Big Lick Stall Rental is your all-access pass to the first-class facilities and amenities of Florida’s premier thoroughbred training facility, Oak Ridge Training Center.
Located on 220 private acres set among beautiful rolling hills 30 minutes northwest of Ocala, Big Lick consists of over 440 stalls in 22 barns surrounding one of the country’s best one-mile dirt tracks and 7/8-mile turf course. Designed and maintained with horses’ and trainers’ needs in mind, Big Lick Stall Rental provides an ideal environment for racehorses of all ages to train for the start of their careers or for their next big win. In addition to its training amenities, Big Lick also offers a complete array of therapeutic treatments for equine rehabilitation and therapy.
A Focus on Training
Facilities designed with the trainer in mind
From year-round trainers to elite pinhooking operations, our modern facilities were designed to support elite athletes racing, conditioning, and rehabilitating in the warmth of the Florida sun. Our stall rentals come with access to our wide variety of facilities, including our one-mile dirt track open Monday through Saturday and our fully outfitted barns with access to a multitude of therapeutic amenities. We keep all equipment and grounds meticulously maintained throughout the year so you can focus on training and the well-being of your equine athletes.
Train year round
Ideal training facilities in the heart of Florida
Train year round in gorgeous Florida sunshine and state of the art facilities maintained by professional, friendly staff. Our meticulously maintained one-mile dirttrack and ⅞ mile turf course are ideal for breaking and training racehorses. In addition to our two training surfaces, the track come is fully outfitted with a 6-stall starting gate, track lighting for early morning training in cooler temperatures, and climate-controlled viewing stands.
Condition your elite athletes
Stall Rentals with access to endless training amenities
Big Lick Stall Rentals include access to our one-mile dirt track, 7/8-mile turf course, Kraft aquacizer, 8 Kraft eurocisers, 3 swim ponds, vibrating Vitafloor, round pens, paddocks, climate-controlled tack rooms, & commercial ice machines. Every barn is equipped with fly control systems that are maintained by Big Lick’s maintenance team.
train on the best surface
Florida’s best one-mile dirt track
Our lighted one-mile dirt track is professionally maintained to optimize the training and safety of your equine athletes. The track is graded quarterly – more frequently in the busy winter months – and watered and harrowed every night. The track is watered and graded – opening at 5:30 AM – and then harrowed again during a morning break in the busy season to ensure a smooth and even racing surface, perfect for breaking and training racehorses. Its efficient drainage system provides a consistent surface rain or shine.