Monday, December 6, 2010
Winding Oaks Farm
Melnyk, while a native of Toronto, lives full-time in the Barbados except when he comes to Ocala on holiday, which is as often as possible. In addition to overseeing the huge operation that is Winding Oaks, Melnyk owns the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League and heads up a pharmaceutical company known as Biovail.
Although some 100 oak trees on the farm were destroyed in the 2004 hurricane, the 1,000 acres Winding Oaks Farm still contains many beautiful old trees amidst rolling hills. The property also contains two natural springs.
Winding Oaks serves as an oasis of calm and beauty surrounded by residential and commercial establishments. May it always be so!
Many great race horses come from Winding Oaks Farms. And one of the latest to find fame was Sealy Hill, the 2007 Canadian Horse Of The Year.
"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson