Meet the Team at Get Away Farm
"Gone West" are two words with much meaning for Manuel “Manny” Andrade, one of the Ocala area’s newer thoroughbred farm owners. The former resident of the Azores Islands, who did indeed go west crossing the Atlantic to make his fortune, bought Breakaway Farm from Randy and Linda Mills in 2005 and renamed it Get Away Farm. Andrade purchased the farm upon the suggestion of his grandchildren, but his involvement would not end there.
Following the acquisition of the Ocala property, Andrade took the next step to becoming a major player in the Thoroughbred industry and purchased full interest in the Gone West stallion Double Honor, from Farnsworth Farms.
When Andrade was asked if the purchase of Double Honor meant that Get Away Farm had a commercial business plan, he smiled and said that his plan was a work in progress. "I bought Double Honor for the same reason I bought the farm - a good investment. He is a top stallion and he is Florida's Leading Sire by money won so far this year. (2006)"
Indeed, Andrade's first bloodstock investment became the catalyst for a sound business plan for the farm. While Double Honor continued to duel for 2005 Leading Sire title, Andrade focused on a 2006 advertising plan for the stallion that would attract outside breeders and enhance the stallion's future progeny value in the commercial market.
Manager, Larry Anderson
Located on 100 acres in northwest Marion County, the farm is a full service breeding, boarding, lay-upand sales -prep facility.
Get Away Farm operates with a professional staff under the supervision of manager, Larry Anderson. A native Ocalan and veteran horseman, Anderson entered the Thoroughbred world 20 years ago. Rising the managerial ladder and serving terms overseeing weanling, yearling, broodmare, racehorse and stallion divisions, he remains a solid asset to the continued growth and success at Get Away Farm.
Excerpts from DRF (Florida column for 10/30/05) re: Dave Goldman