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.
Plans remain on
schedule for the mid-December grand opening of Saratoga Stud LLC, a new
stallion complex which will complete the full-service Thoroughbred
breeding facility located just east of Saratoga Springs.
Stud, will be 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.
Marvin's Miracle, game at the Spa, gives NY freshman sire Cosmonaut first progeny winner 08/08/2013--by Sarah Mace, for New York Thoroughbred Breeders New York freshman sire Cosmonaut, a multiple graded stakes
winner on dirt and turf from coast-to-coast for the late Carl Lizza's
Flying Zee Stable, got his first progeny winner Thursday at Saratoga when Bacon
Barn's Marvin's Miracle, bred by Flying Zee, came again in the
stretch to win the fifth race, a 1 1/16-mile turf contest for New York-bred
Jeranimo, by Congaree, winner of the Grade 1 Eddie Read
Stakes on turf last Saturday, will attempt to win his second Grade 1 race of
the meeting in the Pacific Classic, trainer Mike Pender said Wednesday.
There had been discussions about sending Jeranimo to
Arlington Park for the Arlington Million on Aug. 17, but Pender said the
Pacific Classic has more appeal.
"I don't want to ship," Pender said.
"He likes to run out of his own stall."
Owned by B.J. Wright and Robert LaPenta, Jeranimo won his
second turf stakes of 2013 in the Eddie Read over 1 1/8 miles. A winner of 10
of 35 starts and $1,400,864, Jeranimo finished eighth in the 2011 Pacific
Classic, his most recent start on a synthetic track.
The Pacific Classic is run over 1 1/4 miles, and Pender
thinks Jeranimo can get the distance.
"He can run all day," Pender said. "I
think it fits."