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 new claiming partnership for 2014. Our most recent claiming horse, East of Danzig, registered a win, a second and a third for us in three starts in our colors. We’re hoping the new partnership will do as well. Shares in that partnership are available now.
New Claiming Partnership
We’ve just opened a new partnership to claim a horse early in the new year, and there’s room in it for you!
Over the years, Castle Village Farm has had some excellent success with claiming horses. Our very first horse, Flippy Diane, was a $20,000 claim who went on to win the Maryland Million Distaff Stakes just two races after we claimed her. Diligent Gambler, a $35,000 claim at Saratoga, went on to run 28 times for us, winning eight and earning almost a quarter of a million dollars; he was named Florida-bred claimer of the year when we owned him. Fighting Speedy, a $30,000 claim at Gulfstream, ran 22 times for us and was a multiple allowance winner against both NY-bred and open company and was twice stakes-placed. More recently, Bishop of Nola, a $25,000 Saratoga claim in 2010, won two allowance races for us over the 2010-11 seasons. Other recent claimers who have won for us include East of Danzig, Good Law, Tom Cat Allie, Rigby and Victory at Last.
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!