Vinny The Puzzle

When I first saw him, I knew I had to have him. What was it exactly that gave me pause? Could it have been how he reminds me of California Chrome, Charismatic, Justify or the gorgeous chestnut The Pie from National Velvet?


Vinny has all the pieces of the puzzle to become a competitive upper level show horse. His pedigree is the beginning of his solid foundation, and made me quickly learn more about him. He has correct conformation, super feet, clean and tight legs, along with height and lovely free movement that will become bigger as he develops. Then there are his eyes that speak of a gentle nature that is willing and kind, which is an added touch to future blue ribbons.


Since coming home, Vinny has been enjoying long hacks, hill work and continues to fill out and look more like a show horse than racehorse. He’s honestly fabulous and when I ride him, I can’t help imagining his success in the future and the lucky individual who will have him in their stable and appreciate what they have.

Everything I’ve written about him are simply pieces to a fantastic puzzle. I may be a tad sentimental about him, but my gut feeling is never wrong.



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SOLD Gran Duque


Little Kentucky Farm is over-the-moon happy for Des and his new owner Mary Quarles of Ketchen Place Farm in South Carolina. Mary recently lost her Thoroughbred stallion, and the addition of Des to her breeding shed cushions the loss she feels. Des has an impressive pedigree, with an emphasis of English and Irish blood. His affectionate personality and professional temperament will make for a promising addition to Ketchen Place Farm.

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Future Eventing Star


The WOW factor comes to mind with this 4 year old gelding. He has the look and he has the temperament to go in any direction in the show world.  Eye catching, tall, clean, sound, and sane . . . qualities that a professional or experienced amateur look for and can rely upon from Little Kentucky Farm.

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Impressive Sale Horse


Gran Duque (Barn name Des) is available at the farm to become your next show horse! An honest pleasure to work with and perfect for a professional or experienced amateur. Des actually sings for his meals. . . he doesn’t nicker, but rather sings a long chorus of some popular horse-tune. It’s very amusing to listen.

See more information on HORSES FOR SALE page.

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Hello Handsome!

2015 sale prospect, Gran Duque (barn name Des) is another addition to the farm’s sales team.  He has excellent potential to go any direction, and qualifies for Young Event Horse and Retired Racehorse Project.


Des is a well built youngster, along with an impressive pedigree of Irish and British racing blood. He is Florida bred by Rock Hampton, and has had 13 career starts. More information will be posted in the coming days.

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Introducing Vinny!


Vinny came home 5 days ago after a brief racing career (only 2 races). He is a 4 year old, 17 hand gelding who will not only be someone’s teammate athletically, but will grab at your heart and never let you go. See the HORSES FOR SALE page for more information.

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March Trials 2018


We are very proud of our team at Poplar Place Farm March Trials and the 2nd Place finish in Open Training and ANOTHER Thoroughbred Incentive Champion award. Louis is maturing and is turning into quite the Eventing Thoroughbred! We hope to have him running Preliminary level by May.

GO Thoroughbred! GO Big Lou!

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