jointheclub
jointheclub
homedelivery

Features

  • Price Points: Sales bargains come through for loyal buyers +

    Disregarded. Sold for $3,000. A Grade 1 winner of $1,136,235. Ignored. Sold for $1,000. Earned $214,525 in less than a Read More
  • Impact of COVID-19 +

    COVID-19's regional impact on regional tracks, the spring steeplechase season, and sales.  Read More
  • Ladies in Waiting: Part 2 +

    Call it Round Two. Last month’s feature checking in on an assortment of broodmares around the region spilled over into even Read More
  • Ladies in Waiting 2020 +

    Region’s mares fuel industry as foaling season ramps up The chestnut filly’s face looks like somebody splashed a three-inch paintbrush Read More
  • Full Speed Ahead: Big sales numbers rev up breeding success for Marama, Doetsch +

    For sale: High-performance racer, 2019 model, brown, impressive features, carefully maintained, multi-track potential, zero mileage, keyless entry, traction control, must Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Say It Again

  • “Who would have ever thought it would have worked out like that?”
    Owner/trainer Tim Grams, about the success of West Virginia-bred star Runnin’toluvya after surgery and more than a year away from the races
  • “Never let school get in the way of a good education.”
    Trainer Clovis Crane, on raising kids on a farm (during a pandemic)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred | Favorites

  • 1

Resources

  • Forms & Documents
  • Photographers
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Community
  • Coady Photography / CoadyPhotography.com / 214-455-7732
  • Equi-Photo, Inc. / P.O. Box 107Oceanport, N.J. 07757 / 732-222-9333 / www.equiphoto.com / www.williamdenver.com
  • Maggie Kimmitt / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Douglas Lees / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 540-347-2266
  • Anne Litz / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Barbara D. Livingston / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tod Marks / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jim McCue / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Lydia A. Williams / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Letter to the Editor

Write a letter to our Editor, Joe Clancy.
Your Name(*)
Please let us know your name.

Your Email(*)
Please let us know your email address.

Your Letter(*)
Please let us know your message.

Anti-Spam(*)
Invalid Input

 

contenttopspacer

Originally from Ashwell, England, the 72-year-old Pennsylvania resident has trained champions on the flat and in jump racing, including Breeders’ Cup winners Forever Together and Informed Decision and Hall of Fame steeplechasers Flatterer and Cafe Prince. 

Asked to name some of his favorites through the years, he hesitated over an unfair question before taking a walk through history. “And what is this supposed to be based on. . . ?”

Pretty much anything, and in no particular order:

*Gaddo: “He was the first horse I had for George Strawbridge and just kept chugging along. He won 21 races (in the 1960s and ’70s) and was a pretty sharp little horse.”

Mo Bay: “I’ll never forget him. He was just a warrior for several years in succession (mid-1970s). Turf, dirt, he wasn’t quite a top horse but he won a lot of races.”

Rochester: “He ran in that long distance turf stakes in the fall at Keeneland (the Sycamore, which he won three times) six consecutive years.”

Then Sheppard got rolling, speeding up the recall and traveling through time. . . “We had two real nice fillies who won back-to-back Flower Bowls, Trevita (Ire) and First Approach (in 1982-83). You’ve got to name Flatterer and Storm Cat, the best jumper and the best flat horse I’ve ever had. With Anticipation was a lot of fun and a nice, classy horse. *Wustenchef won stakes on the flat and over jumps (in the same year, 1971). The gray fillies, Informed Decision and Forever Together. I would throw (steeplechaser) Tall Award in there. I think they had an extra bonus on the Dixie Circuit one year, there were five races in six weeks and he ran in every one of them; he got the money, he wasn’t a top horse but he was a nice old horse.”

He could have gone on, but stopped there?–?knowing full well he left out some favorites.

“You think of the old, warrior types when you think about winning races,” he said. “It’s not like (3,000 wins) is some uncharted territory; people have done it, but it’s a fairly select group and I’m glad it was done with an Augustin horse at a better quality race at Delaware Park.”

– Sean and Joe Clancy

You have no rights to post comments

contenttopspacer

2020 Leader Board