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  • 2024 US Yearling Sale Calendar

    As we move through an exciting year in thoroughbred racing, Bourbon Lane Stable is thrilled to share our 2024 US Yearling Partnership Sale Calendar. At the heart of our success in identifying and acquiring top-quality yearlings are our bloodstock agents, Mike McMahon and Jamie Hill. As co-owners of McMahon and Hill Bloodstock and managers of Bourbon Lane Stable, Mike and Jamie bring a wealth of experience, expertise, and passion to our operation. Their keen eye for talent and deep industry knowledge ensure that we consistently find exceptional horses that meet our high standards. Here's a glimpse into our recent and upcoming sales: Fasig-Tipton July Sale We kicked off our yearling sale season with the Fasig-Tipton July Sale, an event known for showcasing early-developing yearlings. This sale is a great opportunity to discover promising young horses that can make an impact on the track sooner rather than later. Our team was on the ground, scouting potential stars that embody the qualities Bourbon Lane Stable values – athleticism, pedigree, and potential. We are excited to have walked away with a stellar Vekoma colt who joins Bourbon Lane Stable. Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Next up on our calendar is the prestigious Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale. Held in the historic town of Saratoga Springs, NY, this sale is renowned for offering some of the finest yearlings in North America. The atmosphere is electric, and the quality of horses is unmatched. We're excited to bring you updates from this event as we seek out elite yearlings that can take our partnerships to new heights. Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearlings Following the Select Sale in Saratoga, we turn our attention to the Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearlings Sale. This sale is dedicated to yearlings bred in the Empire State, offering unique incentives and opportunities for owners. New York-breds have proven their mettle on the national stage, and we are keen to identify yearlings that can excel both locally and beyond. Keeneland September Yearling Sale The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is a cornerstone of the thoroughbred auction calendar. Spanning several weeks, this sale is the largest and most comprehensive in the world, attracting buyers and sellers from around the globe to the bluegrass. Our team will be meticulously evaluating a vast array of yearlings, aiming to secure top-tier prospects that align with Bourbon Lane Stable's standards of excellence. Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale Rounding out our yearling sale schedule in the US is the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale in Lexington, KY. Known for its diverse catalog and value offerings, this sale presents a fantastic opportunity to discover hidden gems and late-developing yearlings. We're committed to finding outstanding prospects that can deliver success on the racetrack and bring joy to our partners. Stay tuned for more updates and insights as we navigate these exciting events. Our goal is to craft world-class racing partnerships that combine great horses, great people, and great bourbon. Join us on this thrilling journey, and let's make 2024 a year to remember! For more information about our 2024 US Yearling Partnership opportunities, please contact us. Mike McMahon: 859-983-7617 mike@mcmahonandhill.com Jamie Hill: 859-983-0515 jamie@mcmahonandhill.com Office: 859-846-4020 bloodstock@mcmahonandhill.com

  • Bourbon Lane Acquires First Yearling for 2024 US Partnership

    We are excited to announce our first acquisition for the 2024 US Yearling Partnership at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale. We proudly introduce Hip 243, a beautiful chestnut colt by the exciting young sire Vekoma out of the Kitten's Joy mare Siamese. This Kentucky-bred colt, purchased for $100,000 from Hurstland Farm's consignment, boasts a young, active pedigree and a strong physical that makes him a promising addition to the stable. Partnership Opportunities Joining our partnership means being part of a professionally managed, responsibly owned, and internationally recognized racing team. Our commitment to excellent communication ensures you will be kept informed every step of the way. If you are interested in joining, please contact us for more information. Each LLC aims to purchase three horses, with a minimum investment of $10,000. Contact Us Mike McMahon 859-983-7617 mike@mcmahonandhill.com Jamie Hill 859-983-0515 jamie@mcmahonandhill.com Office 895-846-4020 bloodstock@mcmahonandhill.com

  • Kicking Off the US Yearling Sales with Fasig-Tipton July

    At Bourbon Lane Stable, our passion for buying horses is matched by our love for winning races! We're excited to announce that our 2024 US Yearling Racing and Pinhooking Partnerships are now open. These professionally managed, responsibly owned, and internationally recognized partnerships offer a unique opportunity to own elite racehorses. Each LLC aims to purchase three horses, with a minimum investment of $10,000. What Sets Us Apart? We are committed to responsible ownership and world-class communication, ensuring the highest standard of welfare for our horses. In 2024, we've already made significant strides, purchasing eight yearlings for our New Zealand partnership and three 2-year-olds for our US partnership. We're campaigning 26 horses in NZ and 22 in the US, with over $800,000 in combined earnings halfway through the year. Fasig-Tipton July Sale: A Key Event for Bourbon Lane This week, we're shopping for the 2024 US yearling partnerships at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale in Lexington, KY. This sale has been particularly lucrative for us, producing top horses like multiple G1 placed, Grade 2 winning millionaire Bourbon Courage (purchased for $15k) and G2 winner Bourbon Resolution (purchased for $125k). Since launching in 2010, our yearling purchases have amounted to $3.6 million with total earnings of $4.1 million. These horses have generated an additional $1.15 million through sales, showcasing our ability to identify and nurture talent. Join Our Winning Team Thank you to our partners for your support! Interested in joining us? Contact us today for more information. Your presale commitments create opportunity and drive our success. Let’s make the 2024 season our best yet! Follow Our Journey Stay tuned as we navigate the Fasig-Tipton July Sale in search of future champions. Follow us on social media for live updates and insights. For more information about our 2024 US Yearling Racing Partnerships and how to get involved, reach out to us. We look forward to welcoming you to the Bourbon Lane family! Contact Us Mike McMahon cell: 859-983-7617 Jamie Hill cell: 859-983-0515 Office: 895-846-4020 Website:   mcmahonandhill.com/bourbonlanestable Follow us on social media for the latest updates from the Fasig-Tipton July Sale: Twitter/X:   https://x.com/bourbonlane Instagram:   instagram.com/bourbonlanestable Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/p/Bourbon-Lane-Stable-100063509565471/

  • 2024 US Yearling Partnership OPEN

    Discover your passion for racing with Bourbon Lane Stable! We're thrilled to announce the opening of our 2024 US Yearling Partnership, kicking off at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale next week. Whether you're new to racing or a seasoned enthusiast, this partnership offers an exciting opportunity to own elite racehorses in the heart of US racing. Meet Our Expert Team Managed by McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, Bourbon Lane Stable combines passion and professionalism in every aspect of horse racing management. Our team is dedicated to selecting and developing champions, ensuring that each partnership benefits from our unwavering commitment to excellence. Why Choose Bourbon Lane Stable? At Bourbon Lane Stable, we're not just about partnerships; we're about pathways to ownership. With a focus on fairness, transparency, and a clear pathway to ownership, we empower enthusiasts to evolve from partners to proud owners. The Rule of Three Every Bourbon Lane Stable partnership begins with a minimum of three horses in each LLC. This principle acknowledges the unpredictable nature of horse racing, where injuries or setbacks can impact a horse's career. The rule of three ensures a diversified portfolio, enhancing the potential for success by aiming for excellence across different horses' performances. Join Us at Bourbon Lane Stable Excellence, Community, and Success define Bourbon Lane Stable's core values. Join a partnership that not only aims for greatness in US racing but also fosters a strong community spirit among its partners. Together, we celebrate victories both on and off the track. Contact us today! Email: bloodstock@mcmahonandhill.com Mike McMahon: mike@mcmahonandhill.com 859.983.7617 Jamie Hill: jamie@mcmahonandhill.com 859.983.0515

  • First Purchase for the 2024 Bourbon Lane Stable 2 YO Partnership!

    McMahon & Hill scored big on Day 1 of the Ocala Breeders' Sale (OBS) 2-year-old in training sale in Ocala, Florida - snagging a stellar NY-bred filly from Coastal Equine that we felt had one of the best works of the sale. She is by NY sire HONEST MISCHIEF, standing at Sequel Stallions, and is fully eligible for the NY Stallion Stakes series. Clocking an impressive 9 4/5, she is just a May foal and was the youngest to achieve this time in the sale. She still has room to improve and grow into her frame, and we think she is the real deal. She will get a month long vacation at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY before heading to trainer Mark Hennig in New York. Big thank you to our loyal partners Maggie Seidman and the Hampsons for making big contributions allowing us to buy special horses like this. There is still room to join our 2024 partnership group, with a minimum investment of $10,000. Contact us today for more information and look out for this special filly on the New York racing circuit soon! Link to sale HIP NO. 243 HONEST MISCHIEF - FORGET IT (BAY F.) UT TIME: 9.4 STATE BRED: NY FOALING DATE: 05/03/2022 PRICE: $310,000

  • 2024 Bourbon Lane Stable Stats - Through May

    We are almost halfway through the 2024 racing season, but for Bourbon Lane, the Northern Hemisphere Racing season has really just started. This year, we shipped ONLY three horses to Florida and rested several over the Winter. The result, we hope, will be an exciting Summer. It has been great to see Uno Mas Bourbon get started again! Using the statistics available at www.ownerview.com, we have had only 27 starts in the Northern Hemisphere in 2024, with 3 wins, BUT a surprisingly strong in the money percentage of 44%. Our total earnings after the first five months of the year are $288,493. Those stats compete very well with other stables with 20-40 starts in 2024. Meanwhile, in the Southern Hemisphere, we are just entering Winter and we have had a great 2024, with 41 Starts, 10 wins, 6 seconds, and 5 thirds, good for $170,360. GLOBALLY, for the first five months of the year we have 68 total starts, with 13 wins, and with a total win percentage of 19% and an in the money percentage of 48.5% and total earnings of $448,850.00. Thank you to the partners who have joined the 2024 two year old partnership after the Maryland sale. We bought the third horse in Maryland, a NY bred colt by Instagrand. We have 10% left in this three horse partnership. Total value is $300,000. The minimum is $10,000 to join. Contact us quickly if you are considering joining the 2024 Bourbon Lane Stable Two Year Old LLC.

  • Bourbon Lane Stable Retirement Fund, Inc. - Rye Munny

    The Bourbon Lane Stable Retirement Fund mission statement is “To raise and distribute funds to ensure that every current or former Bourbon Lane Stable racehorse has a safe forever home.” To date, through your generous donations, we have been able to re-home twenty-two Bourbon Lane Stable horses. This past week we claimed Rye Munny after our offer of a private purchase was refused. She is on her way to a New Vocations Center in Louisiana for retraining and a second career. We closely monitor all of our former runners and work diligently to get them to a safe forever home. Please consider making a donation, your donations are vital to help us look after our former runners. This fund is a 501(c)(3), so your contributions will be tax deductible, but more important is that you will further our mission to take care of our past, present and future racehorses. Click here to make a donation!

  • WINNER - UNO MAS BOURBON

    We could not be more excited about Uno Mas Bourbon's dominant maiden-breaking victory for the 2022 Bourbon Lane Yearling Partnership, won on an off the turf, one turn mile maiden special at Churchill with a $120,000 purse! We felt pretty confident pre-race and we were a narrow favorite, possibly due to the Hernandez factor - our friend Derby winner Brian Hernandez was in the saddle! Brian broke Uno Mas well, kept a rail trip, split horses at the top of the stretch and “kicked away." The post-race comments were cautiously optimistic. “Never used the stick in the stretch. Just fanned it at him. He wanted to stop at the 1/16th pole but he kept on under his own. Just learning his job. Beat a bunch of grass horses. He was the only one who handled the slop.” We plan to keep him on the turf for his next start, targeting a big race at Kentucky Downs this fall if all continues to go well. Knowing that he can handle the slop gives us powerful options! Big thanks to Ian Wilkes and his team for a great training job, Brian Hernandez for an expert ride and congratulations to our partners! Uno Mas Bourbon was a $75,000 yearling purchase from Legacy Bloodstock at Keeneland September.

  • Bourbon Lane Partner Rick Gold to Receive TOC Chairman’s Award

    We are thrilled to announce that one of Bourbon Lane Stable's original partners, Rick Gold, is being honored with a prestigious award. Rick, who was a part of our early success with Bourbon Courage, has been selected by the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) as the 2024 recipient of the Ed Friendly Industry Service Award, also known as the TOC Chairman’s Award. This accolade is presented annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Thoroughbred racing industry. Rick joins an illustrious list of past recipients, including Mace Siegel, John Harris, Bob and Beverly Lewis, Jerry and Ann Moss, and Mike Pegram. Rick is retiring this year after eight years of exceptional service to the TOC and other industry boards. His dedication, particularly as Chairman of TOC’s Integrity & Safety Committee, has been instrumental in advancing the welfare and integrity of horse racing. His efforts were crucial in protecting California and industry interests during the formation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA). In addition to his administrative roles, Rick is a passionate and modern-day owner with significant investments in both California and Australia. Known for his collaborative approach, he often co-owns horses and supports smaller trainers and the broader racing community. Among his notable achievements are campaigning horses like Hit The Road, the Grade 1 winner of the 2021 Frank E. Kilroe Mile, and Athabascan, a recent contender in the Grade 1 Sydney Cup and a promising prospect for this year’s Melbourne Cup. TOC Chairman Gary Fenton remarked, “When I reflect on the distinguished individuals who have received this award in the past, I believe Rick belongs among their ranks. His unwavering dedication, leadership, and compassion exemplify the spirit of the Chairman's Award and embody the best of California racing.” Rick Gold will be honored at the TOC’s Southern California Annual Meeting at Del Mar on August 10. Please join us in celebrating this well-deserved recognition of his contributions to the sport we all love.

  • 2 YO Season is HERE!

    Although many of you wouldn’t know it by looking out your windows today, it is nearly Spring! We are ready to depart for Ocala and kick off the Bourbon Lane Stable Two Year Old partnership. The first sale of the year, OBS March, is right around the corner. The breeze shows start on March 6th! Last year, we bought the very promising filly BOURBON BREEZE for the Bourbon Lane Stable Two Year Old LLC at OBS April, the second sale of the Year. She won on debut on the opening day of the Keeneland October meet. We conclude the season in Maryland at the May sale, immediately after the Preakness. The best horse we have purchased in Ocala lately is BOLD JOURNEY, who we purchased for $80,000 in 2021. This NY Bred Hard Spun colt is now a winner of seven races, $568,000, the Grade 3 Fall Highweight, and his last three starts in a row! We invite you to join the Bourbon Lane Stable Two-Year-Old partnership. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $300,000, with the minimum investment being $10,000. Contact us today for more info! Join us! Mike McMahon and Jamie Hill Mike McMahon cell: 859-983-7617 Jamie Hill cell: 859-983-0515 Kristin Sitvers office: 859-846-4020

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