May Update, from the Desk of Bob Feld

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

So sorry for the delay with this update. Sean, A.J. and I were on hand for the impressive victory of MISS TEMPLE CITY this past Friday at Pimlico Race Course. With the very busy Preakness weekend and the Fasig-Tipton Sale slated right after, I didn’t get a chance to sit down and get this email out until Tuesday night and then Constant Contact was down and I was not able to send it out until now.  The sale ended yesterday and once again, the prices were crazy!  The horse biz is doing just fine no matter what people want to tell you.

Here we go:

BOBBY FLAY (Santa Anita)
He put in a nice ¼-mile breeze last week and he is doing well.  We should have some fun with him in Del Mar this summer.

CENTRALINTELIGENCE (Santa Anita)
He worked this morning, his third 3/8’s in :37 flat making it the 8th fastest of 16 on the morning.  Trainer Ron Ellis is very deliberate with his comebackers and when he runs this horse, he will be ready to say the least!

CLASSIC PROFILE (Lexington Training Facility)
She wil be entered Friday for a race on Monday at Churchill Downs.  It is a $40,000 claiming race for 3 year old fillies on the grass.  Trainer Keven Noltemeyer is pleased with the way she is training and look for her entry on our web site: www.theclubracingllc on Friday afternoon

DOROTHYROSEBLANCHE (NexStar Farm)
She continues to gallop every day and they are very excited with her progress.

FINANCIAL (NexStar Farm)
Chris spoke with trainer Dave Showalter and he said that he was going to ship him to San Luis Rey Downs or Del Mar to work him out this week.

HIYO (Cary Frommer Stable, Aiken, SC)
Trainer Cary Frommer had a consignment at the Fasig Tipton Sale and she told me this guy is doing great!  She is going to breeze him this week when she gets home and it will be nice to have him back!

LIBERTY ISLAND (Belmont Park)
She “spun her wheels” in her last outing and we are going to draw a black line through the effort.  Jockey John Velasquez said she was never happy with the surface.  We will regroup and find a spot for her in the next 3-4 weeks.

MISS TEMPLE CITY (Fair Hill)
WOW! She won the Hilltop Stakes very nicely last Friday and we are thrilled.  Trainer Graham Motion is now pointing her towards the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot next month.  How cool would it be to race in front of the Queen of England…stay tuned!
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MOSTINTERESTINGMAN (Santa Anita)
Trainer Jeff Mullins is super happy with the way he is going and he is galloping and getting much closer to a short breeze.

SEE THROUGH (Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, KY)
The clocker’s missed her workout a few days ago, as they do at training centers but she went well.  I saw trainer Anthony Hamilton was at the Fasig Tipton sale and he told me she looks great.  She held her weight well with the ship from California and we are looking at a race at Belterra in early June.

UNDRGROUNDRAILROAD (Peacefield Farm)
He continues his resting.

Until next time,
Bob

Miss Temple City

Hello,

The Club’s very own Miss Temple City just had a huge effort this past Sunday at Keeneland, in the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes where she finished a game 2nd behind the undefeated Breeders’ Cup champion, Lady Eli.  She came out of the race in good order and she will be pointed to the Hilltop Stakes at Pimlico on May 15th, the day before the Preakness Stakes.misstemplecity_web

February Update

February 4, 2015

Hello,

I went down to the OBS sale last week to try and secure another yearling but the prices were VERY strong in Ocala.  Its a good sign the short yearling market is strong and that make me even more excited about the prospects we have.  We keep getting great reminders that we bought all of them at very good prices. The team went out yesterday to look at the yearlings and they are looking great! Below are the updates.

Sky Mesa colt- $65,000 (half)

He just keeps growing!  He is going through one of those awkward growth stages right now but looking through that, he is doing very well.

Flatter colt- $60,000

He continues to grow and gain weight.  The best news that happened last month is that one of the early Kentucky Derby favorites, Upstart, won the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park.  Why is that significant?  Upstart is a New York bred Flatter colt as is this guy below…

Stay Thirsty colt- $52,000

He is one stout yearling.  He still lacks a little length of leg but he is starting to go through a growth spurt and hopefully he will start to have some longer legs come March.

Gemologist colt- $37,000

Last month, we mentioned that Brent Wilson, the farm manager, was going to change his feed because he was having some trouble keeping weight on.  That has definitely done the trick.  He still isn’t exactly where we would like him to be but he looks like a different horse and is doing great!

Sidney’s Candy colt- $30,000

He is doing very well.  I heard some rumblings down in Ocala that the Sidney’s Candy progeny are doing very well so far while in their early training, and that is good news.

First Samurai filly- $20,000

She wins the award for the most improved in this update for the 2nd month in a row!  She is growing like a weed!  Her half brother was entered in a stakes race, but unfortunately he was scratched.

Archarcharch colt- $10,000

He continues to be the talk of the farm.  He is a very good looking colt and is very imposing.  I showed a picture of him to the guy we purchased him off of down in Ocala and he didn’t recognize him!

Stroll colt- $7,000

This poor guy hurt his eye and that is why he is standing the opposite way so we could get his good side.  He is on antibiotics to help heal the eye and he is being a great patient so it should not affect his vision.  Other than the eye he is doing outstanding.

There is one last short yearling sale next Sunday and Monday in Lexington. If anything is purchased I will send an update out.

Thanks,
Sean

AJ, Bob, and Sean

January Sale Update

January 13, 2015

Hello,

We struck early yesterday!  We were able to take advantage of an early hip and a lack of people in the sales pavilion buying hip 11, a colt by Stroll.  The hammer fell at $7,000.  He is very big and leggy for a May foal and we are all excited to have him on The Club’s roster!  Below is a picture of him and if you click on it, you will be taken to his pedigree page.

 

Thank you,

Sean

 

AJ, Bob, and Sean

January Update

January 7, 2015

Hello,

It is a new year and all of our horses have had their “official” birthdays on January 1st so they are all considered “yearlings” now.  Happy Birthday to the colts and the filly!  The cold temperatures have arrived in full force in Central Kentucky, the high today is 21 with a low of ZERO!  The January sale will be next week so we will we be braving the temperatures to try to find some good investments for the group.  Last year we were able to find the Rip Van Winkle filly for $12,000 and sold her for $50,000 in the September sale! The updates are below.

Sky Mesa colt- $65,000 (half)
He is really starting to grow into a man.  He is starting to stretch out as well as fill out.  He will be a very large and imposing colt when he will be re-offered for sale.  His sire, Sky Mesa, finished 2014 ranked 23rd in the national sire rankings!

Flatter colt- $60,000
In the last update, he was a skinny guy with long legs and as you can see below, he has put some weight on.  He also is starting yet another growth spurt!  He had a small eye injury last month but the vet says it should not be an issue.  His sire, Flatter, ended the year with a bunch of stakes winner and was able to finish ranked 33rd in the nation.

Stay Thirsty colt- $52,000
He is turning into a big ball of muscle!  He looks great!  If he can add a little more height then we will have the total package.

Gemologist colt- $37,000
Last month, we mentioned that he was awkward looking because he was going through a pretty rapid growth spurt.  Unfortunately, he basically looks the same.  Brent Wilson, the farm manager, pulled some blood to see if he had any sort of issues but his panel came back in good order. Therefore, Brent has changed his feed and we all feel he will start to look better in the next update.

Sidney’s Candy colt- $30,000
He is starting stretch out which is an indication of the start of a growth spurt.  He is looking great and we are all looking forward to how the Sidney’s Candy progeny do during the Two Year old in training sales, which start in February.

First Samurai filly- $20,000
She wins the award for the most improved in this update.  She has put weight on in all the right places and looks to have yet another growth spurt in the making.  She is turning into a big beautiful filly for only having a 5/3/14 date of birth.

Archarcharch colt- $10,000
This colt was undefeated in the most improved award category and finished 2nd in the voting this month.  All of us really like the way he is growing up.  We feel that with his purchase price and a little help from his sire’s 2 year old runners, we could hit a home run!

This is the last call for shares!  This group is the strongest group we have ever had of all of the pinhooking groups and they are developing very well in just the short period of time we have had them.

Happy 2015,

Sean

December Update

December 19, 2014

Hello,

Sorry for the delay in the December update, I was in Hong Kong for the international races and it was a sight to see.  I would highly recommend a trip to Hong Kong, not only for the racing but for the city and culture.  It was a great trip!  The weanlings could not be doing any better for only having them for a handful of weeks.  This is an exciting group!

Sky Mesa colt- $65,000 (half)

This colt has improved a lot in his hind end, which was one spot where he needed to improve.  Peter Berglar, our partner at Stonereath, says he is really growing up and getting stronger in his hind end. Sky Mesa is 24th on the National Sire Rankings by earnings!

Flatter colt- $60,000

He has grown taller already in 5 weeks!  He was already well sized when we purchased him but it is encouraging that he will be a big boy as a yearling.  Flatter had an impressive G3 winner at Aqueduct in late November and continues to be hot.

Stay Thirsty colt- $52,000

This colt continues to look like the steal of the bunch.  He continues to fill out and has begun to stretch out which means soon he will start to grow tall which is something he needs to do in order to become the complete package.

Gemologist colt- $37,000

As with young horses, that are growing rapidly, we will have some points in the year where they will look very awkward.  This colt is going through one of those stages.  As you can see, the front of his body is not only taller than his hind end but also bulkier.  This is nothing to be alarmed about, it is very normal and we can’t wait to see what he will look like in January.

Sidney’s Candy colt- $30,000

He let us take a picture of him this time!  All jokes aside, we feel it was just a one time thing of him not wanting to come inside since he was feeling good running around in his paddock.  He has really matured in the last two months!

First Samurai filly- $20,000

This filly is a May foal like the Gemologist colt.  She is going through an awkward stage like the colt, except on the opposite side of the body.  Her hind end is much stronger and taller than the front of her body.

Archarcharch colt- $10,000

This colt has flourished since we have attained him!  He was most improved last month and he wins the award again!

Shares in the group would make a great holiday gift!  Don’t forget to buy your shares of this group before it is too late!  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact any of us.

Happy Holidays,

Sean

From the Desk of Bob Feld

From the Desk of Bob Feld

Friday, November 21, 2014

We have one in today at Del Mar.  THESHEETSGUY is the 2-1 morning line favorite and we would love to be in the winner’s circle this afternoon.  Keep in mind we have the exact same box seats available for partners this Fall meet.  Let us know if you would like to come down for a day at the races.  Also, keep in mind we have some shares left in a really nice colt named HIYO who not only looks the part he is now training like a quality colt.  Shares are very affordable with 5% shares selling for only $1,000.  We also have shares in the pinhooking group still available.

The news:

BOBBY FLAY (Peacefield Farm)

More relaxing.

 

CENTRALINTELIGENCE (Peacefield Farm)

He continues to kick back.

 

CLASSIC PROFILE (Margaux Training Center)

She came out of her debut in great shape!  Watch the link for more information.  Although Kevin mentions her race is on November 29th it is actually Sunday, November 30th.  One of the partners went out to the farm to take some video of the filly and ask Kevin some questions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MC-T8csWG8&feature=youtu.be

 

FINANCIAL (Santa Anita)

He worked last Sunday for trainer Dave Hofmans going 5 furlongs in 1:01 1/5 making it the 16th fastest of 35 on the morning.  He will work once more before his next race which is a Maiden Special Weight going 1-1/16 miles on the grass on Saturday, November 29th.

 

HIYO (Cary Frommer Stable, Aiken, SC)

He continues to learn the game and is now galloping. Cary Frommer, who has trained many, many graded stakes horses reports that, “He moves really nice and has a pretty stride.”  Great news! Shares still available in this handsome colt.

 

LIBERTY ISLAND (Belmont Park)

She put in a very nice workout yesterday (Thursday) going a half-mile from the gate in :49 flat.  It was the 9th fastest of 52 on the morning and 3rd fastest of 17 for 2-year-old fillies that worked the distance yesterday morning.  She is entered tomorrow for “Main Track Only” but with that workout, she will most likely scratch.

 

MISS TEMPLE CITY (Fair Hill)

Her scheduled race did not fill this week so trainer Graham Motion has decided to ship her to Gulfstream Park where turf racing is King during the winter.  She is scheduled to work this coming weekend and hopefully we will find a race soon for her.

 

MOSTINTERESTINGMAN (Santa Anita)

He came back this week with another easy quarter-mile breeze and it looks like he will make the work tab next week with his first three furlong drill.

 

ROYAL STANDARD (Gulfstream)

Apparently trainer Wesley Ward got a sneak peak at the next condition book at Gulfstream Park.  Wesley reports that he will be making his debut on Monday, December 15th.  Stay tuned!

 

SEE THROUGH (Santa Anita)

She did not run a jump last week in Del Mar. Jockey Joe Talamo report that she was “spinning her wheels” on the poly surface and did not like it at all.  If you watch the race again, you will see her ears were pinned the entire final 3 furlongs.  We will put a black line through the race and look forward to getting her back on the grass at Santa Anita.

 

THESHEETSGUY (Santa Anita)

He is in today (Friday) at Del Mar.  He is in the 8th and final race of the day with a 4pm PST post time and he looks good on paper.  As a matter of fact, he is the 2-1 morning line favorite with jockey Brice Blanc in the saddle. All the info is on our web site: www.theclubllc.com

 

UNDRGROUNDRAILROAD (Santa Anita)

He put in a 6 furlong workout yesterday in 1:14 2/5.  We are still hoping he can make his debut at Del Mar next Friday, November 28th.  It is a Maiden Claiming $20,000 going 6 furlongs.

 

Enjoy your weekend,
Bob

 

 

AJ, Bob and Sean

The Club Announces Merger

Lexington, Kentucky- February, 21 2014- The Club, LLC has announced that it is merging with Bongo Racing Stable, LLC. The Club has run a successful pinhooking partnership group for the last two years, while Bongo Racing Stable has been a staple on the California racing circuit for nearly a decade. Bongo Racing Stable has campaigned multiple graded stakes horses including crack sprinter, Centralinteligence who won the Grade 1 Triple Bend Handicap last year.

“The Club has been expanding exponentially since our inception. The merge with Bongo Racing Stable now makes us a ‘one stop shop’ with our company offering not only the potentially lucrative pinhoooking division but now the opportunity to experience the thrills of racing as well,” said A.J Jutte, a co-founder of The Club along with Sean Feld.

Bob Feld, considered a leading bloodstock agent in North America, will be a welcome addition to the purchasing team of The Club. “I am thrilled to have myself and Bongo Racing Stable become a part of The Club. This will give anyone interested in the great game of Thoroughbred racing a chance to get in at any level and any aspect of the industry. This will be a unique opportunity for people plus A.J. and Sean bring a lot of enthusiasm to the table.”

For more information visit their website theclubllc.com email thoroughbredclub@gmail.com or call (859)519-9665