Steve Castagnola is relaunching Kempton Bloodstock in association with the Berger family's Woodstock Farm.
Located near Lexington, Kempton Bloodstock was founded in 2009 as a full service bloodstock agency that was acquired by Vinery Ltd. in 2011 and renamed Vinery Bloodstock. Prior to 2009, Castagnola worked at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky as director of client development for 13 years.
Woodstock Farm is a commercial boarding facility that has raised such notable horses as champion and Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Shared Account, grade I winner Hystericalady, and multiple graded stakes winners Teuflesberg , Songster, and Shaniko.
"Their level of horsemanship is second to none, and they operate with hard work, honesty, and integrity, all values important to myself and Kempton Bloodstock," said Castagnola. "This association is unique in that a family run boarding farm will now offer a full service bloodstock agency to serve its clients."
Woodstock General Manager Ben Berger added, "Steve brings a track record of success and his passion and enthusiasm for the industry have allowed him to develop a large and diverse client base. Our current clients will benefit from Steve's expertise in the private and public sales market, and we will work together to continue to grow Woodstock Farm and Kempton Bloodstock."