By Bill Giauque November 2009 Photographs by Danette Philpot What is the map that leads from Ireland to Jockey school to chef school to the jockeys’ rooms of the New York Racing Association to Ocala, Florida? How does an Irish lad windup in Ocala as a Pittsburgh Steeler fan with a house full of memorabilia? […]
By Bill Giauque October 2009 GoldMark Farm overwhelms the first-time visitor the way Disney World dazzles a child. It is simply jaw-dropping. If you don’t believe me, just ask ToddQuast, general manager and trainer at GoldMark. The furrow my jaw dug in the Safetrack as he showed me the training facility caused him considerable consternation.
Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association News By Nick Fortuna September 29, 2009 The folks at GoldMark Farm in Ocala had a reason to celebrate Sunday after Moontune Missy earned her first stakes victory and her second straight win overall in the $66,750 Sometime Thing Stakes at Belmont Park.
By Jack Shinar July 30, 2009 Favored Backtalk is undefeated in three starts after motoring home on the outside of a closely grouped field to win the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds by a neck over Enumerate at Saratoga Race Course July 30. Goldmark Farm’s Florida-bred son of Smarty Jones now has consecutive […]
By Gary Yunt July 3, 2009 Gold Mark Farm’s Backtalk charged past Flatter Than Me inside the sixteenth pole to win the 108th running of the $110,500 Bashford Manor Stakes (GIII) for 2-year-olds by a length at Churchill Downs on Friday. Ridden by Miguel Mena and trained by Tom Amoss, Backtalk covered the six furlongs […]
By Ryan Conley March 7, 2009 Running heavenward through a spiral staircase in the palatial GoldMark Farm office is a two- story glass trophy case that for now serves more as a monument to potential than actual lovin- cup production for the burgeoning commercial operation located near Ocala, Fla.
by Jack Shinar October 28, 2007 Using her speed to full advantage, Elusive Lady overcame an early bump to withstand a challenge from Meriwether Jessica, drawing off to a 4 1/4-length victory in the $106,600 Tempted (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct…
By Cynthia McFarland September 1, 2007 A willingness to take risks and a desire for excellence served Paul Bulmahn well in the corporate world. It only makes sense that those qualities would do the same when his passion turned to racing. Before Bulmahn made the decision to build GoldMark Farm, a world class training center […]
“Waste not, want not!” As he incorporated a start-up business in 1991, T. Paul Bulmahn remembered the aphorism his mother used frequently during his childhood days. It seemed to perfectly apply to the business plan for the new oil and gas company he had just formed. His strategy: to follow major offshore exploration companies and […]