Riverdee Stable

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Riverdee Stable and Clancy Bloodstock Management have grown significantly in recent years, campaigning graded stakes winners over jumps and on the flat, in England and America.

Dark blue, two light blue hoops, red cap. Don’t forget the red cap! Riverdee Stable is named after a horse who excelled in five disciplines – flat racing, steeplechasing, eventing, showing and fox hunting. An overachiever, Riverdee is the model we strive to discover and campaign on the flat and over hurdles.

In 2023, Riverdee finished second in the owner’s standing in steeplechasing. Awakened won the Grade 1 Jonathan Sheppard at Saratoga and earned a finalist slot in the Eclipse Awards. Cool Jet won two novice stakes to help Riverdee climb to 19th on the all-time leaderboard. In all, Riverdee won 13 races for over $500,000.

In 2022, Riverdee won seven races for over $200,000 from a limited number of starters. Potus, Cool Jet and Awakened won big maiden races to promise bigger things in 2023. City Dreamer continued to ply his trade in the stakes division moving Riverdee up the ladder in career steeplechase earnings. That year’s earnings moved Riverdee past icons F. Eugene Dixon Jr., Mrs. Miles Valentine and Rokeby Stable, on the all-time steeplechase leaderboard. It’s an honor to be listed in the same sentence with steeplechasing stalwarts. I remember pulling on the gray and gold frogs of Rokeby silks to ride Senator Brady in the Imperial Cup at Aiken when I was a freshman in college. We finished second to another Rokeby runner. Oh, to have a win picture with those silks. I donned the pink and cerise hearts of Mrs. Miles Valentine, same thing, no win pictures, but an honor. As for F. Eugene Dixon and his wife Edie, well, they were integral in my riding career, providing my first Saratoga winner with To Ridley in 1994. Talk about a thrill.

In 2021, Riverdee won nine races including two stakes, from 37 starts for $248,700, cracking the top five on the National Steeplechase Association’s leading owner list for the third year in a row. We won our last five starts to end the season on a roll and went over $1 million in career steeplechase earnings, one of just 30 owners to reach that achievement in over 100 years.

In a Covid-shorted 2020 season, we won three races. In 2019, Riverdee 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, Doncaster 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.

Awakened, Zabeel Champion, Rocket One, Potus, Cool Jet, Tiz a Giant, Snow Geese, Tuddenham Green, Jimmy Dan, Pietrelcina, Queens Empire, Include It, Fits The Jill, Mission Brief, Gordon’s Jet, King Tsunami, World Factor, Penicillin Success anchor the American squad for 2024.

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serifos

Added during a trip to the Eclipse Awards in January, the son of Into Mischief hails from the world-renowned Wertheimer and Frere racing/breeding empire. Trained by Graham Motion, Serifos won three times, including the Presious Passion Stakes at Monmouth Park, in 17 starts. As always, we’re patient and provided some … Read More

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Lorraine (FR)

Riverdee purchased the 3-year-old filly in March. The French-bred daughter of Shalaa has made just four starts on the flat for Graham Motion. She finished second twice, including a strong effort in a maiden special weight at Laurel going 1 1/8 miles on the turf in November. She showed that … Read More

Awakened

Awakened wins Grade 1 Jonathan Sheppard at Saratoga.

A finalist for the 2023 Steeplechase Eclipse Award, the chestnut gelding owns four wins, three seconds and two thirds since joining Riverdee and Ten Strike Racing in 2021. He’s earned $198,000 over hurdles. Winner of the Grade 1 Jonathan Sheppard New York Turf Writers Cup in 2023, the 7-year-old aims … Read More

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Cool Jet

Two-time stakes winner over hurdles in 2023 will step into Grade 1 competition in 2024. The Irish-bred has flourished since coming to the U.S., winning three times and finishing second twice in six starts. Owns victories at the two premier meets on the circuit – Iroquois and Far Hills. In … Read More

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Jimmy Dan

Another one we had been chasing for a while, the son of Kitten’s Joy finally joined Riverdee as a joint venture with Ten Strike Racing (Awakened, Rocket One) in late 2023. Sent to Jack Fisher, the two-time flat winner learned to jump before freshening up for three months. Jimmy Dan … Read More

Tuddenham Green

New to Riverdee for 2024. The son of Nathaniel won twice in four starts over hurdles for Alan King (Valdez!) in Great Britain before venturing this way in September. The 5-year-old posted a second and four thirds on the flat so that’s an option here as well. Rated 75 on … Read More

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Tiz a giant

Well, it took us a while. We had been chasing this beautiful son of Tiznow for several seasons before we landed him in September, 2023. Owned and bred by one of the best, Live Oak Plantation, and trained by Michael Trombetta, the 5-year-old won twice on the turf, including a … Read More

SNow Geese

Snow Geese owns two thirds in two starts over hurdles.

By a Breeders’ Cup Mile winner out of a steeplechase stakes winner. Yeah, that’s our kind of pedigree. Snow Geese hails from Kate and Bernie Dalton’s prolific breeding program and leapt straight into steeplechasing in 2023. Trained by Kate and ridden by Bernie, the son of Tourist made his debut … Read More

Zabeel Champion

Welcome to America. Imported from Great Britain for an American campaign, the son of Poet’s Voice burst onto the scene with two stakes wins in 2023. Trained by Jack Fisher, ridden by Bernie Dalton and managed by Sean for Martin Tedham and Wasdell Properties, Zabeel Champion won the Appleton Stakes … Read More

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Pietrelcina

Nice young prospect with four placings on the flat. Primed for a turf campaign in the spring and a hurdle campaign in the future. We’ll take advantage of his Maryland-bred eligibility and his conditions on the flat and over hurdles. In training at Fair Hill Training Center with former champion … Read More