08/01/2008 12:00AM

Policy change at Adena Springs South


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs South near Ocala, Fla., will open its doors to clients and abandon its annual spring juvenile sale, Stronach announced Friday.

Previously, Adena Springs South’s training facilities were private and used for Adena Springs horses. Stronach has conducted a sale of 2-year-olds there since 2002, when he announced he would auction two-thirds of that year’s Adena Springs juvenile crop.

“We’ve elected to go the yearling route with the current crop and forgo our annual 2-year-old auction entirely,” said Stronach. “We’ve decided to open our breaking and training facility at Adena Springs South to the public, and this change in strategy will free up valuable stall space there. Our training facility is a world-class facility with a giften staff that includes Randy Bradshaw. We’ll treat clients’ horses as if they are our own and offer very competitive rates.”

Adena Springs, a five-time Eclipse Award winner as outstanding breeder, will offer 217 of its current yearling crop at auction this season, starting with four colts and three fillies that will sell as part of Hidden Brook Farm’s agency. Those include two colts by Awesome Again, a colt and filly from the first crop of Ghostzapper, and a Macho Uno filly out of a half-sister to Diadella.