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2012 Champion Turf Male – Riding The River

Owners: Dominion Bloodstock, HGRH Inc. and Linmac Farm. Trainer: Dave Cotey. Breeder: Juliana Orem (Ky.). You remember that Cinderella tale of Mine That Bird, the $9,500 yearling purchase by Cotey who went on to stun the world with his 50 to 1 Kentucky Derby score for his new American owners? Well known for his sharp eye to pick out an athletic equine, and his ability to get such a horse for not a lot of money, Cotey picked out another modestly bred, inexpensive yearling in 2008, a year after he bought the Bird. This one, a Kentucky bred, plain bay by Pennsylvania stallion Wiseman’s Ferry from the mare Glow Ruby Glow, by Rubiano, cost just $3,500 (US) at the Fasig Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale. Shares in the youngster were divided up between Cotey, longtime business partner Hugh Galbraith and Jim McNair’s Linmac Farm. “He was bred by the daughter…

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