Bridlewood Farm, a name synonymous with success at the highest levels in Thoroughbred racing, breeding and sales, encompasses more than 2,200 acres. Founded in 1976 by Arthur and Martha Appleton and owned today by John and Leslie Malone, Bridlewood Farm has represented excellence for 43 years. Under the ownership of the Appletons and the direction of General Manager George Isaacs, Bridlewood Farm was represented by more than 100 stakes winners, including Grade 1 winners like Florida Champions Jolie’s Halo, Wild Event, Forbidden Apple, Southern Image, and David Junior, along with countless equine millionaires.

Under the stewardship of the Malones since September of 2013, Bridlewood is firmly committed to the goal of becoming a prominent, nationally-recognized breeding and racing entity once again. We have quickly garnered a world-class broodmare band and have already been represented with our partners in Grade 1 winners Moonshine Memories and Tapwrit. We look forward to the future and our entire staff embraces daily the challenge to breed, raise, train, and produce quality equine athletes.

Training Division

Bridlewood’s Training Division prides itself on being a public training program with a private feel, and a rich history of training many of racing’s elite runners for over 40 years. Among the many amenities are two new state-of-the-art training barns with a total of 186 stalls, a five-eighths of a mile turf course, a five-eighths of a mile all-weather uphill gallop, and all new paddocks and fields, as well as an equine cold saltwater spa, Eurocisers and additional swimming and rehab facilities. We have a viewing stand for training and a clocker’s stand for accurate timing and observation on the finish of the racetrack.

Stallion Roster


Henny Hughes - Sea Gift, by A.P. Indy

Undefeated 2-year-old. Kentucky Derby 3-year-old


Medaglia d'Oro - Sea Gift, by A.P. Indy


Valiant Minister

Candy Ride (ARG) - Spooky Minister, by Deputy Minister

Freaky-Talented Son of Leading Sire Candy Ride

Facilities Tour

Bridlewood Farm encompasses roughly 2,200 acres of world-class equestrian estate located in some of the most premier and storied farm grounds in Central Florida.

Both breeding and training facilities are current and state-of-the-art, and the property features a 7/8-mile dirt training track, natural equine swimming pond, 13 barns with 346 stalls, 145 fields and paddocks, round pens, hot walkers, Eurocisers, luxury offices at the main entrance, eight employee residences and a 6000+ square-foot main residence with a panoramic view of the farm.