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Stall Street Journal Entry 12

Friday, March 29, 2013

McMahon’s Stall Street Journal – Entry #12

March came in like a lamb and seems to be going out like a lion. We received over a foot of snow this week and nightly temps are in the teens. The horses seem to love it, and those good old fashioned snow storms almost always bring a on a foaling or two.

A news piece from this past week that we feel important to mention is that eight Eastern states have agreed to uniform medication rules. The states include New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. This is a step in the right direction.

Did you know that 2013 will mark the TENTH anniversary of Funny Cide’s victory in the 2003 Kentucky Derby? The earner of $3,529,412 was foaled, raised and sold by McMahon Thoroughbreds…and they only paid $22K for him! We still get attention from fans from around the globe about that unbelievably exciting time.

Nice performance by winner, Comstock Prize (Pure Prize – Absolutely Lovely by Silver Ghost) in Aqueduct’s third race on 3/16. He won by five lengths in 1:11 under Juan Ortiz in an impressive performance. He was bred by McMahon Thoroughbreds. Congratulations to owner Lawrence Roman and trainer David Jacobson on the victory.

Epic Legend broke his maiden on the same day/track. This is a four year old (May) Utopia horse trained by Gary Contessa and owned/bred by Richard J. Troncone and Richard Troncone, Jr. He edged clear from a competitive group in a game performance. Congrats to his connections!

Steady performer, Papa Tom (Utopia) won a$57K allowance race by 2 ½ lengths under Eddie Castro at Aqueduct also on 3/16. He won the mile event in a crisp 1:38. This tough competitor was bred and is owned by TSP Enterprises, and foaled and raised at McMahon Thoroughbreds. He has been well trained by Rodrigo Ubillo his entire career, and has now earned over $126,000. Congratulations and stay on the roll!

Stonesider had another winner at Tampa Bay Downs on 3/16. Massachusetts bred Shelly’s Charmer was a FIRST TIME STARTER when she broke her maiden by three lengths even though her jockey’s whip broke towards the end of the race.

It’s been MADNESS this month, with most recent wins by Congaree’s Wizwit at Laurel Park. This gelding out of a Conquistador Cielo mare (Cielo Girl) won by a neck for owner/breeder Lazy Lane Farms; and, at Aqueduct on 3/20, Jerusalem Stone, a 3yo Desert Warrior filly, took command of a $57K allowance race to win by 3 ½ lengths.  She was bred and sold by McMahon Thoroughbreds. This talented youngster is owned by Alan Brodsky and trained by Mark Hennig.

And, once again, the mighty Saginaw was victorious on 3/21 in the 75K Compelling Word Stakes. This $30K claim (by David Jacobson and Drawing Away Stable) is now a seven time stakes winner and earner of over $820K. He showed his tenacity in holding on for a dead-heat while completing the mile in a snappy 1:36:2. The Peruvian gelding was bred by Ted Taylor and foaled at McMahon Thoroughbreds. Congratulations to this consistent competitor and his connections!

Hope April starts out a bit warmer, but just as successfully as March was for our runners and farm.

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