Jim Tafel

Alice and Mill Ridge play a very important role in our Thoroughbred operation. Her advice on matings and sales has helped us develop many stakes winners. Mill Ridge raised and sold us Banshee Winds, who is the dam of Eclipse Award winner Banshee Breeze. Jim Tafel

Every Thoroughbred breeder’s dream is to participate and possibly win the Kentucky Derby.  I have been honored to assist with two separate Kentucky Derby winners in their matings in BARBARO and STREET SENSE.  STREET SENSE, for Jim Tafel, accomplished something that no other Thoroughbred had in winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, and recognized as champion two year old, and then winning the Kentucky Derby as a three year old.  Similar to my other clients and friends in the business, Gus and Jim Tafel are true class and have a love and passion in caring for the horse.  Likewise, it has been an honor to associate with Jim and his Thoroughbred involvement.