"Summer in Saratoga" Partnership
In 2021, LBB Stables successfully executed a game plan to claim a horse towards the end of the meet at Oaklawn Park and ship to New York for the summer. That horse went on to win in New York and provide our Partners with a very healthy return – so we’re going to try to do it again!
Our Trainer: Mark Hennig
As a teenager, Mark spent his summers working for either his father, trainer John Hennig or his friend, Neil Howard. He later landed a job working with Hall Of Fame trainer, Jack Van Berg, in May of 1987. He worked for Van Berg, before he was hired by Hall Of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, in September of that year, later becoming one of his assistants. Over his 25+ year career as a trainer, he's amassed over 9,800 starts, 1,400 wins and over $75MM in earnings and has trained many greats, including Graded Stakes Winners Star of Cozzene, Gold Mover, Summer Colony, Eddington, Gygistar and so many more.
The Game Plan
We’ll be searching for a versatile, semi-lightly raced horse in the $30-40K claiming level in mid-April as the Oaklawn Park meet comes to an end. Historically, we’ve seen some really good value as trainers are moving on to other parts of the US and adding yearlings and 2yo’s to their barn. We want to take full advantage of that.
We will be working with two of our trainers to identify a runner for LBB that provides the most opportunity – Mark Hennig in NY and Randy Morse in Arkansas..
You will be involved in the process and kept up to date on who our claim targets are and our rationale behind them. We are very patient and deliberate, so we get this right!
Lastly - have a lot of fun! Yes, there's a lot of work that goes into it all, and plenty of patience and luck, but we have a great group of local Partners to hang out with too. You'll get a chance to visit in the morning and have a blast on race days. This is truly an opportunity for the everyday race fan to get involved in ownership.
Fully-detailed pricing plans have been developed and are ready for distribution. Each plan includes cost of claim, THREE months of training fees, and a 15% LBBS management fee.
Gold Partner - $5,750 for 10% ownership, and will be a key decision-maker.
Silver Partner - $3,000 for 5% ownership, and will have full transparency in racing decisions and frequent weekly communication.
Bronze Partner - $1,750 for 2.5% ownership, and all of the same benefits as our Silver partners.
If interested in learning more, you can sign up below or email LittleBlueBirdStables@gmail.com. If you don't see a price point that works for you, please let us know so that we can try to accommodate if we're able to.
Why Choose LBB Stables?
The end goal will always be to get into the winner’s circle, but it is certainly more rewarding when you feel as though you’ve been a part of the journey since the start.
Transparency & Honesty
From finances, to auction and claiming prospects, to race day decisions - you are always kept abreast of the key decisions made to best manage our horses and your investments.
Professionalism & Integrity
The horse will always come first, and we will do our best to create the proper path for them as they race for LBB Stables and beyond.
The best part of owning a racehorse is getting the access to them and our team. We provide all of our Partners with the ability to spend some time on the backside, as well as paddock access and passes on race day. We also have LBB Stables events throughout the year.
From Our Current Mid-Atlantic Partners
Scott M., MD
"I appreciate the patience you and Lacey are having with Assembly Point, and the open lines of communication. Thanks again for everything you're doing.
Doug M., MD
I want to thank you for taking the time to share all the information on AP. It's given me a much better understanding of how this sport works and the considerations trainers and owners have to make when looking for the right spot.
Brian R., MD
"..you do a great job, appreciate the info and updates you provide. It was an "abnormal" beginning (everything happens for a reason), but through your experience, leadership, and with Lacey's guidance, we are in a great spot with AP right now