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 2019, Riverdee has won seven races, including four stakes, from 34 starts in England and America for nearly $400,000 in purses. 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.
Riverdee finished fourth in the National Steeplechase Association standings in 2020.
Grade 2 stakes winner Valdez leads the British team while Lemonade Thursday, Douglas Road, Gibralfaro, Biedermeier, City Dreamer, Lonely Weekend, Include It, Senor Seville, Make A Stand, Twenty Years On and Gostisbehere anchor the American squad.
Big, robust chestnut owns eight wins, four seconds, three thirds 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 the spring of 2019 and came back in the fall to win a handicap chase at Hereford. 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. He hit the board in two starts over timber the spring of 2019. Aiming at big Maryland races in 2021.
Purchased privately by Riverdee in 2017, the son of The Factor 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. Switched to Todd Wyatt in the summer of 2019, he continued a dual-purpose career in 2020, winning a strong maiden at the International Gold Cup.
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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.
Gibralfaro opened his 2019 season with a win in the $100,000 Queen's Cup Stakes in April, finished second in the Grade 1 New York Turf Writer's Cup and finished the season with a romp in the Grade 2 Zeke Furguson at the International Gold Cup in October. He's earned $221,250 since being purchased for £28,000.
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 and finished second in the AFLAC Supreme Hurdle at Callaway Gardens.
Purchased in April, 2018, 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 and hit the board in each of his hurdle tries.
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, finished third over hurdles at Potomac Point-to-Point and finished second in a training flat race at Shawan Downs. Started off 2020 with a strong second at Middleburg and finished with a rallying third at the International Gold Cup and a second at Callaway Gardens. 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 made four promising starts over hurdles in 2019, finishing his season with a strong second at Callaway Gardens. Second in his first start at Middleburg to begin 2020 season, he come right back to win at Virginia Gold Cup. Shares available.
New to Riverdee for 2020, the son of Lemon Drop Kid won three races on the flat and has learned to jump hurdles with champion trainer Jack Fisher. Purchased by Sean as a yearling, the 5-year-old won over hurdles at Virginia Fall in October, 2020. Beautiful, talented horse.
Twenty Years On
Purchased in England, the son of Rip Van Winkle finished second in his hurdle debut in England. In training with champion trainer Jack Fisher. Made a strong debut at Middleburg, finishing third in the 4-year-old maiden hurdle and came right back to finish third at the Virginia Gold Cup.
Riverdee purchased Senor Seville from the first division of the Athenian Idol flat race at Pennsylvania Hunt Cup in November. He finished second, came from way out of it and was flying at the finish, galloped out in front. Maddie Rowland, 16, rode him, her first ride, very cool for her. Senor Seville is a big, lovely horse who wants to go long. He won once on the turf at Laurel, always ran out of ground on the flat. He's by Seville, out of a Wild Again mare, all stamina. Former champion jockey Danielle Hodsdon will train him from her base at Fair Hill Training Center. It's a great opportunity to buy a nice horse without a lot of risk and also support a trainer who wants to play our game. Shares available.
Make A Stand
Riverdee purchased the 3-year-old by Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags out of an Irish-bred stakes-placed mare He's won two races on the flat for Mike Trombetta. We've had a lot of success purchasing horses from Mike, he's honest and takes good care of his horses. He's a Maryland-bred, who still has his allowance conditions on the flat, which is attractive. We'll school him this winter and plan on running him on the flat or over jumps in the spring. Just depends on how he likes jumping and the state of steeplechasing. Athletic, light on his feet, upbeat and should appreciate more distance in his races.