Ocala Stud, Manager
David O’Farrell – serves as Manager of Ocala Stud – the farm that his grandfather, Joe O’Farrell started in 1956 and is currently the oldest active thoroughbred farm in the state of FL. The farm is among the leading stallion, breeding, and training operations in the nation and sells its entire crop each year at the two year old in training sales. The farm currently stands 11 stallions, owns approximately 50 broodmares, and breaks approximately 100 yearlings each year for clients in addition to the farm’s crop. Ocala Stud sold its first entire crop of juveniles in 1958, a tradition that the farm continues to this day.
Ocala Stud has bred and sold more than 155 stakes winners to date and was named TOBA’s 2012 National Breeder of the Year.
A graduate of Erskine College, David is involved in all aspects of Ocala Stud’s operations including: breeding, training, 2 year old sales consignment, stallion management, stallion season sales, stallion recruitment, broodmare acquisition, advertising, etc. He is also a Member of Breeders’ Cup Limited and serves as a Trustee of TOBA.
David and his wife Allison have three children, Maggie (8), Annie (6), & John (4).