Bill and Gloria B., Los Angeles, CA: Thank You for taking such good care of my boy Sunbird. Tell Manny , he is a great man and he will be better when the leg gets better. I look forward to bringing out my yearlings as soon as I can. All of you the best always, Your farm has always been the best Bill B. P.S. Could I get a couple of pictures sent on my email so Gloria could put them in his baby book. Thanks
David and Mary Ann Sawyer, La Quinta, CA: Our Thunder Gulch foal (born this spring at Ballena Vista Farm) and his dam Dazzling Diamonds both were treated with top notch care during their stay at Ballena Vista Farm. We cannot say enough about the staff and the veterinarian care that our horses received. Thank you!
Rafael Becerra - Trainer, Santa Anita :I have received numerous racehorses from the Ballena Vista Farm training programs; without a doubt these babies and older horses all come in to my barn at the track in great shape and doing exactly what the staff says they are capable of doing.
Ritchie Robershaw - Co-Owner of BVF sales-prepped colt Beau's Best Baby: Thanks for the photos, we've all enjoyed seeing them. As for the Barretts photos, they are absolutely awesome. He looks great, so do the photos, just what we were looking for. Tell everyone thanks for us, you all do a wonderful job!
Richard Shapiro, Hidden Hills, CA - Owner of Keeneland Sale graduate and young winning race mare Sweep The Deck:Thanks for your attention and perseverance to find me and make sure that my mare was cared for during her colic episode. Manny is terrific and on top of every detail. He acted quickly early in the season and saved the life of this year's foal, then made sure my mare got to the clinic in time to recover from colic and still remain in foal to Beau this year! My experience with the farm has been an exceptional one, thank you!
Anthony Galanis, Anaheim, CA - Owner of Our Lutka, multiple winner/stakes placed/stakes producer: Marion and I are both happy with everything and everyone at the farm; it's been great. Thanks again.
Bill Kerr, La Jolla, CA - Owner of young race mare Shezaseaheroine: Thanks for the good communications during our girls' stay and for taking such good care of them.
Barry Rubin, La-Canada-Flintridge, CA - Owner of stakes-winning mare Eminent: Thanks a million for the baby pictures... you're great to take time to do this for us, and it's really appreciated. From you to the rest of the staff, you're all top notch. More importantly, my horses are healthy and happy.
Herb & Debbie Roberts, Prescott, AZ - Owners of multiple winning stakes-placed mare, Secretariatslegend: Thank you so much...we really appreciate all you do for 'Legend'. Wish we were there!
Marianne Millard - Owner/Manager, Here Tis Ranch, San Jacinto, CA: Perhaps it's a little early to be thinking of next year's breedings, but my strong recommendation is if you want your mares to get in foal, and have them looking great when they return home, send them to Ballena Vista. The combination of Manuel and the Farm's stallions is outstanding. I have sent numerous mares to Ballena Vista and within 2-3 weeks of their arrival they've been bred, and seventeen days later, all pronounced "in foal", no matter if they're young, old or maidens. Thanks Ballena Vista!
Dr. Don Smith, DVM, Berkeley, CA - Co-Owner of stakes-winning mare, Kriskeri: We have dealt with many farms in California and Kentucky and it is always pleasing to find one which is competent and responsive like you have been. Thank you!