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Robert S. Evans

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 Biography and Highlights:  
  • Born: March 20, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Residence: Greenwich, Conn.
  • Family: wife Susan; children Michael Robinson, Ashley MacDonald, Jonathan Evans; two grandchildren. Brother Edward P. Evans also owns a racing stable, headed by multiple G1 winner Quality Road
  • Education: Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966; Received a master's degree from the Columbia Business School in 1968
  • Professional Background: Chairman of Crane Co., an industrial manufacturing company based in Stamford, Conn., and Huttig Building Productions in St. Louis
  • Racing Background: Became involved in racing through his father, Thomas Mellon Evans, who started Buckland Farm in 1964 ... Buckland campaigned Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Pleasant Colony, the champion 3-year-old of 1981 ... Buckland’s other champions were Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Pleasant Stage, the top 2-year-old filly of 1991, and Pleasant Tap, winner of the 1992 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) en route to an Eclipse Award as the leading older male ... Robert and his brothers, Edward and Thomas Jr., were part-owners of Pleasant Tap ... Robert has been a member of the New York Racing Association’s Board of Trustees for more than 12 years ... A member of The Jockey Club for the last 15 years, he also is a director of Jockey Club Information Systems
  • Racing Career: Headlining Evans' stable in 2010 are the solid turf performer Marsh Side, trained by Neil Drysdale, and the 2-year-old filly New Normal, trained by Mark Frostad ... Marsh Side was a dominating winner of Woodbine's Sky Classic Stakes (G2) in August, but failed to repeat his victory in the track's G1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes on September 19 ...  He finished first in the 2009 Northern Dancer, but was disqualified to fourth for interference, a decision that was overturned during the summer of 2010 by the Ontario Jockey Club ... New Normal posted a front-running win in the G3 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine to put her in line for a possible run in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs ... They would be the first runners under his colors since 1992 ... Evans purchased his first horse in 1965 ... Foremost among the horses to carry his colors are Sewickley and Shared Interest, who were multiple graded stakes winners for trainer Scotty Schulhofer ... Sewickley triumphed in the G1 Vosburgh in 1989 and 1990 and took the G2 Tom Fool and G2 Fall Highweight Handicap in 1989 ...  He was fifth in the 1989 Breeders’ Cup Sprint  ... Shared Interest won the 1992 First Flight (G2) as well as the 1993 Ruffian (G1), and was 11th in the 1992 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (now Ladies' Classic) ... Other recent stakes winners include Lemon Drop Mom and Akronism
  • Breeding/Racing Operation: Evans owns Courtland Farm in Easton, Md. ... He has bred numerous stakes winners including Shared Interest, her daughter Cash Run, winner of the 1999 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, and Cash Run's half-brother Forestry, a stakes winner and one of the nation’s top sires ... Originally sold by Evans for $1.2 million, Cash Run was later sold as a broodmare for a then record-breaking $7.1 million at the 2003 Keeneland November sale.

Breeders' Cup Record

1992DistaffShared Interest11th

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