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US stallion farms unite
in an effort to cut costs

THE MARYLAND Stallion Station has announced that it plans to move its eight stallions from its own base at Worthington Valley to stand at Bonita Farm and Shamrock Farms, both of which are also in Maryland.

According to The, the station's president Don Litz says that a rationalisation of the station's operations through the economic downturn is behind the move.

"Given the current climate in the industry and the general economy, we felt that the most practical business decision was to reduce our operating overhead and team up with top-notch operations to preserve the upside we believe exists with our stallion roster for breeders and our investors," said Litz.

"While it's unfortunate to leave our facility and location in the Worthington Valley, we look forward to working closely with the new farms to build on the momentum that Maryland Stallion Station has in the regional market.

"At the appropriate time we plan to consider the acquisition of new stallions and to work closely with our many partners in the industry to identify and pursue top prospects. We feel that we have had a major impact in the region during our first five years and hope to grow that impact as our three freshman sires of 2009's progeny hit the track."





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