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Sir Harry Lewis nursery bought by Vinery

HOWARD and Susan Kaskel’s Sugar Maple Farm in New York - where 1987 Irish Derby winner Sir HarryLewis was raised and once stood - has been absorbed into the Vinery stud empire.

Sugar Maple is the second farm in New York to be operated under the Vinery banner since Vinery took over Empire Stud in November.

Vinery president Tom Ludt said: "We are very excited about expanding our operation in New York. When we took on Empire Stud, we had no idea that the opportunity to expand further with a quality facility like Sugar Maple would come along.

"The farm is very picturesque and, in fact, was designed by the same architect that designed Vinery’s Kentucky farm,  so there is a striking similarity between the facilities."

Other notable horses raised at Sugar Maple include champions Sky Beauty and Itsallgreektome.

"We are very excited about the opportunities the New York Breeders programmes generate as well as the future of New York racing," added Ludt.




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