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Pleasant Colony



Why Buckland?


Millennium Farms is home to Buckland Sales. With a rich and storied history over the past 150 years, this hallowed ground was home to the 1981 Kentucky Derby winner Pleasant Colony during his time he stood at stud; it was also home to Thomas Mellon Evan’s Buckland Farm, from which it garnered its sales moniker. The land was also part of one of the largest Thoroughbred operations in Kentucky, nicknamed “The Pride of the Bluegrass”: Elmendorf Farm, a 12,000-acre farm owned James Ben Ali Haggin..


Born in Lexington, KY, Zach Madden of Buckland Sales was immersed in the Thoroughbred industry from a very young age at his grandparents, Tom and Norma Collins, On The Rocks Farm. Madden has been involved in everything from raising foals and breaking yearlings to bloodstock services and client development; he worked for 10 years at the fabled Three Chimneys in Midway, Ky., where he honed his customer service and client relations skills. Drawn to the Ro Parra’s business sense and integrity, Madden and Parra joined forces to expand their reach into the sales pavilion--thus Buckland Sales was born.

Buckland Sales is housed at Millennium Farms, with access to both top-notch facilities and staff. Ample pasture and sales prep areas are just the beginning of what Millennium offers Buckland, however. The lynchpin to the success of Buckland Sales at Millennium Farms will be the depth of information and equine experience Millennium has to offer. Farm Manager Bobby Miller has over 35 years of horse management experience, working at Avondale Farm and Walmac International before coming to Millennium Farms, where he is integral to the day-to-day health and wellbeing of the horses, including those in the Buckland Sales roster.


For over a century, the owners and employees on the farms housed on this property have stood behind each horse and service they provide. Buckland Sales is no different: We promise to bring you top-notch care and attention to the minutest detail of your sale horse. We stand firmly behind sound horsemanship principles and we value honesty and strong ethics in our employees.


At Millennium Farms, dedication is a tenet of every employee who works here, from our stallion managers to our groundskeepers. It is this same dedication to customer service that is paralleled in Buckland Sales, housed at Millennium Farms. Every horse that goes into the ring will be at his or her best, and we want every customer to be thrilled with their experience with Buckland Sales. We will stop at nothing to ensure outstanding customer service.


When it was purchased 16 years ago, the crux of the Millennium Farms operation was its 100-plus mares. As times changed, so did Millennium’s focus, shifting to a commercial breeding operation centered on stallions. The Farm now looks forward to expanding its impact on the Thoroughbred industry to include a new sales operation.

Though the scope of Millennium Farms may have changed, one thing has not: the quality of care and service both horses and customer receive.

Customer service.


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: 838 E. High St. Box 157, Lexington, KY 40502