Margaux Training

Choosing a training facility for your horse is a big decision. When the stakes are high, wouldn’t you prefer to have as much information as possible? Here's what Margaux Farm has to offer clients, and why we stand out among our competitor’s.

Facilities. Horses have access to a 1 1/16 mile straight track, 5 furlong undulating gallop, and a 1 1/4 mile turf course. In addition to three separate training tracks, the farm is equipped with an arena, covered round pens, starting gates, walkers and newly renovated barns.

Environment. Our training program allows young horses to fully develop both mentally and physically. Set on 640 acres of land, horses train in a quiet environment while spending their nights turned out in large rolling fields. Horses based at racetracks and training centers spend nearly 23 hours of their day standing in a stall. Our horses are happy, and enjoy their job more when allowed outside to be a horse.

Communication. The staff at Margaux keeps owners up to date during each stage of the training process by providing weekly training notes and regular phone calls.

Individualization. The detail oriented staff at Margaux creates individualized training plans for each starting, freshening and rehabilitation horse on the farm. Proof can be seen through our results. Recent Margaux trainees include G1 winners Divisidero, Grand Arch, and G1 stakes placed fillly, Lightstream.

Location. Margaux Farm is located in the heart of the bluegrass and is a short shipping distance from Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Turfway Park and Indiana Grand. Farm training runs 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, Monday thru Saturday.

Freshen

Horses that freshen at Margaux Farm benefit greatly from our farm training environment. As opposed to the traditional lay-out of racetracks and training centers, horses in Margaux’s training program are able to maintain top condition all the while enjoying the full benefits of pasture turnout. 

With personalized care and attention to detail, Margaux’s training team works hard to achieve the desired results for each horse.

Among our most recent freshening graduates is multiple graded stakes winner Grand Arch, winner of the 2015 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes. 
 

"I have received many horses from Margaux in the past few years, and they have always come to me with the condition level that gave the horse a great bottom to move forward with their training. A big advantage to having horses in training at Margaux is the state of the art facility which includes two tracks and a turf run. There are many turnout paddocks, pastures and spacious stalls."

- William "Buff" Bradley, Trainer

"Our two greatest concerns managing Pocket Aces Racing are our horses and our partners. Margaux Farm’s “customer first” driven services have provided extreme added value for our partners, and our horses have benefitted immensely from the wide variety of training options at Margaux as well as the staff’s expert horsemanship."

- Marc Wampler, Pocket Aces Racing  

"My Trainer was thrilled with the training, preparation and overall body condition of my yearling. The transition to the racetrack was seamless for my horse. I couldn’t be more pleased with the starting and training program at Margaux."

- Colette VanMatre, breeder and owner

"Margaux Farm is a marvelous training facility with three tracks. Horses get such individualized attention, and the staff welcomes you and keeps you updated regarding your horse."

- Kathy Elam, breeder and owner

"We love having horses at Margaux Farm. Their training focuses on each individual horse’s needs and the facilities and staff is topnotch. Communication is easy, ongoing and always informative. Our experience at Margaux is what all racehorse owners wish for but seldom attain."

- Bruce and Laurie Berenson, Dunwoody Farm

"We have been pleased with the education our yearlings have received at Margaux Farm. When the breaking process is complete they are ready to go straight in to our trainers. While there we receive frequent updates via internet or phone calls. We are very happy with the services they have provided for us."

- Pete Cline, Shawnee Farm

"It’s always a smooth transition to full training when horses come in from Margaux Farm in such good condition. Their strong fitness level makes it easy to go right on with them at the racetrack."

- Brian Lynch, Trainer

"I selected Margaux Farm for my mare because of your facility and management. I wanted consistency with dam and her newborns all the way from birth to when they are broken and readied for the track. The new Margaux farm keeps me dreaming of the future because of your dedication to perfection. Most of all, I do not worry about anything."

- Bill Bowman, breeder and owner
Grand Arch in the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at KeenelandGrand Arch in the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at Keeneland

Client Testimonials

"We love having horses at Margaux Farm. Their training focuses on each individual horse’s needs and the facilities and staff is topnotch. Communication is easy, ongoing and always informative. Our experience at Margaux is what all racehorse owners wish for but seldom attain."

-Bruce and Laurie Berenson, Dunwoody Farm

"It’s always a smooth transition to full training when horses come in from Margaux Farm in such good condition. Their strong fitness level makes it easy to go right on with them at the racetrack."

-Brian Lynch, Trainer

"We have been pleased with the education our yearlings have received at Margaux Farm. When the breaking process is complete they are ready to go straight in to our trainers. While there we receive frequent updates via internet or phone calls. We are very happy with the services they have provided for us."

-Pete Cline, Shawnee Farm

NEWS

Monday, July 24, 2017

06/12 Defining Hope Dominant in ITOBA Stallion Season Fillies Stake...

Margaux Farm starting and training graduate Defining Hope turned in another stellar performance on Saturday night...

06/05 Outstanding Results in May for Margaux Graduates...

May was a fantastic month for Margaux Farm graduates with 16 individual runners finding their way to the winner’s circle...

05/25 Defining Hope Impressive in Swiftly Sired Fillies S. Victory...

Margaux starting and training graduate, Defining Hope, galloped away from the field to win by 9 1/2 lengths at Indiana Grand...

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