Committed to excellence developing the best horses, Double Diamond Farm is synonymous with quality, having bred and raised winners for nearly 40 years.
Owner Donald R. Dizney discovered his passion for Thoroughbreds at Keeneland while in college and his dream of owning Thoroughbreds came to fruition with the purchase of the farm now known as Double Diamond Farm in 1983. Situated in the heart of horse country in Ocala, Fla., the fertile, mineral-rich land that Double Diamond Farm resides on is steeped in history. The storied property was once home to Robin’s Nest Farm, which stood several foundation sires such as Noholme II, Bold Reason, and Your Alibi, all influential stallions that helped shape the rich history of Florida’s Thoroughbred industry.
Raising top-class racehorses starts with great land. Combined with Double Diamond Farm’s fertile, mineral rich land, infrastructure and philosophy of delivering a flexible, high-quality breeding and training programs, horses raised at the farm are given every opportunity to reach their potential on the racetrack. Among the recent standouts Grade 1 winner Collusion Illusion and multiple graded stakes winner Skye Diamonds who were both bred and raised by Double Diamond Farm.
Double Diamond Farm is home to a pair of proven stallions—First Dude and Bahamian Squall. First Dude, sire of Breeders’ Cup winner and Eclipse Champion Shamrock Rose, multiple graded stakes winner Sky Diamonds, Grade 3 winner Mom’s on Strike, etc., is the only Florida stallion ranked among the Top Three Sires each of the last five years. A Classic-placed Grade 1 winner of more than $1.4 million, First Dude is by Stephen Got Even of the stakes-placed Smart Strike mare Run Sarah Run.
Bahamian Squall represents the excellent Gone West sire line of perennial leading sires Speightstown and Quality Road. The Grade 2 stakes winner and top sophomore sire has seen 71% of his runners win or place, including multiple 2-year-old stakes performer Bahamian Girl.
Double Diamond Farm’s commitment to developing equine athletes is reflected in the farm’s enviable reputation as one of the industry’s leading breeding and training operations.
“Fundamental in our philosophy of service to clients is that we treat their horses as if they were our own,” said Roger Brand, vice president and general manager of Double Diamond Farm. “No matter what services we are performing, our clients can be assured that we are providing the best possible care for their horses.”