About Winbak Farm

Winbak Farm specializes in breeding, raising and selling standardbreds.

Founded in 1991 by Joe and JoAnn Thomson, the flagship farm is located on 2,000+ acres of lush Maryland farmland, with operations extending into Delaware, New York and Canada. The farm is the industry’s largest single family owned and operated breeding farm. Winbak Farm also stands Heston Blue Chip at Diamond Creek Farm, Wellsville, PA.

Winbak stallions are outstandingly conformed, major stakes winning horses; and their foals are eligible for their respective breeding programs. A passion for animals, coupled with a commitment to excellence has enabled the farm to become one of the most successful breeding farms in the industry. Winbak’s experienced managers spend 100 percent of their time devoted to their particular specialty. Nutrition is closely studied to ensure proper nourishment. The Winbak team tests hay and forage so that shortcomings can be supplemented, while the seasonal climate allows for sufficient rainfall, which produces rich green pastures. Additionally, Winbak boasts on its aggressive blacksmith and farrier program that assures the growth of powerful horses that are complimented with a foundation of strong feet.

Winbak Farm’s dedication to raising top quality harness horses has earned them Breeder of the Year on three occasions, and three Horse of the Year graduates, among other accolades. A visit to any Winbak Farm location will instantly reveal Winbak’s expertise and commitment to excellence in the Standardbred horse business. With years of successful experience, the Winbak team is available to help in selecting stallions for breeders, or yearlings for trainers and owners.

Winbak Farm - Born to compete...raised to win!

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Contact Our staff

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Maryland Staff

Jack Burke

General Manager

James Ladwig

Yearling Manager

Dr. Sarah Mackie

Farm Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa Larkin

Farm Veterinarian

Jeff Fout

Head Trainer

Becky Healey

Broodmare Manager

Rachel Bowe

Foaling Manager

Jose Cantoran

Farm Foreman

Patricia Bailey

Human Resources & Property Manager

Elizabeth Cheesman

Public Relations

Lisa Zeman


Karen Allen

Accounts Receivable &

Chris Fout

Racing Administrator

Abby Magaw

Office Administrator / Staking Coordinator

Emily Warrington

Breeding Administrator

New York Staff

Noelle Duspiva

NY Farm Manager

Nancy Connelly

NY Office Manager

Ontario Staff

Pat Woods

ONT Farm Manager

Michelle Oates-Smith

ONT Office Manager

Our Locations

Farm Information

  • Winbak Farm Operations Office

    Address: 155 Yearling Row, Chesapeake City, MD 21915
    Phone: (410) 885.3059 Fax: (410) 885.3055

  • Winbak Farm of Canada Office

    Courier Address: 14709 Hurontario St, Inglewood, Ontario L7C 2E2
    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 26 Inglewood, ON L7C 3L6
    Phone: (905) 838.2145 Toll Free: (888) 815.4797
    Fax: (905) 838.3814

  • Winbak Farm of New York Office

    Address: 1200 County Road Highway 17, Walden, NY 12586
    Phone: (845) 778.5421 Fax: (845) 778.3818

  • Winbak Farm of Delaware

    Address: 1620 Choptank Road, Middletown, DE 19709
    Phone: (410) 885.3059 Fax: (410) 885.3055

  • Diamond Creek Farm (Heston Blue Chip)

    Address: 151 Warrington Street, Wellsville, PA 17365
    Phone: (717) 638.7100

  • Schwartz Breeding Farm (Artspeak)

    Address: 4565 S 600 E Berne, IN 46711
    Phone: (260) 589-2037

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