Trina Pasckvale, Broodmare Manager at Old Tavern Farm drove us over to their nearby paddock to che...Read More
Comme Chez Soi
Empire Maker - Downthedustyroad, By Storm and a Half
About Comme Chez Soi
Bred in Kentucky by Grousemont Farm, Comme Chez Soi is a bay daughter of Empire Maker out of the Storm and a Half mare Downthedustyroad. Foaled on April 10, 2011, she was purchased at the Keeneland September 2012 Yearling Sale for $325,000 by Skara Glen Stables and raced for Skara Glen in partnership with William S. Farish. Comme Chez Soi was trained by Michael Matz. Comme Chez Soi broke her maiden in her career debut on Sept. 27, 2013 at Laurel Park in a one-mile maiden special weight contest with Alex Cintron in the irons. Comme Chez Soi was second in an allowance race at Gulfstream Park in her second start and finished in the money twice more in her career but never won another race.
Old Tavern Farm’s Walt Borisenok purchased Comme Chez Soi as a broodmare prospect for $210,000 at the Keeneland November 2015 Breeding Stock Sale.
About the Owner
Old Tavern Farm
Established in 2016, Old Tavern Farm is a private boutique thoroughbred breeding farm. Founded on the former site of Palmer’s Maple Shade Farm in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the name Old Tavern was derived from the 1800s tavern that once graced the property.
Nestled atop a ridge overlooking Saratoga Lake and the foothills of the Adirondacks, Old Tavern Farm is focused on the breeding and sale of thoroughbreds that compete at the highest level of racing. Since inception, Walt and Michelle Borisenok have meticulously restored the land back to its agrarian roots, developing the farm into a state-of-the-art breeding facility. Their stewardship continues to be the cornerstone of Old Tavern Farm.
Old Tavern Farm management believes its future success hinges on the strength of the horses and the conservation of the land. It strives each day to maintain a commitment to the history, the land and the thoroughbred industry by breeding and raising elite thoroughbred athletes.