In 1946, a young veterinarian bought his first horse. With the help of Hall of Fame trainer Aubrey Rodney, Dr Harry Zweig bought a young trotting mare - Gypsy Hanover. At the end of her career Gypsy was sold to Walnut Hall Farm. Dr Zweig only expanded his involvement in the sport.
In 1958, he and his wife Anna settled on an old dairy farm in the Berkshire Foothills. A modest broodmare band was assembled. Dr Zweig became involved with others of his generation to expand racing and breeding in the State of New York. The New York Sire Stakes program (1961) and the expansion of parimutual racing with the passage of the Laverne Law in 1965 were just a few of his accomplishments .
He was remembered by the industry (at his passing in 1977) with the establisment of the Harry M Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research at Cornell University (www. vet.cornell.edu/zweig). Thoroughbred and Standardbred leaders have joined with veterinarians and researchers to study and advance the care and well- being of equines throughout the world.
With all of this behind us, Middlebrook Farms is commited to giving top care to the animals who grace our fields and then the racetracks and show rings of North America and beyond.
With no more than 20 horses on the farm at any one time, your horse is never a number