Double Diamond Farm’s Starr Bear to be featured in National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2
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Bred and owned by Don Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm in Florida, Starr Bear is a chestnut daughter of Broken Vow out of the Dixieland Band mare Aidan. She was foaled on April 16, 2014. Starr Bear raced 12 times from 2016 through 2017 with two wins, one second and four thirds. Her first win came in 2016 at Belmont Park and her other victory was the following year at Fair Grounds. She was trained by Brad Cox. Starr Bear is in Foal to Double Diamond stallion First Dude with an expected due date of March 2.
Donald Dizney found his passion for thoroughbreds at Keeneland while attending the nearby Eastern Kentucky University on a football scholarship. He was part of the excited infield crowd at Churchill Downs in 1961 when a flashy Florida-bred colt named Carry Back triumphed in the Kentucky Derby. It was then Dizney’s dream of owning a thoroughbred with 50 friends began to stir. It all came full circle when Dizney purchased the farm known now as Double Diamond Farm in the heart of horse country, Ocala, Fla.
Double Diamond Farm is a premier training center and stallion facility. Double Diamond Farm has won more than 730 races and responsible for breeding 70 stakes winners. Currently, Double Diamond Farm’s stallion roster includes two homebreds, graded stakes winner Bahamian Squall and grade 1 winning millionaire and Florida’s leading active sire, First Dude.
Dizney has served multiple terms on the board of directors of Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association; he has also served on boards of TOBA, NTRA, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and on the executive committee of the Breeders’ Cup. He is also a member of The Jockey Club.