Destin Early Mares Are In Foal

DESTIN, G2 track record setting son of Giant’s Causeway has now had the first four mares bred confirmed in foal.

We are so excited about the popularity of DESTIN in his first year and couldn’t be happier that he is proficient in his new job. He has great libido and is getting the job done on some very nice mares,” said Becky Thomas of Sequel New York.

A full brother to Grade 1 stakes winning sire CREATIVE CAUSE, DESTIN set a new track record in the G2 Tampa Bay Derby winning by a length going 1:42 4/5 in the 1 1/16 mile KY Derby Prep Race defeating Outwork and Brody’s Cause. Three months later he was defeated a nose by Creator in the classic G1 Belmont Stakes. Destin retires with 5 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds in 15 starts with earnings of $947,800.

The 5-Year-Old son of champion sire GIANT’S CAUSEWAY is out of Grade 1 Millionaire, DREAM OF SUMMER who beat ASHADO in the G1 Apple Blossom. She is a multiple graded-stakes winning, graded-stakes producing mare with over $2.3 Million in progeny earnings. Destin is also full brother to graded stakes winning filly VEXATIOUS, as well as half-brother to black type placed producer, TABOO.

DESTIN stands at Sequel New York for Gainesway Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Farm and Sequel New York for a fee of $6,500 LFSN.

Freud’s Bavaro Wins 2nd Big A Stakes in Hollie Hughes; Other Freuds Win in Louisiana, Florida, etc.

Scoring his ninth win and third consecutive tally in 72 days, multiple stakes winner BAVARO ($312,605) won Aqueduct’s Hollie Hughes Stakes on Presidents’ Day, February 18, becoming the tenth FREUD stakes winner on Aqueduct’s outer dirt – along with Grade 1 victors SHARP AZTECA, FRANNY FREUD, and GIANT RYAN. It was the striking gray/roan’s first outing for new owner All In The Family Racing and under the care of new trainer Linda Rice. He was favored among six starters in the $103,600 six-furlong Hollie Hughes, with stakes-winning rivals finishing second, third, and fifth behind him.

Bavaro overcame a bobbled start to advance four-wide from fourth place in pursuit of the early leader, taking command on the turn and drawing clear to finish under a hand ride. Winning jockey Junior Alvarado, who has been aboard for Bavaro’s last three consecutive starts – all Aqueduct victories – since December 8, revealed that the plan had been to lead from the get-go, but that did not happen: “He kind of missed the break…so I had to go plan B,” explained Alvarado. “I let him settle in, put him on the outside; then after that, from the half-mile pole, he pretty much took me all the way around.”

Trainer Rice, who acknowledged that she had been “pretty excited” about running Bavaro in the Hollie Hughes, reported that the 5-year-old “had been training really well coming into the race.

“I was a bit concerned (that) there was a lot of speed,” Rice added. “He didn’t break that sharp today, but Junior (Alvarado) rode him beautifully. This was the first stakes win for All In The Family Racing.”

A juvenile stakes winner on Aqueduct’s (late) inner dirt, Bavaro is among six racing-age offspring out of his unraced dam – the only one sired by Freud and only stakes winner. Bavaro’s 2-year-old half-sister, sired by a $3,500-fee freshman stallion, sold for $135,000 at Keeneland’s 2018 September yearling sale.

Nine days earlier (February 9) at Delta Downs in Louisiana, Freud’s indestructible black-type stakes-winning son, JUST STORMIN ($282,355), won the $60,000 La. Bred Premier Night Gentlemen Starter Stakes by a daylight margin over nine rivals for his ninth career victory and third consecutive tally. Owned by Craig Drago, Just Stormin led from gate to wire in the 1 1/16-mile dirt event under lights.

Placing third in a three-way photo for first as the co-topweight among seven in Aqueduct’s graded Withers Stakes on February 2 was Freud’s Tremont Stakes winner for open juveniles at Belmont last June, OUR BRAINTRUST ($196,640), who was conceding weight to the two rivals that narrowly beat him. Now owned by Gary Barber and the youngest (only May foal) in the $252,500 Withers for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles, the never-unplaced Our Braintrust has steadily improved his speed ratings at increasingly longer distances since winning his debut (at 4½ furlongs) at Laurel last May. “He’s been a wonderful horse to be around,” remarked Our Braintrust’s new trainer, Mark Casse. “When the dust clears, his best fit may be the grass. We’re still trying to learn more about him,” Casse added.

Winning Gulfstream Park’s January 21 allowance turf mile co-feature as the favorite among 11 was Freud’s 2018 stakes runner-up (at Belmont) daughter, MUNCHKIN MONEY ($257,470), who beat the stakes-placed runner-up – a daughter of North America’s leading 2018 sire and turf sire – by almost two lengths despite conceding her five pounds. Placing third was a six-figure-earning daughter of North America’s 2011 leading sire, and her beaten rivals also included a daughter of North America’s second-leading sire of 2016 and 2017, who stands for$175,000. Munchkin Money races for Newport Stables LLC.

Freud’s February multiple-margin winners (both on dirt) also include FREUDIAN FALL, who beat six rivals going a mile and 70 yards in slop and rain at Mahoning Valley in Ohio on February 12 and PREQUALIFIED, who broke his maiden going 1 1/16 miles at Tampa Bay Downs on February 17. Freudian Fall, owned by I R Racing Stable and a winner on Gulfstream Park dirt and turf, beat the runner-up favorite by nearly three lengths at equal weights. Prequalified, racing for Clair Walker, was at even money despite breaking from the outside post among eight starters and won by 3¼ lengths.

Freud is the only stallion standing anywhere that has sired three finalists for 2018 New York-Bred Divisional Championships, as designated by the New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB), those being FOURSTAR CROOK ($1,624,566) and LA MONEDA ($372,969) for turf female and THERAPIST ($372,800) for 3-year-old male and turf male. No other stallion, regardless of where he stands, has sired more than two 2018 NYTB championship finalists. Fourstar Crook, the only New York-bred winner of three Grade 1 or Grade 2 events in 2018, raced for Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Gary Aisquith and was sold for $1.5-million as a not-bred racing/broodmare prospect at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s November sale despite representing her unplaced dam’s only black type. La Moneda is among several Freud homebreds raced by Patricia L. Moseley. Therapist is a homebred for Lynn and Richard Leahy’s Oak Bluff Stables and was co-bred by his trainer, Christophe Clement.

In South America, Freud’s Argentine-breds CHARPENTIER and DONA MILHOJAS both have placed in listed or group black-type events in 2019. Charpentier, a Peruvian multiple listed winner in 2018 racing for Dona Licha Stable and Group 2-placed, placed second in the listed Clasico Perinox at 1,600 meters (about a mile) on dirt at Monterrico in Lima on January 12. An eight-time winner, he also has scored at San Isidro in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dona Milhojas, a homebred 2-year-old filly owned by San Benito Stable and a first-out winner on San Isidro turf in December, placed third in her dirt and group race debut, the Clasico Carlos Casares at Palermo (also a Buenos Aires-area track), on February 9. All three of Dona Milhojas’ starts have been at a straightaway 1,000 meters (about five furlongs), although she appears to be bred to run longer.

Freud’s Argentine-breds PIPI DON and METRONIA provided notable examples of their sire’s versatility when they won back-to-back races at Palermo on Friday, February 15 – the former romping by three lengths at 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) on turf in 1:07.86, and the latter at 1,600 meters on dirt. Both beat runner-up favorites. Pipi Don, a 3-year-old racing for Juanito’s Stable, was within less than a half-second off the Palermo course record for his second 1,200-meter victory, pulling away with ears pinned after trailing all six of his rivals in the early going. Metronia, racing for La Manana Stable, started her career as a sprinter but has developed into a formidable front-runner at middle distances, beating seven rivals for her fourth career victory.

Winning at La Plata, a Buenos Aires-area dirt-track-only facility, were Freud’s Argentine-bred 4-year-old sons ELECTRIC START by three lengths at 1,500 meters (about 15/16ths of a mile, or one-sixteenth short of a mile) on January 19 and PSYCHOLOGIST by seven lengths at 1,100 meters (about 5½ furlongs) on February 3. Electric Start, who beat 11 rivals in his first effort at 1,500 meters while racing for Las 3 Semillas (The 3 Seeds) Stable, also has won at Palermo. Psychologist, owned by Sueno Florense (Florence Sleep) Stable, broke his maiden against nine rivals.

By Rab Hagin


Through February 18, 2019, FREUD has sired 66 stakes winners that have won 164 events identified as "stakes" – including graded races on dirt, turf, synthetic. These 164 stakes victories have occurred at 31 tracks in four countries and one commonwealth in two hemispheres, ranging from five furlongs to 1½ miles. By surface, 79 have been on dirt, 79 on turf, 6 on synthetic. By age, 23 have been won by 2-year-olds, 52 by 3-year-olds, 31 by 4-year-olds, 38 by 5-year-olds, 8 by 6-year-olds, 8 by 7-year-olds, 3 by an 8-year-old, one by a 9-year-old. On NYRA's 9 racing strips, 18 of these wins have been on Belmont dirt, 15 on Belmont outer turf, 15 on Belmont inner turf, 10 on Saratoga inner turf, 10 on Aqueduct outer dirt, 6 on Aqueduct's (late) inner dirt, 4 on Saratoga dirt, 4 on Saratoga outer turf, 2 on Aqueduct turf. Freud is the only sire of stakes winners on all 9 NYRA courses. Listed below are Freud's 66 stakes winners and the distances, tracks, surfaces, and seasons at, on, and during which their 164 stakes wins occurred.


SHARP AZTECA, colt, 2013

  • Grade 1, mile, Aqueduct dirt, 2017

  • Grade 2, mile, Belmont Park dirt, 2017

  • Grade 2, mile, Gulfstream Park dirt, 2017

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Monmouth Park dirt, 2017 (new track record)

  • Grade 3, mile, Churchill Downs dirt, 2016

  • 7 furlongs, Laurel Park dirt, 2016


SUMMER LOVE (ARG), filly, 2015

  • Group 1, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2018

  • Group 1, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2018


FOURSTAR CROOK, filly/mare, 2012

  • Grade 1, 1 1/4 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (good), 2018

  • Grade 2, 1 1/4 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2018

  • Grade 2, 1 1/8 miles, Tampa Bay Downs turf, 2018

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Parx Racing turf, 2017

  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf (yielding), 2017

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf (yielding), 2016

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2016


FRANNY FREUD, filly, 2007

  • Grade 1, 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

  • Grade 2, 7 furlongs + 184 feet, Keeneland synthetic (Polytrack), 2010

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2010

  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

  • 6 furlongs, Woodbine synthetic (Polytrack), 2009

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt (muddy), 2009

  • 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2009


GIANT RYAN, horse, 2006

  • Grade 1, 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt (muddy), 2011

  • Grade 2, 6 furlongs, Calder Race Course dirt (good), 2011

  • 6 furlongs, Calder Race Course dirt, 2011

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2011


MUST GO ON (ARG), colt, 2011

  • Group 1, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2016

  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, Palermo (Argentina), 2015

  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2014


ALEX ROSSI (ARG), colt, 2011

  • Group 1, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2014

  • 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2014

  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2015


FUTURE PROSPECT, gelding, 2004

  • Grade 2, 1 1/16 miles, Turfway Park synthetic (Polytrack), 2011

  • 1 1/8 miles, Saratoga dirt, 2009

  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park dirt, 2009

ZEIDE ISAAC, colt/horse, 2005

  • Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2009

  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2009

  • Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2010

  • Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012

  • Group 3, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012

  • Group 3, 1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 mi.), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012

  • 1,500 meters (abt. 7½ furlongs), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2010

  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2011


LUBASH, colt/horse, 2007

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Gulfstream Park West turf, 2016

  • Grade 3, 1 1/8 miles, Gulfstream Park West turf (good), 2014

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (set course record), 2015

  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2015

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2015

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (good), 2014

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2012

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (yielding), 2012

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010

  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf (yielding), 2010

  • Mile, Aqueduct turf, 2010


HESSONITE, filly/mare, 2008

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2013

  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (yielding), 2011

  • Mile, Saratoga inner turf, 2011

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2011

  • Mile, Saratoga inner turf (yielding), 2012

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2012

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (yielding), 2012

  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf (yielding), 2012


KEY DANCE (ARG), filly, 2012

  • Group 2, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2017

  • Group 2, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), turf, Palermo (Argentina), 2017

  • Group 2, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2017

  • Group 3, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2016

  • Group 3, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2017

  • Group 3, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2016


STREET LOLO (ARG), colt 2012

  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1 1/2 miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

  • Group 3, 1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016


ORANGE NUGGET (ARG), filly, 2013

  • Group 2, 1,600 meters, turf (heavy), San Isidro (Argentina), 2017


MUCHA CHANCE, colt, 2013

  • Group 2, 2,000 meters, dirt (normal), La Plata (Argentina), 2018


MR. VEGAS, gelding, 2007

  • Grade 3, abt. 1 1/16 miles, Fair Grounds turf (good), 2012


EFFIE TRINKET, filly, 2010

  • 6 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2012

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2013

  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2013


UNCLE T SEVEN, gelding, 2006

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2009

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt (sloppy), 2009

  • 7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt (muddy), 2009

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2010

  • 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2013


GENERAL MAXIMUS, ridgling, 2007

  • 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

  • 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011


LIGHTS OFF ANNIE, filly/mare, 2005

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2009

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt (muddy), 2010

  • 6 furlongs, Pimlico dirt, 2010


THERAPIST, colt, 2015

  • Mile, Gulfstream Park turf, 2018(set stakes record)

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2018 (set stakes record)

  • Mile, Saratoga inner turf (good), 2018

  • 6 furlongs, Laurel Park turf, 2017

  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2017


FREUDIE ANNE, filly, 2012

  • Mile and 70 yards, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2014

  • Mile, Saratoga inner turf, 2015


LOVELY SYN, filly, 2010

  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013


MISS NARCISSIST, filly, 2011

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2013


MERIWETHER JESSICA, filly/mare, 2005

  • 6 furlongs, Belmont Park inner turf, 2008

  • 1 1/8 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010


FREUD’S NOTEBOOK, filly/mare, 2007

  • 7 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2010

  • Mile, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2013


QUICK LITTLE MISS, filly, 2004

  • 6½ furlongs, Fairplex Park dirt, 2006

  • 7 furlongs, Hollywood Park synthetic (Polytrack), 2006


DARRIN’S DILEMMA, colt, 2008

  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2011


DREAMSGONEWILD, gelding, 2009

  • Abt. 5½ furlongs, Monmouth Park turf, 2015

  • 6 furlongs, Laurel Park turf, 2014


BAVARO, colt, 2014

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2019

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt (good), 2016

DAGNABIT, colt, 2006

  • 5½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2008

  • 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2008


THE FUNKY EXPRESS, filly, 2009

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2011

  • 5½ furlongs, Delaware Park dirt, 2011


FLIRT FOR FAME, filly/mare, 2003

  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

  • Mile, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

  • Mile, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

  • Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008

  • Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008

  • Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008


BOOM BOOM SIENA (ARG), filly, 2012

  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016


CHARPENTIER (ARG), colt, 2013

  • 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2018

  • 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2018


PRINCESS DREAM, filly, 2014

  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2018

  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2017

JUST STORMIN, gelding, 2012 1 mile, Delta Downs dirt, 2018

OUR BRAINTRUST, colt, 2016 5 1/2 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2018

LA MONEDA, mare, 2013 - 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2018

DOT MATRIX, gelding, 2013 - 1 1/16 miles, Indiana Grand Race Course turf, 2018

PSYCHO SISTER, mare, 2013 -  1 1/16 miles, Golden Gate Fields synthetic (Tapeta), 2018

BERNING ROSE, filly, 2015 – Mile, Belmont Park dirt, 2017

TEPHRA (ARG), filly, 2013 –  1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 miles), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2017

CLOUD CONTROL, colt, 2013 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2016

DREAMBOAT ANNIE, filly, 2012 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt (good), 2015

MAH JONG MADDNES, mare, 2009 – Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2014

SHAKEIRA, mare, 2008 – Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

EXTRA SEXY PSYCHIC, filly, 2005 – 6½ furlongs, Presque Isle Downs synthetic (Tapeta), 2008

PRETTY BOY FREUD, gelding, 2006 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011

FOLLOW MY DREAM, mare, 2003 – 1 1/16 miles, Aqueduct turf (yielding), 2008

TAMBERINO, filly, 2003 – 7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2007

FREUD’S HONOUR, colt, 2008 – 1 1/8 miles, Monmouth Park turf (good), 2011

SENTIMENTAL LASS, filly, 2008 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

IN TE DOMINE, filly, 2007 – 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010

LOGIC WAY, gelding, 2004 – 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2008

KARAKORUM ELEKTRA, mare, 2004 – 6 furlongs, Belmont Park inner turf (good), 2009

P J’S SUPEREGO, filly, 2010 – 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2012

SO N SO, filly, 2007 – 6 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2009

MIGHTY EROS, filly, 2004 – 7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2007

ANGRY PATTY, filly, 2013 – 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2016

DREWSSASIN, colt, 2011 – Mile, Evangeline Downs turf, 2014

DR. SHANE, colt, 2013 – 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2015

TALK THERAPY, gelding, 2006 – 1 1/16 miles, Finger Lakes dirt, 2013

SOMERS TOWN (ARG), filly, 2012 – 1,000 meters (abt. 5 furlongs), dirt, La Plata (Argentina), 2015

BE A GINNY, filly, 2006 – 1 1/8 miles, dirt, Hipodromo Camarero (Puerto Rico), 2009

First Foal by Multiple Graded Stakes Winner UNION JACKSON is a Colt

Bred by the Mr. Amore Stables of Ron Lombardi, Union Jackson’s first foal, a flashy bay colt out of the Rockport Harbor mare Hoboken Honey, was born at Sequel New York on January 13.


A multiple graded stakes winning owner of more than $10M, Mr. Amore Stables has enjoyed much success lately having campaigned G1 Champagne winner FIRENZE FIRE as well as Breeders Cup G1 placed TIGHTEND TOUCHDOWN in addition to many others.


Hoboken Honey is out of a half-sister to DAIWA BANDIT, a multiple stakes winner in Japan of over $1.4M. She is from the immediate family of grade 3 stakes winners ADVANCING STAR ($794,470, stakes producer) and DARBY FAIR ($337,374, sire).


A son of two-time Horse Of The Year and Champion Sire CURLIN, out of G1 Stakes Winner HOT DIXIE CHICK, half-sister to G1 KY Derby Winner ALWAYS DREAMING, UNION JACKSON was bred in Kentucky by Barbara Banke's Grace Thoroughbred Holdings, campaigned by her Stonestreet Stables, and trained by Steve Asmussen.


Union Jackson broke his maiden by 7 3/4 lengths going six furlongs at Keeneland becoming a TDN Rising Star. He went on to win an 8 1/4-length score in the Sam Houston Sprint Cup Stakes and a victory in the Iowa Sprint Handicap, which he took while running six furlongs in 1:08.75. On the board in 9 of 11 starts, he won 6 races by over a combined 27 lengths with earnings of $273,000. 


Union Jackson represents the first participation in the New York breeding program for Stonestreet Stables. Stonestreet owner Barbara
Banke stated the she was "very excited to be standing Union Jackson in New York," adding that "Stonestreet very much believes in Union Jackson, and we will be strongly supporting him at stud."

"We are so excited about this first crop of UNION JACKSON and couldn’t be happier that the first one belongs to our friends at Mr. Amore Stable!" Sequel Stallion’s principal Becky Thomas said. "Ron Lombardi visited us yesterday at our annual Stallion Show, but the mare must not have wanted an audience as she waited until we had gone to have her foal. Ron is a big supporter of the New York breeding program so we are particularly thrilled that he has such a nice Union Jackson colt.”


The mare, Hoboken Honey, is breeding back to UNION JACKSON in 2019.

Mission Impazible 3YO Filly Nuclear Power Beat Champion Males in Trinidad’s Gold Cup on 12/26/18

Prevailing over two older stakes-winning males – including a 2017 champion – in a three-way stretch battle in Trinidad’s Group 1 NLCB Gold Cup at Santa Rosa on December 26, 3-year-old NUCLEAR POWER scored her first stakes victory, as the MISSION IMPAZIBLE filly beat seven stakes-winning rivals in her first 2,000-meter effort. Nuclear Power has won or placed in all six of her starts (all on dirt) for owner Shivam Maharaj, including a Group 3 Santa Rosa September sprint, but in the Gold Cup (about 1¼ miles), she indicated she was finally learning to relax. The gray Kentucky-bred reportedly is the first filly to win the NLCB Gold Cup – Trinidad’s premier racing event – in 17 years.

Favored at even money in the NLCB Gold Cup was the winner of the 2016 and 2017 renewals of the event – always held the day after Christmas – who also was Trinidad’s Horse of the Year for both those years. Setting the early pace was another Trinidad champion (2017 best male), who blew the first turn and was responsible for Nuclear Power going six-wide (widest of all) before he regained the lead on the backstretch. Despite being carried wide, Nuclear Power was always in contention and eventually gained command and angled over to the rail on the latter half of the second turn. She was headed in mid-stretch by another stakes-winning older male and looked like she might place a close and creditable third, but she pushed her head back in front and reached the wire leading by a neck, with her two closest pursuers almost in a dead heat. There were multiple-length margins back to the other finishers.

Nuclear Power went through three auctions prior to going to Trinidad – as a Keeneland weanling in November of 2015, a Fasig-Tipton yearling in October of 2016, and an Ocala Breeders’ Sales 2-year-old in April of 2017 – bringing increased prices as both a yearling and a juvenile. She won her debut in February of 2018 at Santa Rosa by an open margin over seven rivals – 3-year-olds and up and most of them males – going 1,750 meters (about 55 yards short of 1 1/8 miles). In four subsequent 2018 starts on fast and wet Santa Rosa tracks and at various distances, Nuclear Power placed second twice and third twice, including the Group 3 Carib Brand Diamond Stakes at 1,350 meters (about 55 yards short of seven furlongs). She appeared better than ever at 2,000 meters.

Nuclear Power was among five winners and three stakes winners to represent Mission Impazible in December of 2018.


Freud Leads NY Sires for 5th Year in 2018 – Picks Up 64th, 65th, and 66th SWs During December

The only North American sire of Grade 1-winning millionaires on dirt (SHARP AZTECA - $2,406,740) and turf (FOURSTAR CROOK - $1,624,566) standing outside of Kentucky, five-time leading New York sire FREUD picked up his 64th, 65th, and 66th stakes winners during December in California, Argentina, and Louisiana, respectively. Freud in 2018 was represented by 11 stakes winners (eight in North America, three in South America) of 19 stakes events, including three Grade/Group 1 contests and three Grade/Group 2 contests, plus two stakes records. In addition to having been a five-time leading New York sire, Freud has led all sires in the Northeast in four of the past five years, including the last three.

Freud’s Sharp Azteca, who raced for Ivan Rodriguez’s Gelfenstein Farm in addition to Ron Paolucci’s Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Ashley Quartarolo, and Martin Scharf; and Fourstar Crook, who raced for Michael Dubb, Michael J. Caruso’s Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith, both have transitioned into seven-figure-value breeding prospects. Sharp Azteca, one of the fastest dirt milers of his generation, has entered stud at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky for a $10,000 fee. Fourstar Crook, who had a spirited rivalry with a likely Eclipse Champion (beating her at Belmont, where Fourstar Crook on October 7 won the Grade 1 Flower Bowl by two lengths), brought $1.5-million as a not-bred racing/broodmare prospect at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s November sale despite representing her dam’s only black type.

Scoring her second consecutive Group 1 tally on October 6 was another daughter of Freud, 3-year-old Argentine-bred SUMMER LOVE, who won the Gran Premio Seleccion at 2,000 meters (about 1¼ miles) on dirt before 30,000 fans at Palermo in Buenos Aires. A homebred for La Leyenda Stable, Summer Love had captured the Group 1 Gran Premio Polla de Potrancas (Argentine One Thousand Guineas) at 1,600 meters (about a mile) on Palermo dirt by four lengths on September 1. She has three wins in four starts.

Freud’s latest Argentine-bred group winner in the Buenos Aires area is his son MUCHA CHANCE, who on December 27 won the Group 2 Clasico Clausura at 2,000 meters on dirt at La Plata by an open margin as the favorite among 12 from the outside post. Owned by DAP Stable and holder of La Plata’s 2,000-meter dirt track record (2:01.23) since late 2017, Mucha Chance also has won at 1,600 meters on turf and dirt (in 1:33-flat by six lengths at Palermo on November 16) and at 1,800 meters (about 1 1/8 miles) on dirt.

Freud’s North American December stakes winners were Craig Drago’s JUST STORMIN ($246,355), who won Delta Downs’ black type B-Connected Stakes at a mile on dirt against nine rivals on December 29, and Scott Herbertson’s PYSCHO SISTER ($185,790), who captured Golden Gate Fields’ black type Miss America Stakes on December 8. Freud’s son Just Stormin has won at four different distances, and Delta Downs was the 31st track at which Freud’s runners have won stakes. Freud’s daughter Pyscho Sister, who won the Miss America by three lengths against eight going 1 1/16 miles on an all-weather track, also has tallied four times on turf and missed narrowly to a favored rival in a black type stakes on turf.

Freud’s 2018 Saratoga turf stakes winners were THERAPIST ($372,800), who scored his fifth black type tally by 5½ lengths under top weight at a mile, and LA MONEDA ($372,969), who captured Saratoga’s $156,075 Yaddo in that event’s second-fastest 1 1/16-mile time ever (1:40.49) in her stakes debut. Therapist, a May-foaled just-turned 4-year-old colt bred and owned by Oak Bluff Stables, also has won stakes at Belmont (twice), Gulfstream, and Laurel. La Moneda, a homebred daughter of Freud owned by Patricia L. Moseley, placed second among 14 in a graded turf stakes at Gulfstream on December 15.


In addition to Summer Love, another Argentine-bred Freud 3-year-old prominent in Group 1 company is Dona Licha Stable’s CRAZY FREUD, who placed second among 14 in the Group 1 Derby Nacional at 2,400 meters (about a mile and a half) on dirt at Monterrico in Peru on November 11. A first-out winner at 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) on dirt as a 2-year-old (on Southern Hemisphere breeding schedule) in April, the stretch-running colt won his turf debut at Monterrico (in Lima) on December 15, beating eight rivals at 2,000 meters in 2:01.36.

Another of Freud’s versatile Argentine-bred Peruvian standouts is Dona Licha Stable’s FIORAVANTTI, who has four wins on dirt and three on turf at six different distances at Monterrico, including back-to-back three-length turf tallies a week apart in November at 1,500 meters (about 1 15/16 miles) and 1,800 meters. The son of Freud is multiple listed stakes-placed on Monterrico dirt at 1,600 meters.

Usually, Southern Hemisphere-foaled juveniles in South America make their first starts in the new calendar year, but Argentine-bred 2-year-old Freud filly DONA MILHOJAS (foaled 9-6-16) debuted victoriously on December 23 at Argentina’s premier San Isidro track near Buenos Aires at 1,000 meters (about five furlongs) on turf. A homebred for San Benito Stable, Dona Milhojas was favored among eight starters but broke awkwardly, veering immediately to her right and starting off dead last. She was third entering the final furlong but forged ahead in her finishing strides.

Freud’s other 2018 North American stakes winners include OUR BRAINTRUST ($166,640), a just-turned 3-year-old co-owned by trainer Cathal A. Lynch and Stanton J. Smith Jr. and winner of Belmont’s 5½-furlong Tremont Stakes in his second career start last June. Given time to recover from bucked shins, Our Braintrust returned to place second in both Laurel’s Maryland Juvenile Futurity (run in a stakes record 1:21.91 for seven furlongs) on December 8 and Aqueduct’s listed Jerome (mile) Stakes (behind a favored Grade 1 winner) on New Year’s Day. Freud’s stakes-winning BAVARO ($232,305) scored five of his seven career victories by margins totaling more than 21 lengths in 2018 for owner-trainer Jeremiah C. Englehart, the latest a 4¼-length romp against eight six-figure-earners going six furlongs at Aqueduct in December. Going four-for-four in 2018 was Freud’s PRINCESS DREAM ($178,039), who won Suffolk Downs’ six-furlong Isadorable Stakes and one-mile First Episode Stakes – both on dirt, the latter under top weight of 127 – in June and July and the George Brown Memorial Turf Mile Stakes (her turf debut) against males in August. Princess Dream is among many Freud homebreds racing for Patricia L. Moseley.

Placing second in stakes to earn first black type credentials were Freud’s MUNCHKIN MONEY ($231,070) in her stakes debut in Belmont’s $129,188 John Hettinger in September and Saratoga turf-winning Freud juvenile ANALYZETHISANDTHAT in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Notebook at six furlongs on a muddy track in November. Munchkin Money, who has turf victories at four different distances between six furlongs and 1 1/16 miles at Saratoga, Belmont, and Aqueduct for Newport Stables LLC, showed a strong closing kick in the 1 1/8-mile Hettinger on grass. Analyzethisandthat, Joseph Birnbaum’s homebred, was the second of Freud’s 2-year-old winning sons of 2018 to gain black type. Freud’s son DR. SHANE ($504,987), a two-length stakes winner on dirt, scored his second near course-record turf sprint victory of 2018 for owner Daniel J. Feiss in a six-furlong Aqueduct open allowance in November, clocking 1:08.15 under top weight. Freud’s three-time stakes-placed NOBLE FREUD ($214,370), a graded-placed filly as a 3-year-old and a winner on Oaklawn Park dirt and Saratoga turf, won again for Head of Plains Partners LLC in a six-furlong Aqueduct allowance optional in December, beating seven rivals from the outside post.

Freud’s other allowance winners that tallied in the second half of 2018, listed chronologically, included:

BEYOND THE GREEN ($220,608), racing for Wanda Polisseni’s My Purple Haze Stables LLC, won Finger Lakes open allowance co-feature at a mile and 70 yards with his 5¾-length romp at odds-on, July 19.

SOL THE FREUD ($342,504), racing for Ashley Racing Stable, beat odds-on stakes-placed runner-up by daylight at equal weights on Monmouth dirt – at six furlongs in his first start off 192-day layoff, July 29.

J J’S DREAMING ($135,387), homebred for Maggie Seidman’s Seidman Stables LLC, he romped by eight over odds-on runner-up (by $110,000-fee sire) in 1 1/8-mile Saratoga allowance on wet dirt, August 8.

CRAZY LOVE ($126,625), racing for owner-trainer M. Anthony Ferraro, black type stakes-placed as a juvenile, she won by 12 lengths at 1-to-2 while going a mile and 40 yards at Finger Lakes, September 13.

E J’S LEGACY ($181,214), racing for Thomas Viverito, multiple turf winner (and close dirt stakes runner-up at Aqueduct), he won Finger Lakes’ open allowance feature at a mile and 40 yards, September 20.

FREUD’S AFFAIR ($172,067), racing for co-breeder and occasional trainer Christopher Progno, he beat eight under co-top weight in six-furlong Aqueduct allowance for third dirt win of 2018, November 9.

CEREBRAL ($182,176), racing for Darren Viands, he won three-turn, 1 1/8-mile feature at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town by 4½ lengths at odds-on among eight – his fifth win of 2018 – December 12.

Freud’s other 2018 winners since mid-August, also listed chronologically, included:

MR. FREUD ($166,018), for J.S.R. Stable, Inc., Presque Isle Downs, six furlongs, Tapeta, August 14.

SEEKING THE SUNSET, for owner-trainer Derrick A. Parram, Laurel, 1 1/16 miles, turf, August 16.

GEAR JAMMER, new six-figure-earner for Establo Dora Alta, at Camarero (P.R.), 6½ furlongs, August 17.

MENTAL ICEBERG ($168,710), for owner-trainer Joshua Langley, Mountaineer, mile and 70, August 19.

FREUDIAN FALL, for George J. Kerr, by four lengths at Gulfstream, 1 1/16 miles, sloppy dirt, August 25.

JET BLACK ($271,379), for Yellow Moon Stable and John G. Novello, Parx, mile and 70, dirt, August 26.

COSMIC DREAMS, for Ron (trainer) and Regine Olson, Grande Prairie, six furlongs, dirt, August 26.

TRES CHARMANT, homebred for TLC Thoroughbreds, Saratoga, 5½ furlongs (1:02.51), turf, August 29.

CITY DR, for owner-trainer M. Anthony Ferraro, Presque Isle Downs, mile and 70, Tapeta, September 2.

FREUDLAND, for Catch Me If You Can Stables, Penn National, 5½ furlongs, dirt, September 22.

MORGAN’S Z VA, homebred for Joseph L. Maloney, Presque Isle Downs, six furlongs, Tapeta, October 3.

CARRY YOUR HEELS, for Five C’s/Lawrence Racing Stables, Penn National, six furlongs, dirt, October 25.

ROXHAM, for Douglas J. Reddington, Woodbine, seven furlongs, Polytrack, November 7.

COLONEL ANDY, new six-figure-earner, for Joseph R. Stone, Laurel, 5½ furlongs, dirt, November 8.

JAZZY JUDER, for Dubb, Sheep Pond Partners, Bethlehem Stable, Laurel, 5½ furlongs, dirt, November 11.

JOEY B, for James Keith Ollison, Turfway Park, 1 1/16 miles, Polytrack, December 8.

The following offspring of Freud broke their maidens in the second half of 2018, listed chronologically:

TEN EYCK, homebred for Paul Regan’s Upland Farm, Belmont, 1 1/16 miles, yielding turf, July 15.

THIRD CARD DOWN, for Happy Face Racing Stable, Saratoga, six furlongs, dirt, August 20.

SADIE LADY, 2yo for Dennis Narlinger in maiden special debut, Belmont, six furlongs, dirt, September 20.

J C S STAR, homebred for John Caputo, Finger Lakes open maiden special, six furlongs, October 6.

GENTLE ANNIE, for Michael A. Henning, Belmont, six furlongs, dirt, October 8.

SMILES FROM SADIE, for Rudy Rodriguez and Michael Imperio, Belmont, 1 1/16 miles, dirt, October 13.

GOOD OLD BOY, for William J. Butler, Belmont, seven furlongs, yielding turf, October 17.

TIME EXPIRED, homebred for Sunny Meadow Farm, Belmont, 1 1/16 miles, good turf, October 18.

LOST IN MANHATTAN, 2yo for Midwest Thoroughbreds, Aqueduct, six furlongs, good dirt, November 3.

ADORABLE SONG, for Lanes Mark Racing Stable, Aqueduct, mile, dirt, November 4.


Freud’s other Argentine-bred 2018 South American winners since mid-August include, chronologically:

FROHE, racing for Las Delicias Stable, he scored second victory of 2018 at La Plata in August, drawing off to win by six lengths against 12 rivals going 1,600 meters on dirt.

VICTORINO, racing for Queen Debiss Stable, he has won against nine rivals at 2,000 meters on dirt at both La Plata and San Isidro, most recently by five lengths at San Isidro in late August.

SOUTH PROSPECT, racing for Isla Surena Stable, he scored his second Palermo win of 2018 in late August, beating eight sprint rivals going 1,200 meters and clocking 1:09.67 despite being carried wide.

GOING FREE, homebred racing for La Pesadilla Stable, she won second and third starts in June and September at Palermo at 1,400 meters (about seven furlongs) on dirt after placing second in debut.

RACCONTO, racing for La Fragole Stable, he was a juvenile winner going 1,400 meters on Palermo dirt in 2017 and won against eight rivals going 1,600 meters on San Isidro turf in September.

SERVUS, racing for El Sureno Stable, he was favored at 2,000 meters on dirt against nine rivals at La Plata in late September and came from off the pace to score his third victory and first route tally.

INTERFREUD, racing for Las Sedas Stable, he scored his second victory by three lengths at 1,200 meters (in 1:09.88) on Palermo dirt in October despite breaking from extreme outside post among 11 starters.

INTRATABLE FREUD, talented filly racing for Los Cozacos Stable has three wins (two turf, one dirt) and three seconds, including a Group 2 placing on wet turf, in seven starts (once fourth) and won 1,600-meter turf contests 27 days apart at San Isidro in September and October.

LA SUBLIME, homebred filly for El Catorce Stable won debut by more than a dozen lengths, placed second in next start (both at straightaway 1,000 meters), and won third start by 2¾ lengths at 1,300 meters (about 6½ furlongs) around a turn – all within a 43-day span on Monterrico dirt.

AKI MIRAME, racing for El Zonda Stable, she has six wins – five on dirt following turf tally in second start – including two-length November score over group-placed runner-up going 1,200 meters at San Isidro.

STRABONE, racing for Adeodato Stable, he won by seven lengths from outside post among ten starters going 1,600 meters on San Isidro dirt in late November – his second victory of current racing season.

DON RAYITO, homebred for San Benito Stable, he won first two starts on turf at San Isidro and Palermo – both at 1,600 meters against 11 rivals – in October and November respectively, the latter in 1:32.66.

CRISTOFORO COLOMBO, racing for San Jose de Ecuador Stable, he won at 1,200 meters on San Isidro turf and Palermo dirt in 2018 – the latter by three lengths in November – and is listed stakes-placed.

VISEES FREUDE, homebred for Chimpay Stable, she has won twice against ten rivals on San Isidro dirt during 2018-2019 racing season – at 1,100 meters (about 5½ furlongs) and 1,200 meters (December 12).

PALOMERO, he scored latest victory for To-No-Go Stable, winning by 2½ lengths from outside post among 12 starters going 1,400 meters on San Isidro dirt on December 19.

FONSO FREUD, homebred for Identic Stable, he won three 1,000-meter dirt sprints at Hipodromo Chile in Santiago in 2018 – the latest by four and two lengths against 11 rivals, November 1 and December 20.

FREUD MORO, racing for Kevin-Alexis Stable since 2017, he has won five races on dirt at four different distances, most recently by 2½ lengths against ten rivals going 1,500 meters at La Plata on December 27.

Freud’s following Argentine-breds broke their maidens in Argentina, August through December 2018:

FREUDINHO, homebred for El Tatu Stable, he beat nine by 2½, San Isidro dirt, 1,200 meters, August 3.

BRUNITO, racing for E.A.B. Stable, he beat 11 by five in debut, La Plata dirt, 1,100 meters, August 30.

SOSEGADO, racing for Pachu Stable, he beat eight going 1,000 meters on La Plata dirt, September 11.

SYLVIE GUILLEM, racing for Parchment Stable, she beat 12, 2,000 meters, San Isidro turf, September 23.

VIVAN LOS LOCOS, racing for Difo Firmat Stable, he beat 12, 1,000 meters, Palermo dirt, September 24.

ELECTRIC START, racing for Las 3 Semillas Stable, he beat 12, 1,400 meters, Palermo dirt, October 8.

PIPI DON, racing for Juanito’s Stable, he beat nine at 1,200 meters, San Isidro turf, 1:09.10, October 27.

SALVATORE PRIMO, racing for July 9 Stable, he won by three, 1,200 meters, Palermo dirt, November 26.

NUTELA, racing Al Aljibe Stable, she won by two against ten, 1,100 meters, San Isidro dirt, December 5.

CANDY FREUD, racing for Pergamino Stable, she beat 12 at 1,400 meters, San Isidro dirt, December 12.

HERMOSA LOCA, for Miguel and Gabriel Stable, she beat 13, 1,400 meters, San Isidro turf, December 15.

DISNEY JUNIOR, racing for Agus Stable, he beat 13, 1,300 meters, Azul dirt (Buenos Aires), December 16.

Mission Impazible Led Northeastern 3rd-Crop Sires in 2018 - Boosted by 2 New 2YO Big A SWs in December

MISSION IMPAZIBLE, leading Northeastern (and New York) first-crop sire in 2016, second-crop sire in 2017, and third-crop sire in 2018, got an additional boost in December by new 2-year-old stakes-winning third-crop daughters (and new six-figure-earners), FORGOTTEN HERO and ESPRESSO SHOT, at Aqueduct on December 15 and 29 respectively. Forgotten Hero, co-owned by trainer John Toscano Jr. and by her co-breeder, Charles E. Festa Jr., won the $150,000 New York Stallion Fifth Avenue Stakes over the 1-to-2 runner-up – a three-time stakes winner – for her second decisive victory over a heavy favorite in two starts. Espresso Shot, owned by NY Final Furlong Racing Stable and Maspeth Stable, romped by 3¼ lengths against nine rivals in the $100,600 East View Stakes after having placed second among 12 (at 20-to-1) in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Key Cents Stakes 36 days earlier.

With 2018 progeny earnings of $2,761,031 and cumulative offspring earnings of more than $5.2-million through 2018, Mission Impazible was the only top-15 North American-based third-crop sire of 2018 represented by fewer than 100 starters. Mission Impazible’s impressive first crop already has been surpassed in number of wins by his second crop, which includes 9½-length Saratoga Grade 2 winner PURE SILVER and recent (December 26) Trinidad stakes winner NUCLEAR POWER. His third crop of current just-turned 3-year-olds appears at this stage to be even further along than his first two crops.

The unbeaten (two-for-two) Forgotten Hero was the only starter among six in the six-furlong Fifth Avenue coming off only one previous outing – a 5½-length laugher against seven rivals, including the near even-money runner-up, 41 days earlier in a six-furlong $62,000 Aqueduct maiden special. Finishing second, third, and fourth in the Fifth Avenue were previous daylight-margin stakes winners at Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga. Trainer and co-owner Toscano sensed Forgotten Hero was exceptional but was unaware of the extent: “The first time we breezed her, she looked like something special. From day one, she really showed a lot of ability. The second quarter (when Forgotten Hero overtook the odds-on front-runner following a 22.50 opening quarter over a still-wet ‘good’ track), she really took off like a shotgun. It was unbelievable. I didn’t think she was that good, but she really fooled me. She has a lot of talent.”

Winning jockey Michael Luzzi, who also had piloted Forgotten Hero in her debut victory, confirmed Toscano’s assessment and implied Forgotten Hero will get better: “I had a lot left heading for home. She’s still a little bit green; she looks around a little bit still. She’s got some improving to do.”

Espresso Shot, the youngest among ten in the one-turn mile East View (foaled April 28, 2016, and the only East View starter foaled after March), advanced four-wide from sixth place out of the seventh post under a “confident ride” by jockey Eric Cancel over the muddy going. At the quarter pole she was head-and-head with the eventual runner-up pacesetter, and by mid-stretch she was two lengths in front and drawing away. Her favored rival that had won Aqueduct’s six-furlong Key Cents Stakes over closing runner-up Espresso Shot on November 23 tried to match strides with the frontrunner but faded after Espresso Shot overtook them both in the upper stretch.

Winning jockey Cancel, who has ridden Espresso Shot in the filly’s last two outings, was effusive in his praise: “The filly was just dragging me all the way…as soon as I asked her and let her go, she opened up on the field. I think she appreciates going a mile (Espresso Shot had won a 1 1/16-mile Belmont maiden special by 2½ lengths in September). She likes to be up close going long…”

In between the December Aqueduct stakes wins by Forgotten Hero and Espresso Shot, a 3-year-old daughter of Mission Impazible, previously-mentioned Nuclear Power, won Trinidad’s Group 1 NLCB Gold Cup at Santa Rosa Park on December 26 over seven rivals that included three champions (one two-time Horse of the Year). Owned by Shivam Maharaj, Kentucky-bred Nuclear Power faced mostly older males in the 2,000-meter (about 1¼ miles) Gold Cup on dirt and has won or placed in all six of her starts, including a Group 3 sprint, since winning her career debut at Santa Rosa last February. She reportedly is the first filly to win the Gold Cup – Trinidad’s most prestigious racing event – in 17 years.

Two talented sons from Mission Impazible’s second crop are COLLECTIVE EFFORT ($184,195) and SPECTACULAR KID ($141,370), who each have placed in four black type stakes – three on dirt plus Belmont’s 2018 seven-furlong New York Stallion Spectacular Bid on turf, where they finished second and third behind a stakes record 1:21.07. Collective Effort races for Loudmouth Racing, LLC, Dark Horse Racing Stable and Madaket Stables LLC; Spectacular Kid campaigns for Alex Kazdan. Another standout from that crop is Mission Impazible’s 2018 stakes-placed daughter, STARLITE MISSION ($213,543), who won a $62,000 Belmont maiden special mile in front-running fashion in July and captured a six-furlong $67,504 Aqueduct allowance from off the pace (and at odds-on) on December 14. Starlite Mission, who in her career stakes debut as a 3-year-old placed second among 11 (behind a near 1-to-2 older multiple graded-winning millionaire) in Aqueduct’s $130,563 New York Stallion Staten Island Stakes at seven furlongs in November, races for John L. Moirano, Monty Foss, Pines Stables and Bob Chimienti.

Mission Impazible’s other 2018 allowance winners since August, all 3-year-olds, listed chronologically:

TROFFISSIO, racing for Wanda Polisseni’s My Purple Haze Stables, she won second and third career starts in July and August – both at six furlongs on dirt – by 4¼ lengths against 11 at Belmont and by open margin on sloppy track in open Finger Lakes allowance feature against seven, including older rivals.

SHE’S DELIGHTFUL ($132,858), multiple allowance winner in 2018 for William J. Terrill’s Our Sugar Bear Stable LLC, she scored by six lengths in six-furlong $67,353 Belmont allowance for fillies and mares on dirt in September for her third open-margin victory in less than a year.

BARELY IMPAZIBLE, he became a six-figure-earner in four starts for Doubledown Stables, Inc., winning a 6½-furlong $64,614 Belmont allowance for 3-year-olds and up by 4½ lengths in September at odds-on as that contest’s youngest starter; has two multiple-margin wins and two seconds in four career outings.

BEN Z ROLLS, homebred black type stakes winner in June of 2018 for Joseph L. Maloney Racing, he scored second victory of 2018 and fourth career tally in a six-furlong Finger Lakes open allowance in October, in which he was the only 3-year-old competing and won by a length and a half.

ANYTHING PAZIBLE, three-time winner in 2018 has scored on fast and wet tracks, he won six-furlong open allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up at Finger Lakes for owner-trainer Carlos V. Dominguez in November, overtaking odds-on runner-up son of $125,000-fee sire at equal weights following slow start.

Mission Impazible’s other winners since July 2018, listed chronologically:

MISS JEN, 3-year-old filly of 2018 racing for Anthony M. Perri, winner on dirt and turf, won $55,200 turf mile contest at Belmont by open margin in 1:33.64 in July.

MY MISSION, completed 1-2 exacta for Mission Impazible fillies going six furlongs at Finger Lakes in July; had four consecutive wins for breeder Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC and co-owner Quarter Pole Club.

MISS IMPAZIBLE, 3-year-old filly scored wins 16 days apart in July and August (as youngest) going mile and 70 yards at Penn National for Carguys Racing LLC – both times odds-on, by multiple-length margins.

HOKULEA, May-foaled 3-year-old racing for Susan Moulton, he won in 2018 on Belmont turf (seven furlongs in 1:22.65) and Saratoga dirt (six furlongs) in August, becoming six-figure-earner in December.

MSMISSIONCOMPLETE, 3-year-old filly won three times at six furlongs on dirt in 2018 for Morris E. Kernan Jr., including $34,970 contest at Parx Racing as the favorite in September.

MISSIMPAZI, 3-year-old filly romped by 7½ lengths at odds-on going 5½ furlongs at Finger Lakes for owner-breeder Wanda Polisseni’s My Purple Haze Stables in September, scoring second victory of 2018.

HARDLY MATE, Maxis Stable’s 2018 Aqueduct turf allowance winner became six-figure-earning filly by closing from ninth place to beat ten rivals in grass mile contest (in 1:35.71) at Indiana Grand in October.

AMERICAN MISSION, May-foaled 3-year-old filly was sire’s second Indiana Grand winner in two days in October, winning at 5½ furlongs on dirt for Marvin A. Johnson (trainer), Gene McCloud, Gene Penrose.

ARMY GREY, he scored four wins for Robert D. Bone by multiple margins totaling 16 lengths at Laurel and Delaware Parks in 79-day span from late July to mid-October 2018 – the last two under top weight.

DANIELLE’S PRIDE, she won on Saratoga dirt (1 1/8 miles) in August and on Belmont turf (top-weighted against ten rivals at a mile) in October, becoming six-figure-earner for Youngs Racing Stable.

ROGUE NATION, 3-year-old won his second and third starts in 2018 on dirt for E.V. Racing Stable and trainer/co-owner Rudy Rodriguez – at Belmont by 5¼ lengths, at Aqueduct by four lengths in November.

CUMBER, 3-year-old Oaklawn Park maiden-breaker in 2018, he came off six-week layoff to win 2019 debut by 3½ lengths against ten at 5½ furlongs on Mahoning Valley dirt for Gerald Silver on January 9.

WHO’S DRIVING, he won six-furlong sprints four weeks apart at Parx (December 17, January 14) by open margins in second and third career starts – the latter for Pat and Ron Scorese as a just-turned 3-year-old.


Mission Impazible’s maiden-breakers since late June of 2018, listed chronologically, included:

EIGHT OAKS, she won at Belmont for NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, breeders Tammy/Anthony Cabrera.

ICY LADY, juvenile filly won Delaware Park maiden special debut by 2½ lengths for Old Coach Farm, July.

SINGLE MISSION, homebred filly won by six at Delaware Park for Twin Creeks Racing Stables, August.

RUNNIN FOR DACE, 3-year-old won by 3¼ against eight for DB DOJO LLC, Presque Isle Downs, October.

SMOKIN PLATINUM, Thomas Arndt’s 3-year-old won Belmont dirt maiden special (6F 1:09.63), October.

AMBITION MISSION, Balmoral Racing Stable’s 3-year-old won at Delaware Park, 1 1/16 miles, October.

MISSION GOOD KARMA, she won by 2¼ for owner-trainer Chuck Spina at Penn National, November.

PAZ THE WINE, she beat ten by 2¼ going six furlongs at Laurel for High Five Racing Stable, November.

INFATUATION, Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ homebred juvenile filly won debut at Aqueduct, November.

Sequel New York Releases 2019 Fees and Stallion Show

Three Leading New York sires will stand for $7,500 in 2019 at Becky Thomas’ Sequel Stallions New York.

FREUD, New York’s leading sire by earnings, turf, and AEI is the versatile full brother to GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and has for the fifth time had yearly progeny earnings exceeding $5 Million dollars. He is NY’s leading sire of NY Breds by winners and earnings from 2012 through 2018, with lifetime progeny earnings of nearly $60 Million dollars.

UNBRIDLED'S SONG's G1 performing millionaire, MISSION IMPAZIBLE is New York’s leading third crop sire with progeny earnings over $5 Million dollars.

The most popular New York sire of 2017 and 2018 by number of mares bred, LAOBAN is a G2 winner of the Jim Dandy Stakes and is New York’s only UNCLE MO.

Standing for $5,000 is the G1 winning juvenile whose 1st crop are 2-Year-Olds of 2018. ALPHA, the multiple G1 winning millionaire son of BERNARDINI will represent Darley in New York. 

Multiple stakes winner, UNION JACKSON, will also stand for $5,000. UNION JACKSON is by two-time Horse of the Year CURLIN, out of HOT DIXIE CHICK, a G1 winning 1/2 sister to G1 Kentucky Derby winner ALWAYS DREAMING.

A half-brother to multiple G1, classic winning SHACKLEFORD, STEPHANOATSEE by A.P. Indy will stand privately for Mr. Leonard Riggio’s My Meadowview LLC.

New for 2019 is track record setting, multiple graded stakes winner, DESTIN, a full brother to Grade 1 sire CREATIVE CAUSE, was nosed in the G1 Belmont Stakes. He is owned by a syndicate and is supported by Gainesway Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Farm as well as Sequel New York.

Also new to the roster for 2019 is multiple stakes winner, THE LIEUTENANT, a half-brother to undefeated, Triple Crown Champion JUSTIFY and is by G1 KY Derby winner STREET SENSE. He was 2nd only to Diversify in the G2 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park, defeating Discreet Lover, Hopportunity, Tapwrit, War Story, etc. Both freshmen will stand for $6,500 LFSN.

The 2019 Sequel New York Roster is:

ALPHA  $5,000  Bernardini – Munnaya, by Nijinsky II

DESTIN  $6,500  Giant’s Causeway – Dream Of Summer, by Siberian Summer

FREUD  $7,500 Storm Cat – Mariah’s Storm, by Rahy

LAOBAN  $7,500 Uncle Mo – Chattertown, by Speightstown

MISSION IMPAZIBLE  $7,500 Unbridled’s Song – La Paz, by Hold Your Peace

STEPHANOATSEE  PRIVATE AP Indy – Oatsee, by Unbridled

THE LIEUTENANT  $6,500  Street Sense – Stage Magic, by Ghostzapper

UNION JACKSON  $5,000  Curlin – Hot Dixie Chick, by Dixie Union

All fees are Live Foal/Stands & Nurses. Multiple mare discounts are available as well as incentives for repeat breeders.  

The stallions will be available for inspection at the annual Stallion Showcase on January 13, 2019 at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson from 11AM to 3PM. This year’s showcase will have Excellent Cajun Food (Team Laoban) and Kendall Jackson Wine (Team Union Jackson). There will be a stallion season raffle. For more information please call us at (800) 925-2913 or visit us at