A full Service, year round training center, the 185 acre farm in Lone Oak, Texas, about an hour east of Dallas, focuses primarily on the breaking of 2 year olds. The training facility was established in 1981 by Ed and Caroline Dodwell.
Experienced riders and staff offer top notch care at the Diamond D Ranch in all phases of training, sales prep, layups, rehabilitation, boarding and foaling. Today the facility serves customers from 14 racing states across the United States.
The facility can handle up to 190 horses and includes a five furlong track, which is watered and groomed daily and is licensed by the Texas Racing Commission to record official works and gate cards.
The Diamond D Ranch features three barns with a total of 84 stalls, 16 individual paddocks, and 7 pastures. Each barn is equipped with an indoor walker, two indoor wash racks, a vet room, a covered round pen with shredded rubber footing, and “B” barn has a therapy room. The barns have rubber paver block hallways and each 12×12 stall has rubber mats, automatic waters, and automatic fly systems.
The Diamond D program has produced:
28 State bred Champions
336 Stakes Wins
162 Individual Stakes Winners
308 Stakes races combined through July 2013
892 Stakes placed 3rd or better
Several multiple Graded Stakes Winners and placers are: Rachel Alexander, Amie’s Dini, Livi McKenzie, Shesakitty, Morris Code, Rapid Proof, Devious Intent, Gold Edge, Taptam, Flashy Gray to name a few.