I had been hearing that Redwine and Aloha had been sold to a breeding farm in the Ottawa area for a couple of weeks and today I saw an announcement on facebook about them being in Ontario as well. Has anyone else seen confirmation of this?
Yes, Gatsby's owners announced on her facebook page that she is bringing Gatsby home because the owners of the farm where he is in training have purchased Redwine and Aloha and she doesn't want him exposed to EVA and any bad press.
I can confirm that Aloha and Redwine are now in Ontario under the control of Ashland Farm at Ashton, just outside Ottawa. They are not currently located at the farm itself, but at a farm nearby.
I spoke with Paul Morgan - the owner of Ashland Farm - yesterday and he told me that he had purchased the stallions in January, although they had only arrived in Ontario a couple of days ago, having travelled via Kentucky where they were laid over.
Paul has said that he will honour all outstanding breeding contracts on the horses from last year and anyone with any outstanding contract (from any year) should contact him. Contact information is available on their website.
So does this mean Jill Burnell is out of the stallion business (except for Federalist?)
And what good news for the mare owners! Especially those who have outstanding breeding contracts. I am sure they are relieved to know that everything will be handled properly and professionally now – and that their mares won’t be at risk due to the horrendous conditions JB was processing in.