Waldorf Farm

Rich Strike's Sister 'A Gift' for New Breeder Scott Miller

Scott Miller has only been involved in breeding for a few years, but he's more than happy to stick around for a while longer now that he owns a half-sister to a Kentucky Derby winner. Miller's mare Lode Lady (Posse) is the first foal out of the Smart Strike mare Gold Strike, the dam of newly-acclaimed Derby hero Rich Strike (Keen Ice). Foaled in 2008, Lode Lady made three trips to the winner's circle at Woodbine and earned over $150,000 during her racing career before ending up with Miller eight...

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First Mares Check In-foal for Fulls to Laoban, Gun Runner

The first mares bred to Fortune Ticket (Candy Ride {Arg}-Quiet Giant, by Giant's Causeway) and Son of Thunder (Uncle Mo-Chattertown, by Speightstown) have been confirmed in foal via press release from Climax Stallions. Fortune Ticket, the full-brother to Horse of the Year and #1 two-year-old sire Gun Runner, is standing his first season at Anchor and Hope Farm in Maryland. On the board in four of six lifetime starts with two wins, he sold for $27,000 two years ago at KEENOV. Son of Thunder, the full-brother to the late Laoban,...

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First Foal a Colt for Mr. Monomoy

Mr. Monomoy (Palace Malice--Drumette, by Henny Hughes), the GSW half-brother to Champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar), has sired his first foal. A bay colt out of the Freud mare Looksgoodfromhere was foaled Feb. 8 at Saratoga Glen Farm in Schuylerville, NY. "We are extremely pleased with Mr. Monomoy's first foal," says Sean Feld of Climax Stallions. "He's well put together with good size and great bone." Mr. Monomoy captured the GII Risen Star S. in 2020 and earned over $300,000 in his career. Owned in partnership between Climax Stallions, Michael Dubb...

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First Foal for Tom's d'Etat

The first reported foal by WinStar stallion Tom's d'Etat (Smart Strike--Julia Tuttle, by Giant's Causeway) was born Sunday at Waldorf Farm. The filly is out of Today Comes Once (Cross Traffic) and was bred by Steven Wecker, Alfred and Keith Riccio, Patrick Brown, and Bill Achenbaum. "Lovely filly. Solid bone," said Kenny Toye, manager of Waldorf Farm. "Excited for her owners and happy to have some more Smart Strike blood in New York." Tom's d'Etat won the 2019 GI Clark S. and 2020 GII Stephen Foster S. On the board...

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Waldorf Farm & Climax Stallions Hosting Open House Saturday

Waldorf Farm and Climax Stallions will host an open house at Waldorf Farm this Saturday, Jan. 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tom Durkin will host the event, which will take place in a heated outdoor space. Refreshments will be provided and a raffle will be held. All in attendance will be offered a free season to new stallion Son of Thunder, a full-brother to Laoban. Also available for viewing will be stallions Mr. Monomoy and Bustin Stones. The Waldorf Farm address is 89 Waldorf Road, Valatie, NY 12184....

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Laoban's Full-Brother to Stand in NY

Late young stallion Laoban's full-brother Son of Thunder (Uncle Mo--Chattertown, by Speightstown) is set to stand in New York at Waldorf Farm for 2022. He will be part of the Climax Stallions roster for a fee of $2,500 LFSN. "We are honored to have been able to purchase a full brother to such an incredible stallion whose life was cut much too short" said Sean Feld, President of Climax Stallions. "We will honor Laoban's legacy by offering a complementary breeding to anyone who bred, bought or is racing any progeny...

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Mr. Monomoy Brings NY Pedigree to Waldorf Farm

Last year, veterinarian Jerry Bilinski and his wife Darlene celebrated the 25th anniversary of their purchase of Waldorf Farm, a stately property in North Chatham, New York, with hundreds of acres of rolling horse-friendly pastures and solid well-insulated barns. Upon their purchase of the property, they also brought back its original name, Waldorf Farm, and began standing stallions and boarding broodmares. Today, Bilinski foals between 105 to 110 mares each year. This year, when Mr. Monomoy (Palace Malice) begins his new career at stud, he will join Bustin Stones (City...

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Mr. Monomoy to Stand in New York at Waldorf Farm

Climax Stallions LLC has obtained a majority interest in graded stakes winner Mr. Monomoy (Palace Malice--Drumette, by Henny Hughes) and he will stand at Dr. Jerry Bilinski's Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, NY. His initial stud fee has been announced at $5,000 Stands & Nurses. Mr. Monomoy is a half-brother to seven-time Grade I-winning champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar) and hails from the family of champion Heavenly Cause (Grey Dawn {Fr}). "We bought Mr. Monomoy specifically for the New York breeding program" said Sean Feld, managing partner of Climax Stallions "It...

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Letter to the Editor: Kenny Toye

My name is Kenny Toye, I manage a farm in upstate New York named Waldorf Farm. We are all hoping praying and waiting for racing to open up here as soon as possible. A few years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer and during my Radiation visits (25) and chemo infusions (12), my escape was watching horse racing and following the commercial Thoroughbred sale market. Horse racing and the horses lifted me up during that time and I would even say that the industry saved my life....

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