From Hunters and Jumpers... to Dressage and Polo
Equestrian Marketing, Public Relations and Event Management

Facebook   Twitter   Pinterist
Equestrian Photography
Join our Mailing List
Email:  
Powered by ConstantContact

Phelps Media Group is a public relations and marketing firm dedicated to the promotion and success of the equestrian industry.

Press Release

ATTACHED PHOTOS

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Champ Smarty Jones was the star of the Monday morning gathering at Three Chimneys Farm

Click on the above photos for details and a high resolution version.

Photographs may be used free of charge only in relation to the PMG press releases they pertain to.

Famed Three Chimneys Farm Hosts Kentucky Spring Horse Show Equestrians

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2006-05-16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kenneth Kraus for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

MEDIA CONTACT: Kenneth Kraus of Phelps Media Group, Inc. at (561) 753-3389 or at pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com

WEB SITE: Phelps Media Group, Inc. International Press Releases and Photos are available for download at http://www.phelpsmediagroup.com/

PHOTO CREDIT: Kentucky Derby and Preakness Champ Smarty Jones was the star of the Monday morning gathering at Three Chimneys Farm. ©2006 Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com. High resolution copies of this image are available by contacting Phelps Media Group, Inc. International at pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com.

Famed Three Chimneys Farm Hosts Kentucky Spring Horse Show Equestrians

Lexington, KY- May 16, 2006 – The world famous Three Chimneys Farm, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Clay, hosted a large and varied group of equestrians from the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows on Monday. The equestrians in attendance included top show jumping star Todd Minikus and Louise Serio, the current Show Circuit Magazine World Champion Hunter Rider of the Year. Dan Rosenberg, President of Three Chimneys Farm, was on hand to greet everyone, answer numerous questions about Thoroughbred racing and breeding, and to showcase a number of the equine superstars that call Three Chimneys home.

“We have so many tourists coming through on a daily basis, I’m thrilled to welcome real horsemen and horsewomen to Three Chimneys Farm,” Rosenberg told the gathered equestrians. “I got my start in Hunters and Jumpers, so what you do holds a very special place in my heart.”

Three Chimneys Farm is located just outside of Midway, KY, in the heart of Bluegrass Country and incorporates approximately 1,700 acres in seven divisions, five of which are devoted to mares and foals, one to yearlings and one is home to nine world class stallions.

While there were a number of the nation’s top stallions on hand, there were two very special equine stars that captured everyone’s attention on Monday morning.

Dynaformer, the nation’s top sire for four of the past five years, and sire of Barbaro, saddled by famed equestrian Michael Matz, drew large crowds, appreciative smiles and had cameras working overtime. Barbaro raced to a six and half length victory in this year’s Kentucky Derby and goes in the Preakness this coming Saturday. In the year 2005, Dynaformer sired 68 winners of 104 races and 23 Stakes horses with total earnings of $7,611,261. The twenty-one year old stallion’s offspring have won a total of $59,522,604.

The other stately star on Monday was undefeated Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones. The fifth richest American Thoroughbred of all time, Smarty Jones captivated a nation. From his starting gate accident as a two-year-old that nearly cost him his life, to the heart-wrenching final sixteenth of a mile in the Belmont, he showed the grit, the heart, and the class of a champion. Smarty Jones was bred in Pennsylvania by Roy and Patricia Chapman.

In 2004, Smarty Jones stormed to victory as the first undefeated Kentucky Derby winner since Seattle Slew in 1977. He retired with eight wins, one second in nine starts, and near-record earnings of $7,613,155. He is one of just five undefeated Kentucky Derby winners in history, and he is one of only three undefeated Derby and Preakness winners. In eight consecutive winning efforts, his average victory margin was six lengths.

President Dan Rosenberg has been involved in the development of Three Chimneys Farm since 1978. Rosenberg started his equine career by showing hunters, jumpers and equitation through high school, followed by work at Glade Valley Farms and Clovelly Farms. He was also the Broodmare Manager of Calumet Farm.

In charge of every aspect of farm operations and communications, Rosenberg has been a driving force in building Three Chimneys and its successful team. "The people I work with and the clients and colleagues with whom I have developed close personal relationships are the best thing about working at Three Chimneys," he said.

Rosenberg is a past President of Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers, a past Vice-President of Kentucky Equine Institute, and he is a former director of Thoroughbred Club of America. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Thoroughbred Charities of America. He was honored with the Kentucky Farm Managers 1992 Farm Manager of the Year Award, and won the "Ambassador of Racing" award in 1994.

The Three Chimneys Stallion division was built in 1984, and the first stallion to stand there was champion Slew o' Gold, in 1985, followed soon by the only undefeated Triple Crown winner in history, Seattle Slew.

Three Chimneys Farm was the first thoroughbred farm on the Internet in January of 1995.
Since 1997, the farm has had their own on-site veterinary lab to expedite processing of cultures, fertility and semen analysis, and blood samples.

Three Chimneys Sales, the sales agency associated with the farm, is year in and year out, one of the three or four top consignors by gross receipts and very frequently the Leading Consignor by Average. In 2003, Three Chimneys Sales sold the highest priced yearling of the Keeneland September Sale (a filly by Gone West, for $3.8 million), the all-time leading money winning mare in North America (Spain, for $5.3 million) and set a new North American record for a weanling colt (a colt by Storm Cat out of Spain for $2.4 million).

The Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show gets underway at the Kentucky Horse Park on Wednesday morning, the start of a five day run that features six rings of exciting equestrian action. The $50,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix is the highlight of the week on Sunday afternoon.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kentucky Derby and Preakness Champ Smarty Jones was the star of the Monday morning gathering at Three Chimneys Farm. ©2006 Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com. High resolution copies of this image are available by contacting Phelps Media Group, Inc. International at pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com.

 

Home | What We Do | Our Clients | Releases | Meet the PMG Staff | Contact Us
Photo Gallery | Featured Articles | RSS | PhelpsSports.com

© 2021 Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd., Suite 201, Wellington, FL 33414
561.753.3389     info@phelpsmediagroup.com

All photography may only be used in conjunction with a related press release.

We do not sell our email lists or share our lists with other companies or individuals.