Riverdee Racing

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. In 2018, Riverdee won nine races from 55 starts, from Churchill Downs to Laurel to Callaway Gardens to Pennsylvania Hunt Cup. 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, Lonely Weekend, Include It, Gostisbehere and Archanova anchor the American squad.

Valdez

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. The veteran chaser finished third in a Grade 3 chase and second in a featured chase at Newbury in 2019. A star. 

Valdez Doncaster

 

Biedermeier

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.

Watch Biedermeier (second) and Jewish Holiday (third) jump the first fence at Elkridge Harford.

 

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Douglas Road

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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Gibralfaro 

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.

Gibralfaro opened his 2019 season with a win in the $100,000 Queen's Cup Stakes in April.

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.”

 

City Dreamer

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.

City Dreamer won the $100,000 Marcellus Frost Stakes at the Iroquois Steeplechase in May.

Gostisbehere

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 before moving to Jack Fisher's stable in 2019.

"Ghost" won a $40,000 allowance flat at the Virginia Gold Cup to open his 2019 season.

Archanova

Purchased over the winter, the 6-year-old stakes-placed gelding won his hurdle debut at Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point and came back to finish third in the best maiden race of the spring at the Iroquois Steeplechase. Shares available.

 Include It

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.

Include It

 

Lonely Weekend

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.

Lonely

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.

 

Sean Clancy

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Middleburg, VA   20118
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