As usual, the new year brings a new opportunity to buy horses at the Keeneland January sale, and to visit stallions at various farms. I didn’t get to make as many visits to the farms as I’d like, but I did get to visit Buck Pond Farm, where I had never been before, and was greeted by mares, friendly employees and farm dogs. It’s a beautiful farm, and surely must be even more so when the tree-lined drive to the stallion barn is in full greenery.
Pharoah – looking as laid-back as always, and seeming to have filled out as best I could tell with his blanket on – that’s what life as a stallion will do!
Buck Pond Farm
A show of affection for Hootenanny
Keeneland January sale
The day before the sale was a typical chilly January day, while the final day saw temperatures in the upper 50s – quite a contrast!
American Pharoah filly
The contrast of the green decor of the Lane’s End barn and the blue patch of sky caught my eye.