Who Owns Calumet Farms?

Calumet Farm is a 762-acre Thoroughbred breeding and training farm established in Lexington, Kentucky, United States, in 1924, by William Monroe Wright, founding owner of the Calumet Baking Powder Company.

The farm is located in the heart of the Bluegrass, which is a well-known horse breeding region. It has a record history of Triple Crown and Kentucky Derby winners, and 11 horses in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

Founded in Libertyville, Illinois, the Standardbred breeding operation was moved to the more favorable climate of Kentucky by William Wright. At a time when harness racing was the most popular type of horse racing, the farm’s trotter “Calumet Butler” won the most prestigious event of the day, which was the Hambletonian in 1931.

After William died in 1932, his son, Warren Wright, Sr. took over the business and began converting it to Thoroughbred breeding and training. His acquisition of the quality breeding stock saw Calumet develop into one of North America’s most successful stables in the Thoroughbred racing history. The farm was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

Under Warren and his wife, Lucille Parker Wright, who inherited the property upon his death in 1950, Calumet Farm was the top money-earning farm in racing for 12 years.

Calumet Farm is owned by the Calumet Investment Group.

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