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Saratoga Stud Delivers in New York


Opened in early 2014 Saratoga Stud LLC, features a new stallion complex located just east of Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Stud, is headed by C. Lynwood O'Cain, DVM, his wife, Suzie, and Rick Burke. Dr. O'Cain, as Resident Veterinarian, oversaw the entire breeding operation of Highcliff Farm for twenty three years, while his wife was in charge of stallion promotion and development. The O'Cains are committed financially and passionately to the success of Saratoga Stud and currently offer six stallions for breeders.

Located on part of the 300-acre Irish Hill Century Farm, owned by Rick Burke, the farm is listed on the National Historical Registry. Irish Hill has been in operation since 1883, and currently provides sales preparation, boarding and transportation of Thoroughbreds, specializing in broodmare care and foaling. “We provide care for horses of all ages, primarily from the day they are born until they leave the farm for sales or training," said Rick Burke, partner in Saratoga Stud and owner/manager of Irish Hill Century Farm. "We are now a one-stop shop. Whatever the horse needs, we supply it."

  • NY'S #1 STUD FARM IN 2014
    02/10/2015

    #1 NY Stud Farm with the Most Sires Ranked among the Top 20 in the state and by Aggregate Stallion Earnings at $6.19-million.

  • SLOW EARLY PACE IN THE FALLS CITY
    11/27/2014

    Favorite DON’T TELL SOPHIA, by CONGAREE, came through with her usual late closing surge but had to settle for second in the $222,600 G2 Falls City H. on the Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Day card at Churchill Downs. 

  • Don't Tell Sophia works for Falls City Handicap
    11/24/2014-- By Marty McGee for Daily Racing Form

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Phil Sims went about 70 miles out of his way to breeze Don’t Tell Sophia at Churchill Downs toward the Falls City Handicap, reserving judgment on whether to confirm his stable star until entries were taken Sunday for the Thanksgiving Day feature.

  • Don't Tell Sophia Last to First in Spinster
    10/05/2014-- The Blood-Horse

    By Jack Shinar

    Don't Tell Sophia, last rounding the far turn, roared down the center of the stretch run to register her first grade I victory in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Oct. 5 on the Keeneland main track as overwhelming favorite Close Hatches fizzled.