Regal Heir Farms, Inc., will continue operating under family ownership despite the loss of owners Dennis Madonna and J. Bradley Jones, who died in helicopter accident April 20. Animal care and breeding programs continue to operate normally for customers.
"Our families are deeply saddened by the loss of Dennis and Brad," said William Mulligan, a spokesperson for the family. "Their passion for our business helped make Regal Heir Farms one of the nation's premier thoroughbred horse farms. We plan to uphold their dedication to customers and their passion for the industry."
Founded in 1969, Regal Heir Farms is one of Pennsylvania's largest thoroughbred horse farms. Located in the beautiful rolling hills of Lebanon County, Pa., the organization offers a foaling barn, three stables, a receiving barn, an exercise ring and other facilities that are within easy access of the Penn National Racetrack. The farm features 232 acres of pastures and paddocks, with 160 horse stalls. Regal Heir Farms is home to numerous stallions, such as Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner Real Quiet.