Brandon Rice

Brandon Rice and his wife Alexandra de Meric (both pictured) own RiceHorse Stables, in Ocala, Florida and provide purchasing, training and sales services for clients’ Thoroughbred investments. The Rice family has long been intertwined with the Thoroughbred industry, and after graduating from Godolphin Flying Start Brandon returned home to spend two years working for his father at Woodside Ranch. During his first season at Woodside, Brandon assisted in the early education of Group 1 winner Dublin, as well as, further graded stakes winners Conveyance, Acting Happy, Golden Itiz and Vision in Gold.

In 2009, Brandon and Alexandra made their first investment together, spending $12,000 on two pinhook prospects. One of those, a Limehouse colt they purchased for $7,000, brought $200,000 at a breeze up sale the following year. Later named Humble and Hungry, that colt went on to become a Graded Stakes winner, and thus RiceHorse Stables was born. Leasing a division of Woodside Ranch the following year to accommodate their expanding business, the couple sold a session-topping War Front filly for $275,000 at the OBS April Juvenile Sale. Since then Brandon and Alexandra have purchased their own property in Ocala, Florida.