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COMEDERO DOES IT AGAIN!
June 19, 2010:

 

Posse colt Strolls to Victory in $400,000 Red Legend Stakes!


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COMEDERO, proved once again he is one of the top 3-year-old sprinters in the land with his easy win the seven furlong, $400,000 Red Legend Stakes at Charles Town.

COMEDERO broke like a rocket and the lead was his a few strides away from the gate. The rest of the trip was no more than a public workout. He opened a huge lead and was geared down to a near canter in the final furlong and the margin was still more than two lengths. It could have been twenty had he been asked to run.


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“He had it won, so there was no need,” jockey Robbie Albarado said his gearing the gelding down in the final furlong and not pushing to win by double digits. “He's one fast horse, that's for sure.”

COMEDERO will now point for the Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga on August 2. He has now won eight of his nine career starts and he has earned $504,300.

 

OH WHAT A MAY IT WAS!

 

What a month of May horses selected by Alistair had at racetracks across North America!

HOLLYWOOD HIT, the 4-year-old son of CACTUS RIDGE, shattered the Woodbine Race Coursetrack record for seven furlongs by nearly half a second with his victory in the Grade 3, $147,037 Vigil Stakes. Setting internal fractions of :22, :43.72 and 1:07.33 (which would have bested the track record he set last September), he cruised in by three lengths in 1:20.07. He has earned $322,964.

COMEDERO, the 3-year-old son of POSSE, earned his first graded stakes win on the Preakness undercard at Pimlico Race Course in the Grade 3, $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes going six furlongs. He won by more than three lengths and he came within one second of the track record. A winner of seven of his eight career starts, he has earned $266,700.

The third graded stakes winner in May selected by Alastair was DUBAI MAJESTY, who set a stakes record of 1:08.07 and became the first repeat winner of the Grade 3, $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes going six furlongs at Churchill Downs. DUBAI MAJESTY, the 5-year-old daughter of Essence of Dubai, has won or placed in twenty of twenty-nine starts and she has eaned $681,343.

IBBOYEE, who was the New York-bred champion juvenile colt last season and a multiple graded stakes performer this year, won the $100,000 Spend a Buck Stakes going one mile and seventy yards on opening weekend at Monmouth Park. IBBOYEE sports a record of 5-2-1 from 10 starts and now boasts earnings of $488,298.

Eclipse champion FOREVER TOGETHER continued her top in the month of May with her second place finish (to the streaking Tuscan Evening) in the Grade 1, $250,000 Gamely Handicap going a mile and one-eighth over the tuf course at Hollywood Park. The Belong to Me mare has won or placed in nineteen of twenty-two starts and she has earned $2,892,639.

 

MORE STAKES WINS AND PLACINGS FOR ALISTAIR SELECTED HORSES!
 
May 31, 2010:


DUBAI MAJESTY REPEATS IN THE WINNING COLORS AT CHURCHILL DOWNS

The Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan's DUBAI MAJESTY swept past favored Hot Dixie Chick on the far turn and cruised to an authoritative 4 ˝-length victory over Secret Gypsy in the seventh running of the $110,500 Winning Colors (Grade III) for fillies and mares on Monday at Churchill Downs.

Miguel Mena posted his third victory of the afternoon and his 200th career triumph at Churchill Downs with the score aboard DUBAI MAJESTY , who covered the six furlongs on a fast main track in the stakes-record time of 1:08.07. The previous stakes mark was established by Miss Macy Sue with a 1:08.68 clocking in 2007. Read the rest of the story

 

May 30, 2010:


FOREVER TOGETHER SECOND IN G1 GAMELY STAKES

Champion FOREVER TOGETHER finished a hard fought second to up and coming mare Tuscan Evening in the G1, $250,000 Gamely Stakes going nine furlongs over the firm turf course at Hollywood Park.

“My mare ran as hard as she could," said FOREVER TOGETHER's jockey Rajiv Maragh. "She left everything on the track. It was just a tough horse race. I have to give a lot of credit to the winner because my mare is a true champion and every time I came at her she found extra. I had the ideal trip. Both mares ran awesome.”

“I’m really delighted," said FOREVER TOGETHER'S trainer Jonathan Shepard. "I thought she ran real well. I thought she was very game. It’s hard to run down speed at this track, but she gave it a good try.”

 

May 23, 2010:


IBBOYEE TAKES SPEND A BUCK STAKES


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After a record breaking opening day on Saturday, Monmouth Park’s Elite Summer Meet continued in grand fashion on Sunday, as a total of $7,046,389 was wagered on the 11-race program, an increase of 126% over last year.

Overcast skies did not dampen the wagering spirits of the 8,500 fans on-track, who saw IBBOYEE capture the $100,000 Spend a Buck Stakes by a half-length. Read the rest of the story

 

Saturday, May 15, 2010:


COMEDERO WINS G3 CHICK LANG STAKES


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Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s COMEDERO sped to the lead, resisted pace pressure from Quiet Invader and powered away to victory in the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes presented by Apple Ford at Pimlico Race Course. The Grade 3 stakes honors the memory of the former Pimlico executive who passed away earlier in the year.

COMEDERO, a 3-year-old gelded son of POSSE, carried Robby Albarado to a victory by 3 ¾ lengths in a sparkling 1:10.16 for six furlongs over the
fast main track. Latigo Shore rallied to finish second ahead of Quiet Invader, who faded to third after pressing the pace.


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Michael Stidham trains the Arkansas-bred, who has won seven of eight lifetime starts, including the Razorback Futurity last year and the Mountain Valley, Rainbow and Blue N Gold Stakes this year, all contested at Oaklawn Park.

“He’s fast," said Albarado. "Obviously we don’t know how far he’s going to go, but three-quarters or seven-eighths is right up his alley. He goes very fast and finishes well. He does everything within himself with ease.”


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“They can’t keep up with him," said Stidham. "When I saw the first quarter – 23-and-change – it made me feel great. Baffert’s horse (Quiet Invader) had to be pushed a little just to keep up with him. This is a really fast horse with a lot of upside.”

COMEDERO paid $3.40 to win while earning his first graded-stakes victory. He has now earned $266,700.  

 


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Abbie Roden and Brittan Alison along with Robbie Albarado 

 


Photos by: Abbie Roden


 
May 09, 2010:


HOLLYWOOD HIT SHATTERS WOODBINE TRACK RECORD IN G3 VIGIL STAKES


HOLLYWOOD HIT, the son of CACTUS RIDGE, blazed to a new track record for seven furlongs at Woodbine Race Course with his victory in the Grade 3, $147,037 Vigil Stakes.

HOLLYWOOD HIT's performance was bravura from the start. Quickly away, he outsprinted Breeders' Cup Sprint runnerup Fatal Bullet through an opening quarter of :22 and a half in :43.72. Showing no signs of slowing down, he increased his lead and passed six furlongs in 1:07.33. He doubled his margin to the wire, winning by three lengths and stopping the clock in 1:20.07, lowering the previous mark by .44.

"Even though he's got a high cruising speed, this horse was comfortable," said winning rider Jim McAleney. "I was very confident. This horse is incredible. I feel very privileged."

"When they go that fast, you're always worried how they're going to finish. I know he's a very good horse," said Terry Jordan, who trains the winner for Peter Redekop. "He (worked in :33 3/5, breezing) the other morning and we had to pick him up with the pony. I've never been around one like this guy."

HOLLYWOOD HIT is now 6-for-11 with earnings of $322,964. In his previous start this season, he won the King Corrie Stakes at Woodbine on April 11. Bred in Oklahoma by C. R. Trout, he is out of the Time for A Change mare, Solid Hit.
 

April 17, 2010:


COMEDERO SCORES ANOTHER STAKES WIN

COMEDERO continues to ring up stakes wins! The 3-year-old gelding romped by nine lengths in the $100,000 Blue and Gold Stakes going seven furlongs at Charles Town.

COMEDERO now has six wins in seven starts and he has earned $206,700.
 

April 12,2010:

IBOYEE NEW YORK CHAMPION TWO YEAR-OLD

IBBOYEE, who was selected as a weanling by Alistair, was named Champion Two-Year-Old Male by the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. at their annual banquet this evening. IBBOYEE broke his maiden at Saratoga, he won the Aspirant Stakes, the New York Breeders' Futurity Stakes and the Damon Runyon Stakes. He has placed in both the G2 Swale Stakes and the G2 Hutcheson Stakes this season at three.
 
April 11, 2010:

'HOLLYWOOD' ENDING FOR DRAMATIC JAQUES CARTIER FINISH

HOLLYWOOD HIT, who was purchased privately by Alistair last year for Peter Redekop, was victorious in his 2010 debut, taking the $150,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes at Woodbine.
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MARCH 28, 2010:


COMEDERO WINS RAINBOW STAKES AT OAKLAWN PARK

COMEDERO, the 3-year-old son of POSSE purchased privately by Alistair, turned in another
impressive performance with his easy victory in the $50,000 Rainbow Stakes going six furlongs at Oaklawn Park.

Breaking sharply, COMEDERO could have set the pace, but he assumed an outside stalking position
for the first half-mile. He moved to the lead without encouragement and he simply ran away from
the others while under a hand ride. He cruised in ten lengths best and it could have been far more had he been asked at all to run.

COMEDERO races for Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd. and he is trained by Michael Stidham.
He has now earned $146,700.

 

March 01, 2010:


ALISTAIR PURCHASE COMEDERO WINS MOUNTAIN VALLEY STAKES

Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.'s COMEDERO scored one for the home folks when the three-year-old Arkansas-bred son of POSSE easily romped to a four-and-a-half lengths victory on Saturday in the $60,000 Mountain Valley Stakes at Oaklawn Park. COMEDERO's win was accomplished before an enthusiastic crowd of 17,122, gathered in springlike weather. READ THE REST OF THE STORY


February 10, 2010:
Globetrotter
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If you are looking for a stallion prospect for the national, regional or international marketplace, contact Alistair. Globetrotter is his most recent successful find!

GLOBETROTTER FINDS NEW HOME
by Kristen Manning

Brackley Park , Avenel welcomes to Victoria the exciting young stallion prospect Globetrotter.

Purchased outright by Damian White, the talented son of the in-form Street Cry will debut at a fee of A$8800 and he is an outstanding addition to the local stallion ranks.

An eye-catching chestnut boasting an intelligent eye, a muscular frame, a strong sloping shoulder, laid back hocks, short cannons, good bone and plenty of scope, Globetrotterwas an early maturing high class sprinter/miler – just the sort of stallion who succeeds in the tough Australian market.

“He is an imposing horse,” said White who has searched the globe for just the right stallion for Victoria . “He had plenty of grit and I believe he will be warmly received by local breeders.”

A Gr.3 winner at two and Gr.1 placed at three, Globetrotter was unplaced (a fourth) only once in six starts and he was a versatile and adaptable galloper who really knew how to find theline – winning three races from 1200m to 1800m.
A member of the flourishing Mr Prospector sire line via the great Machiavellian and the wildly successful Street Cry (last season Australia ’s fourth most expensive stallion), Globetrotter owns a pedigree of considerable depth.

Bred on the outstanding Mr Prospector/Seattle Slew cross, Globetrotter hails from a prolific black type family – his dam a half sister to the stakes winners Snow Cone and Devotion Unbridled out of the stakes winning mare Icy Warning. His third dam Northern Sting was also a stakes winner and she produced
eight winners from as many runners including the Gr.1 winner Ops Smile.
 

November 7, 2009:


Alistair's latest successful private purchase is the undefeated COMEDERO. The 2-year-old Posse gelding was acquired at the end of October and he returned immediate dividends with his victory in the $60,000 Old Hickory Stakes at Fair Grounds. Congratulations to Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd and trainer Michael Stidham!
 

October 16, 2009:


DUBAI MAJESTY WINS $116,700 FRANKLIN COUNTY S. AT KEENELAND!
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Dubai Majesty, with Jamie Theriot aboard, got a perfect stalking trip from just behind front-running Libor Lady before moving along to a 1 1/4-length victory Friday in the $116,700 Franklin County Stakes over a soft Keeneland turf course. read the rest of the story
 

September 30, 2009:


PRIVATE PURCHASE HOLLYWOOD HIT SETS TRACK RECORD AT WOODBINE!

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Hollywood Hit is officially a monster. He shattered Woodbine's six-furlong Polytrack record during an authoritative score Wednesday night at Woodbine in the $101,700 King Corrie Stakes. read the rest of the story

September 29, 2009:


PRIVATE PURCHASE  LA ROCCA WINS BC OAKS

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For the second race in a row, La Rocca easily handled Ochoa in the $122,000 British Oaks last Saturday. According to her owner, Peter Redekop, La Rocca will be staying here to run in the Grade 3, $125,000 Ballerina on Oct. 17. La Rocca won the $75,000 Sonoma Stakes at Northlands Park in her previous start.

"Winning races like this is what it's all about," said Redekop.

Her trainer, Terry Jordan, said "she came out of the race in excellent shape".
 

August 1,2009:


Forever Together battles for repeat Diana score

by Mike Curry

Champion Forever Together found herself in a dogfight on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, but the five-year-old Belong to Me mare called upon her class to overhaul Carribean Sunset (Ire) for a repeat victory in the $500,000 Diana Stakes (G1).
Continue reading this story and see the video at Thoroughbred Times

Alistair also arranged the private sale of URMIA to David Hanley and Copperhead Stable the year before they bred Soul Warrior, winner of the G3 $750,000 West Virginia Derby tonight at Mountaineer Park.

 

May 25, 2009:


ALISTAIR's LATEST GRADED STAKES WINNING PURCHASE!

DUBAI MAJESTY, who was a private purchase by Alistair, continues to climb the class ladder! Read the Daily Racing Form story about her graded stakes win at Arlington Park.

DUBAI MAJESTY emerged best following a virtual race-long duel and proved herself a deserving favorite Monday in the sixth running of the Grade 3, $108,900 Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Continue reading the story

 

April 11, 2009:


Reigning champion turf female FOREVER TOGETHER gained command from four wide in early stretch and earned a one-length win in the $200,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (G2) on Saturday at Keeneland Race Course.

Read the rest of the story and see the video at Thoroughbred Times

 

 
March, 2009:

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listair's latest success story is one of the newest horses to join the Kentucky Derby trail, CLIFFY'S FUTURE, winner of the $100,000 Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park on March 21. Purchased after his last start in New York, Alistair facilitated the sale of the 3-year-old colt through agent Ben McElroy to his current owners, Bonnie and Tommy Hamilton's Silverton Hill, LLC.
 
January 26, 2009:

It has been a busy last few weeks and tonight FOREVER TOGETHER was named Champion Turf Female at the Eclipse Awards! To read about her championship season,Click here
 
At the 2009 Sunshines Millions, two horses sold privately by Alistair placed second in their respective races on the card: MACHISMO in the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes at Santa Anita Park and DUBAI MAJESTY in the $300,000 Hill 'n' Dale Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
 

The weekend before at Gulfstream Park, another private purchase by Alistair, the 3-year-old colt JACK SPRATT, won the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes.

On the stallion front, Alistair arranged the sale of multiple graded stakes winner PRIVATE VOW, who will begin his stud career at Red River Farm in Louisiana.

 
 
October 25, 2008:


FOREVER TOGETHER Wins Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1)

FOREVER TOGETHER scored a hallmark triumph for her loyal connections on Friday in rallying to win the $1,951,080 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) at the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita Park.

The four-year-old Belong to Me filly is the first Breeders' Cup winner for Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, who has conditioned horses for her owner, George Strawbridge Jr., for more than 40 years. Forever Together's name reflects the long association. Click here to read the entire Thoroughbred Times Story with Video

 

October 3, 2008:

 
FOREVER TOGETHER WINS G1 FIRST LADY!

Courtesty of Keeneland

Securing a Grade 1 victory before a crowd of 15,388 at Keeneland was Augustin Stable's Forever Together , who ran down pace-setting favorite Precious Kitten to win the 11th running of the $400,000 First Lady for older fillies and mares on the turf.

In the First Lady, Precious Kitten and champion Dreaming of Anna led the field of seven through fractions of :23.93, :47.80 and 1:11.34 over a firm turf course as Julien Leparoux waited patiently on Forever Together

At the three-eighths pole, Forever Together kicked into high gear to collar Precious Kitten inside the eighth pole and complete the distance in 1:35. It marked the first time the First Lady had been run at a mile and the second time Leparoux won the race, having scored previously with Gorella (FR) in 2006.

Trained by Jonathan Sheppard, Forever Together ran her career record to six wins in 13 starts with three of those victories coming on the turf in five starts. The $248,000 winner's check boosted her earnings to $854,333.

A four-year-old daughter of Belong to Me out of the Relaunch mare Constant Companion, Forever Together returned mutuels of $7, $4 and $2.40. Precious Kitten, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, returned $3.20 and $2.10. Rutherienne, who finished two lengths back in third under Garrett Gomez, returned $3 to show.

Forever Together is a graduate of Keeneland's 2004 November Breeding Stock Sale and 2005 September Yearling Sale. 

August 10 , 2008:


CANDILEJAS, the 2-year-old daughter of Candy Ride who was a private purchase by Alistair, won the 6th race at Del Mar, a maiden special weight going six and one-half furlongs over the Polytrack.

 

July 27, 2008:
Forever Together


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ugustin Stable's FOREVER TOGETHER, who was a private purchase by Alistair as a weanling,won the $500,000 Diana Stakes (G1) .

It was the first Grade One win for 4-year-old FOREVER TOGETHER, who won the 2007 OBS Sprint Stakes and Gulfstream's Forward Gal Stakes (G2) at three. Coming from well off the pace, she rallied down the middle of the track to win going away by a length and three quarters. Now 11-5-1-2, the daughter of Belong to Me has earned $575,300 to date.
 

July 4, 2008:


STARRY PURSUIT, the 3-year-old Van Nistelrooy filly who was a private purchase after her maiden win, took her record to five-for-six and her earnings to $194,685 with her victory in the $100,000 Flawlessly Stakes going one mile over the turf course at Hollywood Park.

Congratulations to owners Peter Abruzzo and John Carver, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and breeder Rose Hill Farm.

Also on July 4, COEUR D'ARC, the 3-year-old daughter of Arch that Alistair purchased for $30,000 at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds In Training at Timonium, took her earnings to $74,800 with her allowance win over a mile and seventy yards in the 3rd race at Prairie Meadows. She has won or placed in five of her eight career starts for owner Lin Grisham and trainer Chris Richard.

 

October, 2007:
Alistair at Keenland


A
listair at the races with Gerry O'Meara (center), and David Mullins (right) at Keenland.

October 8, 2007:


MIGHTY VOW, the 2-year-old Broken Vow - Danyross (IRE) colt, was recomended for purchase to owner Surgit Hann by Alistair at the 2006 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Stakes-placed earlier this season in the Colin S., MIGHTY VOW had a trouble filled trip but he overcame that to finish fourth in the $175,000 Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes (G2) going a mile and one-sixteenth over the Polytrack at Woodbine Race Course.

 

October 3, 2007:


Congratulations to the connections of the $325,000 Stormy Atlantic - Princess Birdeye filly who topped the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Midatlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale. She was consigned by Welker Sales Agency, Agent and she was purchased by Jay Em Ess Stable. Alistair found and sold Princess Birdeye to her connections!

 

TYCOON DOBY ON TWO WIN STREAK


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YCOON DOBY, a private purchase by Alistair as a yearling, is on a two race win streak and he is headed into stakes company next time out!

The 3-year-old Cherokee Run colt broke his maiden last time out going seven and one-half furlongs over the firm turf at Bay Meadows by an inspired two and one-half lengths. Moving up to allowance company at Hollywood Park, TYCOON DOBY won his first out against winners in the 5th race on May 23 going one mile over the firm turf course. Pressing the pace, he came running in the stretch to score by a determined head.

TYCOON DOBY races for Stuart C. Hyman and he is trained by Patrick Gallagher. He has won or placed in four of his six starts and has earned $63,225 TYCOON DOBY is entered in the Grade 3, Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap going a mile and one-eighth over the Hollywood Park turf course on June 23.

 

June 10, 2007:


BROKEN VOW COLT WINNER FIRST TIME OUT!

MIGHTY VOW, a 2-year-old Broken Vow - Danyross (Ire) by Danehill colt selected for a client at Keeneland by Alistair, found the winner's circle in his first start, a $62,000 maiden special weight going four and one-half furlongs over the Polytrack at Woodbine. Closing from seventh with two furlongs to go, MIGHTY VOW rallied to get up in time and win by a nose.

 

Grade 2 Winner Selected by Alistair


FOREVER TOGETHER, the 3-year-old daughter of Belong to Me, won the Grade 2, $150,000 Forward Gal Stakes going seven furlongs over the fast main track at Gulfstream Park on March 10. FOREVER TOGETHER was selected and purchased by Alistair as a weanling at the 2004 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. SHe was also the winner of the Ocala Breeders' Sale Sprint Stakes on February 12.

 

KIMCHI Named 2006 Champion Three-Year-Old Filly


KIMCHI, who's mating was planned by Alistair, was named 2006 Champion Three-Year-old Filly at Canada's Sovereign Awards Ceremony held on December 16 at the Intercontinental Centre in Toronto. The Langfuhr filly won the Labatt Woodbine Oaks and the Labatt Bison City Stakes this season for owner, Seasoft Stable. Overall in 2006, she won or placed in three of her five starts and she earned $482,588

 

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Update


The 2006 Keeneland September Yearling Sales was a very successful time for clients of Alistair.

Hip 1778 was a Cape Town colt out of Rebel Account. A private purchase, he was sold to Buzz Chase, Agent for $250,000.

Another successful private purchase was Hip 944, a colt from the first crop of Kafwain, out of One Loose Shoe was purchased for $100,000 by Par-Four Stable.

A private purchase as a weanling, Hip 1953, a Yonaguska colt out of Cat Out was sold to Jay Em Ess Stable  for $150,000.

Hip 1624 was a very successful mating recommended by Alistair. The El Corredor colt out of Freedom's Magic was the first sales experience for his breeder and what a first sale! The colt was purchased for $330,000 by Gulf Coast Farm!

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM JUNE/JULY


KIMCHI, the Labatt Woodbine Oaks winner, captured the second leg of the Canadian Filly Triple Tiara in the Labatt Bison City Stakes over a mile and one-sixteenth at Fort Erie on July 2. The Langfuhr filly was best by more than a length and her final time of 1:42 4/5 was just 4/5 of a second off the track record.

EMMA'S TOUCH, a two-year-old Touch Gold filly, broke her maiden in the $40,000 Debutante Stakes at Assinibioa Downs for owners Shyman Stable on July 17!

BAJAN BLUE, a three-year-old son of Straight Man, won at first asking going one mile in 1:34 3/5 over the turf course at Woodbine by a half-length on June 23! He was selected by Alistair for Arosa Farm and purchased for $110,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale. He is trained by Mike Keogh.

 

KIMCHI WINS $500,000 LABATT WOODBINE OAKS


A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to clients, business partners and friends at Stoneyfield Farm! They are the breeders of KIMCHI, the winner of the $500,000 Labatt Woodbine Oaks on June 11. The Langfuhr filly, whose breeding was arrange by Alistair, won the Canadian filly classic by nearly two lengths for owner Seasoft Stable and trainer Mark Casse.

 

NOB HILL DEELITE ON DERBY TRAIL


O
ne of the recent deals Alistair brokered for clients was the purchase of 2005 Louisiana-bred Champion Two-year-old colt, NOB HILL DEELITE. In his last three starts, the son of Afternoon Deelites, out of the Our Native mare, Nob Hill Native won the $100,000 Cresent City Derby at Louisiana Downs on January 21, the $40,000 Louisiana Futurity on Dec 31 and the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes on Dec 10. He is being pointed for the $300,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on March 18. Previously campaigned by Becky Winemiller, he will continue to be trained by Patrick Mouton

 

ZAMBIA A SUCCESSFUL PURCHASE FOR CLIENT


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t the 2005 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, Hip 1224, a chestnut weanling filly by Forest Wildcat out of the Theatrical mare, Zambia was purchased for Mark Stansell for $120,000. As agent for Stoneyfield, Alistair purchased Zambia at the 2004 Keeneland November Sale carrying the Forest Wildcat filly above for $50,000. A very nice ROI!


FANTASTICAT RETIRES TO MARYLAND STALLION STATION


Super Derby (G2) winner FANTASTICAT will begin his stud career in 2006 at the Maryland Stallion Station recently brokered by Alistair. The four-year-old colt out of Grade 3 winner Lotta Dancing, by Alydar, will stand for $6,000.

FANTASTICAT won the 2004 Super Derby (G2) by a half-length over Borrego at Louisiana Downs and finished second in the Round Table Stakes at Arlington Park and Prelude Stakes at Louisiana Downs for trainer Bobby Barnett and owner R Bar S Thoroughbreds

 

WIMBLEDON RETIRES


W
imbledon, 2004 Louisiana Derby (G2) winner, has been retired and will begin his stallion career at Clarence Scharbauers Jr.'s Valor Farm in Texas, in a deal recently brokered by Alistair. The handsome gray son of Wild Rush earned $443,818, winning or placing in seven of his eleven starts. He is owned by Jim McIngvale of Houston, TX. and will stand for a fee of $4,000.

 

SUCCESSFUL KEENELAND SALE FOR CLIENTS


Two yearlings selected by Alistair and purchased privately as weanlings for clients were successfully pinhooked at the 2005 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Hip 1189 was a chestnut colt by El Corredor who was the first foal from the winning Forest Wildcat mare, Cat Out. He was purchased for $225,000 by Second Wind Racing LLC.

Hip 1328 was a bay colt by Forest Camp out of the graded stakes producing Time to Explode mare, Last in Time. A half brother to G3 winner Bright Time, he was purchased for $190,000 by Buckram Oak Farm.

Both yearlings produced a positive return on investment for Alistair's clients.

 

HORACE G WINS MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT


H
ORACE G, a 2-year-old colt selected by Alistair at the Fasig-Tipton Midatlantic Two-year-olds in Training Sale on May 24 broke his maiden in his second start, a maiden special weight over four and one-half furlongs at Charles Town on August 10. The Mr. Greeley colt set all the pace and won by a half-length.

He races for Charles Winner, David Bienstock and Paul Mandabach and he is trained by Timothy Salzman. He was ridden to victory by Travis Dunkleberger.

 

VEGAS LIGHTS CONTINUES TO MOVE UP


V
EGAS LIGHTS now has three wins in four starts with her victory in the feature race at Pimlico on April 27, an five furlong turf allowance race for fillies and mares.
The connections are looking at some stakes opportunities for the 4-year-old Exploit filly's next start. She has earned $48,000.

 

VEGAS LIGHTS A SUCCESSFUL PURCHASE


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t the 2004 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, Alistair purchased the unraced 3-year-old Exploit filly, VEGAS LIGHTS for the partnership of C. Winner, D. Bienstock and P. Mandabach for $10,500.

Put into training with Timothy Salzman, the now 4-year-old filly is undefeated in her first two starts. Breaking her maiden by three-quarters of a length going six furlongs at Laurel Park on February 19, she came back to win the 7th race at Laurel on March 6, a NW1X over six furlongs by nearly three lengths. She has earned $27,930.

SALE OF SMOOTH MANEUVERS

Alistair recently sold SMOOTH MANEUVERS, the winner of the 2003 Anne Arundel Stakes (G3) for owner Nicklus Sanna. Trained by Michael Pino, the daughter of Grindstone will be bred in 2005 to Distorted Humor, the sire of Kentucky Derby winner, Funny Cide.

NORTHVIEW STALLION STATION SHOW
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A
listair attended the annual stallion show and brunch at Northview Stallion Station in Maryland on December 12. He is pictured here with David Hayden of Dark Hollow Farm and David Hayden Advertising.

Alistair has attended similar events around the world, and his glowing report was the consensus for the afternoon: "I have never seen anything quite like this, ever. It's way beyond first class."
 

KEENELAND NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS


B
eautiful Crazy was sold for $410,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Selected by Alistair and purchased by a client in the spring of 2004, the 4-year-old daughter of Capote, who was the winner of the Hawthorne Oaks and in foal to one of the leading freshman sires, Fusaichi Pegasus, proved to be a very successful sale.

Alistair also was active as a buyer at the sale, purchasing several horses for clients.

 


RODEN HASN'T FORGOTTEN HIS ROOTS
Courtesy of The Irish Field Weekly
Saturday, October 9, 2004 — Friday, October 15, 2004

The Mid-Antrim Harriers cast their net far afield this year when looking for race sponsors at their point-to-point and the opening four and five-year-old maidens at Ballymarlow last Saturday was backed by U.S.-based Alistair Roden Bloodstock.

The blue grass of Kentucky would seem far removed from the soft going at the Co Antrim venue but Roden, 44 on Thursday and in the States for nearly 20 years, was born in Ballymena and hunted with the Harriers in his younger days.

from there he moved to showing, show jumping and point-to-pointing. He was a friend of the late Willie Rock. He started working on stud farms in the North before the travel bug struck. He first visited the southern hemisphere and was employed in studs in both Australia and New Zealand.

In 1985, he transferred to Kentucky and for six years was based at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, which at that time housed Blushing Groom, Vaguely Noble and Lyphard. It was then only a short trip to Vinery, home of Red Ransom, Black Tie Affair and Langfuhr among a host of top class sires.

Roden remained at Vinery for 13 years, first as stallion manager and then in charge of marketing. Last November, he decided to set up as an independent agent in Georgetown, dealing in stallion shares and nominations while attending as many sales as possible. After buying at Keeneland's record breaking September Yearling Sale, he was in action this week at the Eastern Fall Yearling Auction in Maryland.

Alistair, who came in contact again with the Mid-Antrims when he visited home last year. has negotiated some deals in flat horses from Ireland, but has yet to become involved in National Hunt transactions. However, harking back to his early connections, he has imported a few show jumpers from the north into the States.

As Alistair Roden Bloodstock is a one-man affair, the Ballymena native currently has no time to devote to his other passion, marathon running.

It has been over seven months since he last competed, but in addition to races all around Kentucky and neighbouring states, Alistair also took to the streets of Chicago.

 

DOMESTIC DISPUTE STUD PLANS

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Alistair arranged the purchase for stud duty of David Bienstock, Paul Mandabach and Chuck Winner’s multiple graded stakes winner, DOMESTIC DISPUTE by Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Maryland. The son of Unbridled's Song will retire at the end of the year and enter stud in 2005 alongside several of the leading stallions in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Alistair has been active in the purchase of yearlings at both the recently completed Keeneland September Yearling Sale and the Eastern Fall Yearlings, Fasig-Tipton Midlantic, Inc., Timonium, Maryland. He purchased yearlings for clients by such sires as Fusaichi Pegasus, Pulpit, Wild Rush, Broken Vow, Storm Boot and Glitterman.

 
 
 

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