Sleeping Giant Stables
Sleeping Giant Stables, LLC has been established to buy and race thoroughbreds at New York racetracks Saratoga, Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Finger Lakes. The Stable will concentrate on buying horses that qualify as certified New York-bred horses to take advantage of the significant incentives established at all New York tracks for New-York breds, The LLC has been formed pursuant to the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of Connecticut; it is structured to provide entry into the thoroughbred racing world with a minimal level of initial investment and maximum legal protection of personal assets.
Create a racing stable that offers existing horse racing fans a heightened connection to the sport, and that attract new fans to a unique experience that no other sport can generate.
No other sport, entertainment, or hobby can compare to horse racing but few other sports can be so potentially expensive. This stable will focus on finding racing prospects, and then spreading the expense to as many as 25 partners. Ultimately, we hope to build a community from a dream.
Sleeping Giant Stables intends to find horses of racing age (not yearlings) that are bred in New York and are bred and built like distance horses. While that will be the focus, Sleeping Giant’s first purchase is a Canadian-bred sprinter, Tuscan Queen, who won at Saratoga on July 23. The ultimate object is to get talented, sound racehorses.
For its partners, Sleeping Giant intends to provide an opportunity to participate fully in the world of horseracing. Further, Sleeping Giant will operate the Company as transparently as it can be operated. Through its Managing Member, the Company will utilize its best efforts to maximize the level, content and frequency of communication between the Company and its Members. These efforts will include dissemination of information regarding the horse’s status, entry into races, results, short and long range plans, financial status of the Company and other important announcements. Communications will be made via website updates, E-Mails, texts, ,social media, telephone conversations and alerts and other modes.
About The Manager
David Doyle is a long-time racing enthusiast, owner, stable agent and handicapper from Hamden, Ct. He has been a practicing attorney in Connecticut since 1985. He began to buy and race horses in the late eighties, racing as Dollar Ante Stable out of the Tom Miles barn. From Tom, he learned that when buying a race horse, patience and meticulous attention to detail are essential. He has found a trainer in John Kimmel that shares this philosophy.
An Open Letter From the Manager
“I love horse racing. It provides me with a unique kind of entertainment. At first, I was drawn into the game by gambling on the races; I saw handicapping races as a fascinating mathematical puzzle, more complicated and rewarding than any other game I had tried. But horse racing is not a mathematical puzzle, of course, it is a sport. Because you are reading this, you have seen how exciting the races can be. Easy Goer and Sunday Silence in the Preakness, Personal Ensign in the Breeder’s Cup; for me, the first time I was ever thrilled by a racehorse that I had not bet on was Pebbles in the Breeder’s Cup at Aqueduct. (Yes I am that old, check it out on YouTube.) Today, I still get an adrenaline rush from the races, and an indescribable rush when it is my own horse coming down to the wire.
As I began to spend more time around horses, I saw that the sport also provides an experience that is the opposite of racing electricity. something I once heard described as “horse therapy.” I find peace and tranquility on the backstretch in the early morning. I have a print on the wall in my office of the Saratoga backstretch, with the sun glinting off the tin roof of a stable. A groom is washing off a racehorse cooling out after a workout, and wisps of fog are rising off its back. To paraphrase Ishmael in Moby Dick, whenever it is a damp drizzly November in my soul I go to the barn. Or the farm. Or the morning workouts.
For me, no other sport, entertainment, or hobby can compare.
Come find out,”
About The Trainer
John Kimmel is a trainer and veterinarian based at Belmont Park and Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Florida. He has won close to 1400 races, including multiple graded stakes. His top runners include Breeder’s Cup champion, Bar of Gold, New York-bred millionaire, Mr. Buff, and Premium Tap, among many other stakes winners.