Just 5 miles from Keeneland, Hunter Valley Farm is ideally located on 200 acres of picturesque, limestone-rich land in Versailles, KY. Purchased in 2004 from MASTEY de Paris CEO, Henri Mastey, HVF (formerly Golden Gate Stud) is a relative new-comer to central KY’s world-famous thoroughbred industry, but it’s already made a name for itself as a strong and reliable consignor, breeder and boarding farm.

Owned by four Irish natives – Fergus Galvin, Tony Hegarty, Adrian Regan and John Wade – HVF and their sales agency started with a bang, introducing themselves at Fasig-Tipton’s July 2005 Yearling Sale, then pinhooking MGSW Scat Daddy at Keeneland’s September 2005 Yearling Sale. In the few years since, Hunter Valley has cheered on 2 sales graduates in the Kentucky Derby and bred, foaled, raised, prepped and/or sold numerous notable horses, including A to the Croft, Bushfire, Desert Party, Holiday Runner, Proceed Bee and Seventh Street.

Sales History


  • Yearling sales – 89.6% sold, average $72,688.46
  • Weanling sales – 11th leading consignor globally, 7th in North America
  • KeeSept05 – Pinhooked Scat Daddy, Hip #270



  • KeeJan06 – 7th leading consignor by gross



  • KeeJan07, session #1 – 10th leading consignor by gross 


  • FT-NY08 – Top consignor by median, 2nd by average, 6th by gross
    • Sold Pyramid Indy for $1.2m
  • KeeNov08 – 9th leading consignor by total sales
  • KeeNov08, day 3 – Sold top mare, My White Corvette, to Bobby Flay



  • KeeJan09, day 1 – 2nd leading consignor by average
  • KeeJan09, day 3 – Top consignor by percentage sold, 6th by gross
  • FT-July09 – 9th leading consignor by average
  • FT-Nov09 – 9th leading consignor by average
  • KeeNov09, day #1 – 7th leading consignor by gross
  • KeeNov09, day #1 – 5th leading consignor by average
  • 9th leading consignor of weanlings by gross over full year
  • KeeNov09 – Top Street Cry (IRE) weanling of sale, hip #39
  • KeeNov09, day 3 – 9th leading consignor by gross, 3rd by percentage sold
  • KeeNov09, day 5 – Top consignor by percentage sold, 8th by gross