Terrazas to Lease Overbrook Land
by Esther Marr
Date Posted: 11/23/2009 3:58:32 PM
Last Updated: 11/25/2009 1:50:28 PM

Overbrook Farm
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Eduardo Terrazas’ Terrazas Thoroughbreds will be relocating from Elmer Whitaker’s Whitaker Farm on Paris Pike near Lexington to the Young family’s Overbrook Farm, which ceased operations this year and is nearly finished dispersing its horses.

Terrazas, who plans to lease 160-170 acres of land from Overbrook, currently boards around 40 horses, including approximately 20 mares (seven of which he owns), 15 foals, and five racehorse layups. If all goes as planned, Terrazas will move his stock to Overbrook by Dec. 1.

Georgia residents Karen and Dewey White, who bred champion Forever Together in the name of their White Fox Farm are some of Terrazas’ main clients. Among the horses the Whites board with Terrazas is the stakes winning Skip Away mare Platinum Ballet. Another one of Terrazas’ other most prominent boarders is Cappucino Bay, the dam of hot sire Medaglia d'Oro  , who is owned by Albert and Joyce Bell.

Depending on barn availability, Terrazas said he plans to expand his breeding, sales prep, and layup operation on the Overbrook property. During breeding season in the past, he has boarded up to 60 horses for outside clients.

“We’re already cleaning the barns (at Whitaker Farm), and I’ve been out there making sure everything is good, so God willing, we’ll be (at Overbrook) by Dec. 1,” said Terrazas, who will bring around five employees with him to the new location.

A native of Chihuahua, Mexico, Terrazas moved to the United States in 1984 and has worked in the Thoroughbred industry ever since. He has owned and operated Terrazas Thoroughbreds for the last four years.

Prior to forming his own company, Terrazas was the stallion manager at the Taylor family’s Taylor Made Stallions near Nicholasville, Ky., where he oversaw all of their stallions, including champion sires Unbridled’s Song, Saint Ballado, and Forestry.

Before that, Terrazas was the stallion manager at Overbrook Farm where he cared for the legendary Storm Cat and prominent sire Carson City.
 
“It has always been a dream of mine to own and manage my own operation and that dream has become a reality thanks in great part to the support of the Taylor family,” said Terrazas.

“I never dreamed I would be operating out of a facility of this caliber. (The late William T.) Young took so much pride and interest in developing the farm over the years and it’s an honor to return back to the farm that is so dear to me. The quality of horses  Mr. Young and his family raised on this land is second to none as witnessed by the results of the Overbrook dispersal recently at the Keeneland November sale.”



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