"We are in the process of doing some major improvements to the property, including a complete refurbishment of the training track," said Ms. Naify. "505 Farm will continue to be known as a top class facility for Thoroughbred care, training, and sales preparation."Steve Wood, track superintendent at Santa Anita Park, has journeyed to Lexington to help oversee the training track project.
Keeping it all in the family, Marsha J. Naify, has completed the purchase of 505 Farm near Lexington, Ky. The 500-acre Thoroughbred operation has been run by the Naify Trust since the April, 2000, death of Marshall Naify, Marsha's father, who bought the farm a decade ago and raced such stakes winners as Manistique, Swept Overboard, Cliquot, Lacquaria, and David Copperfield."I am looking forward to this new venture and I am very excited about taking 505 Farm to a new level of excellence," Ms. Naify said. She currently races a small string under the Liberty Road Stables banner, and is involved in real estate and investments as well. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ms. Naify worked for the United Artists theater chain, started by her father, from 1974 until 1989. She is a resident of Del Mar and Long Beach, California, and serves on the City of Long Beach's Human Relations Commission.505 Farm is a full service boarding, breaking, training, and sales facility serving prominent clients such as the Allen Paulson Living Trust, Karen and Mickey Taylor, Mike Ryan, Reynolds Bell, and the Jayeff B Stables.