Hidden Brook, McMahons Plan Joint Ventures

Weanling-to-yearling pinhooking syndicate is first effort together.

(Edited press release)

Lexington-based McMahon Bloodstock and Hidden Brook Farm in Paris are involved in a cooperative effort to bolster business for their individual companies during a time of economic challenges.

The initial joint venture will be a weanling-to-yearling pinhooking syndicate that will start at the upcoming Kentucky November sales. McMahon Bloodstock is owned by Michael and Natanya McMahon, while Hidden Brook is co-owned by Jack Brothers, Dan Hall, Mark Roberts, Sergio de Sousa, and Danny Vella.

“McMahon Bloodstock has grown significantly since we started in September 2001,” Mike McMahon said. “Our growth in clientele resulted in increased demand to place horses at premier farms with leading sales consignments at marquee sales. Hidden Brook is such a farm, offering a premier facility with a management team that in a very brief time has raised and sold dozens of stakes horses and purchased a (Kentucky) Derby (gr. I) winner. At the same time, they have maintained a wonderful and honest reputation, combined with a no-nonsense approach to business.  We have been tempted to consign ourselves but chose to focus on our strength, which is purchasing. By working together we can effectively grow each others’ businesses without increasing overhead costs.”

Said Hidden Brook’s Hall: "This association will allow each of us to better service our existing clientele, while pursuing our common goal of growing our respective businesses.  Simply put, the common denominators of our alliance are the spirit of cooperation and the opportunity to reach out to a broader network within our industry. In the current environment, we both agree it is vital that we continue to recruit and educate new owners that maintain an interest in breeding and racing. Mike is the consummate professional. This union offers us the unique opportunity to align ourselves with a well-respected, highly motivated horseman."