Circle 8 Ranch & Training Center

An exciting development for Tropical Racing is its incorporation of Circle 8 Ranch offering 200 acres of beautiful bluegrass pasture with both accommodation for broodmares, weanlings, foals and yearlings as well as a European style Thoroughbred training facility.

Oversize stalls for mares and foals and an array of paddocks and fields for grazing are complemented by the separate – Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved – training facility comprising a unique undulating one mile figure 8 turf gallop specifically used to correctly balance and train the equine athlete and to build powerful hindquarters with hill work.

Officially timed works are obtained on the 5/8th mile turf course, and a 5/8th mile woodchip gallop with a steep uphill finish means Circle 8 Ranch offers a variety of training options very few other Thoroughbred facilities can match. An electric horse walker and a Theraplate machine complete the range of impressive facilities available to the training Thoroughbred, enabling Circle 8 racehorses to go out and win anywhere.

Circle 8 Ranch has also allowed Tropical Racing to expand its operation to include the pinhooking of weanlings at public auction with a view to reselling that stock for profit as yearlings – an activity that can provide very healthy returns on investment.