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Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Stronach to sell his main farm in Kentucky

Owner exploring ways to support tracks in California and Maryland

Frank Stronach with his Breeders' Cup winner Ginger Punch, who claimed the Distaff in 2007
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Frank Stronach – whose Stronach Group operates a number of racecourses in California, Maryland and Florida, including last year's Breeders' Cup venue Santa Anita – is to put his main Adena Springs Farm in Paris, Kentucky up for sale.

The prominent owner-breeder is exploring the possibility of having breeding farms in California and Maryland in support of his tracks there.

His principal farm in Kentucky currently houses nine stallions, including homebreds Awesome Again and Ghostzapper and the Adena-raced Mucho Macho Man, who all appear on the roll of honour of the Breeders' Cup Classic. All nine are expected to remain in Kentucky until at least the end of the 2018 breeding season. 

Current Adena Springs roster in Kentucky

Awesome Again, Capo Bastone, City Wolf, Fort Larned, Ghostzapper, Macho Uno, Mucho Macho Man, North LightPoint Of Entry

The staff at the main farm will be relocated to the smaller branch of Adena Springs in Midway, Kentucky, where a new office, stallion barn and breeding shed will be built. 

"We have nothing against Kentucky and will continue to have a presence there," Stronach told Blood-Horse.

"But we need to come up with a programme to have more California-breds. I will be in touch with the breeding community and the head of the breeders' association to see what we can do. Maybe better stallions are a part of that.

"The fields are small and it hurts the business. We need more California-breds."

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