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Sheila Rosenblum Hosts a Party to Celebrate the Launch of her Female Thoroughbred Ownership Syndicate

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

On November 20th, Sheila Rosenblum, owner of Lady Sheila Stable and the manager and primary investor of Lady Sheila Stable Two, hosted a cocktail party with Manhattan socialites and partners in her racing ownership syndicate to celebrate the stable and the successful launch of her female ownership syndicate.

A longtime resident of Manhattan, Rosenblum has experienced increasing success in the racing industry since becoming an owner in 2010. Her passion and interest in thoroughbreds prompted her entry to racing following a successful career as a model with well-known agencies Wilhelmina and Ford. Rosenblum is also an alumna of The Royal Ballet School in London and the School of American Ballet, the associate school of the New York City Ballet. Additionally, she is a board member for March of Dimes and is an advocate for children’s rights. She has found great success in 2014, highlighted by New York-bred sprinter La Verdad, who has won five of eight starts this year, including the Grade 2 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct.

Rosenblum is dedicated to furthering thoroughbred racing by creating new lifelong fans for the sport through participation in her new syndicate Lady Sheila Stable Two, which relies significantly on female investors. The syndicate also further solidifies the partnership between Rosenblum and acclaimed trainer Linda Rice, who has entered the ownership group as a member and selects and trains all of the horses. Currently, there are seven total investors in the syndicate.

In addition to Rosenblum and Rice, several partners in the syndicate were present at the cocktail party, including Diane Davis, Donna Bernstein and Dottie Herman. Other attendees included prominent horse breeder Vivien Malloy, AVENUE’s President Randi SchatzKiera Chaplain, actor Sarah Johnson Kaplan, celebrity designer Maggie Norris, Robert DiPippo, Jacqueline Dietl, model Jocelyn Medland, artist Kathrina Miccio, Nicole Noonan, and artist Domingo Zapata.

“It was exciting to share this evening with my fellow investors and others who are interested in the sport of horse racing,” said Rosenblum. “Cheering for a horse you own and then leading them into the winner’s circle after a victory is an exhilarating experience. That’s why so many of us become involved with the sport and I hope others have the opportunity to experience this unique thrill for themselves.”

Lady Sheila Stable has a record of 18-14-11 from 72 starts (60% ITM) since its inception, with earnings totaling more than $1,345,000. In 2014, due to the emergence of La Verdad, the stable has earned more than $870,000, ranking in the top 125 of 25,000 owners nationwide. The stable has a 9-8-5 record in 32 starts (69% ITM) in 2014.

The ownership group strongly encourages the participation of female investors at a time that the racing industry has experienced an increased interest among women. According to NBC Sports, 52 percent of the 16.2 million viewers of the 2013 Kentucky Derby were women, making it the only major annual sporting event that draws stronger viewership numbers among females than males.

The investment opportunity with Lady Sheila Stable Two, LLC is open to accredited investors only. The minimum investment to become a member of Lady Sheila Stable Two is $100,000. Each membership unit in the stable costs $100,000 and it is anticipated that there will be no ongoing costs charged for a two-year period. The first round is closed, but the syndicate will be taking on more investors in the coming months.


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