Dog Branch Farm


Frank Zureick

Candace Lundin

Trainer Frank Zureick

Site Updated 07/22/08





  Frank Zureick, Professional Thoroughbred Trainer










2008 Foals by Tale of the Cat, Grand Slam, Forest Camp, and Royal Academy. Frank is currently racing at Colonial Downs.

Frank Zureick, racehorse trainer, and Dr. Candace Lundin, veterinarian, offer a variety of services for Thoroughbred racehorses at Dog Branch Farm and the Middleburg Training Center:



                •  Breaking/Training 

                •  Layup

                •  Rehab

                •  Sales prep

                •  Flat racing

                •  Steeplecase training/racing


Schooling Hurdles

Schooling Hurdles-Click to enlarge



With a 20-stall barn at the training track, Frank specializes in breaking yearlings and readying them for the Maryland 2-year-old in-training sales or racing at mid-atlantic tracks, including Laurel, Pimlico, Colonial Downs, Charles Town, Delaware Park, and others.


Our Training Center Barn

MTC Training Track

The Training Track


Surround yourself with honest horsemen like Frank and you’ll have a good experience in the horse business.”, Josh Pons, Owner, Country Life Farm, Maryland


“Frank, The best broke horse I ever rode. For the love of horses, Julie Krone.

P.S. Keep a leg on either side” Jockey Julie Krone referring to Belmont Stakes winner, Colonial Affair


Well-liked and respected by other horsemen (and horsewomen) (see recommendations), Frank has more than 20 years’ experience in breaking and conditioning racehorses. 

Belmont Stakes winner, Colonial Affair


Jump Racing

Earn My Keep winning an allowance hurdle at Saratoga

With a former background in show horses, he also has the skills to give young horses the proper start and seasoned horses a nice refresher. Have a flat horse that needs a bit more distance in its races? Let Frank discuss options for retraining your horse for the jump races (steeplechase racing).





DBF Aerial

Dog Branch Farm-Click to enlarge

Situated in northern Virginia, and part of the Virginia Piedmont fox-hunting Mare and Foalcountryside, Dog Branch Farm serves as home to Thoroughbred broodmares, foals, weanlings, and yearlings as well as prospective foxhunters and hunter/jumpers for sale



Equine Pool

Swim Center

Less than 10 minutes from the Middleburg Training Center, lay-ups can easily be moved between the farm and training track when ready to start back galloping after some R&R at the farm or when needing some physical therapy at the nearby equine swimming pool.





Candace and Frank

Frank and Candace

at the Breeders' Cup


Candace, Frank’s wife, holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine and a graduate degree in equine exercise physiology/equine sports medicine. This education as well as a background in equine surgery, allows her to advise/consult with Frank on lameness or health problems or special training/fitness concerns that may arise during a horse’s development and conditioning.  


G2 winner Major Success

G2 Stakes winner, Major Success

Together, Frank and Candace maintain a small band of broodmares at their farm. Frank is an expert on pedigree analysis, having bred two graded-stakes winners, including GI millionairess, Urbane, and Bobby Frankel-trained Major Success (G2 winner) –-both produced from relatively inexpensive mares and mid-priced, first-crop stallions.  Let him advise you on your breeding program (bloodstock

Urbane wins G1 Saratoga stake

G1 John A. Morris Stakes winner, Urbane

consulting) or let Frank and Candace together select the right combination of pedigree and conformation for a weanling, yearling, or broodmare from the Fasig-Tipton or Keeneland sales to fit your program.







A black/white tobiano, classic American Shetland Pony, a Dartmoor pony, various cats, and short-legged Jack Russell Terriers (shorties, puddins)  also romp and play at Dog Branch Farm,  which was named for Dog Branch Creek that runs through a corner of the 35-acre property. Italian Greyhounds will soon join the Dog Branch family.

Shetland pony

NJ's Little Jewel

Russell Terrier

Fox Fire's Josie, Fox Fire's Lola

DBF Barn

Our farm barn

Dog Branch Farm

For Sale

For Sale


Breaking and Training











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Frank Zureick, Professional Horse Trainer       Candace Lundin, DVM, MS

P.O. Box 1694, Middleburg, Virginia 20118

Main: 540-554-4525     Training Center: 540-687-3734     Mobile: 540-270-5157

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