W. T. Young constructed many avenues of success before he turned his thoughts toward creating Overbrook Farm. He had a Kentuckian’s feel for the land, and the Thoroughbred horse, but he refrained until he could create with a luxurious touch. His broodmare band would be recruited from among Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winners and spectacular American race fillies. His stallion prospects would tap into the best of international classic pedigrees. His fields and barns and landscapes would be graced with beauty melded with function.

Seldom has a farm fulfilled its creator’s dreams more generously than did Overbrook. The rapid young Secretariat filly Terlingua blossomed into the dam of Storm Cat. Then Storm Cat took up the baton to become the great progenitor of classic winner Tabasco Cat, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Cat Thief, and a potent squadron of stallion sons.

Mr. Young knew that the essence of Thoroughbred breeding is harnessing yesterday to create tomorrow’s promises. The promise of his bloodstock would lead to champion young fillies Golden Attraction and Flanders, herself then to pass on her spirit to champion daughter Surfside. The promise of the multi-million-dollar purchase Buzz My Bell would be fulfilled in the form of Grindstone, whose own great gift would be victory in the ultimate race, the Kentucky Derby.

Overbrook Founder W.T. Young

W. T. Young, founder of Overbrook Farm

W.T. Young’s Overbrook Farm ACHIEVEMENTS

Mr. Young (Feb. 15, 1918—Jan. 12, 2004)

2008 KTFMC Humanitarian Award Winner
2000 TOBA Breeder of the Year
1996 Thoroughbred Club of America Honored Guest
1994 Eclipse Award as Outstanding Breeder

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Breeder of the Year
2000, 1999, 1997, 1995

Eclipse Awards

1994 W.T. Young Outstanding Breeder
1994 Timber Country 2-Year-Old Male
1994 Flanders 2-Year-Old Filly
1995 Golden Attraction 2-Year-Old Filly
1996 Boston Harbor 2-Year-Old Male
2000 Surfside 3-Year-Old Filly

U.S. Classic Winners

1994 Tabasco Cat Preakness S, Belmont S
1995 Timber Country Preakness S
1996 Grindstone Kentucky Derby
1996 Editor’s Note Belmont S

Breeders' Cup Winners

1994 Timber Country Breeders' Cup Juvenile
1994 Flanders Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
1996 Boston Harbor Breeders' Cup Juvenile
1999 Cat Thief Breeders' Cup Classic

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