Pennsylvania is a state with deep horse racing roots where there is always a steady flow of throughbred talent. Mar Mac Farms, Inc. and Black Cloud Racing, LLC offers thoroughbred sales, as well as boarding facilities, consulting, and more for breeding and owning Pennsylvania-bred horses.
Pennsylvania has produced some special horses over the years. One being Smarty Jones born at Fairthorne Farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania, who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in 2004, and missed sweeping the Triple Crown by coming in second at the Belmont Stakes. Smarty Jones' first foals were born in 2006 and began racing in 2008. He now stands at Calumet Farm in Kentucky and has sired numerous stakes winners, many graded, including Grade I winner Centralinteligence.
Another is Storm Cat bred by W. T. Young, and was foaled and raised at Derry Meeting Farm located in Cochranville, Pennsylvania and owned by Marshall W. Jenney. He ran for Young, was Grade 1 winner of $570,610, and was trained by Jonathan Sheppard. Storm Cat's breeding fee during the peak of his stud career was $500,000, the highest in North America at the time. Storm Cat sired 108 graded stakes winners.
Pennsylvania has the best throughbred breeding incentives in the country, and the numbers confirm it pays to breed and race in Pennsylvania.