Scarlett Hill Farm History

Gus Barakis, owner and founder of Scarlett Hill Farm, has been involved with horses since he was a young boy at his father's farm in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1978 he entered the running horse business, and in 1984 he founded Scarlett Hill Farm and began standing stallions to the public. Careful consideration was given to choosing the correct location for the new farm, and countless hours were spent planning the layout and facilities. Safety and efficiency were the first priority. Continuous attention to needed improvements assures that Scarlett Hill Farm offers the very best to its clients.
Throughout the years, Scarlett Hill Farm has stood some of the most successful stallions in the breed, for some of the most prominent stallion owners in the industry. To quote Mr. Barakis, " We are very proud of the people that have entrusted their valuable stallions to us, and the quality of those stallions."
Through the years, many stakes horses have been bred and raised at Scarlett Hill Farm: some raised and raced under the farm name (including World Champion Three-Year-Old Filly Significant Speed and stakes winning Thoroughbred stallion Relagate), and some bought and raced by others. Scarlett Hill Farm get have earned well in excess of $5,000,000.
Gus Barakis has worked many hours at developing an eye for a good horse.
"I have made it a point to look at every stakes winning or stakes producing mare that has come across our place in order to determine what conformation qualities and mental attitude combined to make her the quality mare she is. I attribute that continuous scrutiny as the reason we have been so successful in breeding and raising as many stakes horses as we have."
The people at Scarlett Hill Farm know horses and know how to do a good job for you. The farm adheres to an ethic of honesty and integrity, and continually seeks to offer its clientele the utmost in quality stallions, quality service, and safety to protect your valuable assets.