The Thoroughbred Owner Conference 2021

Horse Selection Strategies in Focus at Owner Conference

Source: Blood Horse

(April 2021) The second panel of the 10-session virtual Thoroughbred Owner Conference series continued April 6 with a session that focused on strategies for finding Thoroughbred athletes for a racing stable. The series was sponsored by the New York Racing Association and featured perspectives from Dr. Jeffrey Berk, Equine Medical Associates; Terry Finley, founder and chief executive officer, West Point Thoroughbreds; Ken McPeek, trainer; and Gayle Van Leer, Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services. The panel was moderated by Mike Penna of Horse Racing Radio Network….

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Breeder Elaine Macpherson

Thoroughbreds a Lifelong Love for Artist MacPherson

Source: Blood Horse Today

(Nov 2020) – Breeder Elaine Macpherson talks about G3 stakes winner Red Flag produced by her mare Surrender who was purchased on her behalf by GVLTS. Surrender has also produced stakes winner Surrender Now making her a two time stakes producer for Ms. Macpherson since her purchase)  When Red Flag crossed the wire in the Nov. 15 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar, the colt became the first stakes winner for sire Tamarkuz and stamped himself a possible…

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Pee Wee Reese captures the G2 Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita - Benoit Photo

Pee Wee Reese wins the G2 Eddie D Stake, Breeders’ Cup next

Source: Paulick Report

(Arcadia, CA 9/27/19) Nick Alexander’s homebred Pee Wee Reese (whose dam was purchased by Gayle Van Leer) earned his second graded stakes victory in Friday’s Grade 2 Eddie D, making a move up the rail and streaking away down the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length as the 5-2 second choice. The 6-year-old son of Tribal Rule, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Phil D’Amato, covered five furlongs over Santa Anita’s firm turf course in 55.33 seconds.

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BEST PAL winning the first running of the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at the Del Mar Racetrack

TVG Feature on $5,668,245 earner Best Pal

Source: TVG

(Del Mar, CA 8/17/18) TVG profiles multiple Grade 1 winner and earner of $5.6m, Best Pal whose career Gayle Van Leer managed for John and Betty Mabee’s Golden Eagle Farm. The Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes for 2yr olds, run annually at the Del Mar Racetrack, is named in honor of this fan favorite who raced  through his 7yr old year.

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Thoroughbred Royal FJ begins his second career as a show horse

11-Year Old Royal FJ, Retired Sound this Past October Makes Stunning Apperance at Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show

Source: Santa Anita Press Release

(Arcadia, CA 3/29/18) RACING ROYALTY—In his first-ever horse show appearance, 11-year-old Royal F J (Gayle Van Leer yearling purchase), who was retired sound this past October with nine wins from 102 starts (read about him making his milestone 100th start) and earnings of $568,150 made a stunning appearance this past Saturday at the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show at Galway Downs.

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