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July 29, 2017

Hello Race Fans,

Greetings from Saratoga Springs, NY  — where the horses love the cool nights and the race fans love the hot racing.  There have been a lot of changes since the last update so here we go:

BREAKING LUCKY  had a solid breeze last Tuesday at Woodbine covering 5f in an easy 59.2. Trainer Reade Baker was pleased with the workout and Lucky will ship to Saratoga on August 1st for his next start which will be the Grade 1  WHITNEY STAKES on August 5th.  This race will be broadcast live on Saturday August 5th at 5 pm on NBC.

CLASSIC ROCK  is in Florida and has been given a little break from training but should be back in action soon.

Go Gone Gone, Take a Stroll, Valiant Princess and Diamond Earring all raced last week and we had two solid 2nd Place finishes.  Diamond Earring was claimed and we wish her the best going forward

We have had several horses retire or sold in the past several months so we wish I’m Majestic, Goodzapper, Mare Irish Dancer, Violent Wave, and Ours Again much success in there next steps.

Hoppin Mad had a nice work at Gulfstream Park last week and he is close to being ready to race.

We have several 2 year olds:   Prive’, Sir Suwanee, Pass the Butter, and My Good Man under trainer Kathy Ritvo’s care in Florida.  All are progressing very well.

SPAIN BURG had her first race back since last year’s Breeder’s Cup and she ran a solid race finishing 5th but only beaten a length and half. Spain Burg is in France and is trained by Nicolas Clement.  She has had some nice works of late and she is on target for a race in Deauville, France on August 27th.

Here is a picture of Dean lookin’ at BREAKING LUCKY at his home at Woodbine.

That’s it for the moment. There are exciting new deals in the works so stay tuned!

Thanks for everyone’s support.

See you at the races.

Dean and Patti

 

Dean with Breaking Lucky

April 14, 2017

Hello Race Fans

Here is the latest update on the stable.

  1. Spain Burg  continues to train well and will be back on the work tab next week.  Spain Burg is scheduled to ship to France the first week of May and hopefully will be able to make her first start in the French 1000 Guineas.
  2. Classic Rock had a solid breeze on Thursday of this week and he continues to train very well.
  3. Goodzapper had an easy work this week and is pointed to a race at Gulfstream Park next week.
  4. Valiant Princess will work this weekend and is pointed to a race next weekend.
  5. Prive’ is progressing well and will have an easy work this weekend.
  6. Take a Stroll will be back at the track next week.
  7. Mare Irish Dancer will work this weekend and has been progressing well each week.
  8. Pass The Butter is our 2yo colt by Oxbow.  He is training well but this horse has really hit a growth spurt.  We will need to take our time with him and let his body and bones develop.  He is a very imposing strong looking horse so watch out for this one.
  9. Breaking Lucky is back in Canada and seems to have come out of the New Orleans handicap in good order.

That’s it for the moment.  Have a great weekend

Dean

Spain Burg 3-9-17

April 14, 2017

Mac Daddy Mac head shotHello Race Fans,

We wanted to let everyone know that we have decided to retire Mac Daddy Mac from horse racing. His continued issues with his respiratory system as made it to difficult for Mac Daddy Mac to perform at the level in which he has shown in the past. This was a colt with as much talent as any I have owned and it was just unfortunate that issues continued to hamper his progress. But we feel this is the best for the horse.

I am happy to report that Mac Daddy Mac will be retire to @Chattahoochee Hills Eventing Center, just south of Atlanta where he will begin a new career under the care of former equestrian Olympian for Belgium Mr. Carl Bouckaert.

We have such fond memories with Mac Daddy Mac and we thank you for all your support during his racing career!

Thanks to everyone and have a wonderful weekend.

Dean Reeves and Patti Reeves
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing

March 22, 2017

Hello Race Fans,

There have been quite a few changes of late with some of the horses in our stable so here is the latest information and updates on each horse.

Diamond Earring finished second in her last race,  but was claimed.  We wish her the best going forward and will miss her very much.

Ours Again ran a solid race last time out but he also was claimed.

Call Me Crazy has been retired and is now at his new home at Chattahoochee Hills, an 8000 acre farm owned by my good friend Carl Bouckaert.  Carl is a former Olympic Equestrian participant for his home country of Belgium and has been involved as a partner with Patti and I on several of our horses.  Call Me Crazy is in good hands and will enjoy his time in retirement.

I’m Majestic has been sold.

Call Me Baba has been retired and has been bred to Mucho Macho Man.

Valiant Princess is in good order and working toward her next start.

Goodzapper has also been working in good order and is on a regular work schedule.

Classic Rock is doing very well and is pointed to a race in mid April.

Take A Stroll is doing well and should be back training soon.

Mare Irish Dancer is on her regular work schedule and doing well.

Hoppin Mad has been given a short break but will be back training soon.

Mac Daddy Mac is doing well and a decision on his future plans will be made in the next few weeks.

Spain Burg is training well and a decision on her next race will be announced  shortly.

Breaking Lucky had a solid breeze this week and is training very well.  A decision on his next race will also  be announced shortly.

We have several of our 2 yo at the track and all are doing well

That’s it for now.  Please stay tuned for future updates!

Diamond Earring credit Lauren King

Here’s a farewell photo to Diamond Earring!

Dean

February 1, 2017

Breaking Lucky finished 8th in the Pegasus World Cup on January 28, 2017.  His outside post position of #10 made it difficult for him, and although he ran well he did not have enough left at the end to be in the money.  The horse came out of the race in good order, and the connections all enjoyed a marvelous day of racing!  Congratulations to Breeders Cup Classic Champion Arrogate on a tremendous trip and we look forward to watching him through the upcoming year.

Breaking Lucky will return to racing shortly and we will keep you updated here as well as on our Facebook Page for Reeves Thoroughbred Racing.

Photo below of Breaking Lucky (#10) and California Chrome (#12)

 

Breaking Lucky California Chrome Pegasus finish

 

 

November 18, 2016

Pegasus Playbook: Reeves ‘Looking At The Benefits Long Term’ – Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, a private racing stable owned by Dean and Patti Reeves of Atlanta, GA., is one of a dozen stakeholders in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest horse race to be run Saturday, Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.

The Reeves, who formed their stable in 2009 with trainer Kathy Ritvo and campaigned 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man, are currently searching for a horse to contest the 1 1/8-mile Pegasus. Dean Reeves has agreed to occasionally share his thoughts on the process of acquiring a participant for the world’s richest horse race as well as participating in this unique and innovative event.

When I originally heard about the Pegasus World Cup Invitational I thought it was unique and it would be something outside the box. And when I looked at it I thought it had some good opportunities for an owner who has a slot to do a couple things.

One was to do business with owners you normally wouldn’t do business with, either going in on a horse or leasing a horse. Secondly, it had a lot of other financial opportunities tied to it and, long-term, if this thing really grew, it could be a profitable venture. I knew early on we were probably going to be taking a chance, because I didn’t have a horse sitting there like you would if you owned California Chrome. So I think for several reasons we have to look at this long term and hope we can get the right deal done on a horse. Of course, this was six months ago and we didn’t know about Arrogate at the time. We didn’t have a horse then and we still don’t. But in this horse business things change, and we’re still looking at the benefits long term.

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As far as looking for a horse, I think that we’re probably not much different than anyone else. We have created a list of what we feel like are available and potential horses that could compete in this kind of race. And it runs the gamut from horses who have run 1 1/8 miles to 1 1/4 miles, to horses that have run a mile who we think can stretch out, and horses who run on the grass who could run a race on the dirt. So we put together a list and from that we make inquiries either through trainers or owners to find out where they are in regard to looking at a potential lease, sale, partial sale or any of the above.

We have a dozen horses on the list. We haven’t talked to all 12, and out of the 12 we have not included Arrogate or California Chrome. We’re trying to see who else is out there. But out of that 12 we’ve probably talked to five or six of those people. They are all North American based.

It’s a process. It’s underway. We’ve had some trainers contact us about their horse as well. We’ve put feelers out to some owners to get an idea of availability and options. I would say for the next two or three weeks that’s what we will be doing.

November 16, 2016

Hello Fans,

It’s been a very busy fall and it doesn’t appear that things will be slowing up as we head into the New Year.

Our team is busy working on potential horses and deals for our slot in the upcoming Pegasus World Championship to be run January 28th 2017. No major news to report at the moment but know that we are reviewing many opportunities.

The Breeders Cup was a lot of fun and although Spain Burg did not run as well as we had hoped we had a great trip and look forward to her campaign in 2017. Spain Burg is currently in Ocala, Florida getting some well deserved time off.

All of our horse in training have returned to Gulfstream Park and are preparing for the winter races at Gulfstream Park. This morning we had 5 horses breeze and all had good breeze’s and got a lot from today’s works. The horses that worked today were Classic Rock, Call Me BaBa, and I’m Majestic in one group, Call Me Crazy by himself and Hoppin’Mad worked with another barns 2 yo. Kathy was very pleased with the efforts by each horse.

We are happy to report that we purchased two outstanding weanling colts by MMM in the fall sales. These colts will remain in Kentucky until next fall.

Mac Daddy Mac is back in training and you should see him on the work tab next month.

Many thanks to everyone at the TOBA convention for a great program. I was honored to be on one of the panels and so enjoyed the experience.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Dean

November 6, 2017

Here is an update on Spain Burg from Dean Reeves:
After traveling from France, clearing customs, and being quarantined, our new French filly Spain Burg made her way to California for the Breeders Cup juvenile fillies turf race.

The field for the race was very strong, and we thought Spain Burg did well considering her travel schedule and her first time around two turns in a new direction.

Spain Burg came out of the race in good order and will now be given some time off. Our plan is to send her to Florida where she will be given 3 months of R&R.

We have not finalized any plans after that but over the next few months we will monitor her progress and begin to formulate what we believe will be a very exciting 2017 3 year old campaign.

We had a great trip to #BC16 and here are some pictures to share with you.

We thank all of you who have started to follow this horse. We appreciate it and look forward to the future with her!

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and RA Hill Racing

(Here is a photo of Marina of RA Hill Racing with Spain Burg prior to the race).

 

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October 1, 2016

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing is pleased to announce the purchase of French filly SPAIN BURG to add to our stable!  SPAIN BURG (FR) is a two year old filly by Sageburg (IRE) out of Spain Blues (FR) who recently won the Group 2 Shadwel Rockfel in Newmarket for a WIN AND YOU’RE IN position in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Filly Turf race on November 4 at Santa Anita.

RTR Owner Dean Reeves traveled from the Turks and Caicos Islands to Paris France to attend the Arqana Arc Sale in Chantilly France, where he was the successful bidder on the filly.

SPAIN BURG will be traveling from France to the US and will train with Kathy Ritvo.

Here is a photo of her ridden in her last start by Frankie Dettori

You can also visit the Facebook Page for SPAIN BURG for updates.

spain-burg

August 28, 2016

Click here to view the Pegasus World Cup Press Announcement by Belinda Stronach

Pegasus World Cup Press Announcement