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 Motivational, Biedermeier, Yellow Mountain, Jewish Holiday 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 in April. Formerly trained by Jimmy Toner, the one-time winner on the flat could run over hurdles or go long on the turf in 2016. Watch him school over hurdles at Fisher's farm in December here.
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.
• Read about him in the Sporting Life.
• Read about Valdez in the Racing Post.
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 two seconds, including a game effort in a $140,000 allowance at Kentucky Downs, for trainer Arnaud Delacour.
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