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Updated: 02/20/2014 11:40:36AM

Fox Lea Farm a ‘secret’ powerhouse

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PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON

World Championship winner Clay Farrell, trainer and co-owner, holds 9-year-old “You’ve Got a Prince” and Kim Farrell, CEO of Fox Lea Farm, holds “Fiddle,” her 16-year-old show horse.

PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON

Even horses have to be shaved. During show grooming, Clay Farrell, trainer and co-owner of Fox Lea Farms, uses an electric razor to shave and clip the facial hairs of 9-year-old champion, “You’ve Got a Prince.”

PHOTO COURTESY OF TIME FREEZE PHOTOGRAPHY

A competitor uses the facilities at Venice's Fox Lea Farm, which has a multimillion dollar impact on the city each year.

By ROGER BUTTON

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Possibly the best-kept secret in Venice is a family business, a gem in the city that during the past six years has had an almost $70 million economic impact.

Hidden by trees and natural landscaping along Auburn Road, it is a hub of activity for more than 40 weekends each year.

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