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
3 of Bill Oppenheim's Top 6 Regional Sires Stand at Sequel Stallions!
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
Mission Impazible, a multiple grade II winner by Unbridled's Songthat 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.
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
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
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
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
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...
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