A select racing partnership, Riverdee Stable competes nationally and internationally, aiming at the biggest festivals around the world (Saratoga, Keeneland, Cheltenham, Royal Ascot, etc.). Horses are purchased through public auction or private sale, focusing mainly on horses of racing age but we're open to pursuing yearlings and 2-year-olds.
Riverdee Stable and Clancy Bloodstock Management has grown significantly in recent years, campaigning horses over jumps and on the flat, in England and America. In 2017, we won 11 races from 63 starts for a solid 17 win percentage and 56 in the money percentage. The stable includes top 3-year-old Down Royal and solid allowance runners Douglas Road and Motivational. We have won or placed at Santa Anita, Saratoga, Keeneland, Woodbine, Far Hills, Colonial Cup, Cheltenham, Newbury and other premier tracks around the world.
Valdez leads the British team while Douglas Road, Down Royal, Wigwam Baby, Gibralfaro, Motivational, Biedermeier, Jewish Holiday, Lilting and Mythmaker anchor the American squad.
Purchased in late fall, 2015, the son of Afleet Express finished second after a rough start and a wide trip in his first foray for Riverdee, followed that with a win over allowance foes at Turfway Park and finished third in a second-level allowance race. Freshened, he returned with a strong third in a tough turf allowance at Keeneland. He finished fourth in the Laurel Turf Cup in September. Switched to Jack Fisher for 2017, Motivational won a tough two-other-than allowance on the turf at Laurel in August and a $25,000 flat race at Callaway Gardens.
Purchased in the fall of 2015, the son of Purim is made to be a jumper. In training with Jack Fisher, the big chestnut finished fourth in his hurdle debut at Queen's Cup and fourth again at Monmouth Park in 2016. Formerly trained by Jimmy Toner, the one-time winner on the flat will make his timber debut in 2018.
Jewish Holiday, on left, with champion trainer Jack Fisher on Thanksgiving Day Hunt.
Big, robust chestnut owns seven wins, two seconds, a third and a fourth in 13 starts for trainer Alan King in Britain. He's won twice over hurdles and won his first three chase starts, including a 24-length romp at Newbury in November. He finished fifth in the Grade I Arkle at Cheltenham in 2014.
Purchased at Fasig-Tipton's Horses-in-Training Sale in July, 2015, the son of Empire Maker won two in a row at Monmouth Park. He finished third, beaten a head and a nose, in a $78,000 allowance at Parx in 2016. The bay gelding will race over timber for trainer Todd Wyatt in 2018.
Purchased privately by Riverdee in 2017, the son of The Factor has rattled off a win and three seconds, including a game effort in a $140,000 allowance at Kentucky Downs and a strong performance at Keeneland, for trainer Arnaud Delacour. The Kentucky-bred is in Aiken, South Carolina, preparing for his 4-year-old season.
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The 3-year-old daughter of Alphabet Soup bolstered the steeplechase division with a second at Far Hills and a win at Charleston for Bernie and Kate Dalton. We're counting the days until spring.
Added to the string at the end of 2016, the son of Artie Schiller won twice at Presque Isle Downs in the summer of 2017 before registering two solid fourths over hurdles at Far Hills and Charleston. Trained by Jonathan Sheppard, the bay gelding will campaign on the flat and over hurdles in 2018.
Added to the roster in the fall of 2017, the stakes-placed mare finished third in the Peapack at Far Hills. Trained by Jonathan Sheppard, she'll aim at the rich filly and mare hurdle stakes division in the spring.
Purchased at Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Sales in November, 2017, the Irish-bred won twice over hurdles for Alan King, competing at Cheltenham, Newbury and other premier tracks in England. He will aim at novice stakes in the spring.
After his first win, King told the Racing Post: "Gibralfaro comes from the same source as Mille Chief, who won this race in 2009 (and two years later the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle), Walk On and Oceane so I was keen to get him. He will improve a lot for the experience. We are going to have to think Triumph with him.”