McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds

McMahon Announces 2024 Fees, Stallion Show

The five stallions standing at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds will be shown to the public at the farm's annual stallion show to be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. A season drawing will be held for each of the sires. New to the Empire State for 2024 is Bucchero (Kantharos), a leading second-crop sire who has relocated from Pleasant Acres Stallions in Ocala, Florida. He will stand his first New York season at $7,500 alongside Solomini (Curlin), the leading freshman sire outside of Kentucky, and...

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Bucchero Relocating To McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds

Bucchero (Kantharos), the sire of the current 2-year-old stakes winners Book'em Danno and Mattingly and of the stakes-placed and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint fifth-place finisher Shards, will take up residence at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds for the 2024 breeding season for a fee of $7,500. After breeding 471 mares while standing for five seasons at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Florida, Bucchero will join a powerhouse New York stallion lineup alongside Central Banker and Solomini. "Traditionally, New York breeders have not had the opportunity to breed to a new...

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Soloshot Alone on the Wire in Lady Finger, First Stakes Winner for Sire

Soloshot (Solomini) was the short favorite at even-money for this stakes debut, but produced an effort similar to her career debut, going coast-to-coast in the Lady Finger S. to become Solomini (by Curlin)'s first stakes winner. A dominant 7 3/4-length victress at first calling Aug. 27 in an off-turf baby dash at Saratoga against a state-bred maiden field, Soloshot broke like one here and quickly establish control over the pace from two off the rail. Putting a comfortable margin on Redwineandwhiskey (War Dancer) entering the straight, she responded when roused...

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Solomini Stamps Himself as Sire to Watch in Saratoga

Just a few miles from where her freshman sire stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, Soloshot had an auspicious start to her career when the daughter of Solomini wired the field to break her maiden by 7 3/4 lengths on Aug. 27 at Saratoga. Trained by George Weaver, the filly was a $290,000 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic purchase for Bregman Family Racing, Jackpot Farm and Swinbank Stables. Fast and Frisky, another daughter of Solomini, completed the exact with Soloshot in the New York-bred juvenile contest and later on the same card, another...

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Museum to Host Partnership, Syndicate Night Aug. 1

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its fifth annual Racing Partnership and Syndicate Night Aug. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from 20 partnerships about getting involved in Thoroughbred racehorse ownership. This year's participating partnerships include Team Valor International, West Point Thoroughbreds, Windhorse Thoroughbreds, BBN Racing, Belladonna Racing, Crown's Way Racing, Pocket Aces Racing, Celtic Magic Thoroughbreds, Taste of Victory Stables, Sackatoga Stables, Centennial Farms, Bourbon Lane Stables, Brown Road Racing, Bond Racing Stables, McMahon...

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NYTB Stallion Season Auction Returns in Late Jan.

New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) will conduct its annual Stallion Season Auction from Friday, Jan. 27 to Tuesday, Jan. 31 on The auction raises funds that allow the NYTB to carry on its two-fold mission of promoting New York breeding and racing and protecting the welfare of industry stakeholders. Attracting donated seasons from farms in the Empire State and Kentucky, the auction has included McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, Sequel New York, Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions, Rockridge Stud, Darley, WinStar Farm, Darby Dan Farm, and Gainesway Farm....

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Snapper Sinclair to Enter Stud at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds

Snapper Sinclair (City Zip--True Addiction, by Yes It's True) will retire to stud at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds for the 2023 breeding season. He will stand for $5,000 live foal, stands and nurses. Raced by Jeff Bloom's Bloom Racing Stable and trained by Steve Asmussen, the popular bay was known for his durability, posting a career record of 39-7-9-4 and earnings of over $1.8 million. The three-time stakes winner on grass was also second in the 2020 GI Cigar Mile H. The $30,000 KEESEP yearling and $180,000 OBS April 2-year-old...

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