Mares boarded at Kentuckiana /Yearlings raised at Walco Farms in conjunction with Kentuckiana / Yearlings consigned by Kentuckiana Farms, Agent

Libfeld/Katz Breeding Partnership


the best is yet to come!

Libfeld/Katz Stallion Roster


p, 2, 1:50.2;3,1:47.4 ($1,625,869

Hanover Shoe Farms $5,000


Bar Hopping

 3, 1:51.4M ($1,292,433)

Hanover Shoe Farms $6,500



p, 3,1:47.1M ($3,148,657)

Hanover Shoe Farms - Book Full


Father Patrick

3, 1:50.2F   $2,558,133
Diamond Creek Farm $20,000


Jailhouse Jesse

4, T1:53.3M   $256,350

Schwartz Boarding Farm $3,000


Muscle Massive

T, 3, 1:51.0M   $1,239,138
Hanover Shoe Farms $4,000


Whom Shall I Fear

3,1:52.4  $162,492
Victory Hill Farm $2,500


Ariana G: Potra Grande

March 30  2017

Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld already knew they had something special in Ariana G.

But after what their trainer had to say about the trotting filly, bred and owned by Katz and Libfeld, as she comes back for her 3-year-old season, even being cautiously optimistic becomes an exercise in restraint.

read the complete story ... courtesy of Hoof Beats


This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of Hoof Beats magazine, the official publication of the U.S. Trotting Association. To learn more about Hoof Beats, visit

The Armstrong Breeder of the Year in 2015

and nominated  again for 2016!

photo by Vicki Wright


2, 1:51.4M   $743,967 2016 Breeders Crown Winner


Q1:52.1M   $931,366 2016  Hambeltonian Oaks winner

Bar Hopping will stand at Hanover Shoe Farms in 2017

Multiple stakes-winning three-year-old trotting colt Bar Hopping has been retired from racing and will commence stallion duty in 2017 for a fee of $6,500.

Trained by Jimmy Takter, Bar Hopping was owned throughout his racing career by Canadians Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld as well as Christina Takter of New Jersey and Ohio's Hatfield Stables. He retires with $1,385,293 in career earnings and a summary of 10-6-5 from 28 starts and missing the top five only once.

2017 Broodmare/Yearling/ Roster has been updated

Great new additions include: All The Time, Womans Will, Kathy Parker, Haughty, and others.... click here


Ariana G (152 votes)

Muscle Hill---Cantab It All---Cantab Hall

Breeders/Owners: Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld

Trainer: Jimmy Takter

Driver: Yannick Gingras

Races: 11-9-1-0 Purses: $743,967

Mark: 1:51.4 at Red Mile

Top wins:

$600,000 Breeders Crown;

$306,500 Doherty Memorial;

$275,880 Peaceful Way

2016 Dan Patch Award Winner Ariana G


Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz 2016 Dan Patch Breeders of the Year

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Today the United States Harness Writers Association announced that Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz are  the season’s Breeders of the Year. The Libfeld Katz partnership were the breeders of Ariana G  2, 1:51.4M   $743,967 and her successful sophomore sister All The Time 3, Q1:52.1M   $931,366.

Ariana G is Canada’s Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year

Jan. 28  2017

Ariana G won nine of 11 races and earned $804,245 during her rookie campaign. Stakes wins for the Muscle Hill filly included the Breeders Crown, Jim Doherty Memorial, Peaceful Way elimination and final, and New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship.

Libfeld/Katz are 2016 Armstrong Breeder of the Year

Jan. 28  2017

Marvin Katz, and Al Libfeld, were honoured for the second consecutive year with the Armstrong Breeder of the Year Award. What started as a partnership that focused on buying yearlings and racing horses has evolved into one of harness racing's most respected breeding enterprises. Horses bred by this partnership won 29 races and purses in excess of $1.3 million in 2016. Their top horses were All The Time, O’Brien winner Ariana G, Princess Aurora and O Narutac Perfecto.

Libfeld/Katz named Equestrian Canada's 2016 Canadian Breeder of the Year

April 15 2017

Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld were named Equestrian Canada's 2016 Canadian Breeder of the Year at the annual Awards Reception, presented by Boehringer Ingelheim, on April 8 in Vancouver, B.C.

Held in conjunction with the EC Annual Convention, April 7-9, the Reception celebrated the national award recipients for 2016, and their impressive achievements within the equestrian community.


(Taurus Dream - Musetta Hanover) 2, 1:54.1s -'14 ($692,116)

Jan. 22 2017 - Stubborn Belle has her first foal, a beautiful Muscle Hill filly.