December 16, 2003 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Union of Horse-Breeding Development of Georgia [UHBDG] and Cedar Meadow Inc. [CMI], are pleased to announce that Chairman, the 6 year old [1997] horse by Deputy Minister out of Dance Colony by Pleasant Colony, will stand at Kulari Stud in Georgia.

Chairman, a $500,000 yearling broke his maiden at Saratoga and was a multiple sprint winner in New York winning a total of 4 races and $81,840. He finished in the money in 16 of 23 starts. He is by Deputy Minister, Horse of the Year, Champion Two-Year Old, and Multiple Champion Sire. He is also the sire of sires Dehere, French Deputy, Touch Gold, Awesome Again, Deputy Commander, Salt Lake, etc.

Chairman*s dam, Dance Colony, is a multiple graded stakes winner of over $500,000 and half-sister to Grade 1 winners No Review & Smashing Review and comes from the family of the great sire Lyphard.

Cedar Meadow acted as agent for the sale and export of Chairman. This is believed to be the first time a U.S. bred thoroughbred horse has been shipped to the Republic of Georgia in recent times. CMI has also acted as the agent for the sale and export of two yearlings on behalf of the same interests. UHBDG and CMI are continuing to pursue the acquisition of addition U.S. bloodstock for export to Georgia.

Interest in racing has been peaked in the area by the proposed Spring opening of a new combined casino - race track facility in Baku in Azerbaijan. Baku is a major hub for the oil producing area of the former Soviet republics. In commenting on the recent groundbreaking export, Paul Giardina, President of Cedar Meadow said, "We are pleased and honored to help pioneer the movement of thoroughbreds to the Republic of Georgia and we are looking forwarded to continuing and expanding our relations with interests in that area of the world." CMI is a full service thoroughbred breeding and racing company based in New York State since 1990 when it was founded by its President.

Giardina also commented, "Globalization is raising some very interesting opportunities for American breeders and I believe the U.S. breeding industry will see the benefits of this shortly from this corner of the world." 

All contacts regarding Chairman should be to:

Mr. George Seturidze, Chairman
Union of Horse-Breeding Development of Georgia
Vazha-Pshavela Ave.
41,Tbilisi, 0177, Georgia

Tel: +995 - 32 536258+995 - 32 536257
Fax: +995 - 32 398900

For further information contact:

Mr. Paul A. Giardina, President
Cedar Meadow, Inc.
P.O. Box 4150
East Hampton, NY 11937

Tel: 516-551-7313

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