In creating GoldMark Farm, T. Paul Bulmahn set out to provide the optimal training environment for elite equine athletes. He developed and transformed the land with Spanish style architecture with barns crowned with red-tile roofs and cupolas. He hired Todd Quast, a trainer noted for the successful training and rehabilitation of graded stakes winners. Together they designed barns to remain cool even at peak Florida temperatures. They also installed Safetrack, a synthetic wax covered sand base footing which adorns the entire training complex including the three-quarter mile, fifty-foot-wide race track in order to maintain a safe dry dust-free walking and training surface at all times.
The Farm spans 2,600 acres. Strategically located are six barns totaling 160 stalls and a separate therapy barn, four enclosed and covered hot walkers, two enclosed and covered round pens, twenty wash racks equipped with hot and cold water, a six furlong training track, twenty-seven individual paddocks, and ten large pastures. GoldMark is committed to providing unparalleled individualized training and rehabilitation services. These regimens involve the use of therapeutic devices such as the ECB Cold Salt Water Spa, EquiVibe Vibration plates, the Centurion Transpirator, the Centurion Electromagnetic Pulse blanket and foot plate, and the Niagra Massager.
GoldMark Farm is nestled in north-central Florida’s gently rolling hills and in the shade of ancient oak trees. Ocala provides an excellent environment and climate for thoroughbred horses with grass that is green, lush and rich with nutrients fed by the Florida sunshine. The geology of Marion County is a limestone foundation called the Ocala Ridge which is similar to that limestone formation which underlies Kentucky horse country. The water in the area is noted for its clear, cool spring water streaming from aquifers.
Read more about Owner, T. Paul Bulmahn and the GoldMark facilities on our website. http://www.goldmarkfarm.com/about