11/07/2013 5:06PM

Margaux Farm acquires land, plans expansion


Margaux Farm has purchased an additional 320 acres adjoining its current property located in Midway, Ky., and plans to expand its operations.

Plans for the new tract of land include the addition of a seven-furlong straight synthetic breeze track, construction of additional training and lay-up barns, and developing a new broodmare and yearling division on the farm operated by principals Jim and Susan Hill, Dr. Joseph Fowler and his wife, Lynn, and Steve and Shelley Johnson.

“After we completed our synthetic training track in 2012, we started to expand our starting and training operation,” general manager Michael Hardy said. “With the acquisition of this additional land, we will be able to develop our program to better cater to our clients’ needs, and continue in the direction of creating a diversified training facility.

“Margaux Farm is a full service operation,” Hardy continued. “We are here to serve our clients’ needs across the board.  As a Kentucky farm we are proud to keep Kentucky horses in the state throughout the winter. Having the synthetic track on the farm allows us to keep horses in training year-round with the added advantage of pasturing them at the same time, which we believe is a major factor in producing a healthier, stronger horse.”

Expanded facilities for starting, training, rehabilitation, and breeding will be available at Margaux Farm beginning in fall 2014.