Thoroughbred Partnerships ~ Thoroughbreds for sales ~  Racehorse Partnerships

office (518) 218-7655
fax (518) 464-1306
toll-free (866) 721-7655

rss feedFollow us on Twitter Whitehall Store

Stable News

November 2014     






NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Purse $55,000. For Maidens, Three Years Old And Upward Foaled In New York State And Approved By The New York State-Bred Registry. Three Year Olds, 121 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. (Non-starters For A Claiming Price of $40,000 Or Less In The Last 3 Starts Preferred). (If the Stewards consider it inadvisable to run this race on the turf course, this race will be run at One Mile on the Main Track.) . One Mile. (Turf) (Rail at 18 Feet)

PP Horse Virtual
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Forever Utopia (NY) 3/C L J L Ortiz 121 J P Terranova, II
2 River Knight (NY) 5/G L J Laredo 124 E Pringle
3 Port Au Prince (NY) 3/G L Mejias 121 R J Lugovich
4 Without Fear (NY) 3/C L C C Lopez 121 D J Smith
5 Manoffire (NY) 4/G L J Rosario 124 L L Lewis
6 Chase the Giant (NY) (MTO) 3/C L 121 R Handal
7 Junger (NY) 3/C L A S Worrie 1147 J O Hertler
8 Lotza Heat (NY) 3/G L J Castellano 121 G B DiSanto
9 Talladega (NY) 3/G L I Ortiz, Jr. 121 E R Barker
10 Blue Shark (NY) 3/G L J R Velazquez 121 M Dilger
11 Keen's Cupla (NY) (MTO) 3/C L J L Ortiz 121 G C Contessa
12 Hidden Warrior (NY) (MTO) 5/G L C H Velasquez 124 L Rice

Owners: 1 - That's Amore Stable, McMahon, M., Ragosta, G., Rabl, W. and Gardella, J. ; 2 - Bueti, Marie and Rocco ; 3 - Lugovich, Richard, J. ; 4 -Peart, Milton ; 5 - Farone Stables LLC ; 6 - St. Elias Stable and Sunrise Stables ; 7 - Messina, Edward, J. and Hertler, John, O. ; 8 - Summit View Farm and Sportsmen Stable ; 9 - Stonegate Racing Stables, J and M Racing Stables and Hicks, John P. ; 10 - Dunlane Stables ; 11 - McGettigan, Jr., Edward, T. ; 12 - Whitehall Stable

Breeders: 1 - McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC& Ted Taylor Thoroughbreds; 2 - Mr. & Mrs. Rocco Bueti & SunriverSyndicate; 3 - Richard J. Lugovich; 4 - Lynwood O'Cain; 5 - Thomas Farone & Joan Farone; 6 - Andrew Cohen; 7 - Dr. Edward Messina & John Hertler; 8 - Barry R Ostrager; 9 - Stonegate Stables LLC; 10 - Dunlane Farm; 11 - Edward T. McGettigan Jr.; 12 - Seth Gregory




Spring has arrived and so has the Road to KY Derby!  This is a SPECIAL time of year with many new horse sales, training centers active and racing stables filling up.  First, a warm thank you to all WHITEHALL STABLE PARTNERS your continued support is always appreciated.  We also warmly welcome any new people interested in horse racing.  The DREAM of winning and living life full shines out in this sport!

The WHITEHALL STABLE racehorses are back in full training under the direction of Linda Rice.  We extend sincere CONGRATULATIONS to Linda Rice for once again being awarded trainer of The Year by NY Breeders Association.  Linda Rice Racing has won many races across the board including higher level stakes.  She has the vast experience and we are very PROUD of all her accomplishments.

This is the year and new season that will be fun and full of activity for WHITEHALL STABLE.  We look forward to Belmont and Saratoga to step up in big fashion.  I think we are in a good position to do good things on the racetrack. 

This year WHITEHALL STABLE will purchase new horses.  We will be attending OBS April Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training April 21 – 24 and Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two - Year - Olds in Training Sale May 19 - 20.

Please stay in touch with us and keep an eye out under WHITEHALL STABLE Current Offerings!


James Pippo - President 


BUDDY JONES WINS 10/24/2013  







We from Whitehall Stable send our best wishes for a prosperous New Year!  We sincerely thank all of our existing partners for their wonderful support and love of the sport.  There is already Kentucky Derby fever in the air as we will be entering into the spring horse racing season. 

Overall, Whitehall Stable had a successful year and we raced close to 50 times.  There were over 10 first place finishes and many seconds and thirds with earnings over $300,000.00.  They’re some key races coming up in the near future for us that brings added excitement.  In the early spring we will be bringing horses back from Florida that have a lot of promise.

There will be a new business plan coming out from us at Whitehall Stable with excellent new investment opportunities.  You will hear more about this in the near future and we’re for sure welcoming existing partners along with new owners. 

Please take a quick look under our current offerings and you will see that there are many key two-year-old training sales that we’re looking forward too. 


James Pippo








We’re very pleased that in our last four races we had a FIRST PLACE WIN and three seconds.  The funny thing is that all of our racehorses that came in second were the BEST and should move forward.  You keep DREAMING that success goes your way and your racehorse always IMPROVES and DEVELOPS. 

Please partner with us and experience the thrill of owning a young racehorse!



The New York racing industry continues to shine brighter for the future.  We’re all thankful for the new Aqueduct VLT'S supporting revenue.  In this 2012 spring season Belmont will increase earnings 26% and Saratoga another 27%.  I can tell you this is HUGE and meaningful to JUMP START horse racing.  If people ever wanted a chance to earn money now is the time! 



I thought it was IMPORTANT once again to PRAISE this new facility backing up horse racing.  Get in your cars and stop by and see what we have right here in Albany, NY.  This place will get your blood boiling for more and more ACTION.  New York is the place to be with PURSES going up and up!  The people at this OTB care and can't wait for you to visit.  They all go out of their way to accommodate you.  Take a look when you stop in at the WHITEHALL STABLE silks that hang TALL and PROUD.



Each new day we are receiving many phone calls and new interest in our program.  We offer HIGH QUALITY in our total operation.  This year at Belmont and Saratoga we should have an OUTSTANDING racehorse roster of 15 - 20 racehorses ready to run.  This is no doubt the EXCITING time we CHERISH and have been waiting for.  The economic storm is passing and we have prevailed ready to STOCK up and keep investing for all of you.  All we ask is that you give us a fair chance to serve you.  Once you start to talk and know the WHITHALL STABLE team you will soon realize and understand our sincere true passion for the SPORT of KINGS.  The people are the key and seeing a racehorse perform is pure MAGIC. 

If possible please call us at WHITEHALL STABLE to take advantage of our PARTNERSHIPS (518-218-7655).  Also, there is an OPEN INVITATION for you to visit our barns anytime to see a racehorse that stands out in your eyes.  You will never be HAPPIER until you get that CHARGE in your HEART knowing you are with a certain RACEHORSE.  Thank you.    



On October 28th the new upgraded Aqueduct Racino will open.  Finally, after such an extreme long wait purses will increase across the board beginning Jan 1st for all of New York racing.  Believe it or not, New York will soon have one of the highest racing purses nationwide.  In just the first year of the casino operation 6.5% of the revenue from the video lottery terminals will go to NYRA's purse structure.  Purses at Aqueduct are expected to increase by approximately $8.6 million or 36% compared to the 2011 race meet. 

Here is a quote from the recent Thoroughbred Times Oct 22, 2011 issue: 

"Overnight stakes races will carry purses of $80,000 for routes and $75,000 for sprints, up from $60,000 during this year's Aqueduct winter / spring meet.  Purses for maiden special weight races will rise to $65,000 for routes, up from $43,000, and $60,000 for sprints, up from $42,000.  Horses running for a $10,000 claiming tag will be running in races worth $31,000 for routes and $30,000 for sprints." 

The Whitehall Stable team has been waiting and is now ready to push hard continuing our growth and success.  Right now we have around a 20% win ratio based on our last 39 starts.  This is very good compared to many different partnerships and we’re looking forward to many more wins in the not too distant future.  We have given our horses the respected needed timelines to enhance their overall total performances.  I sincerely suggest and welcome existing partners and new people to come on board with Whitehall Stable.  Right now, if you take a quick look at our Current Offerings you will see some excellent opportunities and we have some standout high quality New York bred racehorses.  Please call quickly because we have only limited shares available at this time.  I would love to let you visit our barns at Belmont to see these future top racehorse prospects.  You not only can build new and lasting friendships but put yourself in a position to receive some large monetary rewards. 

We are ready to serve and support your different requests as you partner with us at Whitehall Stable.  Don't be afraid to jump on the train and have a ride that could be beyond your imagination.  Watching a young racehorse is a thrill that overtakes your heart and soul.  Feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to speak about our program and different racehorses.  Thank you and I hope the upcoming holiday season is bright for you and your families.


Whitehall Stable is on Facebook!

Whitehall Stable has added a facebook page which features updates, news, pictures, and upcoming racing!  Please look at our page and "like" us to become a fan of Whitehall Stable.  We appreciate the support and are glad Whitehall Stable has joined the growing social media world. (Whitehall Stable Facebook Page)



Linda Rice Named New York Trainer of the Year



Last Friday, November 12, after a long illness we lost a dear friend named Buddy Jones who we considered family.  Buddy Jones was a simple honest man from Lexington, KY.  From the first time we met there was a special bond.  Buddy, from day one started to share our dream that Whitehall Stable would start and grow.  For years he stood by us with his total caring support.  Even though you did not know him, I want to tell you something from my heart.

Buddy Jones really had no family, but he did have more LOVE on the inside and he was GOLD.  He was very nice and also extremely smart.  I think of how he would make us laugh and his presence would light up a room.  Being very honest, I never saw a man that was so sick fight so brave and try hard like Buddy.  Even in tough days he would show warm compassion, never complain or give up. 

When Buddy was really struggling and hurting we wanted to HONOR him and lift his spirits.  I asked him with all due respect if he would give me permission to name our new racing Ghostzapper colt prospect Buddy Jones.  Boy, was that a good thing.  Buddy loved horses and Ghostzapper was one of his favorites.

At that time it was like a child at Christmas and for Buddy to have a namesake made him very happy.  At such a trying time it was the best thing for him.  I can tell you that when we gave him the big picture of his horse it never left his side.  It was pleasing to have Dr. Eisaman at our FL training center tell us recently that our racehorse Buddy Jones was doing well.  In his early stages of training, this colt is very intelligent, a real nice mover and most of all shows confidence. On the dam side, the mother, Talent Lady, has a class pedigree.  No matter what because of our love for Buddy this colt will get some special attention.  Linda Rice will train and take care of Buddy Jones.

Last and MOST IMPORTANT I would appreciate you all knowing one thing.  This man BUDDY JONES was and symbolized a TRUE CHAMPION.  Please, if possible, say a prayer that BUDDY JONES is now safe and sound and never forgotten.  Thank you.






Whitehall Stable Partner's, Friend's, and Family Pictures


Whitehall Stable trains champions at area tracks

Whitehall Stable Trains Champions - Article


Whitehall Stable Welcomes Linda Rice to Team:

James Pippo, President of Whitehall Stable is pleased to announce "Leading Trainer," Linda Rice will be joining the Whitehall Stable team.  Linda will be directly involved in training and in the selection process of Whitehall Stable racehorses.  Linda won the 2009 racing title at Saratoga, NY.  Linda had 20 victories from 75 starts.  She was the first woman to ever accomplish this in 141 years of racing.  James Pippo said, “it is an honor and privilege to welcome Linda Rice.”

Linda Rice video:     Video

Trainer Linda Rice joins Whitehall Stable:

LINDA RICE (center)
Adam Coglianese/NYRA photo

Trainer Linda Rice, the first woman to win a training title at Saratoga Race Course, has joined Whitehall Stable.

Rice will be involved in selecting and training horses for Whitehall Stable.

“It is an honor and privilege to welcome Linda Rice,” Whitehall Stable President James Pippo said.

According to Jockey Club statistics, Rice has won 875 races since 1987, including the 2004 Garden City Breeders’ Cup Stakes (G1) with Lucifer’s Stone, ’00 Hopeful Stakes (G1) with City Zip, ’98 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (G1) with Tenski, and ’98 Spinaway Stakes (G1) with Things Change.



Whitehall Stable makes cover of The Saratogian 

Investor stocks horse stable at local auction

Whitehall Stable Thoroughbred Partnership makes cover of Saratogian

The Saratogian Article


Post Star Highlights Whitehall Stable Business Venture 8/5/2009

The Post Star Article


Whitehall Stable is Proud to be featured in Success Magazine Ltd.

Executive of the Month - Joe Bruno - CMA Consulting Services

The Success Magazines LTD Article

Sale Information

If you would like to obtain more information regarding the purchase from these sales, please contact James Pippo President of WHITEHALL STABLE at 518-218-7655.


Mailing Address

James Pippo
Whitehall Stable, Inc.
PO Box 16190
Albany, New York 12212-6190