A Magnificent, 17.2-Hand Gray With A Winning Race Record & Pedigree
First Crop 2-Year-Olds In 2010
SPENSIVE was a racehorse! As a 2-year-old, he opened his racing career with a two-length win in a six-furlong maiden special weight race at historic Del Mar. He followed that up with a win in the one-mile Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields, defeating eventual Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Buddy Gil. Later, he would add to his stakes credentials by finishing third in the Beau Brummel Stakes at Fairplex Park, in which both the winner and second-place finisher would go on to become graded stakes-placed performers. At the conclusion of his 2-year-old season, Spensive was a winner of nearly $100,000 from a line of 5-2-1-1, with his only off-the-board finish being a fourth in the Grade 3 Golden Gate Derby, where he was only two lengths behind the winner.
SPENSIVE continued to impress as a 3-year-old. Among his six trips postward, he earned three more stakes placings, including a second-place finish to Grade 1 performer Rojo Toro in the one-mile San Rafael Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, where he defeated Crowned Dancer, the previous season's Hollywood Juvenile Championship (G3) winner. Spensive also finished second that season when stretching out to 1 1/16 miles in the $500,000 WinStar Derby at Sunland Park, where he was beaten only a neck by the Grade 3-winning millionaire Excessivepleasure. He would go on to claim another stakes placing with a third-place finish in the 1 1/8-mile Sham Stakes, defeating Travers Stakes (G1) winner Ten Most Wanted in a race that was won by Belmont Stakes (G1), Wood Memorial (G1) and Florida Derby (G1) winner Empire Maker. After two years of racing and 11 starts, Spensive's earnings exceeded a quarter of a million dollars.
SPENSIVE went on to make nine more starts over the next three seasons at ages 4, 5 and 6, and defeated several other stakes performers in an allowance race at Hollywood Park. However, minor injuries kept him from regaining his past form, so he was retired to the breeding shed in 2007 with lifetime earnings of $313,557.
SPENSIVE's success on the racetrack is not surprising, given that he is by Ponche, who amassed earnings of nearly half a million dollars from a 47-race career in which he won or placed in 12 stakes races. Ponche is a Calder track record-setter who won the Emerald Dunes, Glitterman and Plantation Handicaps, and who has a Calder stakes race named after him: the Ponche Handicap. He is the son of the outstanding sire Two Punch, who is the sire of 11 Maryland Millions winners, as well as the Grade 1-winning Eclipse Champion Sprinter and successful Kentucky sire Smoke Glacken and the Grade 3 stakes winner and regional sire Fistfite. These strong roots not only position Spensive to be an outstanding sire, but also an excellent future broodmare sire.
SPENSIVE's dam, Operate Quick, was a 2-year-old winner who has gone on to become a prolific broodmare, with 19 live foals produced from 1992 through 2010. She is by Dr. Schwartzman, a multiple graded stakes winner of more than $380,000 from 29 starts, including 14 stakes performances from the ages of 2 through 5.
SPENSIVE had all the qualities of a good racehorse: precocity, consistency and durability. He, as well as his sire, dam and dam sire, were all winners as 2-year-olds. He, his sire and dam sire were all winners from the ages of 2 through 4. He, his sire and dam sire were all durable performers, all making in excess of 20 or more lifetime starts.
SPENSIVE's 2020, 2019, 2018,2017, 2016 and 2015 RACE HORSES
3/27/20 - Y-Lo homebred, OANZEE by Spensive broke her maiden sprinting 5 furlongs on the turf for trainer Jane Cibelli. We hope she will be safe.
2/22/18 - JOJO'S SPENSIVE (Spensive) made it 2 in a row and rewarded his new owner/trainer Juan Arriagada. He was bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC
1/25/18 - Newly turned 3 year old JOJO'S SPENSIVE won for the second time. Racing again at 7 furlongs, he won off by over 2 lengths. Bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC, he was claimed out of the race and we wish his new connections the best.
1/22/17 - PRETTY EXPENSIVE, a three year old filly by SPENSIVE broke her maiden last out and ran back to win her second in a row. She raced 6 furlongs on the dirt at Turf Paradise.
11/3/17 - 2 year old colt JOJO'S SPENSIVE (Spensive) went off the favorite following a 2nd in his prior start. He got the job done with a flourish, breaking his maiden going 7 furlongs at Gulfstream West. He came on strong and blew by to win by 3 lengths for owner Carlos Munoz and trainer Javier Negrete. He was bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC
8/26/17- Aces for John won again, again at Gulf Stream - his 4th win. He has earned over $188,00 for his connections. Aces for John was bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC. He was claimed out of this race. We wonder if the Maragh family will try to get him back. He did so well for them over several years.
5/14/17 - 4 year old gelding TOUGH EMBLEM bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC and owned by Bonnie McCrory and Gary Danelson and also trained by Gary Danelson went of the favorite, stalked,, dueled and won going 6 furlongs at Assiniboia Downs.
10/6/16 - Y-Lo bred SPENSIVE'S IMAGE is at it again and won for the 11th time - again at Northland Park- raising his earnings to $113,000. He also has 7 seconds and 6 thirds! He wasc claimed out of this race and his new owners are Graham (T: Martens).
8/19/16 - Y-Lo bred SPENSIVE'S IMAGE won for the 10th time - this time at Northland Park- raising his earnings to $108,000. He also has 6 seconds and 5 thirds! He is now owned by C and H Duggan Farms Ltd. and Shot In The Dark Racing Corp.
6/23/16 - Y-Lo bred SPENSIVE'S IMAGE won for the 9th time - this time at Prairie Meadows - raising his earnings to $104,000. He is now owned by Lucky Dog Stables. He also has 6 seconds and 5 thirds!
10/17/15 - Y-Lo bred SPENSIVE'S IMAGE won for the 7th time, raising his earnings to $97,145. He is owned by 5 Star Racing LLC. He also has 6 seconds and 5 thirds!
10/2/15 - Maragh family horse, Aces for John was at it again winning at Gulfstream Park. He has earned over $119,450 for his connections. He is owned by Rajkamal Maragh and trained and Allen Maragh. Sometimes he is even ridden by Allen Maragh, but this time Jose Luis Cruz was aboard. Aces for John was bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC.
9/14/15 - Maragh family horse, Aces for John has added black type to his pedigree running a closing second in the Three Chopt Road Stakes at Gulfstream Park. He has earned over $92,000 for his connections. He is owned by Rajkamal Maragh and trained and Allen Maragh. Sometimes he is even ridden by Allen Maragh, but this time Jose Luis Cruz was aboard. Aces for John was bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC.
8/5/15 - Y-Lo bred SPENSIVE'S IMAGE won for the 7th time, raising his earnings to $86,415. He is owned by 5 Star Racing LLC.
7/25/15 - Maragh family horse, Aces for John ran back to win a starters allowance race at Gulfstream Park. He has earned over $75,000 for his connections.
4/1/15 - Aces for John broke his maiden at Gulfstream for real this out, and he did it easily winning by 6 1/4 lengths. He truly is a "family horse" - owned by Rajkamal Maragh and trained and ridden by Allen Maragh. He was bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC.
1/25/15 - Aces for John won a race at Gulfstream, but bumped in the strech and was placed second. He is a "family horse" . He is owned by Rajkamal Maragh and is trained and ridden by Allen Maragh. He was bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC.
SPENSIVE's 2014 RACE HORSES
9/5/14 - Spensive's three year old daughter VANUATU went off the favorite at golden Gate and did not dissapoint, She is owned by John and Janene Maryanski and has She has earned over $63,000.
6/10/14 - Y-Lo bred SPENSIVE'S IMAGE won at Sunray Park making this his 6th win. He has earned $64,293 for his owner Five Star Racing.
6/7/14 - Spensive's three year old daughter VANUATU wired the field and Golden Gate in her second start and ran back to win her first alloance condition. She is owned by John and Janene Maryanski. She has earned $50,700.
5/11/14 - Spensive's daughters are on a roll. NIPSKY wired the field to break her maiden at Monmouth Park despite a bump at the start. She is owned by Dog Gone Racing and was bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC out of their mare Nip by Out of Place.
5/10/14 - Spensive's three year old daughter VANUATU was second in her first start and wired the field and Golden Gate in her second start. She is owned by John and Janene Maryanski.
SPENSIVE's 2013 RACE HORSES
4/6/13 - SPENSIVE'S IMAGE, g, 4,
(Spensive - Image Ofa Princess, by Well Decorated) went off the favorite and drew away to win a race at Sun Ray Park
3/6/13 - DR. NIP, g. 4, (Spensive - Nip, by Out of Place) won at Sunland Park, contesting the lead throughout and then kicking clear. He is owned by Len Schermer and was bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC ,
SPENSIVE's 2012 RACE HORSES :
12/15/12 - DR. NIP, g. 3, (Spensive - Nip, by Out of Place) tracked and then kicked clear to break his maiden at Sunland Park. He is owned by Len Schermer and was bred by Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC ,
11/17/12 - Spensive's son “Rico Espada” won his race today at Golden Gate Fields. He was driving to the finish! He now has won two races in CA for his sire and his trainer Sergio Ledezma.
10/27/12 - PHAR TOO QUICK, c, 2 ( Spensive - Phar Too Reckless, by Pharisien (FR)) broke his maiden at the Hipodromo Camarero in Puerto Rico. He provided a quick return to his owner Alanesic Farm Corp which purchased him from Y-Lo at the OBS 2 yr old sale. He ran close to the lead and then powered on by to reach the wire in front by 1 1/2 lengths.
SPENSIVE'S IMAGE, g, 3,
(Spensive - Image Ofa Princess, by Well Decorated) wore down the leaders to win at Santa Rosa.
7/22/12 - RICO ESPADA, g, 3, ( Spensive - Nijinsky's Sword, by Sword Dance (IRE)) broke his maiden at Sacramento. He is a homebred for Y-Lo Racing Stables LLC. He broke alertly, was allowed to settle, was never far back and swung wide for a drive to the wire and from there to the winner's circle.
SPENSIVE stands at E.A. Ranches in Santa Ysabel, California as the property of Y-Lo Racing Stables LLC. His first foals are 2-year-olds of 2010. His 2011 fee is $2,500, live foal guarantee.
There is an axiom that says the best predictor of a sire's success at stud is his success on the racetrack. Given Spensive's racing record and pedigree, how could he NOT be a smashing success in the breeding shed?
2011: Two year old Dr. Nip just ran in his debut race at Santa Anita and got claimed for $30,000 by the Doug O'Neill barn. Three year old Spensive's Image ran at Hollywood Park and finished a very strong 4th.
For inquiries, please contact:
Lolita P. Raquiza
Y-Lo Racing Stables LLC
Cell: (818) 259-3224
Phone: (818) 981-1267
Fax: (818) 907-8520