Longtime New York Colleagues Join Forces to
Establish the State's Largest Stallion Facility
Saratoga Springs, NY-Joe and Anne McMahon, owners of McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds are proud to announce the addition of the Highcliff Stallions to the farm for 2013. C. Lynwood O'Cain, DVM and Suzie O'Cain, Stallion Development, commented, "We could not be more thrilled. We have always dreamed of bringing Saratoga Thoroughbred breeders to the forefront in the state, and with 14 stallions, including the sire of a 2012 Eclipse winner and the sire of a 2012 Grade I stakes winner, we felt now was the time to make the dreams of both families a reality."
Horseman Joe McMahon and Suzie O'Cain have spent many years working together on the boards of several state organizations, including the New York Thoroughbred Breeders. Dr. O'Cain adds his vast knowledge of reproduction therapy, while Anne McMahon continues her role in hands on horsemanship and farm management.
Suzie O'Cain added, "Doc and I spent 26 years 45 minutes away from Saratoga, and with the closing of Highcliff Farm after Carl Lizza's passing, we wanted our friends and clients to know we would always be close and involved with their bloodstock investments. Anne and Joe are, not only two of our good friends, their farm is just five minutes down the road and Doc and I will be there on a regular basis. We all feel this will be the best Thoroughbred Stallion Station in the Northeast."
Highcliff Stallions Bob and John, Congaree, Cosmonaut, Maybry's Boy, Smart Bid, and Stonesider join McMahon Stallions Alphabet Soup, Catienus, Here Comes Ben, Justenuffhumor, Mr. Sekiguchi, Teuflesberg, Touch Gold, and Utopia (JPN) for the 2013 breeding season.
DON'T TELL SOPHIA on a roll 04/26/2013 Winner of two stakes at Oaklawn Park this year, DON'T
TELL SOPHIA, by CONGAREE, moved up to graded stakes competition
running second in the Azeri S.-G3 and third in the Apple Blossom H.-G1.
Latest stakes horse for BOB AND JOHN 03/03/2013 GRAND MERE finished second by a neck in
Aqueduct's Beru S. after winning a SOC race at Aqueduct just three days
First Graded SW for a NY Sire 04/26/2013 Grade I sire CONGAREE became the Empire State's
first sire of a 2013 Graded stakes winner when JERANIMO won the San
Gabriel S.-G2 on January 13. A Grade I winner in 2012, JERANIMO
now has earnings of $1,197,400.
Full sister to champion MAOINEACH gets black type 04/26/2013 GIVHANS FERRY, by CONGAREE, won a 6 allowance
at the Far Grounds March 31 then traveled west to run second in the Wilma
Mankiller Memorial S. at WRD on April 24.
AT the NYTB Annual Awards Banquet in Honor of the 2012 New
York-Bred Divisional Champions, Highcliff clients' runners took home two
Champion Female Sprinter: Agave Kiss, owned by Flying
Zee Racing Stables, LLC and bred by NUstar Breeding LLC was named Champion
Female Sprinter. Agave
Kiss (Lion Heart) began her sophomore campaign with four
straight victories, which extended her unbeaten, never-headed winning streak to
six after she closed out 2011 with back-to-back New York-bred maiden special
and allowance victories for trainer Rudy Rodriguez.
JERANIMO 04/23/2013 JERANIMO, by CONGAREE, turned
in a 6f work today at Hollywood 1:14.40, 4/11
MAYBRY'S BOY 04/09/2013 MAYBRY'S BOY sired maiden winner
MAYBRY'S GOLD. His multiple stakes winner SPORTSWRITER is a
finalist for Champion NY Bred Sprinter.
I'll Call 04/05/2013 I'LL CALL, full brother to SMART
BID, was an impressive debut winner on opening day at Keeneland. The three
year old angled out leaving the second turn of the one mile maiden special
weight catching the leaders inside the furlong marker to win by 2 ½ lengths. He
is the seventh winner for their dam from seven starters and looks like he will
go on to add black type to a stellar family.
STONESIDER 02/22/2013 STONESIDER's KENT RAGSTONE
made his racing debut a dazzler, winning by 8 lengths for owner Gallagher
Equine and bred by GSB Racing & Breeding Stock at Lingfield.