Calumet Farm is a 762-acre Thoroughbred breeding and training farm established in Lexington, Kentucky, United States, in 1924, by William Monroe Wright, founding proprietor of the Calumet Baking Powder Company.
The farm is located inside the coronary coronary heart of the Bluegrass, which is a extensively identified horse breeding space. It has a doc historic previous of Triple Crown and Kentucky Derby winners, and 11 horses inside the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Founded in Libertyville, Illinois, the Standardbred breeding operation was moved to the additional favorable native climate of Kentucky by William Wright. At a time when harness racing was the popular form of horse racing, the farm’s trotter “Calumet Butler” gained primarily probably the most prestigious event of the day, which was the Hambletonian in 1931.
After William died in 1932, his son, Warren Wright, Sr. took over the enterprise and began altering it to Thoroughbred breeding and training. His acquisition of the usual breeding stock seen Calumet flip into one among North America’s most worthwhile stables inside the Thoroughbred racing historic previous. The farm was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
Under Warren and his partner, Lucille Parker Wright, who inherited the property upon his lack of life in 1950, Calumet Farm was the best money-earning farm in racing for 12 years.
Who Owns Calumet Farms?
Calumet Farm is owned by the Calumet Investment Group.