In 1964, Louisiana native Bruce Hundley attended his first Kentucky Derby and witnessed the great Northern Dancer win the roses in a track-record time of two minutes flat. That day, he pledged to one day return to the Bluegrass State and raise Thoroughbreds. Four years later, Bruce and his wife, Susan, originally from Arkansas, moved to Lexington with their three young children.
Bruce studied equine nutrition at the University of Kentucky and gained invaluable experience at the racetrack while working a year for noted trainer Doug Davis Jr. In 1970, the Hundleys established Saxony Farm, naming the operation after Susan’s maiden name, Saxon. SEE VIDEO
With the experience that Bruce had gained while working for Davis, the support of loyal and enthusiastic owners, and the dedication and hard work of the team at Saxony bred, raised, sold and raced some serious horsepower, including four champions in four years. An integral part of this success was the quality and hard work of those who worked at Saxony, from the farm manager to the exercise riders and from the blacksmith and the vet, who to this day are still associated with the farm.
Today, the Hundleys’ son, Broussard, and his wife Rosie, combine past and proven measures of horsemanship with current methods, ideas and approaches in a singular desire to continue Saxony’s success.
- AJDAL – 1987 champion sprinter in England; realized $7.5 million as a yearling.
- ARAZI – 1991 champion 2-year-old male in North America and France; earned $1.2 million. SEE VIDEO
- AZARENKA – 2013 Peruvian Champion and Horse of the Year, Grade 1 and multiple Stakes winner. Also third in the 2014 Grade 1 Latinoamericano
- CUANDO PUEDE – 1996 Won Arlington Heights Oaks (G3)
- FLY SO FREE – 1990 champion 2-year-old in North America; earned $2.3 million.
- HOLLYWOOD STORY – Multiple Grade 1 winner; earned $1.1 million.
- KARAMA – Grade 2-placed runner and stakes winner.
- MACANAL – 1992 German champion.
- MAKEUP ARTIST – Grade 3 winner
- SPECTATOR – Grade 2 winner, Grade 1-placed
- STARRER – Multiple Grade 1 winner, earnings over $1,000,000
- TEPIN – Multiple Grade 1 Winner; earnings of almost $4.5 Million; American Champion Female Turf Horse of 2015 and 2016
- WASTED TEARS – Multiple Grade 2 winner
- ZILZAL – 1989 Horse of the Year in England. SEE VIDEO