07/10/2013 10:10AM

Latta becomes partner in Hidden Brook


Kevin Latta, a Texas-based construction company owner, has become a fractional partner in Hidden Brook Farm, acquiring his share of the Paris, Ky., operation from trainer Danny Vella.

Latta owns Latta Construction, a global company with offices in Baltimore, Md., and Irving, Texas, where he resides. He has been a longtime member of the Hidden Brook racehorse ownership group, and is a breeder as well.

"I am pleased and proud to become a part-owner of Hidden Brook," Latta said in a release. "It's an opportunity to expand my passion and interest in an industry that I have been involved with my entire life. I have professional and personal relationships with the entire Hidden Brook team and look forward to working together to grow our business."

Hidden Brook Farm is a 600-acre property in Central Kentucky that offers services including boarding, sales prep and consignment, and bloodstock advisory. It also features a burgeoning racing partnership program, highlighted by Canadian champion Knights Templar, Grade 3 winner Pianist, and classic contender Street Life. Hidden Brook currently has five partners amongst its ownership.

Vella, a Woodbine-based trainer will continue to train for Hidden Brook racing and will remain with the organization in an advisory role.