Thoroughbreds

Our list of champions includes names like Kentucky Derby winner DARK STAR, Irish Champion and leading sire WOODMAN, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner IS IT TRUE, and Hollywood Futurity winner SIPHONIC.

We are proud of the long-term relationships we have with our boarders and their horses. On their behalf, we have foaled European Classic winners LOMOND and NORTHERN TRICK, and Grade 1 winners MANI BHAVAN and C.S. SILK

BOARDING
Hermitage provides excellent boarding facilities for mares, foals, and yearlings. Our expert staff benefits from extensive experience in the raising and care of Thoroughbreds.

SALES PREPARATION & REPRESENTATION
In 1937, the first Hermitage-bred yearling sold at public auction. Since then, we have devoted our operation to breeding and selling outstanding yearlings to the market.

PRE-TRAINING
Starting yearlings is an annual rite at Hermitage. In the fall, young horses are introduced to attentive riders and are galloping across our spacious fields in no time. Champion CARESSING, graded winner KISS THE DEVIL, as well as stakes winners KISS MINE, KADIRA, and HARROD’S CREEK all graduated from our pre-training program.

LAYUPS & POST-OPERATIVE CARE
Because of our proximity to Churchill Downs, we have long been a post-operative recuperation center and turnout facility for leading Kentucky trainers and owners. We offer spacious paddocks, well-ventilated stalls, a covered walker, and daily attendance from two veterinary firms.