DICKINSON, N.D. (KQCD-TV) - Winning the Kentucky derby is a dream come true for horse breeders. This past Saturday’s win by Always Dreaming was made possible in part by a North Dakota feed mill.
Todd Pletcher is the trainer of always dreaming. He used feed from Woody’s feed and grain in Dickinson to fuel his champion.
“When I showed Todd these four pictures and I was really proud of these four head of horse,” Woodbury started. “Todd said ‘holy cow what did you feed them?”
Woodbury runs a horse feed business in Dickinson, a post he’s held for more than 30 years. His goal is simple, make a good product.
“He said I’ll put half of my horses on the tweaked diet and keep the other half on the regular diet you’ve been manufacturing. Well in march he moved all 350 head over to the tweaked diet,” said Woodbury said.
All the feed is packaged here at the plant. Woody’s does more than twenty thousand tons of feed per year. Woodbury has fed many Kentucky derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes winners. He’s been in the business for 47-years and is now looking to get out of the industry and ride off into the sunset a winner.