Millennium Farms, located just outside of Lexington on Paris Pike, will transition from a boarding operation to a racing stable with a small broodmare band. Boarding services at the farm will cease before Keeneland's September sale.
In addition to boarding, the 320-acre farm operation has also previously stood stallions and offered foaling, sales prep, and layups. The farm's consignment partnership with Zach Madden in Buckland Sales will continue.
“While we have enjoyed the challenge of a full-service operation–including standing stallions a few years back–my real passion has been and will always be racing,” said owner Ro Parra, who bought the facility in 1999. “That's where I started in the game back in 1996. With a small group of quality mares and racing stock, hopefully we can return to having a top racing stable that can compete at the highest levels, as we have in the past. We hope to make this transition over the next 12 to 24 months.”
Jay Ted Neel, who has been with Millennium Farms since 2006 and currently serves as general manager, will oversee the transition before relocating to Oklahoma. He will be retained as a consultant. Current vice chairman Bobby Miller will also stay involved following the transition.