Your Next Step

Let us turn your yearling into a 2yo star!

Our track record of success says it all!
Send your yearling to be readied for the track over the same breaking and training grounds as Beholder, Cairo Prince and Stopchargingmaria. Patience, confidence building and repetition, this is the Woodford way. Feel comfortable knowing we can prepare a two-year-old for the training sales, or to go directly to their trainer. Woodford was the 7th leading two-year-old in training consignor in 2016.

Why Woodford?

Some of our top graduates on the track include...


Over $3 million career earnings

3-time G1 winner, including:
Breeders' Cup Distaff, Alabama and CCA Oaks

Won/placed in 13 graded stakes

Multiple GSW at 2

Yearling selection, broken, trained & sold by Woodford.

Midnight Bisou

Lifetime Earnings: $1,955,000

1st - Santa Anita Oaks (G1), Cotillion (G1), Santa Ynez (G2), Azeri Stakes (G2), Mother Goose (G2), etc.

Multiple G1-Placed incl. Kentucky Oaks (G1), Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1), etc.

Bred, raised, broken, trained & sold by Woodford.

Discreet Lover

Lifetime Earnings: $1,434,685

1st - JC Gold Cup (G1), Excelsior S. (G3), etc.

Grade 1-Placed

Breeders' Cup Classic Participant

Bred, raised, broken, trained & sold by Woodford.

Mr. Misunderstood

Lifetime Earnings: $772,354

8x Stakes Winner incl. Wise Dan S. (G2),
Commonwealth Turf S. (G3), River City H. (G3) etc.

Yearling selection, trained & sold by Woodford.


Our success in the sales ring includes...

$1.9 Million

Second Most Expensive Horse
ever sold at the Ocala Breeders' Sale

Inheritance (2yo filly by Tapit)

Won MSW @ Belmont by 16 lengths & named TDN Rising Star

Prepped and Sold by: Woodford Thoroughbreds


2018 March Ocala Breeders' Sale

HIP #108 C. Bodemeister / Victory Island

Prepped and Sold by: Woodford Thoroughbreds

The best training
requires the best facilities.

State of the art 5/8 mile dirt training track,
one of the only 1.5 mile European turf gallops in the nation, starting gates, swimming, and more.

Swimming increases stamina and cardiovascular strength in a non weight bearing manner, which helps younger horses because it doesn't strain joints and/or bone. It is particularly effective for building fitness in a horse coming back from a layoff due to injury.

This European style track offers a mile and a half of turf through the woods. This is very therapeutic for training horses and offers a much different experience than what horses receive on the racetrack.

Maintaining this track is a top priority. Harrowed for two to three hours twice a day, the track is always ready for the up to 100 horses that exercise on it daily.

Hear it directly from those
who have entrusted their yearlings
to our caring hands!

"During our 26-year adventure we have never found the start up piece we needed until we found you (Woodford). I hope the romance never ends."

Paul Adams, Director - Sunshine Thoroughbred Corp.

"It's tricky when your client has one horse and wants a race horse first, and getting an early two year old would be nice, but not at all cost. That is where Scott and John shine. They know how to balance the individuals program without going over the line. WTB is a huge part of CDD's success."

Curtis Mikelson – owner of Cajun Delta Dawn

"You can tell a lot of time has been spent handling the horses; they have manners, are prepared for the track and have no quirks about them. I can move forward with horses from Woodford Training."

Ian Wilkes

“I know I can bring my yearlings to Woodford in the fall and have them ready for fast stop watch times at the sales. I love the knowledgeable weekly updates and appreciate the safe swimming facility located at the farm.”

Dr. Kendall Hansen

"Thanks Shannon and thanks to everyone at Woodford. His winter with you made a difference. After 2 wins in a row, I told Bill Mott, we were going after Cigar's record----he laughed!"

Mike Shanley

"I have been impressed with the professionalism of the two year olds I have received from Woodford Thoroughbreds. The farm team was informative and easy to communicate with which made it easy to get the horses started in my program."

Buff Bradley

“It is a pleasure working with Woodford Farm, Matt Lyons, Scott Kintz, and John Gleason are top notch professionals and they give my clients and I complete confidence that our horses are in the best of care.”

Linda Rice

"@WoodfordTbreds thx so much! Love buying from you guys!"

Jane Buchanan - via Twitter

Want more information
about how Woodford Thoroughbreds can
help train your next champ?

Call us today to discuss the next steps for your yearling!


Training Center General Manager


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