The original Adena Springs thoroughbred farm in Kentucky, consisting of 640 acres located on Route 60 just outside of Versailles, was purchased in August of 1989. The oldest known inhabitants of the land were the Adena Indians, who had been attracted to the area by quality of the water in the free-flowing local springs. The farm was named after the Adenas, both as a tribute and as a commitment to perpetuate in this land the grace, spirit and strength they instilled there. Frank Stronach/Adena Springs has earned a total of 12 Eclipse Awards, including a record eight for Outstanding Breeder. He earned the first of his three consecutive Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Owner in 1998 and added a fourth in 2008. Frank Stronach was handed the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder in 2000 and Adena Springs was honored with an unprecedented five straight Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Breeder from 2004-2008 and again in 2010 and 2012. Frank's operation is the first in history to be named Outstanding Breeder seven times in one decade. Adena Springs was also the Leading Breeder by earnings in North America for ten consecutive years (2003 - 2012). Frank was bestowed with the E. P. Taylor Award of Merit at the 2016 Sovereign Awards ceremony and has taken home a total of 20 Sovereign Awards. He has earned a record 11 Sovereign Awards for Outstanding Breeder: 1984, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015 and 2016. He's also been recognized Canada’s Outstanding Owner nine times: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2005. Adena Springs is the only program to win the Eclipse Award and Sovereign Award as Outstanding Breeder in the same year (accomplished in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010). earnings several times. Adena Springs is the leading breeder in Breeders' Cup history by money won and is the breeder of a co-record six Breeders' Cup champions. Adena is also the first to breed a Breeders’ Cup Classic winner who sired a Breeders’ Cup Classic winner. Awesome Again, winner of the 1998 Classic is the sire of 2004 Classic hero Ghostzapper, who was enshrined in the National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in 2012. Both raced in the Stronach red, black and gold colors. Adena Springs is the breeder of five total Eclipse Award Champions: Macho Uno (2000 2YO Male), Perfect Sting (2000 Female Turf), Ghostzapper (2004 Horse of the Year & Older Male), Ginger Punch (2007 Older F/M) and Judy the Beauty (2014 Female Sprinter).