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Bourbon Lane Stable 

Bourbon Lane Stable was founded in 2010 and consists of two partnerships each year, a yearling partnership and a two year old partnership. Bourbon Lane Stable is managed by McMahon & Hill Bloodstock.

Our goal is simple:

We provide a professionally run partnership, that will give partners a fair chance at owning elite race horses.  Since we personally contribute to each partnership at the same level as our investors, we define partnership.  Other partnerships have clients and inherently there is a cost to the client.  We strive to be better than that.  We do not mark up our purchases and our goal is that each partner in Bourbon Lane Stable sees the path towards individual ownership of horses and thus we broaden the sport we love.

Click here to view our current roster.

Three areas that differentiate Bourbon Lane Stable:

"The Rule of Three"

Bourbon Lane Stable always has at least three horses in each LLC.   Horses are flesh and blood and they are susceptible to all sorts of injuries that can delay or interrupt a racing career.  The rule of three is intended to recognize that from three horses, one will be great, one will be OK and one will be below average.  Naturally we strive to do better but our experience tells us not to do single horse partnerships.  They don’t work.

"Manage Aggressively to Prevent Cash Calls"

Our partnerships are started with an expense budget for each horse.  If all goes well one or more of the horses will have some success before the reserves are used up.  If not there will need to be a cash call to fund the partnership.  Our strategy is simple.  We know that partners don’t mind paying cash calls on stakes horses BUT don’t call for cash on a bunch of less expensive horses.  If horses have to be sold, even at a loss, to fund the partnership, expect that we will do so in a responsible manner.

"Aftercare for our Horses"

Once we have decided to sell a horse or run a horse in a claimer, we continue to follow the career of the horse.  Several of our partners are very active in finding “forever homes” for our horses and to that end we have established the Bourbon Lane Stable paddock at Old Friends Farm in Georgetown, KY.  Any Bourbon Lane Stable horse, past or present, who is ineligible for a second career after racing, is welcomed to be retired at Old Friends.  We also support the Thoroughbred Charities of America, where Mike sits on the Board of Directors.  The TCA donates hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to QUALIFIED aftercare farms and organizations.  In particular, we sponsor events at RRP, the “Retired Racehorse Project” and at CARMA.

Scroll down to see a few of our retired friends!

Want to join in the fun?

The 2016 Bourbon Lane Stable Yearling Racing Partnership is now open to investors. If you are interested in pursuing ownership through a racing partnership, click here to email us for more information.

ENTRIES & RESULTS

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Prospective partners and those wishing to learn more about the exciting sport of horse racing can join the Bourbon Lane Stable news feed, you will receive information about our racing partnerships, entries and results. Once you have joined as a partner in Bourbon Lane Stable you will receive weekly updates on all of the horses in our partnerships including trainer and progress reports. You will be notified of our races and accompaning events, dinners, mornings at the track, private tours and our annual partnership meeting in Saratoga. Bourbon Lane Stable is a lifestyle, not just a racing partnership.

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  • Brian Zipse; Partnership Experience

    Bourbon Lane will offer my first taste of Race Horse Ownership By: Brian Zipse My father, in partnership with a couple of friends, owned a few broodmares back in the day. I will never forget how exciting it was seeing a horse that one of them produced on the track. It was a rush, to […]
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Current Roster

Bourbon Resolution

’16 BLS Yearling Partnership

Bay Colt

New Year’s Day – Vindicated Ghost

Trained by: Ian Wilkes

Pedigree

Mission Impazible – More Than Beauty

’17 BLS Yearling Partnership

Bay Colt

Mission Impazible – More Than Beauty

Trained by: TBA

Pedigree

Lemon Drop Kid – Top Kisser

’17 BLS Yearling Partnership

Bay Colt

Lemon Drop Kid –  Top Kisser

Trained by: TBA

Pedigree

Bourbon Empire

’15 BLS Yearling Partnership

Gr/R Colt

Majestic Warrior – Wittenberg Miss

Trained by: Mark Hennig

Pedigree

Stakes placed – MSW winner

Paz the Bourbon

’16 BLS 2yo Partnership

Ch Filly

Mission Impazible – Kettle’s Sister

Stakes placed – MSW winner

Trained by: Mark Hennig

Pedigree

Pray for Bourbon

’16 BLS 2yo Partnership

Dk. Bay or Br Filly

Harlan’s Holiday – Pick and Pray

Trained by: Mark Hennig

Pedigree

MSW – Winner

Binary Bourbon

’16 BLS Yearling Partnership

Bay Filly

Data Link – Miss Clare

Trained by: Brendon Walsh

Pedigree

Bourbon N Rye

’16 BLS Yearling Partnership

Bay Colt

Maclean’s Music – Ghost Friendly

Trained by: Mark Hennig

Pedigree

Bourbon Currency

’17 BLS Two Year Old Partnership

Dark Bay or Brown Colt

Speightstown – Cash for Clunkers

Trained by: John Kimmel

Pedigree

Double Bourbon

’17 BLS Two Year Old Partnership

Dark Bay or Brown Colt

Smart Strike – A. P. Double Cat

Trained by: Mark Casse

Pedigree

Bourbon Dude

’17 BLS Two Year Old Partnership

Dark Bay or Brown Colt

First Dude – Love in Bloom

Trained by: Dan Blacker

Pedigree

Durban Bourbon

’16 BLS South Africa Partnership

Bay Filly

Trippi-Tigress

Trained by: Mike de Kock

Pedigree

Duchess of Bourbon

’17 BLS South Africa Partnership

Bay Filly

Duke of Marmalade (IRE) – Rose Garden

Trained by: Justin Snaith

Pedigree

Varsity Bourbon

’17 BLS South Africa Partnership

Bay Colt

Var – Off to Dance

Trained by: Mike de Kock

Pedigree

Bourbon Country

’16 BLS 2yo Partnership

Bay Colt

Harlan’s Holiday-Uninhibited Song

Trained by: Eddie Kenneally

Pedigree

Hello Bourbon

’14 BLS Yearling Partnership

Ch Colt

Kitten’s Joy-Treasured Song

Trained by: Dan Blacker

Pedigree

Bourbon Bouquet

’16 BLS South Africa Partnership

Ch Filly

Pathfork-Fragrant Filly

Trained by: Mike de Kock

Pedigree

Aftercare for our horses

We strive to find forever homes for our horses. Since the beginning of Bourbon Lane Stable, we have re-homed our equine athletes. Some have been able to move on to second careers as pleasure riding horses, breeding stock, or for those not sound enough or unable to breed have been retired to our own pasture at Old Friends. Old Friends is a retirement facility for Thoroughbred race horses that have come to the end of their racing and breeding careers. In May of 2013, Bourbon Lane Stable established a retirement pasture for any of our horses that need a forever home. One of our own, Johannesbourbon, resides at Old Friends living out his days in happiness and safety.

A FEW OF OUR FRIENDS

With a new owner and new career, Afterbourbon was adopted out from New Vocations.

Johannesbourbon, is at Old Friends Retirement Facility in the donated Bourbon Lane Stable pasture.

Hard Bourbon is spending his time at the Tierra Madre Sanctuary playing with friends.

Quiero Bourbon is now an event horse, winning blue ribbons left and right.

Hashtag Bourbon in the process of training for the Thoroughbred Makeover at the Ky Horse Park that is put on by the Retired Racehorse Project.

Justonemorebourbon is now living the life as a companion and pleasure riding horse for a new owner in North Carolina.

Thank you to all the organizations that work to find new careers for Thoroughbred race horses.

 

In January 2016 Bourbon Lane Stable was awarded the Allaire duPont Leadership award at the annual TCA Stallion Season Auction.

“Bourbon Lane Stable and the Thoroughbred Incentive Program have made tremendous contributions to Thoroughbred aftercare,” said Dan Rosenberg, president of TCA. “Bourbon Lane is a shining example of responsible ownership and TIP has successfully worked to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds by incentivizing and rewarding owners. Both of their efforts speak to the mission of Thoroughbred Charities of America and for that we are very appreciative.”

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