Maddox Racing – About Us
Our facility is located in NE Ohio in a great location for racing with two Ohio race tracks (ThistleDown and the Mahoning Valley) within 35 minutes away and Presque Isle and Mountaineer both under 90 minutes away. The 45 acre training facility is near the small village of Garrettsville and is equipped with 3 barns containing 28 total stalls, a round pen, two turn-out paddocks, and two additional 12 x 20 stalls with run-out areas. In addition to stables, we have a 30 acre fenced pasture for 24/7 turn-out that includes shelters. Plus, there is plenty of room for roaming and grazing. For off track training we have a 5 horse Euro-xiser and a very nice swimming hole.
In 1993, we started our venture with horses in a small town in Oklahoma. Our first students were Quarter Horses and just by answering an ad in the local newspaper, we jumped head first into the Thoroughbred racing industry. Six years later, we found ourselves moving our whole operation to NE Ohio where we have branched out our business to include breeding. It all started with the purchase of Risk and Reward, by Kris S, for racing purposes. Because he had decent bloodlines, the heart of a racehorse, great conformation, and the temperament of an old trail horse, we began to use him as a stallion for raising Ohio registered horses.
Some of Risk and Reward’s foals have done pretty well, but after realizing that they are late-maturing, we decided to sell him. In December of 2011 we purchased Much The Best.
Not only have we been able to increase the value of our broodmare band, but we have also been able to breed to stallions outside of Ohio such as, Officer, Stonesider, Maybry’s Boy, Big Brown, Super Saver, Majestic Perfection, Drosselmeyer, Colonel John, Successful Appeal and more.
When it comes to the industry of Thoroughbred Racing, we want to be known for the quality of horse we produce, race and/or sell with a goal to place them in good, reputable homes when they are retired from racing.
We would like to offer the advice on how to produce a horse that is competitive in races and capable of having a second career after racing. With years of research into the breeding lines that produced some of the great racehorses and the breeding stock that produced these great racehorses, we offer an insight that the average breeder doesn’t have. Added to this research is the experience of training. This includes all aspects of training. Starting with the day a foal is born to the day the horse has his last race and is retrained into a companion, trail or pleasure horse or even a show horse.