Don’t Tell My Wife Stables is always looking for quality horses to acquire and bring into the Stable. This is where we rely on our partner and full time trainer and bloodstock agent Keith Desormeaux and his 24 years of horsemanship experience.
For our claiming partnerships our goal is to find and acquire horses that offer upside and profit potential. Keith is in the paddock every race day looking for prospects. He assesses their physical confirmation and how smart and classy they are. He notes the ones that really stand out, and if the horse runs its next race at a claiming price that makes sense we place a claim and buy. We then begin looking for the next race to compete in.
For our yearling and two year old partnerships we primarily buy horses at the Keeneland Yearling Sale or 2 year olds in training at the Ocala Breeders Sale. Young horses provide hope and the potential to run at the biggest levels in racing. We do not syndicate individual horses. Each group of horses we purchase are owned by the buying LLC partnership and its members. This gives our members ownership in multiple horses and more chances to hit on a big horse.
At the auction sales Keith spends several days assessing hundreds of yearlings and two year olds who have the pedigree and physical confirmation to run at the highest levels of racing. Our goal is to find the best horses available in our price range. Once horses meet our criteria we bid on them up to a maximum price set for each horse.
After yearlings are purchased they are sent to a training facility to be broken and trained, and then shipped to our barn for final race track training and development for their first race. When two year olds are purchased they are shipped directly to our barn for the same final race track training and development.