Sequel New York Releases 2017 Stud Fees & Stallion Showcase

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FREUD, New York’s leading sire by earnings, turf, and AEI will remain at $10,000. The versatile full brother to GIANT’S CAUSEWAY once again has progeny earnings exceeding $5 Million dollars.

Darley stallions, ALPHA, the multiple G1 winning son of BERNARDINI will stand for $7,500, while EMCEE, the record breaking G1 son of UNBRIDLED’S SONG will stand for $5,000.

UNBRIDLED’S SONG’s G1 performing millionaire and New York’s leading freshman sire of 2016, MISSION IMPAZIBLE will stay at $7,500.

New York’s hometown hero and multiple graded stakes winner, FORTY TALES will remain at $6,500. His first crop are 2-year-olds of 2017. STEPHANOATSEE, will stand privately for Mr. Leonard Riggio’s My Meadowview LLC.

New for 2017 is G2 Jim Dandy winner, LAOBAN, who will stand for $7,500. LAOBAN is by sire sensation UNCLE MO, out of ¾ sister to G1 I’M A CHATTERBOX, Chattertown.

The 2017 Sequel New York Roster is:

  • ALPHA  $7,500  Bernardini – Munnaya, by Nijinsky II
  • EMCEE  $5,000 Unbridled’s Song – Surf Club, by Ocean Crest
  • FORTY TALES  $6,500 Tale Of The Cat – Forty Love, by Forty Niner
  • FREUD  $10,000 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

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 Showcastallionshoweblastmardigrasse on January 21, 2017 at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson. As that is a busy weekend for stallion shows in New York, the hours have been extended to 10am through 4pm. This year’s showcase will be a big Cajun Party with fresh seafood gumbo, straight from the bayous of Louisiana. A stallion season raffle will once again be held. For more information please call us at (800) 925-2913 or visit us at


Mission Impazible Gets 8th 1st-Crop 2YO Winner When Jaime’s Angel Romps by 5+ Lengths at Big A

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missionnews17Prominent 2016 first-crop sire MISSION IMPAZIBLE was represented by his eighth first-crop juvenile winner when his late April-foaled son, JAIME’S ANGEL, romped by 5¾ lengths from the outside post among seven starters going a mile and 70 yards in a $55,000 Aqueduct maiden special on December 30. It was the stretch-running colt’s first two-turn effort beyond sprint distances, and his post position forced him to run four-wide on the first turn and three-wide on the second turn of a still-wet “good” Aqueduct inner track. Owned by Youngs Racing Stable, Jaime’s Angel is the first of Mission Impazible’s offspring to score at beyond at mile, but since millionaire Mission Impazible thrived at nine furlongs as a 3-year-old and older runner, more such performances by his runners can be expected in 2017.

The victory by Jaime’s Angel helped re-boost Mission Impazible to among the top dozen North American-based first-crop sires for the 2016 racing season – and the only one standing outside of Kentucky and one of only two with no more than 50 registered first-crop offspring. Mission Impazible’s winners of 10 races in 2016 included Belmont open juvenile stakes winner SILVER MISSION ($179,102), multiple stakes-placed colt ETHAN HUNT, and Belmont stakes-placed turf filly PAZ THE BOURBON. They won at 4½ furlongs (twice), 5½ furlongs, six furlongs (three times, once on turf), and a mile (three times, once on turf) prior to the surprisingly easy tally by Jaime’s Angel at a mile and 70 yards.

By Rab Hagin

Leading NY Sire Freud’s Annual Northern Hemisphere Progeny Earnings Top $5-Million for 3rd Year

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freudnumberoneagainOnly one stallion standing in New York for 2017 has had annual progeny earnings exceeding $5-million more than once, and that stallion is FREUD, whose Northern Hemisphere runners earned $5,168,822 in 2016 to top $5-million for the third year. Freud was the only New York-based sired of 2016 North American graded winners on dirt and turf, represented by multiple graded winner LUBASH ($1,488,139 and in training in Florida) and recent Grade 1 runner-up SHARP AZTECA ($366,250). He was the leading New York-based sire in 2016 Northern Hemisphere progeny earnings, number of 2016 Northern Hemisphere repeat winners (with 59 – next closest was 47), and in cumulative Average-Earnings Index.

Sharp Azteca, a just-turned 4-year-old owned by Ivan Rodriguez’s Gelfenstein Farm, placed a hard-fought half-length behind the winner among nine in Santa Anita’s Grade 1 Malibu Stakes at seven furlongs on December 26 after having run a tactically questionable second quarter-mile in 21.64 (for a half-mile fraction of 43.80). That move put him ahead of the 21-to-1 early pacesetter, who faded to last, but set everything up for the stretch-running winner, who 51 days earlier had closed more than eight lengths to place second in the Grade 1 six-furlong TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita. Sharp Azteca was at equal weights with the winner but was conceding two pounds to the third-place favorite, whom he beat by more than two lengths. The Malibu was clocked in 1:20.81.

Closing out 2016 among Freud’s winners was Stephen Lyle’s 3-year-old filly, PETER’S VALENTINE, who scored her fourth victory in 159 days when she tallied by two lengths against eight mostly older fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles on a “good” Penn National track on December 29. It was the second win on a wet main track for the two-turn standout, who has beaten 37 rivals in her four victories, including a maiden-breaking romp on Delaware Park turf, by daylight margins totaling eight lengths.

Freud’s first Northern Hemisphere winner of 2017 is Joseph Capriglione’s homebred filly, HEY BRACIOLE, who captured a six-furlong allowance in the rain on a sloppy Parx Racing track on January 2 despite being blocked along the rail entering the stretch. The May-foaled just-turned 4-year-old filly was the youngest among eight starters, including three six-figure-earners (one with a bankroll of $246,232), but was favored as the stronger half of an almost even-money entry.

In Argentina, where the racing season is about half-completed, Freud’s recent Argentine-bred winners have been WINNERS DREAM at Azul on December 18, LA GRAN SOLE at San Isidro on December 27, and RYE FREUD at La Plata on December 29 – all on dirt. Winners Dream, who has been racing for Los Velezanos Stable since August, scored his seventh career victory and sixth tally in his last eight starts since July by winning Azul’s featured Clasico Ciudad de Azul at 2,200 meters (about 1 3/8 miles) against seven rivals on a muddy track. La Gran Sole, a 3-year-old filly owned by El Quinton Lobos Stable, broke her maiden by three lengths pulling away against 12 rivals going 1,400 meters (about seven furlongs). Rye Freud, a listed stakes runner-up in October racing for Luz Del Sur Stable, scored his fourth victory by two lengths going 1,400 meters against eight rivals. Placing third in his turf and black-type debut, the listed Tresiete at 2,000 meters (about 1 ¼ miles) at San Isidro on December 30, was Black Moon Stable’s multiple-winning son of Freud, PSICOTECNICO, who has won or placed in 10 of 15 starts.

By Rab Hagin

Freud’s Bavaro 2-for-2 by 9 Lengths With Great White Way Win; Freud’s 2016 Earnings Top $5-Million

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freudnumberoneagainAgain toying with a heavily-favored runner-up, unbeaten 2-year-old BAVARO ($123,000) romped by 3¾ lengths in his stakes debut in Aqueduct’s $150,000 New York Stallion Great White Way at six furlongs on a drying-out “good” inner track on Saturday, December 17, becoming the 52nd stakes winner sired by FREUD. Although breaking last among six while brushing the side of the starting gate, Bavaro quickly gained command and set all the fractions. He was challenged on the turn by an odds-on (.35-to-1) multiple stakes winner at six furlongs on dirt, but the Freud colt’s much quicker strides propelled him clear of the highly-regarded second-placer, who finished eight-plus lengths ahead of third while boosting his own earnings to over $310,000. Bavaro races for the August Dawn Farm of Duane C. Parcells.

Winning trainer Gary Sciacca, who had purchased Bavaro for $85,000 on behalf of Bill Parcells at Fasig-Tipton’s 2015 Saratoga sale of preferred New York-bred yearlings, was not surprised: “He’s a tough horse…a big, good-looking runner…nothing bothers him. He’s like a bull. I figured he’d be up front, but I didn’t think it’d come that easy. He changed leads today; he didn’t change last time.”

Winning jockey Manuel Franco, who had been aboard a rival when Bavaro had won his debut by 5¼ lengths over an even-money runner-up four weeks earlier at Aqueduct despite running mostly on his left lead, had similar observations: “I knew he had good speed from the first time he raced. He didn’t break good in his first race…but he showed good positional speed. He really did it easy (today), and when I asked for more at the quarter pole, he just took off.”

Bavaro is Freud’s sixth Northern Hemisphere 2016 stakes winner and his sire’s 57th Northern Hemisphere repeat winner of 2016 (easily topping all New York sires). Bavaro is his unraced dam’s fourth racing age offspring and third winner but her first juvenile winner and first stakes winner.

Freud’s December winners also include multiple stakes-placed SOL THE FREUD ($260,808), who beat six six-figure-earning rivals (including two multiple stakes winners) while going six furlongs at Aqueduct on December 10 for Avi’s Racing Stable, plus maiden-breaking filly NOON at Turf Paradise on December 6. Sol the Freud was leading New York sire Freud’s 97th Northern Hemisphere winner of 2016. Noon, who races for owner-trainer Valorie Lund, beat eight rivals while going 7½ furlongs around two turns on turf.

With annual Northern Hemisphere progeny earnings exceeding $5-million for the third year, Freud is the only New York stallion whose runners north of the equator have earned $5-million-plus in more than one year. Freud’s  cumulative North American progeny earnings in excess of $43.1-million – a record for a New York-based sire – and average earnings per runner (including his recent new starters who have just started building their bankrolls) of more than $77,100 easily lead all New York sires. Freud also is New York’s leading turf sire of 2016 with lawn earnings that are more than double the grass bankroll of his closest in-state pursuer and is New York’s leading sire of 2016 Northern Hemisphere graded winners with graded-winning offspring on both dirt and turf. In South America during a recent 33-day span, Freud’s sons and a daughter won a Group 1 event on turf and Group 2 events on both dirt and turf – twice at 2,400 meters (about a mile and a half) on turf and at 1,600 meters (about a mile) on dirt.

Freud’s Argentine-bred runners in South America, where summer is in full bloom, have won at least six races and placed in a listed stakes during the first half of December. Freud 4-year-old FONTAINBLEAU, who races for El Doctor Stable, scored his fourth dirt victory in 10 starts when he beat eight rivals going 1,500 meters (about 15/16ths of a mile) at La Plata in Argentina on December 9. Scoring his third victory in 14 weeks – all at different distances – was Boca Paila Stable’s Freud 4-year-old, GOLAZO DA JESSIE, who won by five lengths against nine rivals going 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) on La Plata dirt on December 1. Registering their second career victories in Argentina were Freud fillies FUGA INCREIBLE going 1,000 meters (about five furlongs) on Palermo dirt on December 2 and DONA TECA going 1,600 meters on San Isidro dirt on December 7. Fuga Increible, who races for Los Tres Turquitos Stable, used her quick strides to win by 2½ lengths under a hand ride. Dona Teca, a homebred for San Benito Stable, romped by seven lengths over seven rivals just 39 days after having broken her maiden with equal ease going 1,400 meters (about seven furlongs) on San Isidro turf. Also scoring his second victory, in four never-unplaced starts over 104 days, was Freud’s 3-year-old son MR. CONNERY at 1,000 meters on Monterrico dirt in Peru on Friday, December 16, winning by three lengths for Agustin Gabriel Stable. Breaking his maiden in his second start was another Freud 3-year-old colt, MR. AURELIUS, who came out of the outside post in Palermo’s auxiliary starting gate among 12 starters going 1,400 meters on dirt on December 4 and scored handily by a daylight margin for Don Lelo Stable. On that same day at Monterrico, Dona Licha Stable’s listed black-type-winning Freud filly, BOOM BOOM SIENA, placed third among 11 in the listed Clasico Batalla de Ayacucho at 2,000 meters (about 1¼ miles) on turf. Boom Boom Siena has five turf wins on her resume and has won or placed in five black-type events.

G2 Winning Son of Leading 3YO Sire UNCLE MO, LAOBAN Retires to Sequel New York

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laobanheadshotBecky Thomas is pleased to announce that the talented winner of the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes LAOBAN will stand at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, New York for the 2017 Season. LAOBAN will be syndicated by a joint venture between Southern Equine Stables, Sequel Thoroughbreds, McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds as well as Woodford Thoroughbreds.

The dark bay colt is by UNCLE MO the leading sire of 3-year-olds in 2016, who per John Sparkman of the Daily Racing Form is “the hottest young sire on the planet.” LAOBAN retires with $526,250 in earnings with a Beyer Figure of 101 in the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. 2nd in the G3 Gotham at Aqueduct and 3rd in the G3 Sham at Santa Anita for conditioner Eric Guillot of Southern Equine Stables, LAOBAN was working towards the G1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream when injuring his ankle in a workout. Out of stakes-placed SPEIGHTSTOWN mare, Chattertown, he is from the legendary John Franks Family of CHATTER CHATTER which boasts current multiple G1 winning filly I’M A CHATTERBOX with earnings of $2,269,614.  LAOBAN will stand his first season for $7,500 S&N with limited breeding rights available.

“We are so excited to be able to offer our clients this very exciting prospect. He looks just like UNCLE MO. He’s gorgeous,” said Becky Thomas. “We are particularly excited to partner with such a great group of horsemen and breeders. The mares that will be presented to him will be second-to-none as we intend for him to follow in the footsteps of current leading freshman sire Mission Impazible. We will be offering a number of limited breeding rights to our breeders in New York  as well as out of state clients. The expansion of the NY breeding program has allowed many more opportunities as New York Breds have increased substantially in value on the racing front as well as in the sales ring. LAOBAN offers a unique breed back option for our Kentucky clients as well as a perfect reason for our New York breeders to stay home.”

“Outstanding physical, son of a freaky sire, speed to burn and a great ownership group,” said Matt Lyons, Vice President and General Manager of Woodford Thoroughbred, “a no-brainer!”

Sequel Stallions New York is a perennial leading breeder in New York with the strongest stallion roster in the state. LAOBAN will join NY’s Leading Sire FREUD who has been called the cornerstone of the NY Breeding Program. New York’s Leading Freshman sire MISSION IMPAZIBLE and New York’s Leading Sales Sire of In-Foal Mares ALPHA also call Sequel New York home. Also standing at the sprawling 223-acre farm and state of the art facility are popular young sires EMCEE, FORTY TALES and STEPHANOATSEE.