"A Heaven for Race Horses"

The farm was designed with focus on the equine athlete and contains countless amenities. It is the doctoral thesis of a master horseman who has spared no expense nor creative energy in designing and building a training center which the Daily Racing Form in America called the "Chantilly of the Chesapeake."

200 Acres at the North end of the Chesapeake Bay in North East, Maryland. Located at epicenter of racing in Northeast midway between NY and DC. - Easy Vanning to 11 Major Race Tracks. Tapeta Farm combines latest technology in equine care with fundamental "good sense" horse husbandry. All surfaces are on an incline. 3 turf tracks, European Style 7 furlong uphill Tapeta track, 1/2 mile warm up track, 1/2 mile uphill turf gallop. Focus on equine athlete - countless amenities - 42 stall barn - 2 large, concrete shavings bins - 12 Turn out paddocks - 2 sand pens - Loft storage - Skylights above each stall with a minimum of 6 air changes per hour - irrigation Pond - Van Loading Ramp - Emergency generator - Storage Shed Metal Roof - Lovely English Style Home.

For Private Appointment - Jonathan T. Ginn 410 310 4966 -



42 Stalls - Ceiling Fans - 4 wash racks - Large feed room - Tack/Laundry room - 6 offices - Employee lounge with separate full-size washer and dryer. Half of the stalls have friendship grills so the horses can see each other. Horses are herd animals and most tend to relax better within the sight of another horse. Other Features - High efficiency insulation: To keep warm in winter and cool in summer and to minimize the temperature fluctuations in the spring and fall. Six air changes per hour. Skylight for each stall: Specially
prepared glass which is pervious for UVA rays to kill bacteria.

Da Hoss


Two-Time Breeder's Cup Mile Winner, Da Hoss, who amassed lifetime earnings of $1,931,558 was plagued with numerous soundness issues. His repreat Breeders Cup win, which is considered by many sports writers as the biggest comeback of all time, would not have been possible were it not for Tapeta Farm
PURSE MONEY - Over $380,000,000 in annual purse money is available from 391 stakes races at 12 racetracks which are easily accessible from Tapeta Farm.

Delaware - Delaware Park
Maryland - Laurel
Maryland - Pimlico
New Jersey - Atlantic City
New Jersey - Monmouth Park
New York - Aqueduct
New York - Belmont
New York - Saratoga
Pennsylvania - Penn National
Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Park
Virginia - Colonial Downs
West Virginia - Charles Town



From within the hallowed halls of Tapeta Farm, famed international horseman Michael W. Dickinson perfected his craft in North America. He reshaped how we think about the importance of the health, safety and well-being of the horse as it relates to maintaining a profitable and prosperous racing operation. From this farm came the winners of 8 individual Grade 1 races, including two wins in the Breeders' Cup. Half of the Grade 1 wins were on dirt and half were on turf.


Measures 60 feet wide and 1 mile long with the best cushion of any turf track in the USA. Hall of fame rider Braulio Baeza stated, "I've ridden on all of the best turf tracks in the USA ans some in Europe, but the turf track at Tapeta Farm is easily the best I've seen."

DRY WEATHER (center)
Measures 40 feet wide and 1 mile long. Designed to ensure good going even through the most severe drought conditions. In 2002 during the worst drought in the past 60 years, while the temperature consistently stayed at or above 90 degrees and while going 6 weeks without rain, the summer (Dry Weather) track was in excellent condition.

"NOAH'S ARC" (right)
Measures 40 feet wide and is 5 1/2 furlongs long. Designed to withstand excessive amounts of rain. After hurricane Floyd dumped 12 inches of rain in 12 hours, the turf track was able to be used the next day.



The turf track setup, with its adjacent road allows the trainer the ability to follow the horses through every inch of their workout. It also provides a wonderfully unique scene from the porch off the master suite.


Oval warm up Tapeta track - 1/2 mile



Boomer's Hill measures 80 feet wide and is 5 furlongs long, allowing for 6 lanes. Designed with its long steady incline, Boomer's Hill builds muscle in the rear end of the horse and improves the cardiovascular system, all without exerting too much strain on the front legs.

The turf is extremely resilient and withstands traffic while maintaining a dense and thick good-going condition. Boomer's Hill allows for an alternative training area that provides variety to both your horses and your training regimen.



The training facility has no harsh dirt track, instead there is a 7 furlong all-weather European-style one-turn uphill Tapeta track which is the gold standard in racetrack safety.

It represents the culmination of a life-long pursuit to create the perfect surface for equine athletes. Tapeta (Latin for "carpet") is specially designed first and foremost to protect the horse's well-being, providing a cushion that protects the legs and feet of horses in training from the injuries common on industry standard dirt surfaces. The patented wax-coated mixture of sand, rubber and fiber is impervious to weather and never turns to mud, and is the only system on the market today that has been tested over time to hold up under varied and severe weather conditions.


Machine Shed
- Office Workshop/Space
- Open Layout


- 8 horse 98' diameter multi-speed equicizer
(uwe kraft)
- 17 additional stalls
- additional washrack
- ceiling fans
- overhead doors for additional airflow
- metal roof


Begins with a concept, followed by a superior design and precision construction, embracing quality and craftmanship as their hallmarks. It culminates with your Big Horse!


2014 - Booked Full
One of the Grade 1 winners trained off the farm was 2008 Leading Freshman sire Tapit, sire of Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies winner, Stardom Bound who sold for 5.7 million, the highest price ever for a two-year old filly.To put the value of Tapeta Farm into focus, consider that, were it not for the Tapeta-trained Tapit's half length victory in a Grade 1 race, his fate and value as a sire could not have been realized. The likelihood that Tapeta graduate Tapit would have retired to stud in Kentucky without his Grade 1 win is slim. Equally as unlikely, is the chance that he would have sired an Eclipse Champion like Stardom Bound. Without the Grade 1 win which was achievable only because of Tapeta Farm, Tapit would not be what he is today... a Grade 1 winner and Champion Sire - one of the most valuable young sires in the world today.
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MAIN HOUSE - Approximately 4500 sq ft - Water views - Custom kitchen cabinetry - Stainless steel appliances - Granite countertops - Separate pantry and mudroom - Three car garage - Antique oak flooring - Huge master suite - His and her granite bathrooms in the main house - His and her custom closets - Upstairs laundry - Second floor walkout deck area - Full basement and attic - Guest wing - 4 bedrooms - 2 1/2 baths - Kitchenette - Laundry area - Living area - Separate access - Courtyard parking - Mature Landscaping