Sheikh Mohammed purchased the 2,000 acre Stonerside Farm near Paris, Kentucky, from Bob and Janice McNair in early October 2008. In the years since, Stonerside has produced a number of G1 winners for Godolphin, including White Moonstone, It’s Tricky, Better Lucky, Wedding Toast, and Frosted.
Stonerside has several miles of frontage along Stoner Creek, which provides the inspiration for the property name. One of the most iconic structures on the property is the covered bridge over Stoner Creek, built during the McNairs' ownership to connect two sections of the farm. A triple span bridge made of 200 ft. long timber trusses, it is believed to be the first covered bridge built in Kentucky in 120 years. It was dedicated on Kentucky Derby Day, 1999.
Today Stonerside serves as a mare, foal, and yearling division for Godolphin. Among the G1-winning mares currently residing at Stonerside are Better Lucky, Hystericalady, Seventh Street, and Wedding Toast. Stonerside is also home to several pensioned mares including Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Ajina and Raven’s Pass’s dam Ascutney.