Giant Surprise

Impending Storm Postpones Rockridge Stud’s Stallion Show

Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y. has decided to reschedule its annual stallion show and open house that was previously scheduled for this coming Sunday, due to the impending winter storm. The show has been rescheduled to Saturday, Jan.26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A full lunch buffet will be served and drawings for free seasons […]

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Rockridge Stud Releases 2019 Fees, Led By Frank Conversation

Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., revealed its advertised fees for the 2019 breeding season, led by newcomer Frank Conversation at $5,000. Frank Conversation, a 5-year-old son of Quality Road, retired to Rockridge Stud with wins in the Grade 2 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita Park and the G3 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate […]

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City Zip Colt Tops OBS Open Yearling Sale Finale

Hip No.  677, a son of City Zip consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), agent, was sold for $95,000 to Tracy Farmer to top the second and final open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 October Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt, out of Prettyatthetable, by Point Given, is a […]

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New York’s Rockridge Announces 2017 Fees; Posse To Remain In Uruguay

Rockridge Stud of New York announced on Monday its 2017 stallion roster and fees. One of the farm’s top stallions, Posse, was purchased earlier this year by Haras Rapetti in Uruguay, and attempts to bring him back to New York for the 2017 season were unsuccessful. Rockridge also announced stallion fees for its seven other […]

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Rockridge Stallions Of New York Announces Open House

Rockridge Stud in Hudson, NY will have its annual stallion show and open house on Saturday, Jan. 30 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. Stallions at the farm include D’Funnybone, a son […]

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Sudden Surprise Wires Field In New York Stallion Series

Heavily favored Sudden Surprise picked up the fourth stakes victory of his career on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack, leading from start to finish to win the $150,000 Great White Way Division of the New York Stallion Series. With Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez in the irons and second choice Dr. Shane in close pursuit, […]

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New York’s Juveniles Take Center Stage Sunday

Two stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday offer 21 colts and fillies the opportunity to close out their juvenile campaigns on a winning note in the $100,000 East View for New York-bred fillies and the $150,000 Great White Way Division of the New York Stallion Series. A packed field of 13 colts and geldings eligible […]

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Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: Surprising Freshman Power

As the year winds down quietly, the clear freshman sire champion is Uncle Mo, who leads the nearly completed annual list with the kind of dominance that he showed during his own juvenile campaign. The Ashford Stud stallion by deceased Indian Charlie has more than $3.6 million in progeny earnings to this point, $2.5 million […]

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NYRSWB incorrectly lists Giant Ryan as euthanized

Teresa Genaro at Brooklyn Backstretch writes that last night via Twitter and Facebook she became aware that the New York State Racing and Wagering Board’s Equine Breakdown, Death, Injury and Incident database listed Giant Ryan as euthanized. When she checked the database, Genaro found the date of death listed for Giant Ryan was June 9, […]

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Repole’s Giant Surprise to stand at Vinery New York

Mike Repole’s impressive 4 1/4 length Saratoga maiden winner, Giant Surprise will stand at Vinery New York at Sugar Maple for the 2012 stallion season it was announced today. The Giants Causeway colt (out of Twisted Sis, By A.P. Indy) broke his maiden at the prestigious Saratoga summer meet July 30, garnering him a 90 […]

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