New York: Irish Hill, Dutchess Views Stallions Merge To Form Largest Stallion Station In Region

In a landmark merger of New York breeding operations, three of the four leading stallions based in the state by 2017 progeny earnings will stand next year under the management of Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions LLC at Irish Hill Century Farm in Saratoga, NY. This will be the largest stallion station in the region.

Sunrise Stallions, which owns champion and 2015 leading New York sire Big Brown as well as record-breaking New York sire Frost Giant and freshman Heavy Breathing, will stand that trio at Irish Hill, which will also become the home of leading NY stallion Bellamy Road. All will move to Irish Hill which is located near Saratoga Springs.

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Big Brown has sired multiple G1 winner Dortmund in his first six crops of racing age, and his progeny, including 19 other black type winners, have earned over $20.2 million. He ranks third among New York sires this year with $2.85 million to date.

Frost Giant sired New York-bred champions Kelli Got Frosty and Frosty Margarita in his first six crops and his G2 winning son Giant Expectations is set to run in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.

Bellamy Road, who has eight crops of racing age, has sired the earners of over $23 million, with 97 individual winners earning over $4 million in 2017 including Jockey Club Gold (G1) winner Diversify.

“We are enthusiastic about standing our stallions with Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions near Saratoga Springs, and believe the new operation will offer breeders a first-rate experience and the best chance at getting an outstanding foal,” said Sunrise Stallions’ Andrew Cohen.

The full roster will include the stallions already standing at Irish Hill: Zivo – G2 winner and G1 performing Millionaire, Market Rally – new for 2018 – GSW son of Unbridled’s Song from the family of champions A Fleets Dancer and Bessarabian and Desert Party – G2 winner at Saratoga and second leading third crop sire in NY.

Michael Lischin and Anya Sheckley of Dutchess Views will handle the marketing and management functions of the combined operation including contracts, service certificates, reports and billing. They will join Rick Burke and Bill Leak in working with mare owners on matings and selling seasons and the business will be called Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions LLC.

“We are excited about the potential of standing so many top quality stallions and combining forces with Irish Hill,” Lischin said. Stud fees will be announced after the Breeders Cup races.

For more information, contact: Anya Sheckley and Michael Lischin at 518-398-5666 [email protected] or Rick Burke and Bill Leak at 518-584-1515 [email protected], [email protected]

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