Recent Graduates

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Hip 343, consigned by Northwest Stud, was broken and trained at Nelson Jones Training Center.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Graded SW at 3 in 2013. Won, Robert B. Lewis S-G2, 2nd, Santa Anita Derby-G1; San Felipe S-G2; on the board in the Malibu S-G1, 12/26/13. Currently breezing at Santa Anita 2/26/13.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Multiple GSW of $865,812. G2 winner of the Indiana Derby, 10/5/13 and G1-placed in the Haskell Invitational S-G1, 7/28/13.


Welcome to Nelson Jones Training Center

Steeped in history and blanketed with ancient oaks, Nelson Jones Training Center was once part of the 915-acre farm of the late two-time Eclipse Award-winning owner Fred Hooper, who won the 1945 Kentucky Derby with Hoop Jr. and campaigned such horses as homebred national champions Susan’s Girl and Precisionist.

Boasting state-of-the-art amenities, Nelson Jones Training Center is home to prominent trainers who lease stalls primarily for their breaking and training operations. The 300-acre training center, which is located several miles west of Ocala, Fla., on State Road 40 is also utilized by several horsemen who previously purchased property in the complex and developed mini-farms, including Harold Queen, Fred Brei and Gayle Woods, among others.