With over 35 years experience in the Thoroughbred business, Barry Berkelhammer has the knowledge and proven ability to select successful sale and racing prospects. Berkelhammer founded AbraCadabra Farms in 1982 and throughout the past 32 years has been able to advise his clients in the purchase of many top performers, with multiple Grade 1 Stakes winners and contenders in the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, Breeder’s Cup, and Dubai World Cup. Some of the outstanding individuals purchased at public auction include: Ashado, Harlan’s Holiday, Fantasy Lake, Octave, Keyed Entry, Warbling, Burban, Bradester, Purge, and Monba.
“Finding a great racehorse is the ultimate achievement. Everybody wants that “big horse” to put them on the map. True prosperity, however is gained through consistency. High ticket purchases may appear promising, but the horse has to go on to perform well or you aren’t going to thrive in this business. Individuals which, from the beginning, have what it takes to compete in the highest level of competition is what we look for.
The backbone of our business has always been the sales ring. We take pride in creating the “big picture” with a full range of professional services including assessment of potential, risk management, assistance in trainer selection, as well as owner / trainer liaison.”