River Boyne

Cohen, Miller Ownership Venture “Fun, Immediate Action”

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen believed the strongest man in the world is one who stands alone. "My father never wanted to complicate things, so he never really wanted another partner," explained Tim Cohen of his beloved father Jed, the much-missed scion of the Cohen clan, whose paprika-dusted silks have been carried with rare aplomb in recent years under the family's Red Baron's Barn and Rancho Temescal banner. "I'd have clients at the farm or friends, and they'd go, 'Gosh man, you're doing great. Can we buy into a horse with...

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Tara Stud's Homecoming King

On part of its 70-mile journey across Ireland, the River Boyne flows not far from Tara Stud in County Meath, but the stallion named in its honour has taken a far more meandering course simply to return to source. Approaching his sixth birthday, River Boyne (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) is back home from America and about to embark on a stallion career five years after he was sold by his breeder Derek Iceton at the Goffs November Foal Sale. On Sunday, his full-brother will pass through the same sale ring,...

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River Boyne Joins The Tara Stud Roster

River Boyne (Ire), a Grade 1-winning son of Dandy Man (Ire), will join the roster at Tara Stud in Ireland for 2021. His fee is yet to be confirmed. The 5-year-old started his racing career in Ireland with Gordon Elliott before being transferred to the Californian stable of Jeff Mullins. A winner in each of his racing seasons between the ages of two and five, River Boyne was victorious in nine of his 25 races, including the GI Frank E Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita, where he also won the...

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Yearling Action Moves To Doncaster For Sportsman's

Goffs's two-day Sportsman's Sale kicks off on Thursday at its temporary new home at the Goffs UK headquarters in Doncaster. With a significant number of vendors choosing to hold their yearlings back in Ireland and offer them instead at the later Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale in Kildare, Thursday's start time has been pushed back one hour to 11 a.m. to allow buyers more time to inspect yearlings. Friday's start time remains 10 a.m. The Sportsman's Sale is a consistent source of quality commercial yearlings with no better example than River...

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River Boyne Faces Stiff Competition in Shoemaker Mile

River Boyne (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) seeks his third straight victory Monday in the GI Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita, but he won't have it easy with 10 other talented runners signed on. Winner of the GIII La Jolla H. in 2018 and runner-up in this even last year, the dark bay had been knocking at the door of another stakes victory for some time, hitting the board in seven black-type events. He finally broke through Feb. 8 in the GIII Thunder Road S. going a mile over the local...

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River Boyne Over Got Stormy by a Head in Kilroe Mile

River Boyne continued to rack up wins over the Santa Anita turf course, scoring for the eighth time in Arcadia after sneaking inside of favorite Got Stormy late. Hugging the fence from fourth under a snug hold, River Boyne inched slightly closer and into the pocked after a :46.49 half prompted by Got Stormy. Forced to wait for clear sailing as pacesetter Kingly (Tapit) faded in front of him, he worked his way off the rail to avoid that foe before diving back inside to snatch victory from the public's...

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Got Stormy Back Against the Boys in Kilroe

Five-year-old filly Got Stormy (Get Stormy), who turned in one of the best turf performances of 2019 when she bested the boys in Saratoga's GI Fourstardave H. in August, returns to open company for Saturday's GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. at Santa Anita. Subsequently second in the GI Woodbine Mile Sept. 14, she again completed the exacta as the favorite behind eventual champion turf female Uni (GB) (More Than Ready) in the course-and-distance GI Breeders' Cup Mile Nov. 2. She annexed the GI Matriarch S. at Del Mar Dec....

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