Team Valor

Team Valor

Team Valor Stable LLC is an American Thoroughbred horse racing stable based in Versailles, Kentucky. It was founded by Barry Irwin and Jeff Siegel who create partnerships with racing enthusiasts to race Thoroughbred horses at major racing venues primarily in North America.

In early July of 2007, Barry Irwin acquired the equity position held by Jeff Siegel and changed the name of the operation to Team Valor International.

In keeping with the new name, Team Valor became more internationally focused as Irwin proposed to seek out more excellent stock abroad, having proven earlier that it could be just as lucrative and exciting as finding runners in North America. Today, more than half of Team Valor's stable was prospected outside the United Stakes.

Under the guidance of stable manager Barry Irwin, Team Valor has campaigned 13 International Champions and Highweights, these being:

Ipi Tombe (Zim) -- Horse of the Year in Dubai
Sweet Stream (Ity) -- Top-weighted Staying Mare at 5 in England
Free At Last (Usa) -- Champion Colt at 2 in Canada
Added Edge (Usa) -- Champion Colt at 2 in Canada
Becrux (Ity) -- Champion Colt at 2 in Italy
Carnadore (Saf) -- Champion Colt at 2 in South Africa
Russian Sage (Saf) -- Champion Colt at 3 in South Africa
Captain's Lover (Saf) -- Champion Filly at 3 in South Africa
Irridescence (Saf) -- Champion Filly at 3 in South Africa
Torgau (Ire) -- Cartier Racing Award in England, Top-weighted 2yo Filly in Ireland
Star of Cozzene (Usa) -- Top-weighted 3yo Colt on Turf in America
Political Ambition (Usa) -- Top-weighted 3yo Colt on Turf in America
Prized (Usa) -- Top-weighted 3yo Colt on Turf in America
Regional Champions to race for Team Valor include:

Prized (Usa) -- Horse of the Year and Champion 3yo Colt in Florida
Cashier's Dream (Usa) -- Horse of the Year in Michigan
Thomas Jo (Usa) -- Horse of the Year and Champion 3yo in Texas
King of the Roxy (Usa) -- Horse of the Year and Outstanding 3yo Colt in Ohio
Golden Ballet (Usa) -- Champion Filly at 3 in California
Le Grande Danseur (Usa) -- Champion Colt at 2 in New York
Sally Bowles (Saf) -- Champion Filly at 2 in Kwa-Zulu-Natal region SAF
Stratos (Saf) -- Champion Older Mare in Highveld region SAF
Team Valor has campaigned 20 individual Grade 1 winners around the globe:

Becrux (Ity) -- Captain Bodgit (Usa) -- Captain's Lover (Saf) -- Carnadore (Saf) -- Cashier’s Dream (Usa) -- Golden Ballet (Usa) -- Ipi Tombe (Zim) -- Irridescence (Saf) -- Little Miss Magic (Saf) -- Martial Law (Gb) -- On Her Toes (Saf) -- Political Ambition (Usa) -- Prized (Usa) -- Russian Sage (Saf) -- Star of Cozzene (Usa) -- Stratos (Saf) -- Sweet Stream (Ity) -- The Deputy (Ire) -- Unbridled Belle (Usa) -- Visionaire (Usa).
The International Grade 1 victories earned by Team Valor runners include:

Allan Robertson Stakes (South Africa)
Arlington Million (America)
Beldame Stakes (America)
The Breeders Cup Turf (America)
The Cape Fillies Guineas (South Africa)
Daily News 2000 Stakes (South Africa)
Dubai Duty Free Stakes (United Arab Emirates)
Audemars Piquet Q.Elizabeth II Cup (Hong Kong)
Empress Club Stakes (South Africa) (twice)
Florida Derby (America)
Golden Medallion (South Africa)
Hollywood Derby (America)
Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap (America)
King's Bishop Stakes (America)
Las Virgenes Stakes (America)
Man o’War Stakes (America)
Molson Export Million (Canada)
Prix Vermeille (France)
SA Fillies Classic (South Africa)
San Luis Rey Stakes (America)
Santa Anita Derby (America)
Santa Anita Handicap (America)
Santa Anita Oaks (America)
Spinaway Stakes (America)
Woodbine Mile (Canada)
Woolavington Stakes (South Africa)
Team Valor representatives have also placed (second or third) in these outstanding world events:

Kentucky Derby (America)
Preakness Stakes (America)
Belmont Stakes (America) (twice)
Kentucky Oaks (America)
Breeders Cup Mile (America)
Santa Anita Derby (America)
Ashland Stakes (America)
Beverly D. Stakes (America)
Carter Handicap (America)
Del Mar Oaks (America)
Eddie Read Handicap (America)
Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (America)
Frizette Stakes (America)
Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (America)
Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap (America)
Jerome Handicap (America)
John A. Morris Handicap (America)
King's Bishop Stakes (America)
Las Virgenes Stakes (America)
Maskette Stakes (America)
Personal Ensign Handicap (America) (twice)
Q Elizabeth II Challenge S. (America)
Santa Ana Handicap (America)
Spinaway Stakes (America)
Suburban Handicap (America)
Turf Classic Stakes (America)
Vanity Handicap (America)
Vosburgh Stakes (America) (twice)
German Oaks (Germany)
Moyglare Stud Stakes (Ireland)
Champions Cup (South Africa)
Cheveley Park Stakes (England)
Gran Premio Jockey Club (Italy)
SAF Fillies Guineas (South Africa)
Golden Horseshoe (South Africa)
Allan Robertson Championship (South Africa)
Fancourt Majorca S. (South Africa)
Paddock S. (South Africa) (twice)
Triple Tiara S. (South Africa)
Gomma Gomma Challenge (South Africa)


* [ Team Valor official website]

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