Buck and Judy Chaffee, who own and operate Caviart Farms, have been raising and racing standardbred horses for more than 30 years. Prior to relocating its expanding operations to the Paris, KY farm in 2007, the Chaffees raised their horses on a family farm in Frederickburg, VA. But the history of standardbred racing goes much farther back than that. Judy's grandfather was a successful owner and trainer of standardbreds in the early 1900's along the coast of Maine. And Buck's parents raised and raced horses in the mid-atlantic area. They were regular visitors to the winners circle at Rosecroft, Freestate and other east coast tracks.
The Chaffee's Caviart horses have campaigned across the country from New York to Illinois and everywhere in between. They have competed at all levels from the fairs of Ohio to the Breeders Crown.
Caviart horses are bred and raised to compete at the top levels of the industry. The farm regularly purchases top yearling fillies and retains only those mares that are deemed capable of producing stakes winning horses.
Their goal is to have a stable of the finest broodmares in the industry.