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Multiple G1 winner Alpha retired from racing and will join Darley’s stallion roster in 2015

Alpha, son of leading sire and fellow Darley stallion Bernardini, and the first horse to win both the Travers and the Woodward in nearly fifteen years, will stand at Becky Thomas’s Sequel...Read More

Friday, October 03, 2014
A Tragedy That Could Have Been Avoided

There must be a thousand and one ways to eliminate fans and owners from the Thoroughbred industry. One of the most unconscionable of those scenarios has happened to my partner, Dennis Narlinger,...Read More

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jeff Bloom and the NY Breeding Venture
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Sunday, June 01, 2014
Marketing Campaigns

Did you miss any of our campaigns?  Don't worry. You can catch up here. 

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Saturday, March 01, 2014
Christine Hosier joins Sequel as Stallion Season Sales and Bookings Manager.

Sequel Stallions is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Hosier to the position of Stallion Season Sales and Bookings Manager.
 
Christine brings a wealth of industry experience to Sequel Stallions, including tenures...Read More

Tuesday, February 04, 2014
January New York Breeder Article - The Sequel
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Monday, January 06, 2014
Sequel Stallions New York Open House set for January 25 from 11am to 2 pm

Home to FREUD, New York’s leading sire of graded stakes winners, leading turf sire and leading sire by AEI, SEQUEL STALLIONS NEW YORK, will hold its annual open house on Saturday, January...Read More

Friday, December 20, 2013
Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Forty Tales Retires to Sequel New York

Becky Thomas and Joe McMahon are pleased to announce that multiple graded stakes winner FORTY TALES will stand at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, New York for the 2014 Season. FORTY...Read More

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Darley has announced that Godolphin’s G1 winner Emcee has been retired and will enter stud in 2014 at Sequel Stallions in New York

Darley has announced that Godolphin’s G1 winner Emcee has been retired and will enter stud in 2014 at Sequel Stallions in New York

Girolamo to relocate to Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky

After winning...Read More

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
SEQUEL SANGRIA PARTY ON SHIP IN DAY OF SARATOGA NY BRED SALE

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Thursday, August 08, 2013
THE NY BRED YEARLING SALE

We will start showing out of BARN 6 on Friday, August 9th.

HIP 222 - Colt - DESERT PARTY/Yankee Million - 3YO 3/4 sister, on the board in all 4 starts

Wednesday, August 07, 2013
THE SELECT SARATOGA SALE


We will start showing out of BARN 1 on Saturday, August 3rd.

HIP 64 - Colt - Elusive Quality/Holy Wish - Half to 4 stakes winners including G3 WISHFUL TOMCAT to 8, 2013,...Read More
Friday, August 02, 2013
DESSERT PARTY FILLY TOPS THE FASIG JULY SELECT SALE
 

Desert Party Filly tops the Fasig July Sale, kicking off yearling season in style. Click here for more information.



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Monday, July 15, 2013
SUPER NINETY NINE - Sequel Bloodstock Graduate Romps in Southwest Stakes


Super Ninety Nine Romps in Sloppy Southwest


By Claire Novak, @BH_CNovak
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:05 PM

Super Ninety Nine rolled to an 11 1/4-length win in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb....Read More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
First American foal for Lonhro foaled at Sequel New York!
 Bay filly from Champion sire's first crop arrives in New York


The first American foal by Australian Champion and Champion sire, Lonhro, was born in New York on January 16th at Sequel Stallions. The...Read More
Sunday, January 20, 2013
STALLION SHOW AND OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 11AM TO 3PM
Join us at the Stallion Show! Lunch will be served and you'll have a chance to win a season to Mission Impazible and Noonmark!




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Friday, January 11, 2013
3 of Bill Oppenheim's Top 6 Regional Sires Stand at Sequel Stallions!



NEW YORK

Sequel Stallions FREUD (Storm Cat), little brother to Giant's Causeway, has been the New York stallions homegrown poster boy; he's rung up a 2.11 APEX A Runner Index, and is 1.92 for ABC Runners...Read More

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Commercial Value in New York!

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Mission Impazible to stand at Sequel New York

Mission Impazible, a multiple grade II winner by Unbridled's Song that has earned more than $1.2 million in his career, will be retired to Becky Thomas and Dennis Narlinger's Sequel Stallions in New York...Read More

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Desert Party to join Girolamo at Sequel
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
(edited press release)

Darley announced yesterday that Desert Party, a $2.1 million two-year-old and a multiple Graded winner, will join fellow Darley stallion Girolamo at Becky Thomas and Dennis Narlinger's...Read More

Monday, October 22, 2012
Rood and Riddle Forum by NYTBDF

Here is the NY Thoroughbred Breeders Development Fund video of the Rood And Riddle Forum on July 18, 2012.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Freud's Progeny Earnings Top 20 Million. He Decisively Leads NY Sires in Cumulative Avg. Earnings

Mid-May of 2012 marked a new milestone for FREUD, whose New York-conceived offspring in the Northern Hemisphere went over $20-million in cumulative purse earnings, putting him among rare company in the history...Read More

Friday, May 18, 2012
Giant Ryan 2011 New York HOY; Chester and Mary Broman Top Breeder
Monday, April 2nd, 2012
by Sarah Mace

 

Giant Ryan, by New York Sire Freud, stole the show at NYTB's annual Awards Banquet on Monday evening, winning the honors for 2011 New York-Bred Horse...Read More

Monday, April 02, 2012
Sequel Stallions New York Welcomes Rood and Riddle Satellite Practice

Becky Thomas, co-owner of Sequel Stallions New York is pleased to announce Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will open a satellite ambulatory division in upstate New York. Dr. Scott Ahlschwede, DVM, a...Read More

Thursday, March 29, 2012
 

Trained by the owner's father, Biznath Parboo, both trainer and owner, father and son, are quick to dismiss the lackluster run by the son of Freud in the Breeders' Cup. "I really expected him to run a lot better than that," Parbhoo said.  "After the race, we had him scoped and we saw that he had a respiratory infection. He wasn't showing any signs of distress before the race. He didn't stop eating, but he clearly had already had the infection."

 

The elder Parboo concurred and said, "I expect him to run 110% better here. When he's 100%, he knows how to do just one thing - win. When he gets into that starting stall, he knows what he has to do."

 

During Giant Ryan's six-race winning streak, the now six-year-old horse won races over four different tracks - the inner dirt track at Aqueduct, the main dirt track at Aqueduct, a sloppy main track at Belmont Park and the dirt oval at his home base of Calder Racecourse. As trainer Parboo noted, the versatile horse can win when racing from off the pace, when running from just behind the leaders or when running on the lead - so how the race plays out Saturday doesn't seem to faze the trainer.

The biggest question mark remains as to whether Giant Ryan will take to Meydan's all-weather surface when the gates are sprung at 7:35 UAE time Saturday evening.
So far he seems to be taking to the going in his morning routine - which has mostly consisted of one circuit jogging followed by a second circuit galloping at bit of quicker clip.  On Tuesday, the exercise rider blew out the horse the final 200m. Willie Martinez, who last rode Giant Ryan when winning a minor stakes race at Calder last June, will have the mount Saturday.

 

Giant Ryan, representing the first starter in Dubai for both the trainer and the owner, is probably flying under the radar in the Dubai Golden Shaheen and that's just fine by his connections. Biznath Parboo, 72, is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, who went to the United States in 1972.  He trains strictly for his family - son Shivananda and granddaughter Sherry - though he pointed out when queried on the subject, "I get asked to train for others all the time."

 

As for the different spelling of the surname by father and son, Biznath Parboo explains that when renewing a visa "many years ago," the 'h' was left off.  The rest of the family uses the preferred spelling of the name - Parbhoo.Shivananda Parbhoo felt as soon as they acquired Giant Ryan as a two-year-old that he had found a special horse and that "he looked like a champion."

 

Even though he broke slow in that first start, he passed all but three in the 10 horse field and then broke his maiden by five lengths the next time out and then won an allowance race just two weeks after that. Once he found his niche as a five-year-old last season, the New York-bred rattled off six straight.  Despite winning the Grade 2 Smile Sprint Handicap at Calder in July 2011, he was largely ignored in the Vosburgh - a race he won wire-to-wire digging in after a fierce stretch battlewith Force Freeze to prevail by a half a length.

 

The Breeders' Cup disappointment followed, but after getting some time off he's been working steadily with the Dubai Golden Shaheen as his specific early season target -so much so that a planned excursion to run in New York was scrapped at the last minute as soon as the team knew they had secured an invitation to Dubai.

 

"He's 100% fit and happy," Parboo said.  "He couldn't be doing any better." Giant Ryan has provided quite a ride for both owner and trainer. "This is a dream come true," said owner Shivananda Parbhoo.  "It's unbelievable." "Everyone here has treated us so well," added Biznath Parboo. This is a team on a mission and it would be wise to not overlook Giant Ryan in the 1,200m race

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Speedy Giant Ryan Tries the all-weather track for First Time in Dubai Golden Shaheen
Photo: Mathea Kelley/Dubai Racing Club

Dubai, UAE, 28 March 2012 - A winner of six straight races in the United States including the Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational at Belmont Park before having that...Read More

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Freud's G1 Winner Giant Ryan Training Well for G1 2-Million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sprint on 3/31

Shivananda Parbhoo's Grade 1-winning GIANT RYAN - one of two Grade 1 dirt victors sired by FREUD - recently shipped to Dubai to prepare for the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen, a...Read More

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Thomas Looks to Build Off Big 2011...
Sequel Bloodstock's Becky Thomas has long been one of the business's most respected yearling-to juvenile pinhookers. And members of her 2011 draft are showing why. Thomas, who in the past has sold...Read More
Monday, March 12, 2012
Creative Cause Takes Big Step In San Felipe (bloodhorse.com)


Creative Cause established himself as the favorite for the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) when he came from off the pace to defeat slightly favored Bodemeister in the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes...Read More

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Freud Runners Dominate NYTB 2011 Championship Nominations - 7 Earn 9 Nominations in 6 Divisions

Led by 2011 Grade 1 and Grade 2 winners GIANT RYAN and FUTURE PROSPECT, more offspring of FREUD made the ballots for the New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB) 2011 championship voting than did offspring of...Read More

Friday, March 02, 2012
Sequel to a Sequel
After a two-year hiatus, Sequel Stallions in Hudson, New York, is back in business-and business is booming. The rebirth epitomizes the fortitude of the state's highly acclaimed breeding program that has been...Read More
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Hidden Gems

Excerpt from the February 1st, 2012 issue of Thoroughbred Daily News...

Giant's Causeway had four stakes-placed full brothers, and at least two, including Sequel Stallions' FREUD, have become leading sires in their regions.  Tumblebrutus (2.53 Southern...Read More

Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Sheppard Hoping to be Ever So Lucky (bloodhorse.com)

Jonathan Sheppard is one of the best trainers horse racing has ever known, but his name is certainly not synonymous with the Kentucky Derby. Though the Hall of Famer has had a...Read More

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
EVER SO LUCKY will make 3-year-old debut in Hutcheson


Sequel graduate, Ever So Lucky, who made everybody's Kentucky Derby watch list immediately after his sensational maiden win last fall at Churchill Downs, will launch his 3-year-old campaign in the seven-furlong Hutcheson...Read More

Monday, January 30, 2012
Creative Cause Gives Harrington Hope in 2012

Mike Harrington has been around racehorses for over half a century, longer than most of his peers have been alive.

The self-effacing, blue-collar cowboy from Southern California by way of Bend, Oregon was...Read More

Monday, January 16, 2012
Sequel graduates earn top rider honors

Excerpt from a blog post on Summerhill Stud's website...

John Motaung, who in his more than ten years at Summerhill has been the beneficiary of two international scholarships, one to Gainsborough Farm in Kentucky, the other...Read More

Thursday, October 20, 2011