Monday, October 28, 2013

HRN: Beholder's Success Reflects Small Farm's Dedication

Each time I post a new article on my Horse Racing Nation blog, I post a notice on this blogThese notices include an excerpt from the beginning of that article and a link to the piece. My latest Horse Racing Nation article is. . .

Beholder's Success Reflects Small Farm's Dedication

"Central Kentucky is home to some of the most renowned Thoroughbred farms in the industry – farms that encompass thousands of acres of bluegrass pastures upon which the regal animals graze. Their barns are of breathtaking stature and beauty, their horses have expensive price tags attached to them, and their fences form miles and miles of connected wooden boards. As one drives down the back roads that surround Lexington and nearby areas, eye-catching entrances declare the names of these prestigious farms: Adena Springs, Darley at Jonabell Farm, Gainesway Farm, and WinStar Farm among them.

But on Bryan Station Road just outside of Lexington is a family-run farm that encompasses approximately 400 acres – an expanse far smaller than many farms in the area. A basic stone entrance welcomes you to the farm, reading 'Clarkland Farm.'

Clarkland Farm is a family-run farm located on a piece of land that has been in the family since the 1700s. Essentially, the farm is operated by three family members: Nancy and Fred Mitchell, as well as Nancy’s daughter Marty Buckner. . ."

Click here to read the rest of my newest Horse Racing Nation article.

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