January 2009

Dear Clients and Friends:

The New Year is here and January is almost history.  Where does time go? I am in hopes that it means we are all busy, in a positive way, and that good times are upon us.
Speaking of good times, earlier this month, Long Grove acted as Agent in the placement of the new stallion, Xchanger to Rising Hill Farm in Ocala, Florida. Xchanger is the first son of the highly respected stallion, Exchange Rate, to enter stud. As a race horse Xchanger raced for the partnership of Circle Z Stables (Domenico Zannino), Joe Masone and trainer Mark Shuman. At two he broke his maiden in his first start. In just his second start, he won the Sapling S. [G3]. At three he won the initial running of the Barbaro S. [G3]. At four, he added to his tally by running second in the Pennsylvania Derby [G2] and third in the Meadowlands BC S. [G2]. Xchanger retires to his home state of Florida with a record of 18-4-2-3  and earnings of $774,990.

As the racing career of Xchanger ends a new race career begins for another client's colt. On the twenty fourth of this month a colt by Elusive Quality out of United Kingdom by Danzig named, King Andrew was second in a Maiden Special Weight at Turfway Park. Named by Andrew Sansone, this precocious colt was purchased in utero by Long Grove for it's long time client, Paradiso Ltd. King Andrew was born and raised in Paris, Kentucky at Indian Creek Farm where coincidentally his dam was born. Danzel Breudenmuhl of Classic Bloodstock started the colt. King Andrew is now in the hands of trainer,Tim Hamm. We can only dream for this colt to be around for the first Saturday in May, but we do know that the best is yet to come!    

This time of year also mean that foaling season is upon us and the breeding sheds will be opening soon. Long Grove and it's clients are expecting foals by stallions such as After Market, Exchange Rate, Flower Alley, Forest Wildcat, Political Force Scat Daddy, Steviewonderboy, and Stormello to name a few. 

We have booked mares to such fine stallions as Circular Quay, Exchange Rate, Lawyer Ron, Lion Heart, Majestic Warrior, Midnight Lute, Pollard's Vision, Speightstown, Street Boss, Street Sense, Tenpins, and Xchanger. Speaking of seasons, Long Grove has seasons availble to many young stallions in Florida, Kentucky, New York and Pennsylvania. Contact us if we can be of assistance.

As I mentioned at the start of this note that the New Year is here. I did not mention anything about resolutions, goals, diets, etc. I did make one resolution this year. All of you are going to make me abide by my resolution since I am putting it in writing. My resolution is that you will recieve The Long Grove Black Type once a month throughout 2009. I hope you enjoy it!

Best regards,

Steven A. Sansone

P.S. I almost forgot the trivia question. Name two people from the state of Georgia that have either won an Eclipse Award or have bred an Eclipse Award winner.

January 2009


Board Of Advisors
Mary Ellen Griffen

Attorney At Law
Atlanta, Georgia
Paul B. Hackett
Atlanta, Georgia
Wendy Johnson
Dale Carnegie of Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia

Rich Santos
Group Publisher
Penton Media, Inc.
New York, New York

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