in an open-company $32,100 maiden special weight going 5 furlongs. He and jockey Nazario Alvarado stayed in front the entire trip on the way to a 1 1/2-length victory over fellow New York-bred Bobby Ride. N Y Riesling won in 1:00.43 over the fast track. The milestone winner is owned by Linda Dixon and Hector Alejandro and trained by Dixon.

Redesdale stands for $2,500 at McMahon of Saratoga. The 9-year-old multiple winning son of Speightstown out of the Danzig mare Harpia is represented by 29 foals in his first crop and N Y Riesling is one of his five starters through Tuesday. Redesdale is also the sire of Ten Cent Town, runner-up in a $75,000 New York-bred maiden special weight June 24 at Belmont Park.

Redesdale won three of four starts and earned $90,300 in 2016 and 2017. He’s one of 11 foals out of Grade 3 winner Harpia, a full sister to leading European sire Danehill and group/graded stakes winners Eagle Eyed and Shibboleth and a half sister to stakes winner Euphonic. Redesdale stands alongside another son of Speightstown, New York’s leading sire of 2021 in Central Banker, at McMahon of Saratoga.

“He was offered to us early on and I didn’t take him because of Speightstown,” Joe McMahon said late last year. “I didn’t want another Speightstown. I was trying to make Central Banker. Then I got convinced this horse was a really good horse. … He was a talented horse. He’s extremely well bred, extremely.

“What I like about him is he gets a good-looking horse and he had a lot of talent. And look at the success of the Speightstowns. Look at Munnings. … The Speightstowns have really come along.”

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