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Vinery Stables and Susan Roy

  • Vinery is owned by Tom Simon and Tom Ludt is the general manager of the Lexington, Kentucky farm.
  • Simon is a retired corporate attorney. Resides in Mallorea, Spain and on the farm in Lexington.
  • Vinery Stables campaigns horses in Australia, England, and North America.
  • Roy resides in Ascot, Berkshire, England.
  • Roy’s husband Paul in 2006 was named the inaugural chairman of the British Horseracing Authority.
  • The Roy’s entered horse racing in 1997.
  • The Roy’s owned Sarava, who pulled a major upset in the 2002 Belmont Stakes foiling War Emblem’s Triple Crown bid.
  • Vinery Stables co-owned Fresian Fire winner of the 2009 Lecomte, Risen, and Louisiana Derby. Finished 18th in the Kentucky Derby and 10th in Preakness Stakes.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

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California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.