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AbraCadabra Farms Ltd.

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510 SE Highway 484
Ocala , Florida 34480 (view map)
Phone: (352) 347-1115 FAX: (352) 347-5000 Website: Social Media



 AbraCadabra Farms began as a modest 20-acre Thoroughbred facility, founded in 1982 by Barry and Tiki Berkelhammer. With success came the need for expansion and in 1996, Barry and longtime associate Gary Mottola purchased the former Lucas Farm on 150 acres in south Marion County. Before long, AbraCadabra Farms was on the map turning out some of the best racehorses in the country, including five Kentucky Derby and six Breeders’ Cup contenders.General

Today, the Ocala farm is a 240-acre state of the art racehorse operation and remains among the premier training facilities in the country. Experiencing steady growth over the years has led the Berkelhammers successfully through all facets of the industry, from breeding and raising foals to the sales ring and the racetrack.

“Initially, pinhooking was the driving force of our business and is where we made our mark. Selecting individuals for the two-year-old sales who have gone on to become successful racehorses has been our best form of advertising.”

“By proving we could sell a “good horse” our operation has reached several positive turning points throughout the past two decades. Top graduates from our Program include 30 Graded stakes performers and winners of more than $22 million.”


  • Breaking and training
  • Broodmare boarding and foaling
  • Bloodstock acquisitions
  • Assessments
  • Assistance in trainer selection

At AbraCadabra Farms, we value out reputation. We perpetuate our position in the industry by analyzing the market daily and acquiring bloodstock which meets our exceptional criteria. Then follow through with an evaluated training program to provide a most solid foundation for racing success. Our clients benefit from knowing their investments are receiving the finest care and preparation available in the industry.

  • State-of-the-art training barn           Training
  •  Six-furlong irrigated training track
  • Five-furlong turf course
  • One-mile European gallop
  • Four-stall starting gate
  • European walkers
  • Air conditioned viewing stand


Sensible management, experienced staff and nutrition are the key to growing a sound racehorse. All mares are brought in for inspection and fed individually. Boarders are assured their mares receive special attention not often found at large operations, while Barry and Tiki personally attend to the foaling of each mare on the farm.

  • 240 acres of lush pasturesMares
  • Five barns with 65 stalls
  • Closed-circuit monitors and Foal Alert TM
  • Spacious foaling stalls with oxygen on-hand
  • 30 years of experienced management

AbraCadabra Farms is situated on 240 acres and features a 5/8 mile turf track, 3/4 mile training track, European turf gallop, four-stall padded starting gate, lush pastures with oak hammocks and individual paddocks, "EQUI-CISER" hot walker and a comfortable viewing stand overlooking the tracks.

Abracadabra Farms is located in Ocala, Florida. Exit 341 Interstate 75, Go east 1.6 miles on Hwy. 484, entrance on right.

Visitors welcome with appointment.

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