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May 2018

TDN Weekend December 2016 Issue 9

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has accomplished everything he set out to do. His Diamond Creek Farm has farms in Kentucky and Pennsylvania, has seven high- class stallions, 75 broodmares and 22 race- horses. He'll never have the mammoth num- bers that come out of the assembly line at iconic Hanover Shoe Farms, but he runs an operation that has so much quantity and so much quality that it is one of the gold stan- dards in the Standardbred business. "The goal was always to be where we are now and I want to be even bigger," Bowden, now 37, said. "We want to have stallions not only in Pennsylvania. We expanded to Ohio this year and the plan is to expand into New York, Ontario, New Jersey and to have a ma- jor, major stallion operation." But where will he find the time? That might be the only thing that can stop him as the man who admits "I already have too much on my plate" recently set his sights on the thoroughbred breeding in- dustry. Bowden doesn't envision Diamond Creek Thoroughbreds ever becoming as big as his harness operation, but he's not going into this on a whim or just as a side hobby.

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