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Grade I Winner Americanrevolution Anchors Rockridge Stallions for 2024

Standing in partnership with WinStar Farm, CHC Inc., Taylor Made Stallions, Mill Creek Farm and Fortune Farm, Grade I winner Americanrevolution (Constitution) will stand for a fee of $12,500 in his first year at stud at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, New York. Bred in New York by leading breeders Fred W. Hertrich and John D. Fielding, the chestnut was the top 3-year-old of his generation in the state-bred ranks in 2021, winning the Empire Classic by nearly 12 lengths before validating favoritism in the GI Cigar Mile H. He was...

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Mind Control Anchors Rockridge Stallion Roster

Mind Control (Stay Thirsty--Feel That Fire, by Lightnin N Thunder), who closed his career with a battling victory in the GI Cigar Mile H., will anchor the 2023 stallion roster at Rockridge Stud, where he will stand for $8,500 LFSN as a joint venture between Irish Hill/Dutchess View Farm, Waldorf Farm and Hidden Lake Farm. The farm's other stallions with their stud fees (all LFSN) are: Al Khali (Medaglia d'Oro, $2,500); A Shin Forward (Forest Wildcat), $2,500); Disco Partner (Disco Rico, $4,000); Frank Conversation (Quality Road, private); Slumber (GB) (Cacique...

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Generazios, Bongard, Cannizzo To Be Honored By NYTB

Prominent regional owner/breeders Patricia and the late Frank Generazio and the recently deceased Ellen Bongard will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the New York-bred program, officials at the New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB) announced Monday. Former NYTB Executive Director Jeffrey Cannizzo will also receive a special award for his exemplary service to the organization. "On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are proud to honor each of these noteworthy individuals for their contributions and service to the New York racing and breeding industry," said NYTB President...

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Disco Partner Sires First Foal

Two-time graded winner and track-record setter Disco Partner (Disco Rico--Lulu's Number, by Numerous) was represented by his first foal when Plenty of Chrome (Big Drama) produced a filly at Rockridge Stud in New York, stallion home of Disco Partner. The filly was bred by John Graziano, Sr. and Patricia Generazio. The latter bred Disco Partner and raced the popular gray with Christophe Clement. The New York-bred was victorious in 11 of his 33 career trips to the post, including the Jaipur S. in 2017 and 2018 when it was conducted...

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Multimillionaire Turf Sprinter Pure Sensation Retired

Patricia Generazio's homebred 9-year-old gelding Pure Sensation (Zensational--Purse Disco, by Disco Rico) was retired following a seventh-place finish in Saturday's GIII Troy S. at Saratoga. Out of the Disco Rico mare Pure Disco, the popular grey retires with a record of 38-14-5-7 and purse earnings of $2,004,050. "He's been amazingly consistent over the years. He was a very fast horse from the beginning and he will be a tough guy to replace," said trainer Christophe Clement. "He was a very straightforward horse and very kind. He traveled all over the...

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With Two New Recruits, Rockridge Looks To Better the NY Stallion Market

A native of a small farming community in South Africa, Lere Visagie grew up a long way from the U.S. Thoroughbred industry. Today, he sits at the helm of one of New York State's leading stud farms, as the owner/operator of Rockridge Stud in Hudson, New York, which was established just seven years ago. While his is still a relatively new farm, Visagie said his goal is to improve the stallion market in New York through the growth of Rockridge's stallion division. This year, Rockridge welcomes two new Grade I...

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Rockridge Stud Sets Fees for 2020

Rockridge Stud, a full service Thoroughbred farm in Hudson, New York, has set stud fees for the 2020 season. Leofric (Candy Ride {Arg}) ($7,500 LFSN), winner of the 2018 GI Clark H., and millionaire Disco Partner (Disco Rico) ($5,000 LFSN) are new for 2020. Rockridge Stud 2020 Stud Fees: A Shin Forward (Forest Wildcat) $3,500 LFSN Disco Partner (Disco Rico) $5,000 LFSN *new for 2020* Frank Conversation (Quality Road) $5,000 LFSN Giant Surprise (Giant's Causeway) $4,000 LFSN Leofric (Candy Ride {Arg}) $7,500 LFSN *new for 2020* Micromanage (Medaglia d'Oro) $4,000...

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Troy Lures Talented Sextet

Saturday's GIII Troy S. at Saratoga is short on numbers, but long on quality, with two Grade I winners and a pair of multiple graded winners from the Christophe Clement barn among the field of six turf sprinters. The Troy discussion starts with the versatile World of Trouble (Kantharos), who just as easily could have ended up in last Saturday's GI A. G. Vanderbilt S., but lands here instead as he looks to score for the fifth time in six turf tries. Victorious in the Quick Call S. over this...

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