Paris Kentucky Farm Purchased by Dubai Ruler

Posted by Jennifer Karlen on Sunday, February 8th, 2009 at 9:43pm.

stonerside_stables_paris_kentucky_horse_farm_359The Paris Kentucky farm, Stonerside Stables, has recently been purchased by a company called Darley, which is owned by Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammed.  The Paris horse farm was owned by the National Football League’s Houston Texans owner, Bob McNair.  Stonerside Stables has approximately 2000 acres and included in the purchase are approximately 80 horses that are currently in training at the farm, as well as 170 broodmares, yearlings and weanlings.

This is the next step of the Dubai ruler to acquire more of an interest in the horse and horse farm industry in Kentucky.  He acquired control of the Fasig-Tipton auction company in April of 2008.  The spokesman for the Sheikh has stated that there are no plans to make adustments to the horse farm operation and that it would continue as it has without change.

The former Paris KY farm owner, Bob McNair, will be keeping a three year old horse in training at Stonerside Stables.  The horses name is Cowboy Cal, who placed 9th overall in the Kentucky Derby held in Louisville this year.  In addition, they will retain ownership of 3 stallions:  Congaree, Bob and John, and Stonesider that were bred and raised on the Paris horse farm.

Bob McNair cited his ongoing commitments toward his Houston Texan football team, and that he needed to focus his efforts toward improving the team without being distracted by other interests, such as this horse farm in Paris KY.


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