REASON TO SOAR by SOARING EMPIREgains another stakes placing 04/24/2017
REASON TO SOAR owned by West Point broke his maiden right off the bat, and then ran third in the Ocala Breeders' Sales Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bayin his second lifetime start. Back in NY, he added another third in the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct. He loomed up the outside and then could not hold off closers. He has a win and two stakes placings to his name in 3 lifetime starts.
GOBI by D'FUNNYBONE back in the winner's circle 04/20/2017
Going a 7 furlongs on the dirt at Aqueduct,3 year old filly GOBI garnered her second win. The filly came wide on the turn, grabbed the lead and held well. She is now owned by Aron Yagoda and trained by Linda Rice. GOBI was bred in NY by Dan Bearden
PLAY ME A MEMORY by D'FUNNYBONE wins back to back allowance races 04/08/2017
4 year old filly PLAY ME A MEMORY pressed the pace early, grabbed the lead and was tenacious in repelling a late charging rival. She has won back to back allowance races at Aqueduct, this one on a muddy track going 7 furlongs and has earned $179,517 for her owner/breeder Gregory Goldman MD & D'Funnybone Syndicate (NY). PLAY ME A MEMORY has won 4 of 8 starts with 2 seconds and a third thrown in.
REAON TO SOAR new stakes placed horse for SOARING EMPIRE 04/03/2017
Reason to Soar (Soaring Empire) owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, won his first start, and jumping into stakes company for his second start in the Ocala Breeders Sales Sophomore S at Tampa Bay, he ran third. He dueled determinedly throughout, but had to settle for the show. Reason to Soar is trained by George Weaver.
PLAY ME A MEMORY by D'FUNNYBONE takes another 03/20/2017
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4 year old filly PLAY ME A MEMORY demonstrated great consistency in her first five starts in maiden and allowance company, winning three times and adding a place and show to her docket. Cutting back in distance, she carried a two-race win streak into the Feb. 18 Broadway S. for Empire-breds and reported home sixth after being bounced around at the start. The bay was sent postward as the 3-2 second choice for this return to allowance company and dueled between horses through a quarter-mile in :23.65. Poking her head in front turning for home, Play Me a Memory put away her pace foes in the lane and had just enough gas left in the tank to hold off a late surge from Bee Noteworthy by a neck.
Lifetime Record: 7-3-2-1, $137,517.
O-Gregory Goldman / B-Gregory Goldman MD & D'Funnybone Syndicate (NY)
CAUSE FOR SURPRISE by GIANT SURPRISE wins at Aqueduct 03/13/2017
CAUSE FOR SURPRISE has now bankrolled over $138,000 for owner Team Power Play Racing. Racing 6 furlongs on the inner track at Aqueduct, he ran comfortably after a brush at the start and responded when asked to win easily by over 5 lengths. He is trained by Gary P. Gullo.
CLEAR SURPRISE by GIANT SURPRISE GRADUATES at AQUEDUCT 03/11/2017
CLEAR SURPRISE has been knocking on the door with a second and a third, but got the job done today to graduate going a mile at Aqueduct. She fought on the inside and got the better of each challenge for the win. CLEAR SURPRISE is owned by Repole Stable and trained by Bruce Levine.
MSW SUDDEN SURPRISE by GIANT SURPISE captures allowance at Parx 03/01/2017
MSW SUDDEN SURPRISE, a Repole homebred, racked up 4 New York-bred stakes victories as a juvenile and took a New York Stallion Series S. last April. Today at PARX, he was sent off as second choice and tracked a loose longshot from a joint second through a sharp :21.98 quarter. Sweeping to the lead three-deep passing a half in :45.66, Sudden Surprise spurted clear past the furlong grounds before staving off the closing bid of a rival to score by a neck: Lifetime Record: MSW, 13-7-1-0, $531,734. He is trained by Todd Pletcher.
REASON TO SOAR by SOARING EMPIRE soars to an over 6 length maiden victory - first out! 02/24/2017
Three year old gelding REASON TO SOAR made an exciting start to his career with a huge come from behind rally to graduate at first asking in a MSW at Gulfstream. He was outsprinted early but began to advance and found another gear once switching to his right lead in the stretch. He won going away by 6 1/4 lengths. REASON TO SOAR was a $110,000 OBS 2 year old purchase by West Point Thoroughbreds, He is trained by George Weaver. Watch for this one!
SUPER SURPRISE by GIANT SURPRISE add another stakes race to her resume 02/06/2017
SUPER SURPRISE ran a tough race to win theBIOGIO'S ROSE S., going 1 1/16 at Aqueduct She had broken her maiden in an upset of the 2015 Empire-bred Maid of the Mist S. and captured the state-bred Fleet Indian S. last summer at Saratoga. Today she stalked a rival from second and inched closer passing the three-eighths pole, SUPER SURPRISE poked her head in front at the top of the stretch and edged away in the final furlong to a convincing score. "She's a really good filly," said winning rider Jose Ortiz.
PLAY ME A MEMORY tby D'FUNNYBONE takes 2nd in a row 01/28/2017
Newly turned 4 year old filly PLAY ME A MEMORY, hit the wire 10 1/4 lengths to the good less than a month ago to break her maiden. Today she came back to wire the field again in 1X allowance company at Aqueduct. She is owned by Gregory Goldman and was bred by Gregory Goldman MD & D'Funnybone Syndicate (NY) . With her lifetime record of 5-2-2-1, she has already earned over $101,000. Watch for this one!
FIRST FOAL FOR GRADED STAKES WINNER MICROMANAGE 01/27/2017
Repole Stable's stallion Micromanage sired his first foal when graded stakes-placed Stopspendingmaria foaled a filly at Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y., Jan. 23.
PLAY ME A MEMORY by D'FUNNYSIDE graduates at Aqueduct by over 10 lengths! 01/01/2017
3 year old filly PLAY ME A MEMORY was sent off the overwhelming favorite and steadily drew away in the lane hitting the wire 10 1/4 lengths to the good. She is owned by Gregory Goldman and was bred by Gregory Goldman MD & D'Funnybone Syndicate (NY) . With her lifetime record of 4-1-2-1, she has already earned $67,250.
2 yo colt BEST SURPRISE graduates at Aqueduct by 10! 12/17/2016
When 2 year old BEST SURPRISE figured out the game in his third start, he dueled and then left his rivals far behind, winning by 10 lengths going 1 mile and 70 on the inner track at Aqueduct. He is owned by Repole Stable and trained by Todd A. Pletcher.
WAR DANCER by WAR FRONT to Stand at Rockridge Stud 12/14/2016
The first son of War Front to make his way to New York is Diamond M Stable’s War Dancer ($5,000, Rockridge Stud). The 6-year-old won his third black-type stakes Sept. 10 in the $200,000 PTHA President's Cup Stakes at Parx Racing. In 2013 War Dancer won the Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) and in 2014 took the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT). He retires with six wins and 10 placings out of 30 starts and earnings of $1,068,925.
“He’s got a great body—good shoulder, good hip,” said Erin Robinson, stallion director for Rockridge. “Even though he ran on turf he doesn’t look turf-y; he’s got a lot of scope.” War Dancer is out of the grade II-placed winner Deed I Do. Four-time stakes winner
MSW SUPER SURPRISE 2nd in the Bay Ridge 12/12/2016
Trained by Todd Pletcher, 3 yo old filly MSW SUPER SURPRISE checked in second in the Bay Ridge Sfor her owner Mike Repole. Her lifetime record is an enviable 8: 3-2-2 with earnings over $402,300
RIFF RAFF by GIANT SURPRISE garners his first allowance 12/09/2016
RIFF RAFF graduated by 7 3/4 lengths going mile at Belmont in July. Here in allowance company going 6 furlongs, he was squeezed back to last early and settled about nine lengths off the pace. He advanced between horses on the turn and angled to the inside at the top of the stretch and rallied up the rail to annex the win by 1 1/4-lengths. He has earned $69,386 for his O/T-Michael J. Divitto, Srand his breeder Debra Divitto.
Another Stakes win for GOLD FOR THE KING by POSSE + another nice winner 11/20/2016
Off the favorite, 2 year old SW GOLD FOR THE KING added the Notebook S - sprinting 6 fulongs at Aqueduct - to his resumé. He had already won theNew York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes and had a good second in the Sleepy Hollow at Belmont. He is a homebred for Francis Paolangeli and is trained by Charleton Baker. In just 5 lifetime starts, he has bankrolled $280,568.
On the same day at laurel, HIRSCHBEIN won again and brought his earnings over $103,00. He is a homebred forAliyuee Ben J Stable Inc and is trained by the inimitable Michael Dickenson.
SHOW GIANT by Giant Surprise adds her 2nd win 11/18/2016
Trained by Gary C. Contessa and owned by Henry J Nahal and William J. Ritz, III, three year old filly SHOW GIANT, broke her maiden at Saratoha and has added a second win to her resume. She vied on the inside, cleared right away and wired the field at Aqueduct for the score. She was bred by Pegasus Farms Inc and and with her on the board finishes is closing on $65,000 in earnings.
SUPER SURPRISE by GIANT SURPRISE adds black-type 11/14/2016
Trained by Todd Pletcher, 3 yo old filly MSW SUPER SURPRISE won two starts during the Saratoga meet, including the Fleet Indian S and a 2 ¼-length win against allowance company. She encountered some bumping in the NY Stllion Series Staten Island and checked in third for her owner Mike Repole. Her earnings now stand at $382,300 and her lifetime record is and enviable 7: 3 1 2.
In the late spring, BARONET broke her maiden going 1 1/16 on the turf at Belmont to graduate for owners Dan and Michael Henning. BARONET was bred by Paul Pompa and is trained by Gary Sciacca. Today she won back going a mile on the turf at Aqueduct coming from slightly off the pace and edging clear. She has earned $77,764 for her connections,
MIND YOUR BISCUITS by Posse third in the BC SPRINT 11/06/2016
WOW what a race! MIND YOUR BISCUITS closed like a freigh5 train to get up for 3rd in the BREEDERS' CUP SPRINT G1. He was almost second and was still closing at the wire!.He is owned by J Stables and Scott, Hope and Daniel Summers. He is trained by Robert Falcone, Jr. He has earnings of $495,366.
TRICKY POSSE wires the field and wins MSW by 9 11/04/2016
Charlton Baker owned, bred and trained TRICKY POSSE has been close several times, but today she blew the doors down sprinting to win a MSW at Finger Lakes by over 9 lengths in a romp.
POSSE's son MIND YOUR BISCUITS draws inside post position 1 in the BC SPRINT G1 10/31/2016
We are proud to announce that G2 SW MIND YOUR BISCUITS is BREEDERS' CUP bound and draws inside post position 1 in the BREEDERS' CUP SPRINT G1. He is owned by J Stables and Scott, Hope and Daniel Summers. He is trained by Robert Falcone, Jr.
SLAPSTICK by D'FUNNYBONE graduates at Belmont 10/30/2016
The very well named SLAPSTICK by D'FUNNYBONE has been close a number of times, but got the job done going 6 furlongs on the turf to earn his cap and gown. With 3 seconds and the win, he has already earned over $70,000 for O/B Merrylegs Farm North. He is trained by Tom Morley.
2 YO GOBI wires the field to gtaduate 10/29/2016
Going a mile on the dirt at Gulfstream West, 2 year old GOBI drew off under a hand ride to win by over 9 lengths. She is owned Penny Lopez
and was bred in NY by Dan Bearden
2 year old SW GOLD FOR THE KING annexed theNew York Breeders' Futurity three weeks ago at Finger Lakes and ran back today in the Sleepy Hollow at Belmont to run a good second. He is a homebred for Francis Paolangeli and is trained by Charleton Baker. In just 4 lifetime starts, he has bankrolled $220,568.On the same card, Noiman Ishak owned three year old gelding WE DID held on to win his first allowance condition running a mile on a sloppy Belmont race track. He has earned over $83,000.
2 YO FUNNY SURPRISE by GIANT SURPRISE breaks her maiden for Repole Stable 10/21/2016
2 year old filly FUNNY SURPRISE has been knocking at the door and today she wired the field and then drew away by over 4 lenghts to break her maiden at Finger Lakes for owner Repole Stable and trainer Jeremiah C. Englehart. She was bred by Pegasus Farms.
D'ELOQUENT bu D'FUNNYBONE graduates in MSW at Belmont 10/20/2016
3 year old gelding D'ELOQUENT was awarded the win in a MSW at Belmont going 7 furlongs on the main track. He was herded wide by the horse inside him and then repeatedly bumped. He is owned by George and Stephanie Autr, was bred by Sugar Maple Farm & H. Lewis Rapaport and is trained by Michael Dilger.
PECULIAR SENSATION graduates at Belmont 10/16/2016
3 year old gelding, PECULIAR SENSATION has been knocking on the door and got the job done today, graduating at Belmont. He has earned $48,550 for his connections, M J Racing.
2nd 2 YO winner for SOARING EMPIRE 10/13/2016
With a 2nd under his belt TEN TWENTY NINE, vied just off the pace, dueled and cleared to graduate at Finger Lakes. He is a homebred Carl Buhr. TEN TWENTY NINE is the second 2 year old winner for his sire.
CAUSE FOR SURPRISE scores at Belmont 10/10/2016
Giant Surprise got a nice winner when his 3 year old son CAUSE FOR SURPRISE scored at Belmont for owner Team Power Play Racing and breeder Luck Be a Lady. He came wide cleared for the win - his second. He has bankrolled over $83,000.
MSW IN THE FAIRWAY by POSSE adds more black type 10/10/2016
Winner last out of the the Frank Gall Memorial S(his 10th stakes win) in a thrilling finish, Multiple stakes winner IN THE FAIRWAY added even more black type running third in the West Virginia Thoroughbred Breeders Association Onion Juice Breeders' Classic Stakes. He dueled hard and finished well for the show. He is a homebred for Coleswood Farm, Inc. He has gone over 1/2 a million in earnings and has 14 wins, 10 seconds and 4 thirds from 40 starts.
FOXY POSSE wires field at Belmont for another win 10/08/2016
FOXY POSSE, a 4 year old filly owned by Chow Down Stables, Last Dollar Racing, Anthony Kost, and Chris Province wired the field at Belmont to to score her second win. She broke her maiden, also at Belmont earlier this year. FOXY POSSE was bred by
Dr. Michael A. Samotowka.
2 YO GOLD F0R THE KING becomes a new SW for his sire POSSE 10/02/2016
2 YO GOLD F0R THE KING broke his maiden in August, next out he ran third in the Funny Cide Stakes and today got his first stakes win in the New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes. He had to come very wide, but he won easily going away. He is a homebred for Francis Paolangeli and is trained by Charlton Baker. He is closing on $200,000 in earnings.
2 year old D`YER MAK'ER by SOARING EMPIRE graduates at Belmont 10/02/2016
Two year old colt D`YER MAK'ER trained by Nicholas P. Zito and owned Six String Stables became the first two tyear old winner for SOARING EMPIRE. He came around his field and cleared to graduate in his third start. He was bred by Cheryl Prudhomme & Dr. Michael Gallivan.
NOBODY MOVE by D'FUNNYBONE romps in an allowance at Belmont 10/02/2016
Paul Pompa Jr.homebred NOBODY MOVE owned by Bran Jam Stable ran off with an allowance race at Belmont by 6. He chased, cleared and the had it all his way.He has earned over $129,074 to date.
2 year old LILY'S SECRET by D'FUNNYBONE 09/30/2016
Two year old filly LILY'S SECRET broke like a shot and went straight to the lead through splits of :22.97 and :47.32 going 5 1/2 furongs on a sloppy track at Finger Lakes. She kicked away to win by four lengths She is owned by John E. Vazquez and was bred by James Taylor & Deborah Bolstad (NY).
WAR DANCER by WAR FRONT to Stand at Rockridge Stud 09/12/2016
Diamond M Stable's War Dancer (War Front-Deed I Do, by Alydeed), winner of Saturday's PTHA President's Cup S. at Parx will be retired at the end of this year to take up stud duties at Lere Visagie's Rockridge Stud in Hudson, NY, beginning with the 2017 season, it was announced late Saturday.
Winner of the 2013 GII Virginia Derby and the 2014 GIII Louisville H., the dark bay finished second in the GI Man o' War S. and has won a total of six times from 29 starts. He currently has earnings of $1,066,925 after delivering as the odds-on favorite in the President's Cup. War Dancer will be the first son of War Front to stand in the Empire State and is currently the sire's leading earner on the turf. A stud fee will be announced at a later date.
SIMPLY FUNNY MAIZE by D'FUNNYBONE graduates in a MSW 09/29/2016
She had to work hard for it but SIMPLY FUNNY MAIZE gained her cap and gown by a neck after a strong rally going 6 furlongs at Finger Lakes. She is owned by Old First Ward Stable and was bred by Robert Simonick.
D`FUNNYTHING wiins second allowance in a row -wire to wire in a romp 09/24/2016
D`FUNNYTHING, a three year old gelding owned by Happy Face Racing Stable, is tearing through Finger Lakes allowance conditions and has now won 4 out of 6 starts. His last two wins have been in a row and he simply zips out of the gate to the lead and widens his margin to the wire winning both easily. He is trained by Michael S. Ferraro.
SLOW SURPRISE by GIANT SURPRISE wires the field again in her second start lifetime 09/23/2016
3 year old filly SLOW SURPRISE, blasted to an almost 8 lengths wire to wire win in her first start. She was sprinting 5 1/2 on the dirt at Finger Lakes. Going 6 furlongs also at Finger Lakes, she got the same wire to wire win in her second start. She is owned by Repole Stable, trained by Jeremiah C. Englehart and was bred by Sue Sedlacek, B G Dunham & S McCormick
ELECTRIFIED by POSSE graduates at Belmont 09/19/2016
Mosaic Racing Stable's ELECTRIFIED graduated at Belmont going 7 furlongs on the turf. She went off the heavy favorite, due to 2 recent seconds, and she got the job done efficiently, traacking the leaders and inching up willingly 3 wide in deep stretch to win by 3/4. She has not been off the board in 4 starts lifetime.
Great day at the track for POSSE 09/18/2016
Multiple stakes winner IN THE FAIRWAY added even more black type winning the Frank Gall Memorial Sat Charles Town in a thrilling finish. This is his 10th stakes win for owner/breeder Coleswood Farm, Inc. He has gone over1/2 a million in earnings and has 14 wins, 10 seconds and 3 thirds from 39 starts.
At Remington Park, graded stakes placed Apprehender won an allowance race. his 8th win and he has earned over $417,000, Apprehender is owned byDream Farm LLC and was bred by Jayeff B Stables.
HEY FUNNY by D'FUNNYBONE graduates at Canterbury 09/17/2016
HEY FUNNY has been knocking on the door with 3 second and 3 thirds and got it done today for owner/breeder Black Oak Farm. She sprinted 6 furlongs on the dirt,swung outside to challenge and prevailed in a long drive.
POSSE DREAMIN wins allowance at PARX - earnings over $240,000 09/13/2016
At 2, POSSE DREAMIN, owned, bred and trained byEdwin T Broome, earned black type winning the JERSEY JUVENILE S. going away. He won for the 5th time in an allowance race at PARX. He drove forward strongly on the rail for the win. He has earned $241,468.
D'FUNNYTHING wins by daylight for the third time 09/11/2016
D'FUNNYTHING sailed to a 14 length maiden win in his second start. Coming back in his first allowance condition at Finger Lakes, he made short shrift of that field too, winning by 5 1/2. Back in allowance company he won easily by nine this time - once more at Finger Lakes. He is owned by Happy Face Racing Stable, trained by Michael S. Ferraro and was bred by Brendan Mullery.
2 year old RIP LOVES MAIZE by D'FUNNYBONE graduates in her second start 09/09/2016
Second first out, 2 year old filly RIP LOVES MAIZE wired the field at Finger Lakes to win her second start with ease. She is trained by Linda K. Dixon, owned by Old First Ward Stable and was bred by Robert Simonick.
GUINNESS SPICE by D'FUNNYBONE graduates at Monmouth 09/04/2016
NJ Bred, GUINESS SPICE, has been knocking on the door and overcame a bump at the start and a three wide drive to the wire to break his maiden for owner/breeder New Spice Stable LLC. He was sprinting 5 1/2 on the dirt.
RANDY MAC by GIANT SURPRISE graduates at Presque Isle Downs 08/30/2016
RANDY MAC wins at Presque Isle Downs on the all weather track at 6 1/2 furlongs. He pressed the pace and then came around and cleared the field to graduate for owner Nancy Crone. He was bred in NY by Howard Nolan Jr & H & H Farms.
GOLD FOR THE KING by Posse now stakes placed in his 2nd start 08/27/2016
Two year old Gold for the King drew clear for a three-length triumph in his first start. Stepping up into stakes company in the Funny Cide S. for his second start, he chased three wide and ended up third. He is a homebred for Francis J. Paolangeli and is trained by Charlton Baker. He has bankrolled over $63,000 in 2 starts.
SUPER SURPRISE by GIANT SURPRISE add another stakes race to her resume 08/27/2016
SUPER SURPRISE, winner of theMaid Of The Mist S last year on NY Bred Showcase Day, needed to go wide but added her second stakes win in the Fleet Indian at Saratoga going 1 1/8 on the dirt. SUPER SURPRISE has $369,800 in earnings for owner Repole Stable, trainer Todd Pletcher and breeder Allen C Hallett .
SHERIFFA by POSSE wires the field in the Jack Betta Be Rite S 08/16/2016
MSW SHERIFFA was claimed for $16,000 last September by owner Antonino Miuccio. Since then SHERIFFA has had a trio of wins over the last year, capped by stakes winning scores in the one-mile Critical Eye S. for Empire-breds at Belmont and the New York Stallion Series at Aqueduct. Her most recent win was the Jack Betta Be Rite S at Fingerlakes where she wired the field and cruised to an easy win. Trained by Linda Rice, she has earned over $469,000.
SHOW GIANT graduates at Saratoga 08/11/2016
Trained by Gary C. Contessa and owned by Henry J Nahal and William J. Ritz, III, three year old filly SHOW GIANT was coaxed slightly from the gate, grabbed the lead and never looked back to break her maiden sprinting 5 1/2 in an off the turf race in the slop, She was bred by Pegasus Farms Inc and and with her on the board finishes is closing on $50,000 in earnings.
Exciting 2 YO POSSE first wins at Saratoga 08/08/2016
EXCITING Two year old GOLD FOR THE KING broke well and stalked the favorite from second through a :22.49 quarter-mile. Moving to attack at the top of the lane after a :45.68 half, the bay gelding drew clear for a three-length triumph. He is a homebred for Francis J. Paolangeli and is trained by Charlton Baker. Watch for this one!
MSW IN THE FAIRWAY scores another stakes for his sire POSSE 08/07/2016
Multiple stakes winner IN THE FAIRWAY added black type winning the Northern Panhandle S at Moutaineer. This is his 9th stakes win for owner/breeder Coleswood Farm, Inc. He is closing in on 1/2 a million in earnings and has 13 wins, 10 seconds and 3 thirds from 38 starts.
SAME KINDA CRAZY wins at Saratoga 08/05/2016
SAME KINDA CRAZY, a three year old filly owned by Michael Schrader and Paul O'Neil scored in a MSW at Belmont going 7 furlongs on the turf. Running back in a 5 1/2 furlong sprint at Saratoga she spit horses and then swug out to get up for the win. She has earned over $81,000. The filly is trained by Bruce R. Brown and was bred by Michael Schrader.
SHAKE D' BONE by D'FUNNYBONE wins at Monmouth 07/30/2016
SHAKE D' BONE won for the second time sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on the dirt at Monmouth. He raced between horses and prevailed gamely for the score. SHAKE D' BONE is owned by Big Red Stable and was bred by Bright View Farm.
SILLY FACE by D'FUNNYBONE breaks her maiden at PARX 07/27/2016
The Scott Lake trained three year old filly SILLY FACE has been close a number of times and has already earned over $33,000. Today she went to the lead and never looked back going a mile and 70 on the dirt, She is owned by Gold Starr Racing LLC and was bred by Merrylegs Farm North, LLC.
SW SUPER SURPRISE by GIANT SURPRISE scores at SARATOGA 07/25/2016
SUPER SURPRISE, winner of theMaid Of The Mist S last year on NY Bred Showcase Day, accelerated between horses to win going 6 furlongs on the dirt in an allowance race at Saratoga. SUPER SURPRISE is closing on $250,000 in earnings for owner Repole Stable, trainer Todd Pletcher and breeder Allen C Hallett .
LOST SONNET by POSSE breaks her maiden at Monmouth 07/24/2016
LOST SONNET has been knocking on the door and she blew it down today, wiring the field sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Monmouth Park. She is owned by Fleming Thoroughbreds LLC and Peter Donnelly and she was bred by Mildred Fleming.
YOUNG ANNA LEE by POSSE wins MSW at Belmont 07/18/2016
YOUNG ANNA LEE outbroke the field, secured a spot 2 off the rail and headed right for home on the lead.and remained comfortably clear. She is trained by Linda Rice, owned by Louis Corrente and was bred by Jerold Zaro. YOUNG ANNA LEE has already earned $96,200 with 3 seconds and two thirds from her 7 starts.
2 winners for Posse 07/17/2016
LIMERICK LIGHTNING broke his maiden at Aqueduct last spring and has been earning checks ever since. Today he changed his style of running and came from off the pace, but got the job done to win his second in a row. He is owned by My Purple Haze Stables and is trained by Chris J. Englehart. To date he has earned $61,493.
At Canterbury Downs, also won his second race in a row. He has earned $38,190 for owner Jeff Zlonis.
POSSE's SON HIRSCHBEIN TAKES ALLOWANCE AT BELMONT 07/16/2016
HIRSCHBEIN, a four year old Posse gelding trained by Nicholas Esler rated inside and then edged clear going 1 1/16 on the turf in allowance company at Belmont. He is a homebred for Aliyuee Ben J Stable Inc.and has already put away $81,526.
MSW ROYAL POSSE gets more blacktype and pushes earnings over $600,000 07/09/2016
MSW ROYAL POSSE got up to be second in the Saginow S. at Belmont, Last out he was second in the Commentator S. ROYAL POSSE has now earned over $600,000. He is owned by Michael Dubb,,Bethlehem Stables LLC and Gary Aisquith and was bred by Richard J. Troncone & Richard J. Troncone Jr. ROYAL POSSE was claimed in May of 2015 for $20,000 and has certainly rewarded his new connections.
BELIEVE INDEED by POSSE broke her maiden at Delaware Park 07/08/2016
BELIEVE INDEED, a three year homebred filly for Mr. & Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone, bid 4 wide for the lead, staightened course and hit the wire in front by 2 lengths going 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Delaware Park.
SURPRISE CAMEO wires the field in allowance company at Finger Lakes 07/07/2016
Going a mile on the dirt, SURPRISE CAMEO went off the favorite, zipped right to the lead and never looked back. She is owned by Repole Stable, trained by Jeremiah C. Englehart and was bred by Cedar Ridge Farm LLC. She has bankrolled $120,703.
What a day at the races for POSSE! 07/05/2016
MIND YOUR BISCUITS ran third as a maiden in last years New York Breeders'Futurity S. at Finger Lakes. Earlier this year he romped by 7 1/2-length at Aqueduct to graduate with aplumb. Most recently he closed to be second Mike Lee S. May 30 adding a second stake placing. Today he went off the heavy favorite and accelerated in the stretch to 9 1/4-length rout. He is owned by J Stables, M. Scott, Hope & Daniel Summers and was bred by Jumping Jack Racing LLC (NY).Trained by Robert N. Falcone, Jr, MIND YOUR BISCUITS has earned $165,366.
On the same day at Finger Lakes three year old filly HOT CAJUN SAUCE sprinted to her second win in 5 starts. She is owned and bred by Sugar Maple Farm and H Lewis Rapapport. Also at Finger Lakes, PHANYOM CAT broke his maiden for owners Jim and Mahgeret,Caterbone.
Uno Emayo by D'Funnybone wins at Laurel 07/03/2016
Uno Emayo was the first 2 year old winner for his sire D’Funnybone.He is trained Rudy Rodriguez and owned Carl Lizza Racing Stable. The now 3 year old gelding rallied up the rail for a neck victory - his third. He is out of the Broken Vow mare Cinco Emayo and has earned $86,382.
RIFF RAFF by GIANT SURPRISE graduates by almost 8 at Belmont 07/02/2016
RIFF RAFF seems to be the opposite of riff raff as he waited patiently just behind the first tier and then accelated when asked to take the lead and win by almost 8 lengths to break his maiden going a mile at Belmont, He is owned by Michael J. Divitto, Sr.and was bred by Debra Divitto. Keep an eye out for this one.
POSSE gelding FOR LATER graduates at Belmont 07/02/2016
NY Bred three year old FOR LATER was bumped hard at the start and ended up at the back of the pack, but when asked he responded and edged clear for a 4 length maiden win at Belmont. He is owned by Anthony M. Perri and was bred by Merrylegs Farm North, LLC
LIMERICK LIGHTNING by POSSE wins at Finger Lakes 06/30/2016
LIMERICK LIGHTNING broke his maiden at Aqueduct last spring and has been earning checks ever since. Today he wired the field zipping up the rail. He is owned by My Purple Haze Stables and is trained by Chris J. Englehart. To date he has earned $52,913.
LUCKY TOWN by POSSE breaks his maiden at Belmont 06/26/2016
LUCKY TOWN, a three year old gelding owned by Lake Star Stable pressed the pace in second and then collared the leader to break his maiden going 7 furlongs on the turf at Belmont. He was bred by Patricia Calandro & Susan Georgas. LUCKY TOWN was an $85,000 2 year old purchase.
SAME KINDA CRAZY by POSSE graduates in a MSW at Belmont 06/17/2016
SAME KINDA CRAZY, a three year old filly owned by Michael Schrader and Paul O'Neil scored in a MSW at Belmont going 7 furlongs on the turf. She pressed the pace, swung out 3 wide to take the lead and held off a late closer. She has earned over $52,000. The filly is trained by Bruce R. Brown and was bred by Michael Schrader.
WE DID by POSSE graduates at Belmont 06/16/2016
WE DID, did it, breaking his maiden going 7 furlongs at Belmont. He traveled via the overland route but cleared the field and won by 2 lengths. He is owned by Ishak Noiman and was bred by Colts Neck Stable & Alan Goldberg. With a 2nd and a 3rd under his belt, he has earned over $31,000.
D'FUNNYTHING wins second in a row! 06/16/2016
D'FUNNYTHING sailed to a 14 length maiden win in his second start. Coming back in his first allowance condition at Finger Lakes, he made short shrift of that field too, winning by 5 1/2. He is owned by Happy Face Racing Stable, trained by Michael S. Ferraro and was bred by Brendan Mullery. Watch for this one!
HOT CAJUN SAUCE by POSSE sizzles to graduate 06/10/2016
3 year old filly, HOT CAJUN SAUCE, owned and bred by Sugar Maple Farm & H. Lewis Rapaport had no trouble breaking her maiden in a MSW at Finger Lakes. Despite being carried wide, the heavy favorite sailed to the wire by 4 1/2 lengths.
Posse 2 year old wires field at Monmouth first out 06/04/2016
PHONE MY POSSE, a two year old gelding out of a Phone Trick mare, dumped his jockey and got loose in the post parade, but was all business when it mattered. the NJ bred gelding sailed straight to the lead from his rail draw, and opened up daylight on The favorite along the bend. Seemingly in the sights of that rival as they straightened, Phone My Posse kept on finding, while The favorite exhibited serious greenness, and the Posse Forster hit the wire 1 3/4 lengths to the good. He is owned by Josrph & Gayle Ioia & his trainer Chuck Spina. He was bred by Bright View Farm (NJ).
Busy stakes day at Belmont for POSSE 05/31/2016
MSW ROYAL POSSE had to fan 6 wide but got up to be second in the Commentator S. He has not earned over $581,000. He is owned by Michael Dubb,,Bethlehem Stables LLC and Gary Aisquith and was bred by Richard J. Troncone & Richard J. Troncone Jr. ROYAL POSSE was claimed in May of 2015 for $20,000 and has certainly rewarded his new connections.
In the Mike Lee, Mind Your Biscuits, who has not been off the board in 7 starts, for Jumping Jack Racing LLC, added more black type rallying late to get up for the place. He has earned over $128,000.
Multiple Stakes placed Apprehender by Posse adds black type and Pistol Posse graduates at Pimlico 05/29/2016
7 year old gelding Apprehender added to his earnings and his pedigree rallying to run second in theEd Skinner Memorial Stakes at Prairie Meadows. He has an enviable lifetime record of 23 7-5-5 with earnings over $390,000. Apprehender is owned by Dream Farm LLC and was bred by Jayeff B Stables.
On the same day at Pimlico, 3 year old Pistol Posse broke his maiden by over 4 lengths sprinting 6 furlongs. He is a homebred for Louis C Carrico.
BARONET by D'FUNNYBONE graduates by 6 wire to wire 05/29/2016
BARONET shot to the lead and stayed there going 1 1/16 on the turf at Belmont to graduate for owners Dan and Michael Henning. He drew clear in hand. As he has 2 seconds already, he has earned $40,239. BARONET was bred by Paul Pompa and is trained by Gary Sciacca.
D'FUNNYTHING wires the field to win by 14 MSW 05/27/2016
D'FUNNYTHING, was third in his first start and figured out the game in a hurry. Sprinting 5 1/2 fulongs he zipped out of the gate and sailed off by himself to win by over 14 lengths. He is owned by Happy Face Racing Stable, trained by Michael S. Ferraro and was bred by Brendan Mullery. Watch for this one! Without a doubt, his owners chose the right name for their racing stable.
BERNIE'S BEST by POSSE still winning 05/23/2016
BERNIE'S BEST liked the all weather surface at Presque Isle and split horses to get up for his 4th win. He has earned over $105,000 and has raced over many tracks. The 7 year old horse has raced over many tracks and done well for several owners, he is currently owned by Winterhawk Farm and trained by Kimberly DePasquale.
THERESA'S HONOR by POSSE wins 2nd race in 3 starts 05/22/2016
THERESA'S HONOR broke her maiden iat Delaware Park n her first out for owner Felix Susi LLC and trainerT Arthur F. Stauffer, Sr.She did not hit the board in her second start, but won easily in her third also at Delaware Parl. She was bred by Classic Thoroughbred.
FOXY POSSE wires the field to graduate at Belmont 05/19/2016
FOXY POSSE, a 4 year ol filly owned by Chow Down Stables, Last Dollar Racing, Anthony Kost, and Chris Province wired the field to break her maiden at Belmont. She was either pressured or dueled throughout but was game to the wire. FOXY POSSE was bred by
Dr. Michael A. Samotowka.
AUTUMN LEAF by Giant Surprise breaks her maiden with ease 05/19/2016
AUTUMN LEAF sailed to the wire to break her maiden at Finger Lakes in her second start. She won wire ti wire by over 3 lengths, She iw owned by Chauncey D. Cole III and was bred by Donna Lee Sammons.
POSSETANO PRINCE wires the field in an allowance race at Finger Lakes 05/11/2016
In his second start, POSSETANO PRINCE was urged from the gate and graduated to win going 6 furlongs on the inner dirt track at Aqueduct, He was claimed out of that race, claimed again out of the next one and then claimed back by his original connections. Today wired the field to win an allowance race at Finger Lakes for his newest connection, his owner/breeder Avanti Stable.
LAUGH LOVE LIVE by D'Funnybone graduates at Finger Lakes, 05/07/2016
With 2 third place finishes already, the wonderfully named LAUGH LOVE LIVE was poised to break his maiden. He did not disappoint, scoring by a nose for his ownersBrooklyn Boyz Stables He is trained by Daniel H. Conway, Jr.and was bred by At the Post Stables
BORN TO BE MILD by POSSE scores by 5 05/07/2016
4 year old POSSE filly BORN TO BE MILD welcomed the 2016 Finger Lake season with a resounding win. She sailed to a 5 length victory for trainer Chris J. Englehart and owner The Elkstone Group LLC.
ANIMAL POSSE scores at Belmont first time out 05/05/2016
4 year old gelding ANIMAL POSSE broke slightly inward and then cleared to make the lead through a quarter-mile in :22.66 going 6 furlongs at Belmont. He overcame a challenge in the final furlong and held tough to score by a nose in his first start.He is a homebred for his co-breeder Hayward R. Pressman. Steve Rubell is also listed as breeder.
On the same day, BOLD OVER won at Mountaineer by almost 6 lengths.
Full sisters by POSSE win allowance sprints at Gulfstream one right after the other! 04/29/2016
POSSE full sisters wear a path to the Gulfstream winner's circle: BRANDY'S GIRLa homebred for Edwin T. Broome and also trained by him went straight to the front, raced a sizzling half-mile in :42.83 and prevailed by two lengths going 5 furlongs on the turf at Gulfstream . The winner is a full to POSSE DREAMIN, SW, $192,954, who captured a five-furlong allowance event over this course Wednesday. Lifetime Record: SW, 6-3-0-1, $113,690.
SW POSSE DREAMWIN takes allowance at Gulfstream 04/28/2016
As a two year POSSE DREAMIN, owned, bred and trained byEdwin T Broome, earned black type winning the JERSEY JUVENILE S. going away. He has not been off the board so far in 2016 as a 4 year old running at Gulfstream and won an allowance race this time out. He chased the pace in second and then cleared for the win. He has earned over $192.000.
GETHOT STAYHOT by POSSE wins at PARX 04/26/2016
4 year old filly GETHOT STAYHOTpressed the pace and the cleared to win by almost 4 lengths - her thrid win lifetime. She is owned by Bran Jam Stable and David W. Clark and was bred by Gerry Reid. GETHOT STAYHOT has earned $80,417.
IN THE FAIRWAY victor in another stakes 04/24/2016
Multiple stakes winner IN THE FAIRWAY added black type winning the Confucius Say Stakes at Charles Town for owner/breeder Coleswood Farm, Inc. The six year old bettered his third place finish in this same race a year ago. He came late with a rush for the win and drew off by 2 1/4 lengths. He has bankrolled $414,789.
SOARING EMPIRE colt brings $110,000 at OBS Spring 04/23/2016
Hip 696, a 2 YO colt bySoaring Empire out of D' Country consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent XIV was purchased by West Point Thoroughbreds for $110.000. The colt workd a strong 1/8th in 10 flat. See VIDEO
A SHOT AWAY by POSSE wins AGAIN - earnings over 1/4 million 04/23/2016
Making her 75th start, A SHOT AWAY made it a winning one at Hawthorne - her 14th win lifetime with 20 seconds and 17 thirds and earnings of over $235,000! Talk about consistent! The 9 year old mare has worn a path to the winner's circle at Arlington and Hawthorne with Tampa Bay thrown in. She is owned by Dean E. Pantaleo, trained by Manny Perez and she was bred by Carson Springs Farm & Letto Thoroughbreds
GRIT by Posse wins again - 50% wins from starts 04/17/2016
Posse's 4 year old LA bred son, GRIT came late with a rush to win an AOC at Eveangeline Downs and push his earnings over $100,000. GRIT has won 3 of six atarts. He is owned by Double Dam Farm LLC and was bred in LA by Charles DeCou & Robert McDowell.
Mind Your Biscuits by Posse graduates at Aqueduct by over 7 04/10/2016
Aready stakes placed, the interestingly named Mind Your Biscuits splashed to break his maiden easily at Aqueduct for owner J Stables, M. Scott Summers, Hope Summers and Daniel Summers. He won by over 7 lengths and is pushing $100,000 in earnings already. Mind Your Biscuits was bred by Jumping Jack Racing LLC.
GOOD LAUGH by Posse had the last laugh - breaking her maiden at Aqueduct 04/09/2016
Three year old filly, GOOD LAUGH, is a family affair, owned by Clyde D. Rice, trained by Linda Rice and ridden by Taylor B. Rice. She bid 4 wide and held for the win to break her maiden going 6 furlongs at Aqueduct. She had placed or held the show position in her prior 3 starts and has earned over $43,000.
ON TO TRENTON by Giant Surprise graduates at Aqueduct 04/09/2016
ON TO TRENTON, 2nd last out, had to duel to hold sway, but wired the field this time to break his maiden at Aqueduct in his third start. He is an Englehart "production" - owned and trained by Jeremiah C. Englehart and bred by Jesse Englehart.
MSW ROYAL POSSE takes stakes at Aqueduct 04/03/2016
Recent winner of the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes at Gulfstream Park, ROYAL POSSE nailed another stakes win in a starter stakes at Aqueduct to up his earnings to $541,245. He is owned by Michael Dubb,,Bethlehem Stables LLC and Gary Aisquith. He was bred by Richard J. Troncone & Richard J. Troncone Jr. ROYAL POSSE was claimed in May of 2015 for $20,000 and has certainly rewarded his new connections.
Legal Precedent by Posse graduates at Laurel 03/21/2016
LEGAL PRECENT bobbled at the start but recovered fast and wired the field for the win at Laurel going seven furlongs on the dirt. He had been second in all 4 of his previous starts but now knows where to find the winner's circle. He is owned by Triple Tree Stable and was bred by Dr. & Mrs. A. Leonard Pineau.
2 winners for Posse 02/28/2016
MSW IN THE FAIRWAY, a six year old gelding,ranged up to clear the field and win an AOC at Charles Town going away for owner/breeder Coleswood Farm, Inc. It was his 11th win and he has bankrolled $383,829. On the same day at Fonner Park a six year old mareLILY THE BEAR won for her owners Jeffrey DeRudder and Sanda Sweere. Sandra Sweere is also her trainer.
GRIT by Posse takes allowance at the Fair Grounds 02/27/2016
Posse's 4 year old son, GRIT, overcame a bump at the break and a very wide trip to win an AOC at the Fair Grounds and push his earnings to a hair under $100,000. It was his 4th win. He is owned by Double Dam Farm LLC and was bred in LA by Charles DeCou & Robert McDowell.
Rahy's Bandit by Posse graduates at Aqueduct 02/19/2016
Rahy's Bandit raced wide, but continued strongly for the win in her third start lifetime. She had been second last out. She is owned by James H. Iselin and Carl Bennett and was bred by James H. Iselin.
2 winners for Posse 02/12/2016
Sweet Pursuit took a few tries but when she graduated at Aqueduct, she did so clearing the field by over 6 lengths. She is owned by M. McPoland, D., La Regina, T. Macari, C Keister, C. and S Delvecchio. She is trained by Joseph W. Mazza and was bred by Murdog Development.
Heading south to Delta Downs, 6 year old mare, Lucky Fungo, added another win and raised her earnings over $120,000. She is owned by End Zone Athletics Inc .
Posse had 3 winners 02/06/2016
Joey Cap won for Michael Dubb at Laurel, Deputize won for Nick Sanna Stables at Charles Town and finally Pozawan won for her owner/ trainer Terry Eoff at Sam Houston.
Take a Bite graduates at Aqueduct 02/05/2016
Second last out. 3 year old Take a Bite edged clear sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs to graduate at Aqueduct. He is a homebred for Lansdon B Robbins and is trained by Michelle Nevin.
Stakes placed Taken by Surprise wins at Aqueduct 02/05/2016
Repole Stable's stakes placed filly Taken by Surprise, went off the favorite in a second condition $75,000 AOC, raced wide and cleared the field in the last 70 yards for the win. She is trained by Todd Pletcher and is closing on $90,000 in earnings.
Possetano Prince graduates at Aqueduct 01/31/2016
In his second start, Possetano Prince was urged from the gate on the inside and went on just off the rail to win going 6 furlongs on the inner dirt track, He was claimed out of the race, We wish his new connections the best.
ROCKRIDGE STUD WELCOMES WHITE FOAL BY HONORABLE DILLON 01/28/2016
2016 colt by Honorable Dillon out of Princesspatseattle (by Airdrie Apache)
Rockridge Stud announced Jan. 27 that the mare Princesspatseattle (Airdrie Apache – Finance, by Seattle Slew) has produced her second white foal.
The colt, by first crop sire Honorable Dillon, was born Jan. 24.
Bred by Rockridge Stud and Patricia Renzine's Hollywood Star Stable, he is the third foal out of Princesspatseattle. The mare also has a 2-year-old white colt by Bluegrass Cat, which currently is in training in New York.
The mare resides at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, NY.
Her first foal, a white 2yo colt by Bluegrass Cat, is currently in training in NY.
Masterful Stride wins another at Turf Paradise 01/24/2016
NY Bred Masterful Stride migrated west and has been very successful for trainer Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval and owner H and E Ranch, Inc. with 2 wins and 2 thirds. Today he wired the field in allowance company going 6 furlongs and won by over 10 lengths.
ROYAL POSSE second in the Jazil + another winner on the card 01/17/2016
Winner last out of the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes Gulfstream Park, ROYAL POSSE returned to home base in NY to run second in the Jazil S. at Aqueduct for owners Dubb, Michael, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Gary Aisquith and breeders Richard J. Troncone & Richard J. Troncone Jr. ROYAL POSSE was claimed in May of 2015 for $20,000 and has certainly rewarded his new connections.
In the 5th race, Regal Minister went off the favorite and got the job done to bring his earnings to $162,825. Claimed back in October by Drawing Away Stable, he has had a win and a second for his new connections.
Got Winged scores at Aqueduct 01/10/2016
The well named Posse colt, GOT WINGED was hustled out of the gate and gained the lead quickly and never looked back to garner his second win for trainer John T. Toscano, Jr. and owner Bran Jam Stable. He was bred by the Very Un Stable. GOT WINGED has earned $114,418 to date.
HONORABLE DILLON'S FIRST FOAL ARRIVES EARLY NEW YEAR'S DAY 01/02/2016
Happy Bird (Showing Up – Search the Church by by Holy Bull) had the honor of having Honorable Dillon's first foal in the early morning hours of Jan. 1. Bred by Lansdowne Thoroughbreds, the bay colt is the second foal out of Happy Bird, a winning mare out of the graded stakes-placed Search the Church.
The mare and foal reside at Jerry Bilinski's Waldorf Farm.
Rockridge Stud announces Stallion Show 01/01/2016
Rockridge Stud in Hudson, NY will have its annual stallion show and open house on Saturday, Jan.30th from 11 am – 2 pm. Buffet lunch will be served and drawings for free seasons to each of the farm’s eight stallions will be made at the show