10/26/2011 1:06PM

Millennium Farms, Moon Lake Farm ending partnership

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John Turner’s Moon Lake Farm in Elm Grove, La., will close its public operations, end its two-year partnership with Millennium Farms, and become a private farm, Turner announced Wednesday.

“I have decided that it’s time to stop being a public stallion and boarding operation and just focus on my own horses,” Turner said when he announced the change. “I’ll keep my mares at the farm and get out of the stallion business.”

Moon Lake has operated since 2009 as Millennium Farms at Moon Lake. Now, most of the stallions and mares Moon Lake owned in partnership with Millennium’s owner, Ro Parra, will be sold. The Millennium at Moon Lake name will expire at the end of the year, and Turner will continue operations under the banner of Moon Lake Farm.

“John has been a great partner in the Louisiana breeding industry for the past two years, and we appreciate the opportunity to work with him,” Parra said. “We will continue to be involved in the Louisiana program as we have for the past eight years.”

Parra added that his main focus will be on Millennium’s Kentucky division.

Moon Lake currently has A. P. Delta, Chatain, Lone Star Special, Scrimshaw, and Shaniko standing under the Millennium farms banner at fees ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.