About Us

Welcome to Valkyre Stud

Valkyre Stud was founded in 1978 and is located in the rolling hills of central Kentucky just east of Georgetown, KY.  The Valkyre Stud philosophy has always been to concentrate on quality instead of quantity.  We value our many long term client relationships that have developed over the years.The farm size, and the Thoroughbred client base have grown together through the years. Today, Valkyre Stud cares for approximately 60 horses and serves 25 clients from around the world– most have been with us for over 30 years. Resident mares are shipped for breeding to stallions around Central Kentucky and return to the farm the same day. The resulting foals are raised until yearling age, then are either sold at public auction or retained by their owners as racing prospects. Successful race fillies often return here to join the broodmare band alongside their mothers.Owner Catherine Parke (above) takes and active role in the day-to-day management of the farm and personally inspects all the horses daily.

Good fortune and hard work has allowed Valkyre Stud to raise 6 Grade I stakes winners, such as millionaires Milwaukee Brew ($2,879,612), Riskaverse ($1,017,706), Northern Emerald, Stormello—the winner of the 2006 Hollywood Futurity (GI)— and most recently Haimish Hy—the winner of the 2009 Hollywood Derby (GI).

Valkyre also offers the finest in auction representation and has sold five yearlings at the Keeneland sales for over $1 million for our clients.

Breeding and Racing Partnerships

Through our work with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and it’s Greatest Game program we have been able to meet many wonderful people who are new to Throughbred racing. For many newcomers, fractional ownership in a breeding or racing partnership, or even a short term pinhooking partnership, is an attractive introduction to Thoroughbred ownership that minimizes risk and maximizes enjoyment of the sport.

Our goals for the future are to continue to concentrate on quality horses for the select sessions of the Lexington auctions. Now that Valkyre Stud has completed the final building phase with the renovation of the Training Barn, we will be actively working to welcome new people into this wonderful industry and to preserve it through the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP).

If you have ever considered investing in the Thoroughbred industry, whether for business or pleasure, don’t hesitate to call us. We can guide you to a successful, long-term client relationship. They are our specialty.

Valkyre runners include Grade I winners, Riskaverse, Haimish Hy, Stormello, Milwaukee Brew and Northern Emerald

Haimish Hy, winner of the 2010 Hollywood Derby (G1), trained by Art Sherman, and bred by M/M William Currin. Haimish Hy’s earnings to date exceed $280,000. Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Stormello, winner of the 2006 Hollywood Futurity (G1) and 2006 Norfolk Handicap (G2), was foaled and raised at Valkyre Stud. Co-owned and bred by Al Eisman and long-time Valkyre Stud clients William and Betty Currin, Stormello was also trained by William Currin. Stormello is one of three Breeders Cup runners raised at Valkyre Stud.

The Millionaire Riskaverse, shown winning the Grade I Flower Bowl H. at Belmont Park, is a fifth generation homebred owned by Peter Schiff and born and raised at Valkyre Stud.

Milwaukee Brew, bred by Robert Spiegel, was a two-time Santa Anita Derby winner and Breeders Cup runner. With earnings of over $2.8 million, Milwaukee Brew is now a successful stallion in Canada.

Northern Emerald, bred by Oakbrook Farm, raced for Drs. David Richardson and Hyram Polk. Trained by Bill Mott, she won the Flower Bowl Invitational H. (G1) and retired with 8 wins and earnings of $435,755. Adam Coglianese photo.

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