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Tag: Agriculture

Dell Ridge Farm

DELL RIDGE FARM WAS FOUNDED 1999. Frank and Mattie Justice are the owners, and the Farm Manager is Desmond Ryan. Our entire operation is 800 acres of prime farmland, located on Winchester Road outside of Lexington, and in Bourbon County. Dell Ridge Farm East Dell Ridge boards, trains, breeds, races and sells Thoroughbreds. DELLA FRANCESCA,WISEMAN’S...

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Brookfield Farm

BROOKFIELD FARM, LOCATED ON TODDS ROAD AND CLEVELAND ROAD at the edge of eastern Fayette County and western Clark County is one of the most storied general agricultural operations in Kentucky. In 2000, much of the legendary Brookview Farms became Brookfield Farm, and the Gay family has been raising prized cattle and crops on Brookfield...

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Juddmonte Farms

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THOROUGHBRED RACING IN THE U.S. and is informally known as the “Horse Capital of the World”. Many of the world’s leading owners and breeders have established farms in this “bluegrass region” of Kentucky. Keeneland Racecourse and Sales Company are located in Lexington. Juddmonte Farms’ Lexington operation is located just...

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Darley Farm

HH SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, RULER OF DUBAI, purchased Jonabell Farm in 2001 from the Bell Family. Jonabell, now Darley, is a little over 800 acres and home to Sheikh Mohammed’s US stallion operation. Sixteen stallions are standing the 2008 breeding season with such headliners as BERNARDINI, ELUSIVE QUALITY, STREET CRY and his...

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Walnut Lawn Farm

IN 1842, BOB JAMES’S GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN GRAVES JAMES, purchased Walnut Lawn Farm, which lies along Military Pike in the southwest corner of Fayette County and has acreage in a portion of Jessamine County. Since then, Walnut Lawn Farm has been continuously farmed by the James Family. Bob is the fifth generation to live there...

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Winter Quarter Farm

WINTER QUARTER FARM purchased and established in 1948, is a 276 acre Thoroughbred operation moving into the 4th generation of same family management. The seed enterprise was old Duntreath Farm owned by Mrs. Silas B. Mason on land now occupied by Gardenside subdivision. One of the first broodmares moved here by grandmother Mason was MAID...

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Mahan Farms

MAHAN FARMS IS AN 850 ACRE GENERAL AGRICULTURE OPERATION located on Russell Cave Road in Northern Fayette County. Mahan Farms is characterized by fertile soils and rolling pastures, giving rise to beautiful landscapes and diverse agricultural enterprises. Mahan Farms raises tobacco, alfalfa hay, corn, soybean, and wheat. In addition, is home to a successful Bluegrass...

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Cobra Farm

Cobra Farm is owned by Gary and Betty Biszantz; they purchased the original 82 acre farm 12 years ago and now have 340 acres after buying two adjoining farms. This is a Thoroughbred operation that is home to approximately 80 horses and 20 employees year round. The Biszantz’s are from southern California and spend approximately...

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Castleton Lyons Farm

IN 1793, A VIRGINIAN BY THE NAME OF JOHN BRECKINRIDGE bought 2,467 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. He named the farm, which would later become known as Castleton, “Cabell’s Dale.” Breckinridge was a dedicated thoroughbred breeder who would himself go on to become a United States Senator and to serve as Attorney General in the...

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LFUCG Equine Task Force Recommendations

In 2008, equine industry leaders participated in the LFUCG Equine Task Force and recommended ways in which local government can actively support the horse business—from lobbying state government to change KY tax law, to continuing funding of the PDR program. The Fayette Alliance strongly supports these policy initiatives. On December 9th, the LFUCG Budget &...

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