Blue Diamond Stud Purchases Kentucky’s Stonereath Farm

Blue Diamond Stud is delighted to announce the purchase of Stonereath Farm in Kentucky.

Situated just outside Paris, Ky., the 252-acre farm possesses a rich history, notably as the former home of blue hen Best In Show while it was under the ownership of Darrell and Lindy Brown.

More recently, it was owned by Dr. Christoph Berglar and run with great success under the Narola banner by his son Peter. The current triple Grade 1 winner Taiba is one of the many good horses to come off the land in that time.

In all, Stonereath possesses 60 stalls in four barns, 24 paddocks and a yearling show ring area among its many amenities.

The purchase of Stonereath Farm underlines the intention of the stud to compete on the world stage. It will act as a hub for the stud’s growing North American operation, notably its increasing broodmare band.

Blue Diamond Stud enjoyed North American success earlier in the year when homebred Wonderful Justice (Justify x I’m Wonderful) won the Black Gold Stakes at Fair Grounds in his second start. He is currently in training with Brad Cox alongside the Grade 2-placed Free Look, a daughter of Tapit purchased at the Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age Sale.

Imad Al Sagar said: “We are excited to add Stonereath Farm to the Blue Diamond Stud portfolio. With such a long history of producing such good racehorses, I am confident that it will be a valuable complement to our European division while allowing us great opportunity to diversify.

“We look forward to growing our presence in the U.S. and yielding the advantages of everything that Kentucky and its differing bloodlines has to offer.”

Blue Diamond Stud Chief Executive Officer Ted Voute, who previously played a key role in the successful launch of Clearsky Farm in Kentucky, added: “Imad Alsagar has incredible foresight and energy to invest in a vein of land in Bourbon county that is a proven source of Kentucky Derby winners.

“Stonereath Farm has not been over-horsed in recent times and is in pristine condition. I am excited for the future combining some of Blue Diamond’s already illustrious bloodlines with this fertile land. Imad has infectious, overwhelming enthusiasm driving every one that works with him to produce Thoroughbreds to perform either at the sales or on the racetrack at the top level.”

Blue Diamond is lucky enough to inherit an accomplished team of stud staff from its time under the ownership of Narola led by Walter Nathaniel Lobato and office manager Donna Callaway.

Blue Diamond Stud has long held a strong presence in Britain with two Newmarket-based properties. Blue Diamond Stud South is home to the mares and foals and overseen by broodmare manager Andrew Rawlin. Blue Diamond North primarily acts as the yearling division and is overseen by yearling manager Gerry Meehan.

Blue Diamond Stud celebrated its first homebred Group 1 winner in 2017 when Decorated Knight won the Irish Champion Stakes, Tattersalls Gold Cup and Jebel Hatta. Currently, it is represented at the highest level by Imad Alsagar’s brilliant homebred Nashwa, last year’s Prix de Diane and Nassau Stakes heroine who recently won the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket in emphatic style.

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