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Burleson Farms is a commercial broodmare operation in Midway, Kentucky offering 24 hour a day full service care to race horse lay-ups, quarantine services and recovering surgical and medical patients from all nearby equine hospitals.
We offer a complete range of services to accommodate the needs of you and your horse including: Broodmare Management, Sales Preparation, Public Auction Representation, Pre-Sale Horse Inspections, Appraisals, Boarding, Lay-up and Quarantine Facility and Resident Veterinary Care.
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Burleson's connections to Preakness winner Oxbow run deep - 05/20/13
From foaling through the auction sales ring, Burleson Farms played a major role in prepping Oxbow for his racing career, which hit a career high on May 18 with his front-running victory in the $1 million Preakness S.
After being foaled from the Cee's Tizzy mare Tizamazing at Burleson, Oxbow spent the first 18 months of his life at the Midway, Ky farm. In 2011, he was entered into the Keeneland September Yearling sale, where Burleson sold him for $250,000 to Brad Kelley's Bluegrass Hall Farm. Kelley also owns Calumet Farm, under whose name Oxbow races.
Burleson also boards Tizamazing for owner Colt's Neck Stables. The mare has been at Burleson since 2005; she is being bred back this year to Awesome Again, Oxbow's sire.
Oxbow broke his maiden going seven furlongs at Churchill Downs in late November, but it wasn't until after the gritty colt started around two turns that he really began to blossom. His 11 1/2-length victory in the 1 mile and 70 yard Lecomte S. Jan. 19 at Fair Grounds put him squarely on the Triple Crown trail. A pair of close-up finishes in the Risen Star S. (G2) and Rebel S. (G2) followed, assuring him a spot in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
Oxbow would finish sixth in the Derby after contesting one of the fastest paces ever run in the history of the race. It was a remarkable effort considering that the rest of the frontrunners would finish near the back of the pack, and one that ultimately set him up for Preakness glory.
Plans currently call for Oxbow to go on to the Belmont S. (G1) on June 8, according to Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Oxbow returned to Churchill Downs the day after the Preakness, and will train there until shipping to New York.