After 35 years, and several million dollars, Jeffrey A. Seder and Patrice M. (Patti) Miller of EQB Inc., felt they’d finally found what separated great racehorses from the common: heart and stride. Though it was a bit more complicated than that, the accomplishments of EQB-selected Informed Decision (2009 Eclipse Award champion), Forever Together (2008 Eclipse Award champion) and Eskendereya (multiple graded stakes winner) had proven the formula worked. Based in West Grove, Pa., EQB had been created by Seder in 1978.
- With founding president Herb Moelis at the helm, Thoroughbred Charities of America had raised and distributed over $17 million to more than 200 charities in 38 states over 20 years. Inspired by renowned owner/breeder, and friend, Allaire duPont, Moelis and his wife Ellen had created TCA from their home on CandyLand Farm in Middletown, Del. Moelis retired as president that July and Dan Rosenberg, formerly of Three Chimneys Farm, took over the role.
- Shared Account captured the All Along Stakes-G3, her second graded stakes victory, at Colonial Downs by a length for owner Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Farm. Trained by Graham Motion, the filly had become Plank’s first graded stakes winner while capturing the Lake Placid-G2 at Saratoga the previous summer.