Breeding & selling tomorrow's champions.
Sequel New York in various partnerships has bred graded stakes winners GIANT RYAN [G1], RIGHTLY SO [G1], BEHAVING BADLY [G1], UNBRIDLED COMMAND [G1] among many others. Current Sequel Sired, Sequel Bred stakes winners include BARESE, KISSES FOR EMILY, A BIT O’IRISH SASS and DREAM BIGGER to name a few.
Our list of sales & training graduates include contemporary and notable G1 winning millionaires such as TIZ THE LAW and CREATIVE CAUSE, multiple stakes winners MORELLO [G3], COINAGE [G3], TDN Rising Star CLASSY EDITION [G2P] and stakes winners [G2P] FINGAL’S CAVE, MAKIN MY MOVE, as well as promising 3-year-olds of 2023 on the KY Derby Trail, the record setting $3.55M [G1P] Hejazi and stakes winner ARCTIC ARROGANCE [G2P].
BECKY THOMAS | OWNER
Becky has been involved in all aspects of the thoroughbred industry for over 30 years and as a result has accumulated an incredible wealth of knowledge regarding the breeding, training and sales of thoroughbred racehorses. In 2001, Becky relocated Sequel’s breeding and stallion operation to New York’s Hudson River Valley, to establish New York’s Premier Stallion Roster and breeding operation. Over two decades later, Becky’s goal for Sequel New York remains unchanged, to be measured amongst the best farms in the country and produce a racehorse that can excel in the sales ring as well as the racetrack.
CARLOS MANRESA | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
A native Floridian, Carlos’ experience with thoroughbreds began at an early age consisting of several internships at Sequel New York as well as Sequel Bloodstock. After obtaining his undergraduate and law degrees, Carlos devoted his time entirely to civil litigation in all levels of State and Federal Court.
Carlos returned to Sequel in 2020 as Director of Operations. He is directly involved with all aspects of Sequel New York’s operation from stallion acquisition to matings and sales. Carlos also assists with conformation evaluation, pedigree analysis, sale placement and ultimately Sequel New York’s consignment of weanlings, yearlings and mares. Additionally, Carlos manages Sequel’s prominent training division, Sequel at Winding Oaks, located in Ocala, Florida. The fully restored, 240-acre training center houses over 200 racehorses training across the 1 mile dirt racetrack and the 7/8 mile turf course. There, he assists Becky in the training of over 50 New York and Kentucky bred horses, annually. Some notable Sequel at Winding Oaks graduates during Carlos’ tenure include graded stakes horses MORELLO, CLASSY EDITION, ARCTIC ARROGANCE, and the record breaking, HEJAZI.
PAIGE GILSTER | SALES AND NOMINATIONS
Growing up in Minnesota, Paige enjoyed going to races at Canterbury Park but did not become fully immersed into the Thoroughbred industry until she began her college career at Iowa State University. While still a student, Paige bought a broodmare and made her maiden voyage to Lexington, Kentucky. After graduation, Paige quickly returned to Lexington to accept admission into the Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI). Since completing her post-graduate work, Paige has acquired a multitude of experience working with Thoroughbred industry leaders such as Rood and Riddle, Taylor Made Farm and Timber Town. Paige also has the distinction of breeding Kentucky Derby contender, Finnick The Fierce. Her hands-on experience with horses of all ages, at the sales and within an office setting make her a great addition to the Sequel team.
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