brookstown farm

From Brookstown Farm's Soil, an Oak Flourishes

Judy Hicks will be the first to say that it's not the fanciest farm in Kentucky. The fences are not painted and the lawns are not perfectly manicured. But there is good soil at Brookstown Farm and there is plenty of it, enough to where no more than six of the 100 horses who reside there ever share the same pasture. Hicks and her husband R.W. purchased the 600-acre property located just outside of Versailles in 1983 and since then, R.W. has been meticulous in fertilizing and re-seeding the pastures...

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Mendelssohn's First Foal a Filly

The first foal for Coolmore's Mendelssohn (Scat Daddy--Leslie's Lady, by Tricky Creek), a half-brother to multiple Eclipse Award winner Beholder (Henny Hughes) and leading sire Into Mischief (Harlan's Holiday) and the $3-million topper at the 2016 Keeneland September sale, was represented by his first foal the evening of Jan. 14 when Lilacs and Lilies (Bodemeister) produced a filly at Brookstown Farm. Bred by Judy Hicks and Kathryn Nikkel, the filly is the first foal for her dam, an unplaced half-sister to GI Ashland S. winner Lilacs and Lace (Flower Alley),...

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