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."
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.
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.
$210,000 BOB AND JOHN 2YO WINS BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS! 09/22/2014 PAIN AND MISERY (g. 2, Bob and John - Singing Doe, by Running
Stag), third behind "TDN RISING STAR" Conquest Panthera (Kitten's Joy)
in his Aug. 24 debut at Del Mar, was sent off the 1-2 favorite in this
FIRST STAKES WINNER FOR COSMONAUT 08/04/2014--by Sarah Mace, NYTBreeders Selenite gave her New York-based sire Cosmonaut
his first progeny stakes winner when she rallied from midpack to upset
the field of the $100,000 Statue of Liberty division of the New York
STONESIDER'S SINISTRA WINS EVAN SHIPMAN 07/31/2014--by Sarah Mace, NYTBreeders Chevalier Stable's Sinistra, a 4-year-old gelding by New York-based Stonesider (Saratoga Stud LLC),
won his first stakes victory in Thursday's $100,000 Evan Shipman Stakes
for New York-breds as the longest shot on the board at 27-1, while
giving trainer Karl Grusmark his first stakes win at the Spa.
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