Hermitage Farm Placed in Agricultural Easement

Joining over 1,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland already conserved by its owners, Hermitage Farm has been placed agricultural easement, ensuring that it will remain farmland in forever.  This generous act follows Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson’s intentions of simultaneously improving city life and conserving rural landscapes.   October 6, 2019 American Farmland Trust and the Brown-Wilson Family Announce Commitment to Preserve Additional 2,200 Acres of Valuable Farmland in Kentucky and… Read More >

Kentucky Classic CDE Announces New Plans – Will Rotate Between Hermitage Farm and Hillcroft Farm Beginning 2018

The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event (CDE) has announced plans to share hosting responsibilities. After the 2017 Kentucky Classic CDE, hosting responsibilities will rotate between Hermitage Farm and Hillcroft Farm, owned by Misdee Wrigley Miller and James Miller. Hermitage Farm will host the Kentucky Classic CDE in 2018 and Hillcroft Farm will host in 2019. The rotation will continue thereafter.… Read More >

Hermitage-owned WEEKEND ROMANCE has her first winner!

Hermitage-owned WEEKEND ROMANCE had her first winner Friday at the illustrious Saratoga Race Track! HARDENED is her first foal by Hard Spun. Hermitage sold him in 2015 as a yearling and after a 10-month layoff from his first start in October 2016, Hardened came back today at Saratoga ready to run. He broke on top and lead the pack for… Read More >

Now booking for Derby Weekend

Still a working Thoroughbred operation, Hermitage is a wonderful setting for an unforgettable Kentucky Derby experience. The 19th-century farm estate is perfectly blended with 21st-century sensibilities, boasting an aura of both historic charm and modern refinement. The 2017 Derby rental package includes: Overnight accommodations for 14 from Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Sunday, May 7, 2017 Daily housekeeping Fully stocked… Read More >

Hermitage Graduate Bandwith Wins at Churchill Downs

Hermitage graduate Bandwidth romps in debut at Churchill Downs on Saturday, September 12, 2015, winning by 6-1/4 lengths. A $225,000 Mineshaft yearling at Keeneland September 2014, Bandwidth is out of the Speightstown mare Goforitmrsmiller – her second winner from two foals of racing age. Hermitage Farm is offering a half-sister to Bandwidth at this year’s Keeneland September Sale. The filly… Read More >

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Kiss Moon Makes Grade in Mint Julep

Exciting news for Hermitage! Hermitage-bred and -raised Kiss Moon collared front-runner I’m Already Sexy in late stretch and thrust out her head on the line to win the $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep (gr IIIT) June 6 at Churchill Downs. Take a look at the article in The Blood-Horse here.

Steve Wilson Wins 2015 USEF Pair Horse Driving National Championship

Steve Wilson won the 2015 USEF Pair Horse Driving National Championship this past weekend at Live Oak in Ocala, Florida. After finishing a close second to Casey Zubek in the dressage and marathon phases of competition, Wilson had an excellent cones phase and took the National Championship title with a final score of 164.92. Congratulations to Steve and Team Hermitage!

Caressing Featured in Illinois Racing News Magazine

Multiple graded stakes winning mare and multiple stakes producer Caressing has been featured in this month’s Illinois Racing News Magazine. Take a look at Tom Ferry’s excellent feature highlighting her great career here!

Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, and DJ Cassidy to Headline Hermitage Grand Gala

Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo and celebrity DJ DJ Cassidy will headline the first ever Hermitage Grand Gala on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Hermitage Farm. For table and ticket information for what is sure to be the hottest celebrity event of Derby weekend, call 502.805.2009 or email Tickets@HermitageGrandGala.com.