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Kentucky stud man Ted Carr to retire

TED CARR, who managed some of Kentucky's finest stud farms in a career spanning 50 years, will retire after this year.

His son, also Ted, will take on his father's role. Carr was farm manager at Domino Stud for almost 20 years (previously named Man O'War Farm and Poplar Hill) before being recruited by Virginia Kraft Payson to start a broodmare band at Payson Stud, and in time the stud stood stallions.

One of the first recruits to the stallion roster was Carr de Naskra, named by Payson after Ted.

Allen Paulson later employed Carr to assist with the development of Brookside Farm, which became a hugely successful operation. The equine stars to have been bred by Paulson at Brookside include Cigar, Azeri, Eliza, Ajina, Escena and Arazi.

Carr was awarded the 1977 Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager of the Year. He and his wife Carrol will continue to live on their farm in Versailles, Kentucky.

 

 

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