The farm is located on land previously owned by the historic Standardbred operations Castleton and Walnut Hall. Separately or in partnership, Gracefield has bred several stakes winners, including Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Corinthian and international grade I winners Sevillana and Storm Street. The farm was also home to the Easy Goer mare Multiply, dam of Corinthian, until her death in 2007. A $20,000 purchase by Walden at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale as a 2-year-old, Multiply became a lucrative producer for Gracefield, whose Theatrical filly Triple Act sold to John Ferguson for $2.2 million at the Keeneland September yearling sale in 2001.
Walden will retain use of Gracefield until Dec. 31, and will conduct business as usual, preparing and offering a final yearling crop at the 2008 sales.
“Our future industry efforts will be directed towards our broodmare band and the stallion operation at Hurricane Hall,” Walden said.