Karl Keegan – Memorabilia Man!

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? Ask Karl Keegan, assistant trainer at GoldMark Farm.

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GoldMark. The Mark of Excellence

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.

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Moontune Missy wins first stakes in Sometime Thing at Belmont

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.

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Backtalk Gets Final Word in Tight Sanford

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 graded stakes wins for trainer Tom Amoss. Backtalk won the Bashford Manor (gr. III) at Churchill Downs July 3.

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Backtalk Wins 108th Bashford Manor

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 on a fast main track in 1:11.08 in defeating seven rivals.

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Heavy Metal: T. Paul Bulmahn’s GoldMark Farm reaches for racing’s brass ring

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.

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