Essential Wisdom from the Bluegrass: The Basics of Breeding Farm Management
Farm Manager Jody Alexander, formerly of Mt. Brilliant Farm and now at Sumaya Farm, comes from a long line of horsemen. Alexander was raised in the nuances of breeding farm management. His family tree is full of stallion managers, broodmare managers and farm managers. And many emanated from the legendary Greentree Farm in Lexington, KY.
On the podcast Jody first shares tips and stories about horse farm management and running a world class breeding farm. Then he reminisces about Floyd Williams, Stallion Man for Ribot, Roberto and Graustark. Williams was known for telling compelling stories about these great stallions.
Finally, Alexander shares the wisdom of his father Joseph Alexander, the man he considers to be the greatest horseman he ever knew. Jody’s brother Mark is also a Farm Manager in Lexington, KY.
Along the way Jody recalls much of the history of Mt. Brilliant Farm and the champions it produced. He also shares stories from Russell Cave, located on the farm. Thomas Jefferson owned the land at one time, and gave it to one of his generals. But conflict ensued, and Jody retells the tale.
Alexander also discusses the owner of Sumaya Farm, Oussama Aboughazale and his passion for horses. Aboughazale of Santiago, Chile stood Champion California Chrome during past Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons at Haras Sumaya. https://www.facebook.com/harassumaya