Norton Herrick, Chairman and CEO of The Herrick Company, Inc., one of the nation's largest investment firms, and partner with Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Kiki Courtelis of Town & Country Farm Corp., will race the partnership's prized Tapit colt, Matterhorn, in this year's Belmont Stakes, which will be held Saturday, June 7.
"We are excited to once again have a thoroughbred racing in this year's Kentucky Derby, where we won in 2011 with Animal Kingdom," said Norton Herrick, Chairman of The Herrick Company. "We are confident that Danza can repeat the success he's had in past races."
The latest World Thoroughbred Rankings rate Animal Kingdom better than the best colts in a group that respected form analyst Dominic Beirne describes as "one of the two greatest seasons of Australian three-year-olds in the modern era."
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE created a commemorative envelope for Animal Kingdom thanks to some promotional assistance from AK partner Norton Herrick. Partners can order them from Amy Collingsworth (email@example.com) for a discounted rate of $6, a $4 savings from the retail price at the post office. No wonder they are going broke! Barry Irwin and Norton Herrick were on site for the unveiling of the attractive envelope that is part of the USPS's historic series that also features Barbaro.
Animal Kingdom became the first horse trained in America to win the World Cup on Tapeta last week and the performance has resulted in Sheikh Mohammed purchasing a 29 per cent interest in the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner.
True to its billing, as a World Cup, the 18th running of the richest horserace on the planet offered fresh courage and inspiration to those determined that frontiers should no longer be perceived as barriers. Over the past couple of years, they have endured dispiriting retrenchment by insular forces on either side of the Atlantic. In the United States, brave attempts to fill in a moat of drugs and dirt seem to have been defeated, for now, by vested interests. In Britain, meanwhile, momentous opportunity and investment have been dissipated by misapprehensions that seem barely less parochial. The champion who united the attention of both cultures on Saturday, however, offers a wholesome reproof to each.
NORTON Herrick, who’s producing “Very Good Girls” with very good girls Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen, plus “2 Guns” with big guns Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, has also produced thoroughbred Animal Kingdom (2011 Derby winner) to take Dubai’s $10,000,000 World Cup March 30. For 3-year-olds, 1 ¹/‚„ miles on synthetic surface, Meydan Racecourse is the world’s richest horse race.
Castellano, Herrick, Pascarella, Zoldan go for derby double Went The Day Well has Barry Irwin's Team Valor in rare position