When Lindy Farms' Frank M. Antonacci approached Walsh Harness and Saddlery about providing equipment for the newly created Bourbon Slush Stable, Walsh's president Paul Treiber didn't need much time to deliberate.
"I told Frank we were onboard with this stable and to let me know what they needed," said Trieber.
"The more people we can get involved with owning horses, the better the future is for the industry. And that obviously helps companies like ours down the road."
The Bourbon Slush Stable is the brainchild of Antonacci, who decided to sell shares of his recently purchased yearling-Bourbon Slush-to people interested in getting involved in harness racing.
He listed the shares at $500 each and was inundated with responsive investors, too many to accommodate just one horse. So the stable grew to three.
"We received our first prototype harness for the Bourbon Slush Stable from the Walsh Company," said Antonacci.
"This harness has been specially designed to incorporate the Bourbon Slush Stable colors and to really stand out on the racetrack." Antonacci also trains the trio of standardbreds, each of whom is at various stages of their conditioning.
"What Frank created with this unique partnership is both innovative and smart," said Treiber.
"We've had a relationship with Lindy Farms for more than 40 years and that doesn't go unappreciated. We're committed to providing quality durable Walsh products to top trainers, which in turn will help get them into the winners' circle."
Antonacci sends out an email to his throng of investors, providing updates on their horses and in his most recent email, shared his affinity for Walsh Harness.
"I believe Walsh products are superior to all others in the market and they are made in America with the greatest attention to quality and detail. Thanks Walsh!"
Both the Walsh team and Bourbon Slush Stables look forward to seeing the new harness speeding down the track very soon.
Walsh Harness has a long and rich heritage of producing peerless products known for their craftsmanship, longevity and ease of use. Founded in 1914, the company grew to prominence by developing distinctive American Made products like the innovative Walsh No-Buckle Harness.
Walsh continues to be active in the horse racing and equine industry with sponsorship of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation and U.S. Hunter Jumper Association.