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Kline Consigning From Foxhills Farm
Former Spendthrift Farm principal Bruce Kline "has purchased nearby 246-acre Foxhills Farm (a one-time satellite of Castleton Farm) from where he will set up a consigning business likely to first make its presence felt at Keeneland in September," reported racingpopst.co.uk. Following Spendthrift's sale to B.Wayne Hughes in June 2004, Kline (who previously owned the famous Kentucky stud in partnership) continued to lease part of the property (housing stallions such as Mr Greeley) until the end of last year. Kline explained: "I liked the idea of owning a piece of land myself & the new farm is only a mile away from both Spendthrift & Gainesway. It's lovely land & the farm will hold 200 horses. We'll be offering the complete service with everything except stallions, although my involvement with that business remains very strong, as I still have interests in Spendthrift horses such as Mr Greeley." Kline (who co-owned Dixiana Farm before his involvement at Spendthrift) has enjoyed a series of headline sales as a consignor: "most notably when selling Stellar Jayne to Sheikh Mohammed for US$3.6 million at Keeneland in November 2004". Kline summed up: "I've been lucky that in the past 5 years I have been involved with 4 Breeders' Cup contenders in Stellar Jayne, Whywhywhy, Chief Seattle & Cuvee. We've raised some good horses in the past & hopefully it will continue at the new farm."