stallion farms

Graves Promoted To Gainesway General Manager Following Retirement Of Howard

Neil Howard, general manager of Gainesway Farm, has retired from his position after more than two decades of service. He is succeeded by Brian Graves, another long-serving member of the Gainesway team, who steps up from his current role as director of public sales. Gainesway CEO, Antony Beck, paid warm tribute to Howard. “Over the […]

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Bloodlines: Pedigree Only One Aspect of Talented, Charismatic ‘Chrome’

Any colt who has won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness will strike a chord of interest with stallion farms. Naturally, California Chrome is on their radar, and all the stallion managers I spoke to had compliments to offer the flashy chestnut son of Lucky Pulpit. For instance, Gainesway Farm’s Michael Hernon said that “California Chrome […]

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The Price of ‘Chrome’: A Triple Crown Winner’s Worth?

As the racing world anxiously awaits California Chrome’s bid for history in the Belmont Stakes, stallion farms are punching calculators to figure out what a Triple Crown winner might be worth to their operation. Or maybe they aren’t. Popularity on the racetrack hasn’t always led to appeal in the breeding shed. While his humble beginnings […]

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Hanley Named General Manager at WinStar Farm

WinStar Farm has promoted David Hanley to General Manager at the Versailles-based operation. Hanley had served at WinStar as the Director of Development, working in the areas of client development and bloodstock development, prior to his recent promotion. “David has been with us for over a year now, and his horsemanship is the best in […]

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Moon Lake Farm changing to private operation

Moon Lake Farm, operated for the last two years as Millennium Farms at Moon Lake, will end public operations in December, according to farm owner John Turner.  Most of the stallions and mares owned in partnership with Ro Parra of Millennium Farms Kentucky have been or will be sold.  Turner will continue to operate Moon […]

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General Manager Tony Cissell leaving WinStar

Tony Cissell is leaving his post as General Manager of WinStar Farm, it was announced late Thursday. “I have enjoyed my time at WinStar, and I would like to think that with a Dubai World Cup, a Kentucky Derby, and a Belmont Stakes in the trophy case, I have left it a better place,” said […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Top-Producing Farms Never Rest

I’d like to say it was my idea, but it actually came from Sharon Metz, who compiles something called the “BizList” for a Central Kentucky publication called Business Lexington. Metz, with only limited knowledge of the Thoroughbred industry asked if it would make sense to compile a “BizList” demonstrating which Bluegrass farms produced the most […]

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By Ray Paulick Thursday’s announcement by Walmac Farm of a “breeders stimulus plan” that allows breeders to pay 2009 stud fees from the proceeds of the sale of weanlings or yearlings is further proof that an increasing number of Kentucky’s stallion farms are recognizing mare owners as partners in their business. The steep declines in […]

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