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Boutique Breeder of Outstanding Standardbred Race Horses
Birnam Wood Farms
Birnam Wood Farms is a small, select breeding operation focusing on high quality
mares and nationally and internationally prominent stallions.  Despite producing only a
few foals a year, Birnam Wood Farms has produced many important stakes winners,
including recent world champions
Bettor Sweet and Sweet Lou; 2009 two-year-old
Champion Filly and Merrie Annabelle winner Poof She's Gone; and Canadian champions
Ifhallscouldtalk, IfIhadyourluck, and How Is That Fair.

Our mares and foals are kept at three of the finest breeding establishments in North
America: David Meirs and family's Concord Stud Farm in Cream Ridge, NJ; Chris Coyle's
Olive Branch Farm in Wingate, NC; and the legendary Walnut Hall, Ltd in Lexington, KY.  
The owners and operators of these three prestigious farms have a combined 100 years of
experience in raising champion racehorses.

Birnam Wood Farms is also a proud shareholder in seven important stallions:
Well Said,
Deweycheatumnhowe, Donato Hanover, Conway Hall, American Ideal, Tom Ridge
, and
Yankee Cruiser.

We also breed to several other stallions including
Art Major, Credit Winner, Rocknroll
Hanover, Majestic Son
, and 2008 Horse of the Year, Somebeachsomewhere, among
others.

Seth Rosenfeld, principal of Birnam Wood Farms, has twenty-five years of experience as
a breeder, and brings a unique perspective to breeding standardbreds, combining his
expertise as a handicapper with his background as a student of pedigrees and bloodlines
learned from Hall of Famers Jim Harrision, who wrote the original edition of
The Care and
Training of the Trotter and Pacer
, and Seth's uncle, Alan Leavitt, breeder of countless
champions over the past fifty years.
Bettor Sweet took the $500,000 Breeders Crown
Open Pace final by a head on Saturday night (Oct. 29,
2011) at Woodbine Racetrack.
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Sweet Lou is the world's fastest 2-year-old colt pacer
after setting a world record of 1:49 in the Breeders
Crown Colt Pace final on Saturday night (Oct. 29, 2011) at
Woodbine Racetrack.
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Birnam Wood Farms breds win two Breeders Crowns in the same night!
Sweet Lou as a foal