Mike Recio’s Rockbridge Bloodstock offers a wide array of bloodstock services from matings advice to public and private purchases. Pasadena Stakes winner Stubbins and 2019 Graded Stakes-placed Colonial Creed are among the winners mated on advice of Rockbridge Bloodstock.
Rockbridge Bloodstock yearling purchase Isotherm is a multiple Graded Stakes winner of over $500,000. Dunph, a $27,000 2-year-old buy, won the $150,000 Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes at Churchill Downs. Other recent Rockbridge-purchased Stakes horses include Jais’s Solitude (2-year-old purchase), the multiple Stakes-placed Distant Shore (2-year-old purchase) and Stakes-placed Getouttamyway (2-year-old purchase). Ceila’s Song (2-year-old purchase), a 9 3/4-length Allowance winner, is among the promising winners in the pipeline
Rockbridge Bloodstock has made many astute broodmare purchases. Almada was purchased privately for Brushy Hill Enterprises well before her half-sister Maqsad scored a victory in the Pretty Polly Stakes. Venturini, now a sister to a 2019 Group 3 winner, was also purchased for Brushy Hill carrying a Temple City colt, now an impressive 2-year-old debut winner.
At the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale, Rockbridge purchased a pair of mares that have produced 2019 stakes winners – the Medaglia d’Oro mare Glory Gold, now the dam of multiple New York stakes winner Espresso Shot and Causey, dam of Santa Barbara S. (G3) heroine Causeforcommotion. The Bob Baffert-trained Just a Smidge has added Graded blacktype to her resume since Rockbridge Bloodstock purchased her dam Pooh Corner at the 2019 Keeneland January sale.
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