As a partner in Castle Village Farm, you’ll be part of an affordable, professional racing group. You’ll experience all the thrills of racing and the fun of being at the track for a fraction of what it would cost to do it on your own. It’s like owning your own sports franchise, but you don’t have to be a millionaire!
Right now, we’ve just started to put together a partnership to purchase a two-year-old at the Spring auction sales. Shares in that partnership are available now.
New Two-Year-Old Partnership
We’ve just opened a new partnership to purchase a two-year-old at the Spring 2013 auction sales, and there’s room in it for you!
Over the years, Castle Village Farm has had some excellent success with auction purchases. Seaside Salute, a NY-bred that we bought in Ocala, won at Saratoga three years in a row, one of those wins giving jockey Jerry Bailey his 5,000th career victory. Introspect, a NY-bred that we bought at the Fasig-Tipton sale in Timonium, MD, raced for us for five years, won the Hollie Hughes Handicap and was runner-up in the Hudson Handicap to subsequent Dubai Golden Shaheen winner Friendly Island. Just Zip It, a NY-bred two-year-old purchase, won three times for us and was stakes-placed three times. Raf and Ready, a NY-bred filly purchased at Timonium, won three times, earning more than $145,000. And those are just some of the winners that we bought at auction.
We’re hoping for comparable results from this newest partnership.
Our horses are trained by Bruce Brown. Bruce got his start as an assistant trainer to Tim Hills and then to Bill Mott. Bruce has been doing very well since he went out on his own two years ago, with a 20%-plus win percentage in 2008 and over 15% in 2009 and 2010. So far in 2012, he’s back near the 20% mark overall. Bruce welcomes CVF partners to his barn to watch morning workouts.
We spend a lot of time looking for the right horse to buy. We watch the workouts at the sales, have the horses checked by our vet, and consult with knowledgeable advisers. Everything else equal, we’ll look for a New York-bred, because of the extra money available in the state-bred incentive program.
We’re looking forward to having you join us in the winners circle!