Maryland Stallion Station, formed in 2003 by Litz and two partners, currently stands five stallions-- Eastern Echo, Jazz Club, Outflanker, Rock Slide, and Seeking Daylight--and expects to expand its roster to 10 stallions.
Maryland Stallion Station announced it has begun construction of its permanent facility to be located in the Worthington Valley on land that was originally part of Alfred G. Vanderbilt's Sagamore Farm and which now is owned by Edward St. John. The facility will include a 10-stall stallion barn with offices and a breeding shed. The stallion barn is modeled after those of the venture's key partner, William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm, located near Versailles, Ky.The year-old stallion venture, conceived by longtime Maryland horseman Don Litz and backed by 26 investors, conducted its operation at Shamrock Farm near Woodbine, Md. It plans to move into the new facility upon completion at the end of 2004. A formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held July 7. "While the horses are the key to success in this business, this new facility will enable us to operate more efficiently and to better serve our clientele," says Litz, president of Maryland Stallion Station. "This location, with its proximity to numerous farms with broodmare boarding capacity, will benefit both breeders who ship in as well as those farms."