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Gainesway Farm

Contact Details: 
Director of Sales
Michael Hernon
3750 Paris Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
United States
(859) 293-2676
(859) 299-9371

Consignment Services

Sales Prep
Boarding Facility

Types of Sales

Mares, Weanlings
Racing Age
Mixed Stock
About Us: 

If you are looking to sell yearlings, weanlings, or mares you want a consignor with a proven track record of selling stakes winners. For decades, Gainesway has been raising and prepping horses of the highest caliber. Over the past few years Gainesway consignments have produced dozens of important stakes winners, including Champion and Breeders' Cup winner My Miss Aurelia (G1), international millionaire Zaidan (G1), multiple G1 winners Midnight Lucky and Zazu, undefeated juvenile Daredevil (G1), Breeders' Cup contender Jimmy Creed (G1), Test victress Sweet Lulu (G1), millionaire Paddy O'Prado (G1), and millionaire Noble's Promise (G1). In 2014, Gainesway sales have produced 13 Group/Graded stakes winners and four Breeders' Cup contenders.

Our experienced team can handle all aspects of the sales process. The Gainesway Team expertly advises owners which sale would best suit their yearlings. The team’s wealth of experience in preparing horses for sale and aggressively marketing the horses gets the most out of our clients’ investment. Led by Michael Hernon and Brian Graves, the yearling team’s attention to detail assures that Gainesway clients receive top-drawer service, both on the farm and at the sales.

Gainesway offers the industry’s most exclusive pedigrees, from our own stock and for our clients, to yearling, weanling and broodmare buyers the world over. We consign to all the major Yearling and Mixed Sales in Kentucky, as well as to the Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale. We are very selective in building our consignments, which results in Gainesway ranking among the very top consignors worldwide by percentage of horses sold.

In 2014, Gainesway was the third leading consignor by gross at Keeneland September ($17,948,900), with the highest average ($137,015) and median among the top five. We are also the nation's third-leading consignor of yearlings and short yearlings overall, with gross sales of $24,223,400, and 87% of all yearlings consigned sold.

Overall this year, Gainsway ranks fourth along all Thoroughbred consignors, with more than $35,700,000 in gross sales. We once again are among the very best in the nation by percentage sold (87%), and have the highest median price among the top five consignors.

If you are looking to purchase a mare, weanling, yearling or two-year-old in training, look for a consignor with a track record of selling stakes winners. Gainesway has a long history of prepping and/or consigning quality horses, like Eclipse Champions Informed Decision, Bird Town, and Orientate, Eclipse Finalists Classic Jewel, Noble's Promise, and Paddy O'Prado, and additional recent Grade 1 winners Afleet Express, Lady Sprinter, Showing Up, Dimitrova, Sky Mesa, and Sarafan. We never lose sight of the idea that every future foal, weanling or yearling is a potential stakes-winning graduate. Our reputation has been built upon our success, and we know that every Gainesway graduate is responsible for carrying that reputation into the future.

The thrill of watching our Gainesway graduates succeed on the race track is a reward we are proud to celebrate with our clients.

Annual Sales Attending or Attended: 
Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale - February
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Mixed Sale
Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearling Sale
Fasig-Tipton Saratoga August Yearling Sale
Keeneland September Yearling Sale
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale

Member of Consignors & Commercial Breeders Association