Margaux Farm’s all weather gallop is an undulating seven and a half furlong course built on the lay of the land on four separate hills. It has been proven that horses working uphill build stronger muscles behind and that horses working downhill build stronger forearms and shoulders. The turns on the gallop are good for older horses and babies alike, and condition for lead changes and balance when entering turns.
The all weather straight track at Margaux Farm has a distance of a mile and one sixteenth and runs through the center of the farm. Majority of speed work takes place on our straight track, with the ability to breeze five eighths of a mile. The straight track has two gradual turns with a two furlong tear drop finish.
The turf course at Margaux Farm is an undulating 1 1/4 mile oval. The course lies along the Elkhorn Creek and is a natural floodplain to the farm. The soil of the course is rich with silt, and maintains good footing year-round. The turf course has three furlongs of flat track where speed work is done, and a one furlong uphill finish.