Archive for January 14th, 2015

Keeneland January 2015 Sale Session 2 (Video)

I was in Lexington, Kentucky for open house week at the farms and got a chance to pop my head in during the 2015 January Horses of All Ages sale on Tuesday. Check out the Session 2 pictures and video highlights below:

Hip 627 Keeneland sale

Hip 627 Courtizanna (above) sold to Adena Springs for $165k.

Hip 628 Cove Keeneland sale

Hip 628 Cove (Mated to Lookin At Lucky) sold to Twin Hopes Farm for $150k.

Hip 669 Keeneland 2015 sale

Hip 669 GhostzapperEyes Wide Open yearling filly (above) went for $215k.

Hip 702 Hatpin

Hip 702 Haptin (Mated to Bodemeister) brought $135k.

Hip 706 Heavenly Pride (mated to Union Rags). Reserve Not Attained ($285k).

Photos and video by Stacy Edwards

Maryland Horse Farms: Country Life and Merryland (Video)

I had the pleasure of visiting Country Life Farm in Maryland during a recent holiday visit to my hometown. Established in 1933 and best-known as the birthplace of the legendary Cigar, Country Life was also the starting point for successful Kentucky stallion Malibu Moon, sire of 2013 Kentucky Derby hero Orb.

A few miles down the road is Merryland Farm, a full-service breaking and training center purchased in 2001 and run by Mike and Josh Pons.

I would like to thank Mike and Josh Pons for their hospitality, and George Adams for graciously showing us the ropes at Merryland Farm.

Stacy Edwards photo - Country Life Farm

My first visit to Country Life Farm in Fallston, MD.

Cal Nation Country Life Farm

Distorted Humor’s son Cal Nation (above) stands at Country Life Farm.

Freedom Child Country Life Farm

G2 Peter Pan hero Freedom Child (above) struts his stuff at Country Life.

Friesan Fire Country Life Farm

2009 Kentucky Derby favorite Friesan Fire (above) is a stallion to watch.

Super Ninety Nine Country Life

Up close and personal with Country Life sire Super Ninety Nine (above).

Merryland Farm 2014

Scenes from Merryland Farm (above).

Horses training at Merryland Farm (video above).

Horses playing at Merryland Farm (video above).

Photos and video by Stacy Edwards.