Ironhorse Racing Stable

Partnerships: Ironhorse Racing Stable, Presented by Taylor Made Partnerships

If you consider yourself a baseball fan and are of a certain vintage, the term Iron Horse will conjure up thoughts of one of the most legendary baseball players to ever grace the diamond: The Iron Horse himself, Lou Gehrig. Jonathan Eig, author of Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig, described the term Iron Horse as "a type of courage to persevere and to keep yourself going and to never give up." Harlan Malter, Founder and Managing Partner of Ironhorse Racing Stable is a self-proclaimed sports fanatic...

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Longshot Get Smokin Wires Kentucky Turf Cup

When they throw $1.7 million at a race that entitles the winner to a guaranteed, fees-paid berth in the field for the GI Breeders' Cup Turf, sometimes you cast all logic aside and roll the dice against all odds. As the saying goes, 'you miss 100% of the shots you don't take,' and it was with that mindset that Get Smokin (Get Stormy)--a Grade II and Grade III winner, but unproven over the 12-furlong trip of the GII FanDuel Kentucky Cup Turf--was even entered in the first place. But given...

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Bucchero Represented By First SW In Blue Sparkler

Sent off at overlaid odds of 13-1 from a 5-1 morning line, Ironhorse Racing Stable's Beauty of the Sea (Bucchero) was given a perfect ride by Jairo Rendon and held off My Sweet Affair (Twirling Candy) and Love Appeals (Speightstown)--each scratched out of Friday's rained-off Coronation Cup S.--to become the first black-type winner for her Florida-based stallion, also campaigned by Ironhorse. Nicely drawn in gate two, the Florida-bred broke with them, but eased back to sit just behind a strong pace set by Coronation Cup entrant Bosserati (Holy Boss) with...

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'Rising Star' Returns A Determined Winner at Monmouth

3rd-Monmouth, $47,500, Alw, 5-31, (NW1X), 3yo, 6f, 1:10.83, ft, neck. MOMOS (c, 3, Distorted Humor--Inspeight of Us, by Speightstown), making his first start since a troubled seventh in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Keeneland in November, was there for the taking in the final sixteenth of a mile, but he called upon his class to post a gritty neck success. Sent off the 3-5 chalk in receipt of Lasix for the first time in his career and getting blinkers off, the $75,000 OBS Winter Mixed yearling turned...

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Momos Has Ironhorse Thinking Big–And That's No Joke

In Greek mythology, Momos is "the personification of satire and mockery." In horse racing, Momos is a very talented and very fast son of Distorted Humor and Inspeight of Us (Speightstown) who delivered the first 'wow' performance in the first 2-year-old maiden of the Saratoga meet July 18 (video), earning 'TDN Rising Star' status. "I think everybody that buys a horse that wants to win that first maiden special at Saratoga realizes that you're going to be running against some of the best horses that have been specifically targeted for...

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Christophe Clement Joins TDN Writers' Room

There was no hotter trainer on the grounds through opening weekend at Saratoga than Christophe Clement, which is saying something considering the array of champion and Hall of Fame conditioners that occupy the backstretch of America's premier race meet. After winning five races from 13 starters in the first four days of the stand, including a pair of graded stakes victories, Clement joined the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland to discuss his hot start. Calling in via Zoom as the Green Group Guest of the Week, the French-born trainer...

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Bucchero 'Loyalty Lock-In' Program Unveiled

During the annual stallion show at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, Saturday, Jan. 11, Harlan Malter, whose Ironhorse Racing Stable campaigned two-time GII Woodford S. winner Bucchero (Kantharos--Meetmeonline, by General Meeting) and who serves as the managing partner of Bucchero Stallion LLC, announced a bonus program designed to reward breeders who patronize the sire during his first few seasons at stud. The "Bucchero Loyalty Lock-In: Breed Twice, Lock In the Price" incentive enables breeders who breed a mare to the splashy chestnut in 2020 and 2021--same mare or different...

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