Monday, December 26, 2011

Buy for the next 5 days, get 100% Depreciation, Race for the Richest purses in the country with hardly any a New York minute....

In New York $39,000,000 is up for grabs:
  •  600-plus restricted New York-bred races with $35-plus million in NY-Bred purses
  • Over 40 stakes races with total purses exceeding $4 million scheduled annually
According to the Jockey Club, ONLY 4,287 foals were born and registered in NY over the past 3 years:

• 2008: 1,741 Registered (4YOs of 2012, 5YOs 2013, 6YOs 2014, and so on)
• 2009: 1,638 Registered (3YOs of 2012, 4YOs 2013, 5YOs 2014, 6YOs 2015, and so on)
• 2010:   908 LF Report (2YOs of 2012, 3YOs 2013, 4YOs 2014, 5YOs 2015, 6YOs 2016, and so on)
ONLY these horses are eligible to race in company restricted exclusively for NY-Breds.
According to Jockey Club statistics only about 2/3rd of live foals reported actually start in a race.  So, about 3,000 thoroughbreds will be competing annually for $39,000,000 in purses designated for NY-Breds.
THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN IS NOW. All the buzz and reality of increased purses already has resulted in horses shipping into NY from all over the country. I do not believe that we will ever again see such small crops in New York as 2008-2011.
Why New York-Breds Now?
VLTs at Aqueduct generate a $40-million increase in prize money distributed at Belmont, Aqueduct and Saratoga.  Here is an example of the effect of VLTs on NY-purse money:
New York-bred races:
 Maiden Special Weight - $55,000 for routes, $50,000 for sprints, up from $39,000 and $38,000
 Allowance N1X - $57,000 for routes, $52,000 for sprints, up from $41,000 and $40,000
 Allowance N2X - $59,000 for routes, $54,000 for sprints, up from $43,000 and $42,000
Open Company races: NY-Breds earn an 20% extra prize bonus winning in open company!
 Maiden Special Weight - $65,000 for routes, $60,000 for sprints, up from $43,000 and $42,000
 Allowance N1X - $67,000 for routes, $62,000 for sprints, up from $45,000 and $44,000
 Allowance N2X - $69,000 for routes, $64,000 for sprints, up from $47,000 and $46,000
 Overnight Stakes - $80,000 for routes, $75,000 for sprints, up from $60,000
 Claiming $10k - $31,000 for routes, $30,000 for sprints, up from $21,000 and $20,000

NY-BRED RESTRICTED RACES: In NY there are 600-plus restricted New York-bred races with $35-plus million in NY-Bred purses. Unlike "open company" races which allow horses from anywhere in the world to compete for the purse, "restricted races", like their very name, are restricted to a specific group of uniquely qualified horses -- and the level and number os competitors is substantially smaller. This is the real NY-Bred advantage, more money, less competition -- and that's before we even get to stakes races and open company bonuses!

Another plus for NY-Breds is that all restricted wins, including those in NY-Bred races, DO NOT count against open company Allowance conditions. This means a NY-Bred can win the NY-Bred Maiden Special Weight, the NY-Bred N1X, and the NY-Bred N2X and then still be eligible for the open company N1X, etc. Non-NY-Breds do not have this loophole and must move into the open company N1X immediately after its maiden win. A NY-Bred that has the ability to get through the NY-Bred N2X should have earned in excess of $100,000 BEFORE running in open company N1X. This is a WIN-WIN-WIN when it comes to racing NY-Breds in New York.
NY-Bred Stakes Races: NYRA and Finger Lakes (4 tracks throughout the State) present 40 stakes race with total purses exceeding $4 million. Races are offered for different age groups, on dirt and turf, from 6 furlongs to a mile and an eighth.
Every October, the New York Thoroughbred Breeders and Belmont Park conduct New York Showcase Day -- a card of stakes races exclusively for registered NY-Breds designed to showcase NY’s best state-bred runners. In 2011, over $900,000 was paid out in seven races for 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds and up run from 6 furlongs to 1 1/8 mile on both dirt and turf. It culminates with the $200,000 Empire Classic for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 mile. Read about in Forbes!
Sales Prices for NY-Breds up, up, and away...
OBS August – All horses +15% - New York-breds +40%
Keeneland September - All horses +18% - New York-breds +3%
Fasig-Tipton Eastern Fall - All horses +16% - New York-breds +37%
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall - All horses +76% - New York-breds +62%

You don't have to be a math whiz to see the awesome opportunity NY-Breds born in 2009, 2010, and 2011 have to win the most money of any NY-Breds past.
Investors who have substantial income that they want to shelter, and who want to invest in the horse business with the intention of making a profit can take 100% depreciation if the buy their horses in the next 5 days more (Equine Law Journal).
Unbridled Racing is pleased to offer a NY RACING TEAM of 15 sound, solid thoroughbreds for outright sale as a business opportunity:

  • 7 yearlings (2010)
  • 4 Two-year-olds (2009)
  • 1 Three-year-old (2008)
  • 1 Four-year-old (2007) 2x winner.
  • 2 Stakes-producing mares.
All are proven race families, stakes pedigrees, sired by top stallions including BIG BROWN, all will pass vet inspection.
Ready to live your dream and dominate the Sport of Kings? Email and get a NY-Bred today!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Two Wins and a Photo Shoot for Say Sandy Baby

Our girl Sandy gave us two thrilling wins at Finger Lakes this Fall with Jeremiah Flores in the irons and Jim Wright overseeing her training...

Maiden win Sept. 29, 2011 Race 3
just Select Date and Race in replay box

Gate-to-Wire Win Nov. 7, 2011 Race 2
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And then she posed for a photo shoot home on the farm....

Photo by Dion Ogust
In the Almanac Dec. 8, 2011

Say Sandy Baby as a yearling at Unbridled Stable.

To learn more about NY-Bred Racing Partnerships

Friday, July 22, 2011

Industry Insights: Let's be Frank (about drugs) - Thoroughbred Times

Industry Insights: Let's be Frank - Thoroughbred Times

I just read the above linked article written by John P. Sparkman, a quote from it:

“The struggling global economy, decline in public interest in horses in general, the attenuated attention span of the Internet age, public perceptions of widespread drug abuse, all these and other factors have combined to earthquake Thoroughbred racing, collapsing the house that generations of racing men built. We cannot control most of the factors that have negatively affected our industry. We can control our medication rules”.

My question to ALL interested parties:

Do industry participants really care enough about their horses to actually go drug-free?

The gross reality of thoroughbred racing is that horses are commoditized; to most they are not viewed as living, feeling, sentient beings. They are instruments to make money; when one horse breaks down, another waits to fill its stall. A horse no longer able to race becomes, at best, someone else’s responsibility.

The genesis of the problems that now plague racing began years ago in breeding sheds across the country. As with genetically engineered factory farming, we are now realizing the error of manufacturing animals for obsolescence. Thoroughbreds that were once bred for stamina, strength, and durability have fallen prey to human's shortsighted need for speed. When breeding began focusing on creating “sale” horses, those that could run early as two-year-olds and turn in a 20-second quarter at a breeze show, equine pharmaceutical companies jumped at the chance to market products to trainers struggling to keep up an unnatural pace.

Veterinarians, as the distributors of drugs, have everything to gain from advocating their use--the vet bills for pre-race, post-race, and everything in between, average approximately $2,000 a month, even for a sound horse. If a horse falls apart under the stress of racing, either on drugs or against horses who are using them, even more money goes to the veterinarian.

So how does one get new owners and fans into a sport that is perceived as drug-riddled, cruel, funded by gambling, embroiled in political hold-ups, only for the super-rich, and generally doesn’t allow for hands-on interaction with the horse?

The drugging and substance abuse America’s thoroughbreds are subjected to has landed the industry in a quagmire. I am ashamed of the actions of the HBPA. What’s benevolent and protective about permissive, unsafe medication rules? Is the HBPA proud of enabling horses to race that otherwise would not be on the track? Why are people breeding or racing any horses that need drugs to perform? If a horse bleeds it shouldn't be running; breed them stronger, condition them better. Steve Zorn has a super informative blog, here is the link to Lasix as it relates to bleeding:

I am a lifelong horse owner and breeder; I have brought many new owners into NY racing. I truly love horses and have spent every day of my life with them.

I grew up winning with horses across multiple disciplines as a result of excellent horsemanship, superior care, and conscientious training. Horses have given too much to me personally to ever consider practices that would detract from the quality and length of their lives--they would NEVER do the same to us.

Racing needs to consider its principles first, and let public relations follow.

What's your opinion? I'd value your insights and love to hear from you. Together, lets find ways to make life better for horses. Susan

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Life, New Hope, Derby Dreams for 2014....

336 days ago I stood with Motel Malibu as she and Wild Desert created a life that entered this world at 6:30pm this evening. It is a frigid night in New York. I was hoping the girls would hold-off on foaling for a few more days, at least until we hit 40 -- not!

It was an under-the-weather kind of day for me. As I bundled up to head to the barn, I said to my husband, "please, no babies tonite -- it is soooo cold". Upon entry to the foaling Street Wheeling lay resting, Frances G eating, Smokin Nails playing with her newborn, Austin peering across at Malibu. Austin's expression said it all, and there stood Malibu in the position I know so well. Two front feet and a nose, always a relief to start in the right position...all-in-all it was an easy delivery. Malibu, now 17, was really spent for a good hour afterwards. This was a bit surprising as she is a very active mare in good shape. With blessings and luck in another three years our boy will be a star among his peers like his classic-winning Daddy. So I hope, so I dream -- here is UR newest about 45 minutes into life on planet earth!

Already walking all over his mother!

Knowing a horse from conception and helping it enter this world is an awesome privilege and equally daunting responsibility as we care for our horses throughout all stages of life. We encourage, and help our colleagues do the same. Whether raising, racing, re-training, or retiring UR Stable has resources you can count on to make life better for your horses.

Any name suggestions? We could have fun with Wild, Motel, Desert, Malibu...Wild Mo like Uncle Mo?

With unbridled joy I am off to sleep! Sweet dreams my friends ~ Susan.