We're glad you have taken the opportunity to visit the Adena Springs website. It is our hope that through this site you can acquaint yourself with what the thoroughbred industry means to us. To that end, we would like to introduce and discuss the different facets of our operation and to give you some insights into our unique thoroughbred breeding and racing program, our priorities, and the promise we hold for the great sport of racing.
Adena Spring's relationship with the thoroughbred horse industry spans five decades. We like to think that during that time we’ve learned a great deal about what it takes to be successful in both racing and breeding these wonderful animals. Some of these things we have gleaned from others, and we have figured more than a few things out on our own. We have also been fortunate enough to have the resources to put into practice what we have learned. We are confident that you share this same commitment to the thoroughbred, which is why we’re eager to cooperate with you to breed and raise the best horse possible.
If you are involved in the thoroughbred industry, whether through one horse or 300, as a full-time pursuit or as a spare time avocation, you most assuredly have expectations for success. It is virtually impossible to achieve anything through half measures or mediocrity of efforts. We believe the same, and it is the foundation of the Adena Springs philosophy. Additionally we commit all our resources to be here for our clients, to work with you in support of our stallions, and giving all of our horses – be they racehorses, yearlings, two-year-olds and broodmares - every opportunity to maximize their potential. Our personal insistence on rock-solid, uncompromising performance in our breeding stock is well known. You have our assurance that our management and administration, our hands-on horsemen and our professional associates will be held to the same high standard.
Thank you for your interest in our program. Most of all, thank you for sharing our passion for the thoroughbred and breeding and racing industries. We encourage you to contact any of our facilities to arrange a personal visit or to have any of your questions addressed.
We look forward to working with you.
The original Adena Springs thoroughbred farm in Kentucky, consisting of 640 acres located on Route 60 just outside of Versailles, was purchased in August of 1989. The oldest known inhabitants of the land were the Adena Indians, who had been attracted to the area by quality of the water in the free-flowing local springs. The farm was named after the Adenas, both as a tribute and as a commitment to perpetuate in this land the grace, spirit and strength they instilled there.
In 2005 we purchased more than 2,000 acres in Bourbon County, KY, and designed a magnificent, state-of-the-art thoroughbred facility for this fresh land. In August 2007, we moved our entire Kentucky operation, including the all of our stallions, to Paris, KY, beginning a new chapter in our Central Kentucky history.
Adena Springs South began operation in October of 1996 with the purchase of the 453-acre Lin-Drake Farm, located just north of Ocala in Williston, Florida. In November of 1997, an additional 553 acres were purchased on nearby State Highway 318. The following June, the purchase of two adjacent tracts of land brought the total amount of acreage in Florida to 1100.
The expansion to the farm’s current state was completed in July of 1999, when an additional 1050 acres were purchased directly across Highway 318. This has allowed us to centralize our entire regional operation in one location, as Adena Springs South now encompasses some 3800 acres of some of the best land on which to raise thoroughbreds in Florida. It is here that our young racing prospects receive their early lessons on our one-mile main track. The training center also features eight spacious 36-stall barns, constructed with the safety and welfare of our horses and staff as number one priorities.
When Adena Springs began operation, it was with the thought that it would be a private nursery, designed to provide horses for the Stronach Stable racing operation. These goals changed dramatically, almost from the beginning, and the focus of the farm is now epitomized by our approach to sales and stallions.
From the start, the Stronach family has been firmly committed to offering the best thoroughbred stallion roster anywhere, and we are extremely proud of our success.