at Winding Oaks Farm
The owner of the last remaining iconic thoroughbred horse farm along State Road 200 has called it quits.
Eugene Melnyk announced his retirement after more than 20 years in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.
The Canadian billionaire bought the 1,000-acre site of the former Mockingbird Farm on west SR 200 in 2001 and established Winding Oaks Farm.
The corridor previously has seen iconic properties like Bonnie Heath, Dudley and Tartan farms be transformed into developments.
The property has been put up be for sale and Melnyk’s remaining bloodstock was dispersed at the July 14 Fasig-Tipton sale in Kentucky.
The 72 horses — including horses of racing age, racing prospects and his remaining mares — are all being sold.
story by Carlos E. Medina