Top News

All News >>
The Shuttle Stallion returns this edition with focus on some of the paperwork and testing that has to be done before a stallion can actually get on the plane to be shipped overseas. For this we talked to Dr. Courtney Pink and Rachel Keeney, both whom have been instrumental in making sure all “the I’s are dotted and the T’s crossed.” They both work closely with International Racehorse Transport (IRT) who provides a list of testing and vaccination requirements for each country. IRT arranges the quarantine and flight schedules for all of the stallions. Diamond Creek will collect the test samples (swabs, serum, and/or semen) and provide residency and veterinary certifications. Part of Rachel’s job is to work closely with international brokers and state veterinarians when sending frozen semen. READ MORE
This episode of “Meet The Staff” features one of our Kentucky employees, Meagan Cyrus. Meagan is a farmhand at our Kentucky farm who has been with us for almost 2 years, after first working for us in Pennsylvania as a foaling intern. Meagan first came to us after her senior year at Purdue, when she saw the breeding internship on the school’s ag website. She worked for Diamond Creek over the foaling season, helping with mares, foals and in the breeding shed. Upon completion, she was offered a full-time job, and as she says “I’ve been in love ever since!” READ MORE
In this month’s Meet The Staff, we introduce you to Emily Gross. Emily started at Diamond Creek a year and a half ago as a foaling intern, and is now working as our overnight foal watch during the season and in the barn on the off season. Her favorite part of the year is foaling out mares and helping the new foals figure out life. Emily went to Delaware Valley University, where she first fell in love with Standardbreds. She has also attended the USTA driving school, and worked for a few different farms before coming to Diamond Creek. READ MORE
In the next few issues of this newsletter, we will focus on “Shuttle Stallions” and try and answer some questions that many readers have about the whole process of shipping a stallion Down Under, from choosing to send a stallion to the paperwork and quarantine requirements and what they can expect life to be like Down Under. Starting off this series, we talk to Adam Bowden, owner of Diamond Creek Farm, about what he looks for in a prospective stallion shuttle candidate and how he finds which is the right stud to place the stallion Down Under. The first step is deciding what makes a stallion the right candidate for shuttling, not every horse is a good choice or will end up being marketable Down Under. READ MORE
Continuing our Meet the Staff series, next up is a very important member of the team, our resident veterinarian and Pennsylvania farm manager, Dr. Courtney Pink. We are very fortunate to be able to have a full-time vet at the farm, and Dr. Pink has been a great addition to the team since she started with us in December. Her responsibilities include everything involved with the breeding shed, as well as managing all the goings on in the barns and with all the horses on the farm. READ MORE
Diamond Creek Farm threw it's third annual open house on June 3, at their Wellsville, Pa., location. “The Open House is a way for us to welcome the community and all the fans to our farm,” said Diamond Creek’s Adam Bowden. “Many people never get a chance to see what happens behind the scenes at a breeding farm, or they are curious about what goes on here when they see all the fences and barns from the road.” The day was a huge success with well over 400 attendees, largely from the community, and with some visitors from as far as North Carolina. READ MORE
Working on a breeding farm isn’t all just horses and barn work. It takes a lot of different people, doing a variety of different tasks to make everything run smoothly. One of the very important people in this puzzle is Jake Ziegler, our maintenance manager of 3 years. Jake helps keep the farm in good shape. He handles everything from snow removal and landscaping, to vehicle repair, to even large building projects on the farm, such as remodeling the breeding shed to redoing the office front porch. READ MORE
The crowd at the Red Mile watching the Allerage Farm Pace held their breath as Always B Miki raced towards the finish line. Cheers spread across the grandstand as he crossed the line, stopping the clock in an unprecedented, record-breaking 1:46. READ MORE
Continuing with our meet the staff feature, next up is our Kentucky Farm Manager, Gina-Marie Dailey! Gina takes care of all the yearlings and mares in Kentucky, as well as running our yearling sales. READ MORE
Chicken noodle soup from Wawa. That’s how Jim Mulinix and his wife Ellen celebrated their colt, A Rocknroll Dance, winning the $600,000 Meadowlands Pace. Today should have been the greatest day of their lives, but the Mulinix family hardly had any time to enjoy it. After the race, they still had to take care of “Rock” as Ellen affectionately called A Rocknroll Dance, taking him to the farm where he would spend the night before the 11 hour drive back to Ohio. READ MORE
This month’s Meet The Staff focuses on a very important member of the team, Rachel Keeney. Many of you have talked to Rachel on the phone or through email, so here is a chance to get to know the person behind the voice! READ MORE
Feature the Breeder is a new monthly article we are starting in order to bring some attention to the many wonderful and varied breeders we get to work with because of our stallions. Everyone has their own story to share, and we think you will find all their stories as interesting as we do. READ MORE
This month in Meet The Staff, we are featuring some very important members of our team…our 3 foaling interns! These 3 are working for us over the breeding season, giving us additional help with the foals and in the breeding shed. READ MORE
What comes to mind when you hear the name, Sam McKee? Many would say an extremely talented individual who knows no stranger, all while being a master of his trade. We have watched countless races, enjoying the details through Sam’s captivating voice. He brings an energy and enthusiasm that keeps all harness racing fans on the edge of their seats. Diamond Creek Farm holds Sam with high regard and esteem. READ MORE
For the 3rd consecutive year, the former US Pacer of the Year has booked full before the... READ MORE
2017 Breeding Memo READ MORE
Southwind Frank, who won last year’s Breeders Crown and this year’s Colonial Trot has been retired... READ MORE
Always B Miki is now the fastest standardbred in history! The Jimmy Takter-trained 5-year-old, with David Miller in the bike, stopped the timer in 1:46 at the Red Mile on Sunday afternoon to eclipse the all-age race record of 1:46 4/5 held by multiple horses and the 1:46 1/5 time trial mark held for decades by Cambest. READ MORE
Three-year-old pacing filly rivals Darlinonthebeach and Pure Country drew into separate Glen Garnsey Memorial divisions on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile, but they both shined, with Darlinonthebeach winning in 1:48 1/5 and Pure Country scoring in 1:48 2/5. READ MORE
World champion Always B Miki p, 1:47f ($2,227,368), who holds the distinction of winning three races in 1:47 in a single season—no other horse has more than one 1:47 or faster mile--will be retired to stud duty at Diamond Creek Farm in Pennsylvania at the end of his 2016 racing campaign. READ MORE