Double Diamond Farm History
Double Diamond Farm
Donald Dizney found his passion for Thoroughbreds at Keeneland in Lexington while attending the nearby Eastern Kentucky University on a football scholarship. He was part of the excited infield crowd at Churchill Downs, when a Florida-Bred, Carry Back
, triumphed in the 1961 Kentucky Derby. There his dream of owning a Thoroughbred began to stir. His dream came to realization with the purchase of the farm now known as Double Diamond, in 1983.
Commitment to the horse is Rule #1
Always proactive in industry matters concerning the Thoroughbred horseman, Dizney's involvement has been successful on many different levels. He has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association,
often as President. He was instrumental in the passage of legislation that allowed racing on Sunday and the minors bill. He aided in laying the groundwork for inter-track wagering, and in the creation of the Florida-Bred Stakes
program. He has also served on committees and boards of TOBA
, and is currently a member and steward of The Jockey Club.
Never one to rest, he continues in his exertions to keep the Florida Thoroughbred industry competitive with programs in other States.
Upon establishment of Double Diamond Farm in 1983, Donald Dizney instilled his own philosophy of catering to the horseman.
"A history of success begins
with attention to the individual".
"Keep moving forward"
Double Diamond Farm's history of success reflects the commitment and attention given to every aspect of raising a winner.
For client horses, as well as the horses that race under our own silks, we endeavor to deliver a flexible, high quality breeding and training program.
Gone West / Midway Squall
by Storm Bird
Stephen Got Even / Run Sarah Run
by Smart Strike
G1-Winning Millionaire and Classic Colt