MEET THE SANSONES: WINNERS ON THE TRACK, AND IN
THE SHOW DOG RING
Steve and Cynthia Sansone, who own and
operate the Malvern, Pa.-based Long Grove Bloodstock, have
enjoyed many successes in the Thoroughbred breeding and
pinhooking industry over the years. But when their Giant
Schnauzer Skansen’s Bacchus II won a first award of merit in
his breed class at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New
York Feb. 16, it gave them a whole different kind of thrill.
XCHANGER'S STUD CAREER LAUNCHED BY LONG GROVE'S
Long Grove President
Steve Sansone has helped Florida reclaim the mark left
by hot young sire EXCHANGE RATE. One of his best
runners, XCHANGER, will begin his career as a sire at
Ocala's Rising Hill Farm. Winner of the
Sapling Stakes and multiple graded placed in races like
Nashua and the
Barbaro, the gray retires with earnings of $774,990.
LONG GROVE'S STEVEN SANSONE TO SPEAK AT TOBA
Long Grove President
Steven Sansone is scheduled to be a guest speaker at the
Thoroughbred Owner and Breeders Association (TOBA) 2008
Breeding Clinic. Steve will specifically lend his
insights on pedigree on conformation to new and
prospective TOBA members. The clinic runs from May
30 through June 1, 2008 in Lexington, KY. In
addition to the clinic in Kentucky, TOBA is including an
online webcast for other participants who are not able
to make the trip to Lexington. More information is
available on the TOBA website,
BELLA WINS THE FRAN'S VALENTINE STAKE
April 27 Tutta Bella won the Fran's Valentine Stake at
Hollywood Park. This was her first entry into stakes company and after
winning three of her
last four for Owner/Breeder, Pam Ziebarth. The mare's trainer is John W.
Sadler and her jockey was Garrett K. Gomez.
Long Grove selected Tutta Bella's dam, the
Graded Stakes Placed winner of $191,014 Griselda, for Ms. Ziebarth in 2002.
Griselda was then bred to Holy Bull and Tutta Bella is the result of that
EXCITING NEWS AT THE SALE
Exciting sales occurred as a result of Long Grove's President, Steven A. Sansone, insight at both the 2006 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale and the 2007 Keeneland Horses of All Ages Sale.
Steven A. Sansone was the Breeder of the highest priced colt and the second highest priced filly to sell at the November Breeding Stock Sale for two (2) different sires.
The colt was the first foal out of the stakes winning mare, Queen Kelly. This beautiful colt was by the first crop sire, Action This Day. The filly was the first foal out of the Mt. Livermore daughter, Gentle Wave. This elegant filly was by Sky Mesa.
During the 2007 Keeneland Horses of All Ages Sale, Steven Sansone did the mating selections for two (2) colts that were the highest priced yearlings for their respective sires. One colt was the first foal out of the stakes placed mare, Surprisingly. His sire is During. The second colt to hold the highest honor for his sire was out of the [G3] placed mare, Majestic Sunlight. His sire is Saarland.
While we can't guarantee results like this for you, we can guide you in your mating selections. Don't hesitate to contact Long Grove!
Pictured here are the Long Grove contingent attending the 2007 Castleton Lyons Stallion Party. Castleton Lyons is the home of Anabaa, Malibu Moon, Wiseman's Ferry etal. Pictured from left to right are; Steven Sansone, Cynthia Sansone, Wendy Johnson, Holly Rush and Tuleh - the Long Grove Bloodstock Mascot.
January 2003, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
“Last year the company made roughly $30,000 in gross
sales and purchases for clients. This year, Sansone said
he’s projecting to clear $500,000 in transactions.”
2003, Blood-Horse Magazine quotes Steve as a primary source in discussing the new Georgia laws on horse racing. Click here for the full article.
June 2003, Points North: ‘Horse racing is a sport for all people. There is a perception that it is for people of means; however, it is a sport that everyone can enjoy. When those gates open, a horse race provides some of the most exciting moments in sport that anyone could ever witness.’
June 2003, Atlanta Business Chronicle:
“The success of Funny Cide has fueled interest in the
partnerships. Six of the ten owners are high school
buddies...with modest incomes who got into the
business with an initial investment of $5,000.”
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