NEWS: breeding

Redesdale produces first foal

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

By Sarah Mace

New York-based sire Redesdale, a son of Speightstown, has produced his first foal — a filly born on Chris Bernhard’s Hidden Lake Farm in Stillwater New York. The news was announced on January 23.

The filly is out of Rgirldoesn’tbluff, a stakes-winning and graded stakes-placed Virginia-bred daughter of Pine Bluff. The earner of more than $240,000 in 25 career starts, she has already produced a pair of winners.

Redesdale is out of Grade 3 winner Harpia, by Danzig, who is a full sister to breed-shaping sire Danehill and granddaughter of Natalma, the dam of Northern Dancer.

Redesdale dominated the competition in his first three starts before his career was cut short by injury in his fourth start, the Grade 3 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland.

Redesdale stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds for a 2020 stud fee of $5,000.

Frank Conversation sires first foal at Saratoga Glen Farm

Friday, January 17th, 2020

By Sarah Mace

Frank Conversation was represented by his first foal on January 17, 2020 when Looksgoodfromhere foaled a chestnut filly at Saratoga Glen Farm, who bred and owns the youngster.

Looksgoodfromhere is a winning New York-bred daughter of Freud, whose first foal, Missionatthespa by Mission Impazible, is a winner. Looksgoodfromhere is also a half-sister to the dam of stakes winner Giant Cruiser. The filly’s second dam is Broad Expectations, a stakes performer and full-sister sister both to Breeder’s Cup Classic winner Concern and graded stakes winner Tennis Lady.

Frank Conversation by Quality Road is out of Rushen Heat (Unusual Heat), a full-sister to Grade 1 stakes winner and millionaire Unusual Suspect and Grade 1 stakes winner Golden Doc A. A multiple graded stakes winner, Frank Conversation retired with earnings of $520,965 and stands at Rockridge Stud for a 2020 fee of $5,000.

Click here for a link to foal video from the Saratoga Glen Farm Facebook page as the filly finds her feet for the first time.


Destin’s first foal is colt

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Photo courtesy Sequel

(Edited Sequel press release)

The first foal sired by Destin was born at Saratoga Glen Farm for breeder Amber Cobb on January 11. The dark bay colt is the first foal out of the placed Take Charge Indy mare Jurere, who is from the immediate family of Grade 1 millionaires Summer Squall, Court Vision and champion A.P. Indy. Jurere was bred in New York by SF Racing Group, Inc.

A full brother to Grade 1 stakes-winning sire Creative Cause, Destin set a new track record in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby winning by a length going 1:42 4/5 in the 1 1/16 mile contest. Three months later he was defeated a nose by Creator in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. Destin retired with 5 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds in 15 starts with earnings of $947,800.

Destin is a 5-year-old son of champion sire Giant’s Causeway out of Grade 1 millionaire and graded-stakes producing Dream Of Summer who defeated Ashado in the G1 Apple Blossom. Destin is also full brother to graded stakes winning filly Vexatious, as well as half-brother to black type placed producer Taboo.

Destin stands at Sequel Stallions New York for Gainesway Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Farm and Sequel. Destin, who bred 84 mares in 2019, will be available for inspection at the Sequel Open House on January 19.


Sequel New York refocuses stallion show on TAA contributions and breeder interaction

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

(Edited Sequel press release)

The 2020 Sequel New York stallion show on January 19 has been changed to an Open House focusing on “giving back” and breeder interaction. For every contract signed on site and for every winner of the stallion season raffle, Sequel will donate $100 to the to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) on behalf of the breeder and match the total at the end of the day. In lieu of a fancy sit-down dinner with lots of giveaways, hats and swag, this year the focus will be on the breeder.

Said owner Becky Thomas, “We have received so much feedback from our breeders regarding the tragedy in Peru and our beloved stallion, The Lieutenant. While we are heartbroken, there is nothing that we can do about it. What we can do is to help raise money for an excellent program that helps horses here in the United States.”

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit TAA accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Since 2012, the TAA has awarded more than $17.2 million to accredited aftercare organizations. For more information on donating to the TAA, visit

“We have been putting these shows on for many years and have spent so much money to do so. We feel the money will be better spent this way and it will give us the opportunity to spend time with our breeders and to talk to them about their horses,” added Thomas. “The new open house format also gives our breeders an opportunity to meet Dr. Bill McQuire, our new assistant manager, as well as welcoming our new 2020 interns from Arkansas to South Africa.”

Stallions will be shown throughout the day and the raffle will be held the following Friday giving breeders more time to sign up. Standing at Sequel in 2020 are Freud, Destin, Laoban, Mission Impazible, Stephanoatsee and Union Jackson.

The Open House will take place Sunday, January 19 from 12-4 at the farm in Hudson, NY. A light lunch will be served. For more details, please visit the Sequel website at or call the office: (800) 925-2913.

Contact: Molly Lightner at (800) 925-2913.

Rockridge Stud announces 2020 fees and January 25 Stallion Show

Friday, January 3rd, 2020



Rockridge Stud today announced the stud fees for its 2020 roster and set the date for the farm’s annual stallion show and open house for Saturday, January 25.

The 2020 roster at Rockridge Stud includes a pair of newcomers: New York-bred turf sensation Disco Partner and Grade 1 Clark Handicap winner Leofric:

A Shin Forward $3,500 LFSN
Disco Partner $5,000 LFSN *new for 2020*
Frank Conversation $5,000 LFSN
Giant Surprise $4,000 LFSN
Leofric $7,500 LFSN *new for 2020*
Micromanage $4,000 LFSN

The stallion show and open house will take place Saturday, January 25 from 12 noon – 2 pm. A full lunch buffet will be served, in addition to drawings for free seasons to each stallion.

Click here for the farm website and directions.

McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds stallion show set for December 21

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

McMahon of Saratoga Press Release

Saratoga Springs, NY—McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds announced today their annual stallion show will be held Saturday, December 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Breeders will be able to inspect McMahon’s latest stallion addition, Solomini, a multiple G1 2YO by 2-time Horse of the Year Curlin. Just added to the roster last week, Solomini leaves Kentucky Friday for New York.

“Solomini is by far is the most precocious son of Curlin,” commented McMahon, “Solomini made 4 starts at 2, winning his debut at Del Mar, followed by runner-up performances in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1, FrontRunner S.-G1 and in his last start at 2, Solomini finished the race first but was disqualified in a controversial decision in the Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity-G1.” His trainer Bob Baffert commented, “It’s really too bad they took him down, he was the better horse today.”

Joining him for his first season at McMahon is Redesdale, previously standing at Hidden Lake, his first year at stud was 2019. “Redesdale bred 81 mares in 2019,” added McMahon, “with his breeding, being by Speightstown and out of a graded-stakes winning full sister to Danehill, there is just loads of upside to him.”

Top four second crop North American sire by cumulative dirt earnings Central Banker leads the list in stud fee at $7,500, Solomini will stand for $6,500, Redesdale at $5,000 and champion sire Teuflesberg will be $3,000. All fees are live foal.

Light refreshments will be served. For details contact McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds (518) 587-3426.

McMahon of Saratoga adds Solomini to stallion roster

Friday, December 6th, 2019


McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds (edited) Press Release

Saratoga Springs, NY–Joseph McMahon of McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds todoay announced the addition of recently syndicated Solomini, a multiple Grade 1 (three times at two) son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin.

“He’s a winner of $834,993 and the only Grade 1 son of Curlin in New York, pronounced McMahon, adding, “Solomini raced with the best of his class, beating many Grade I winners including McKinzie (placed 1st via DQ to 3rd of Solomini), Bolt d’Oro, Magnum Moon, Mendlessohn, Firenze Fire, Higher Power and others.” He was one of the three finalists for 2017 Eclipse Award Two Year Old Colt (along with Bolt d’Oro – $25,000 stud fee and Good Magic –also by Curlin -$35,000 stud fee).

Raymond J. DeStefano (who was involved with Lou Salerno in the purchase, syndication, and success of Belong To Me) and Hidden Lake Farm’s Chris Bernhard join McMahon in the stallion acquisition. DeStefano commented “the way this Curlin colt grinded his way to the front in deep stretch of the ‘Los Al’ impressed me,” adding “that G1 win would have meant the world to his future at stud. Even Bob Baffert mentioned that he was surprised with the controversial split DQ decision and that Solomini was the better horse that day. To me, Zayat Stables, Bob Baffert, and many racing fans, he is a Grade 1 winner.”

His runner-up performance in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and FrontRunner, both Grade 1, along with finishing first in the Los Alamitos Futurity-G1 made an Eclipse Award Finalist for champion two-year-old colt of 2017 along with Good Magic and Bolt d’Oro. Solomini was the only one of his class with two triple digit BRIS Speed Figures at 2. He continued his Grade 1 form at 3, finishing 3rd in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby after running 2nd in the Rebel S.-G2.

Alan Porter stated that Solomini was “One of the best juveniles of his crop, Solomini demonstrated grade one winning talent at two. By Curlin, two-time  Horse of the Year, outstanding sire, and now a sire of sires, Solomini is out of a Storm Cat mare who is half-sister to Champion Two-Year-Old and grade one sire Midshipman, and to the dam of hot young stallion Frosted.”

Solomini will stand for $6,500 and he joins McMahon’s other stallions for 2020: North America’s fourth leading second crop sire by cumulative dirt earnings, Central Banker at $7,500; Redesdale, another son of Speightstown, out of a full sister to Danehill standing his second year at stud after covering 81 mares in 2019, standing for $5,000 and Eclipse sire Teuflesberg standing for $3,000. All fees are live foal.

Solomini will be available for inspection in Kentucky, December 8 through 13, 2019, before leaving for New York. For more information please contact McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC (518) 587-3426 or Mike McMahon at (859) 983-7617.

Majestic City relocates to Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions for 2020

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Courtesy IHDV

Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions (edited) Press Release

Majestic City (2009, by City Zip, out of It’schemistrybaby) will change locations for the 2020 breeding season and stand as part of the Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions roster.

Majestic City was a precocious racehorse, winning his first three starts and placing in two Grade 1 events at two. He would complete his racing career with four black type wins and placings in five others. Majestic City won at distances from 4 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. He was successful on multiple surfaces. Majestic City’s first foals are two year-olds of 2019. He is New York’s leading freshman sire with 25% winners from runners and he is the only freshman New York sire with repeat winners.

Majestic City will be available for inspection during the Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions stallion show coming up on December 7, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00 p.m. All Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions are always available for inspection to interested breeders by appointment.

Majestic City will stand alongside a roster with perennial New York leading sires Bellamy Road, Big Brown and Frost Giant as well as young sires War Dancer, Weekend Hideaway and Market Rally. As part of this roster, Majestic City is eligible for multiple mare incentives. Majestic City stands for $3,500 LFSN.

For more information and to inquire about breeding to Majestic City please contact:
Michael Lischin or
Anya Sheckley at 518-398-5666 or
Rick Burke / Bill Leak at 518-584-1515

For pedigree review and nicking information please contact Moe Scavullo at


Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions LLC: Stallion show Dec. 7 & 2020 stud fees

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions Press Release

Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions will hold their annual Stallion Show on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us prior to the NY Thoroughbred Breeders Holiday Party to see the stallions, enjoy some refreshments and to take advantage of special one-day pricing on all stallions. There will also be a raffle for a free season to each of the stallions.

Stallions are located at: 221 Burke Rd, Stillwater, NY


Michael Lischin and Anya Sheckley 518-398-5666 or
Rick Burke and Bill Leak 518-584-1515 or
For pedigree research contact Moe Scavullo at 518-398-5666 or

To maintain affordable breeding options for NY Breeders, all stud fees will remain unchanged from last year, and we will continue to offer great incentives for breeders booking multiple mares with the roster.

The 2020 fees are:

War Dancer $7,500 LFSN
Bellamy Road $5,000 LFSN
Big Brown $5,000 LFSN
Frost Giant $2,500 LFSN
Weekend Hideaway $2,500 LFSN
Market Rally $2,000 LFSN
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Sequel Stallions New York announces 2020 Stud Fees & Stallion Showcase

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Sequel Stallions New York has announced the 2020 stud fees for its stallion roster. The stallions will be available for inspection at Sequel’s annual Stallion Showcase on January 19, 2020 at the farm in in Hudson from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sequel press release:

FREUD, New York’s Leading Sire by earnings, turf, and AEI is the versatile full brother to GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. He is NY’s leading sire of NY Breds by winners and earnings from 2012 through 2019, with lifetime progeny earnings over $63 Million dollars.

“It is a very tough climate in the sales market anywhere now, but especially in the regional markets. We want to give our breeders a chance to make some money. Therefore, we have reduced the fees for 5 of our top young stallions to $5,000 for 2020, giving our breeders the very best value for their breeding dollar,” said owner Becky Thomas.

UNBRIDLED’S SONG’s G1 performing millionaire, MISSION IMPAZIBLE is New York’s Leading 2YO Sire with progeny earnings over $7 Million dollars with just 4 crops of racing age and 40% winners.

The most popular New York sire of 2017 and 2018 by number of mares bred, LAOBAN is a G2 winner of the Jim Dandy Stakes and is New York’s only UNCLE MO. He is the sales topping NY Sire for yearlings in 2019 with his first crop 2-year-olds hitting the track in 2020.

Multiple stakes winner, UNION JACKSON is the only son of two-time Horse of the Year CURLIN standing in New York. He’s out of HOT DIXIE CHICK, a G1 winning 1/2 sister to G1 Kentucky Derby winner ALWAYS DREAMING. He was New York’s most popular 1st year sire of 2018 by number of mares bred. Standing in New York for a partnership between Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and Sequel New York, his gorgeous first crop are yearlings of 2020.

Track record setting, multiple graded stakes winner, DESTIN, a full brother to Grade 1 sire CREATIVE CAUSE who was nosed in the G1 Belmont Stakes. DESTIN is New York’s most popular 1st year sire by number of mares bred in 2019, #2 overall. He is owned by a syndicate and is supported by Gainesway Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Farm as well as Sequel New York.

Multiple stakes winner, THE LIEUTENANT, a half-brother to undefeated, Triple Crown Champion JUSTIFY is by G1 KY Derby winner STREET SENSE. He was 2nd only to Diversify in the G2 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park, defeating Discreet Lover, Hopportunity, Tapwrit, War Story, etc. His first foals arrive in 2020.

Also standing privately for Mr. Leonard Riggio’s My Meadowview LLC is a half-brother to multiple G1, classic-winning SHACKLEFORD, STEPHANOATSEE by A.P. Indy out of Broodmare of the Year, OATSEE by Unbridled.

The 2020 Sequel New York Roster is:

DESTIN  $5,000  Giant’s Causeway – Dream Of Summer, by Siberian Summer
FREUD  $6,500 Storm Cat – Mariah’s Storm, by Rahy
LAOBAN  $5,000 Uncle Mo – Chattertown, by Speightstown
MISSION IMPAZIBLE  $5,000 Unbridled’s Song – La Paz, by Hold Your Peace
STEPHANOATSEE  PRIVATE AP Indy – Oatsee, by Unbridled
THE LIEUTENANT  $5,000  Street Sense – Stage Magic, by Ghostzapper
UNION JACKSON  $5,000  Curlin – Hot Dixie Chick, by Dixie Union

All fees are Live Foal/Stands & Nurses. Multiple mare discounts are available as well as incentives for repeat breeders.

The stallions will be available for inspection at the annual Stallion Showcase on January 19, 2020 at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson from 12PM to 4PM. There will be excellent food and a stallion season raffle.

For more information please call (800) 925-2913 or visit us at