Jim and Dana Bernhard, recent buyers of the 793-acre Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, KY, have acquired an additional 465 acres from Adena Springs, bringing the total size of the farm to just over 1,250 acres.
The land, purchased from eight-time Eclipse Champion Breeder Adena Springs, connects the existing Pin Oak land on the east side of US-60–commonly known as Versailles Road–with an entrance on Old Frankfort Pike.
“Frank Stronach's Adena Springs and Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud are two legendary farms. Both were champion breeders focused on raising the best racehorse possible, and that's what we aim to do as well,” stated Jim and Dana Bernhard.
The Bernhards plan to renovate the farm to be fit for mares and foals and will connect the two farms into one, cohesive property. The long-term plan is to have mares, foals, and weanlings on the east side of the US-60, with yearlings and training horses at the main farm off Grassy Springs Road.
The Bernhards purchased Pin Oak last November after the passing of Josephine Abercrombie who founded the farm in the 1950s.