HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing LLC (HnR) , founded 2008, and owned by Henry R. "Hank" Nothhaft, a successful, technology entrepreneur, looking to apply his skills to a new challenge. HnR, based in CA, participates in breeding, racing and sales of thoroughbred horses throughout the U.S. and U.K. with emphasis on PA, KY and CA. Using an outsourcing model, HnR's stable typically consists of 30-40 thoroughbreds. HnR's broodmare band mainly consists of mares from the HnR racing stable. HnR is a partner in the El Padrino syndicate, previously owned and stood Silver Train, and owns seasons in other leading stallions.
HnR bred and sold Finest City, The 2016 Breeders' Cup Champion, Eclipse Award Winner and PA Horse of the Year. HnR campaigned in the U.K., and subsequently imported Living the Life (IRE) (LTL). LTL posted a 35 10 6 4 career record becoming a millionaire with $1,028,000 career earnings. As a multiple graded stakes winner, LTL won F&M All Weather Championship (UK), Masters Stakes Grade 2 (twice), All American Stakes (Grade 3) and Camilla Urso Stakes. Other HnR stakes winners are Kindle, Mister Nofty, Grand Prix and Daddy is a Legend, the latter three HnR homebreds.
Dr. David Williams is the owner of Forever Spring Farm, a 310- acre thoroughbred farm located between Danville and Harrodsburg near Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Williams earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees at the University of Kentucky and his Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition at Iowa State University. Following graduate school, he was a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. In 1979 Dr. Williams embarked upon a journey by opening an animal nutrition consulting and manufacturing business, Burkmann Nutrition. In 1997 Dr. Williams purchased the Producer Feeds company in Louisville, Kentucky. Producer Feeds had been a prominent supplier of equine nutrition products for many years. Today Burkmann Nutrition owns and operates twelve manufacturing plants including the Louisville division, Excel Equine. Excel Equine is one of the few manufacturing plants in North America exclusively dedicated to manufacturing equine nutrition products. Dr. Williams’ company includes four Ph.D. nutritionists, and a DVM.
Forever Spring Farm has accomplished tremendous growth since its beginning in 1986. Dr. and Mrs. Williams, as well as their Farm Manager, reside on the farm and take a hands-on approach to the operation of the horse farm. Forever Spring Farm provides the opportunity for science, technology and horsemanship to be synergistically employed for the benefit of our clients. In addition to its own band of broodmares, Forever Spring Farm provides, boarding, breeding, foaling, sales prep, lay up and rehabilitation services to a select group of global clients.