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Stall Street Journal Entry 4

Monday, January 28, 2013

                                                  Teuflesberg’s Champion

Dream Big.

That’s what all thoroughbred breeders do when they plan a mating. It continues at foaling - and as the resultant colt or filly plays in the field, develops a personality, and grows into a racehorse. It is a process filled with wonder, anticipation, and hope. However, the odds are certainly stacked against a horse becoming a champion.

Well, this past Saturday night at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida, TEUFLESBERG’S three year old colt TRINNIBERG was anointed 2012 Sprint Champion of the World!

For a stallion to have an Eclipse Award winner in his first crop has only been accomplished a few times in the history of the sport. This achievement stamps TEUFLESBERG as a stallion which can provide a BIG horse anytime, anywhere. To say that we are excited about this guy being on the McMahon roster is an absolute understatement. A Grade 1 winning CHAMPION in a first crop….Look Out New York!

TRINNIBERG was bred by JM Stables. He is out of the stakes placed mare Bella Dorato by Goldminer’s Gold. She has produced two other winners (including a two year old full sister to TRINNIBERG named Ostourah, who won her debut at Belmont Park in a MSW). As a yearling, TRINNIBERG was sold at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale and re-sold at the OBS April Two Year Olds in Training Sale. The buyer was Shivananda Parbhoo, who was making a delivery and stopped by the OBS pavilion, not even realizing a sale was being held. “We walked in at about 11am and were getting ready to walk out when I saw this horse,” he said. “We turned around and went back in and bought him. I didn’t even have a catalogue. I just liked his looks. He has a great back-end. We went back to South Florida and I sent my worker back to Ocala with a check the next day.” Mr. Parbhoo named the colt after his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago.

TRINNIBERG started his three year old season with easy victories in the Swale (Gr 3) and Bay Shore Stakes (Gr 3) before a failed attempt in the Kentucky Derby (Gr 1). No one lost faith in TRINNIBERG after this loss, however. “We knew he was the dominant sprinter in his division.” TRINNIBERG bounced right back with a victory in the seven furlong Woody Stephens Stakes (Gr 2) at Belmont Park.

Preparing for the 29th running of the Xpress Breeder’s Cup Sprint (Gr 1), TRINNIBERG’S connections held onto their unwavering faith in their horse, even though he was facing a gate full of multiple graded stakes winners including: The Lumber Guy, Smiling Tiger, Coil, Amazombie, Jimmy Creed, Gantry, Posiedon’s Warrior, etc.

After breaking 14th and last in this six furlong event, TRINNIBERG cruised up to challenge the leaders and draw away to the impressive win under jockey Willie Martinez in the scintillating time of 1:07:4. In collecting the winner’s share, TRINNIBERG bumped his lifetime earnings to $1,483,300.

Congratulations to TRINNIBERG and his connections on this fantastic achievement!

And remember….dreams do come true.

                     *******************EPILOGUE**********************

Start YOUR dreams. On the weekend of February 2nd and 3rd  (from 11:00am – 4:00pm) you are invited to see TEUFLESBERG and the rest of the stallions at:

                            McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds

                                             180 Fitch Road

                              Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

We hope you’ll come and join us for a heated indoor viewing of the stallions and hot refreshments. There will also be drawing for free seasons. Hope to see you there!

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