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Stall Street Journal Entry 19

Friday, May 10, 2013

Stall Street Journal – Entry #19

It was GREAT to see Funny Cide on the Churchill Downs track on Derby day. He was an honored guest to mark the Tenth Anniversary of his amazing accomplishment in winning the Kentucky Derby as a McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds homebred. We think of him often.

McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds – Winner’s Circle

While we didn’t breed the winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby, there were several racehorses representing our stallions who were winners, even during Derby Week at Churchill Downs!

  • -4/28: Lotosblume, a talented four year old fill by Mr. Sekiguchi, won her second start in three races by 4 ¼ lengths, winning at 8-5 odds in an allowance affair at Pimlico. Breeder/owners Robert Manfuso and Katherine Voss may have a nice one here!
  • -4/29: Touch Gold’s Golden Jet earned his third career victory for owners Lori Steward and Joseph Henn, as he won a six furlong event in a snappy 1:08:4. He was bred by Adena Springs.
  • -4/29: Having now earned $70K, Utopia’s Suspicious U won his third race in a one mile and forty yard route at Finger Lakes. The four year old (May) Gumpster Stable color bearer went wire-to-wire for trainer Ralph D’Alessandro. He was bred by Jeanette Havington and Alain Falourd.
  • -4/30: Nine length winner Flash A Smile made her sire Teuflesberg proud by winning a MSW race at Mountaineer. She is now 3-1-1-1.Bred by Select Bloodstock, this four year old filly is owned/trained by Robert Kline.
  • -4/30: At Finger Lakes, Utopia’s Havana Surprise won “going away” in her maiden victory. The three year old filly was owned/bred by Gabrielle Farm, Carmen Gargano, Curragh Stables, and Robert Joscelyn. She’s trained by the “red hot” Jeremiah Englehart.
  • -5/1: Soup A Fleet, an Alphabet Soup four year old gelding increased his earnings to almost $63K by winning turf route race at the boutique Atlantic City race meet. He was even money in this allowance event. Trained by Joe Orseno, he is owned by PTJ Stable and was bred by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yates.
  • -5/1: At Penn National, Vall and Jan (Bob and John) drew off by 2 ¼ lengths in running five and a half furlongs in 1:05:4. In earning her second win for owner Aran Stables, this miss has increased her earning to just shy of $40K. Robert E Myers is the breeder.
  • -5/1: At fabled Churchill Downs, Sweetmarys Success, a two year old filly making her debut from the barn of Wesley Ward, beat a competitive group in an impressive 51 seconds flat (4 ½ furlongs). This Teuflesberg miss was bred by Linda Lee Schroetlin…and looks to have quite a future ahead of her!
  • -5/1: Also at Churchill Downs, Mr. Sekiguchi’s four year old gelding Affair sped six furlongs in 1:09:4 to take a competitive claiming race by two lengths. He is owned by JBL Thoroughbreds, and was bred by Doctors Jacquilyne Rich and Jennifer Durenberger.
  • -5/2: Touch Gold’s Mexicali Gold broke her maiden at Priarie Meadows in the slop for Joseph and Larry Koziol. The three year old miss was bred by Adena Springs.
  • -5/4: ….and last but not least, Joe and Anne McMahon’s Saropia won a maiden sprint event at Finger Lakes by some six lengths at 28-1! This three year old filly was bred by Harald and Stephanie Berge and is out of the Valid Appeal mare Danielle’s Jewel. Hooray for the good guys!

Congratulations to all horses and their human connections! Maybe next year we’ll have another Kentucky Derby contender….


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