Unusual Heat - Spanish Beam, By El Gran Senor
About the Owner
With eyes always on the future, Gainesway maintains clear roots in its history. A picturesque working farm of 1,500 acres along Paris Pike near Lexington, Kentucky, today’s Gainesway encompasses the former Greentree Stud and Whitney Farm, legendary breeding operations whose decades of prominence ensured their bloodstock’s continued influence on the modern thoroughbred. Through careful stewardship of this land, Gainesway is writing its own chapter in the bluegrass. Under the leadership of Antony Beck (whose late father, Graham Beck, purchased Gainesway from John Gaines in 1989), the property has grown to include broodmare, foal, and yearling divisions, and the farm has become one of the industry’s leading sale consignors. A boutique thoroughbred nursery and stallion station by function, Gainesway is the only horse farm in the world to be accredited as an arboretum. Gainesway’s roster of nine stallions is headlined by three-time champion sire Tapit, who has sired 27 Grade 1 winners, 32 yearlings to bring $1 million or more at auction, and earners of more than $177 million on the racetrack for the most progeny earnings of any North American sire ever. Tapit stands alongside Afleet Alex, Anchor Down, Karakonite, McKinzie, Raging Bull, Spun to Run, and Tapwrit.