Nathan McCauley

River Oak Moving Through The Gears

Trading in horsepower is second nature to Nathan McCauley. For many years his father Ron owned a big Toyota franchise in Lexington, and McCauley showed a precocious flair for the same game when opening his own dealerships in Tennessee. And since quitting automobiles for Thoroughbreds, McCauley has discovered a couple of niches largely unexplored by those horsemen whose own transitions, from one generation to the next, tend merely to consolidate familiar commercial conventions. In fact, since opening River Oak Farm for business in 2019, he reckons to have bought and...

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Eda Fights off Teddy's Barino to Win Long-Awaited Return

8th-Santa Anita, $78,316, Alw, 4-28, 4yo/up, f/m, 6 1/2f, 1:16.16, ft, head. EDA (f, 4, Munnings--Show Me, by Lemon Drop Kid) came into this contest riding a three race win streak, though it was one which began in 2021--capped by victory in the GI Starlet S.--and continued via her lone 2022 start where she held on to win the GIII Santa Ysabel S. by a half-length before going on the sidelines. Gone for almost fourteen months, she came back here against an allowance group and the betting public made their...

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A Merry Prankster Tops Wanamaker's February Sale

Broodmare/racing prospect A Merry Prankster (Distorted Humor) topped the Wanamaker's February Sale, bringing $50,000 from Nathan McCauley's River Oak Farm. Consigned by KatieRich Farms, A Merry Prankster is a half-sister to GSW and first-year WinStar sire Strike Power (Speightstown). McCauley said she will be bred to Munnings. "This was my first time using Wanamaker's," said McCauley. "I found it extremely easy to sign up, took just a couple minutes, and the online platform was very simple and easy to navigate. In a business that overcomplicates so many things, hats off...

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