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 also buy yearlings and 2-year-olds.
Riverdee Stable and Clancy Bloodstock Management have grown significantly in recent years, campaigning horses over jumps and on the flat, in England and America. So far in 2018, Riverdee has won nine races on the flat and over jumps. In 2017, we won 11 races from 63 starts for a solid 17 win percentage and 56 in the money percentage. We have won or placed at Santa Anita, Saratoga, Keeneland, Woodbine, Far Hills, Colonial Cup, Cheltenham, Newbury and other premier tracks around the world. We have purchased, managed and/or raced graded stakes winners on the flat and over jumps, including horses who have won three Eclipse Awards in steeplechasing.
Grade 2 stakes winner Valdez leads the British team while Douglas Road, Gibralfaro, Biedermeier, City Dreamer, Flushed, Down Royal, Wigwam Baby, Bite The Bit and Shark Du Berlais anchor the American squad.
Big, robust chestnut owns seven wins, three seconds, two thirds and a fourth in 17 starts for trainer Alan King in Britain. He won twice over hurdles and won his first three chase starts, including a 24-length romp at Newbury and a Grade 2 stakes win at Doncaster. He finished fifth in the Grade I Arkle at Cheltenham in 2014. He made his long anticipated return at Newbury in February, 2018, finishing third behind Arkle winner Altior and Politologue. A star.
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 made his timber debut in March, 2018, finishing second, beaten a head at Piedmont. He returned to finish second at the Elkridge-Harford Point-to-Point. In the fall of 2018, he won an allowance timber at Pennsylvania Hunt Cup.
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 in 2017. In 2018, the Arnaud Delacour trainee won a strong allowance turf race at Laurel Park and came right back to win another allowance race on the dirt at Laurel.
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The 3-year-old daughter of Alphabet Soup bolstered the steeplechase division with a rough-trip second in the 3-year-old stakes at Far Hills and a win at Charleston for Bernie and Kate Dalton. Down Royal made her 4-year-old debut, finishing second in the Raymond G. Woolfe at the Carolina Cup meet, third at Middleburg Spring Races and third against the boys at Nashville.
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.
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. The son of Dalakhani won his American debut, taking the $35,000 feature at the Tryon Block House Steeplechase, finished second in the Marcellus Frost Novice Stakes at Iroquois in May and finished second in the Foxbrook Champion Hurdle at Far Hills in October and finished second, beaten a head, in the AFLAC Supreme Hurdle at Callaway Gardens. Purchased for £28,000, he's earned $77,250 in 2018.
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.”
Purchased in 2018, the 4-year-old Irish-bred won twice over hurdles in England and finished a promising fifth in his American debut at Belmont Park in September. In training with champion trainer, Jack Fisher, the chestnut gelding finished fourth in the Foxbrook Champion Hurdle at Far Hills in October.
Purchased in April, the son of Gio Ponti has won two races and finished second in a 12-furlong allowance over the Keeneland turf. Trained by Charlie LoPresti, the 4-year-old won over the Churchill Downs turf in September. Perfect steeplechase candidate when the time is right.
Purchased from Hall of Fame trainer, Jonathan Sheppard, this 3-year-old son of Cape Blanco made his debut at Shawan Downs and will aim at the 3-year-old hurdle series in the fall of 2018. Shares available.
Purchased in the fall of 2108, this big, strong son of Include will run on the turf and over hurdles. In training with Todd Wyatt, he's got a bright future as a duel-purpose horse. He was purchased from Michael Trombetta, who has been a viable source of steeplechase horses over the years. Include It made his Rivedee debut with a promising fifth in soft ground at the International Gold Cup. Shares available.
Robust son of Tiznow won once on the flat for top flat connections Wertheimer et Frere and Graham Motion before being purchased by Riverdee in the summer of 2018. He won his debut for Riverdee in a $25,000 allowance flat at Callaway Gardenss. He will run on the flat and over hurdles in 2019. He's a star. Shares available.
Bite The Bit
Winner in his first start for Riverdee, the 5-year-old opened the season with an impressive maiden score at Aiken for Hall of Famer Jonathan Sheppard and jockey Jack Doyle.
Shark Du Berlais
Imported from France in 2018, the 4-year-old posted a second and two thirds over hurdles and steeplechase fences at Auteuil. The bay gelding made his American debut at Middleburg, finishing a promising fourth after a rough trip.