About Us

ADRIAN GONZALEZ, Owner

April 2019 CTBA Magazine article

Over nearly three decades, I have worked for some of California and Kentucky’s largest breeding farms, training centers, and sales agency's. I attended Cal Poly State University, receiving a B.S. in Animal Science, with extensive studies in equine biomechanics, equine exercise physiology and equine nutrition. 

Applying my work experience in the industry with my formal education, I set out to establish a program that represents honesty, quality, success, and results. 

Checkmate Thoroughbreds has developed into a perennial leading agency of California sales, most recently topping two of the four Barretts sales in 2018. Through our recruitment and sales, utilizing our personal connections with trainers, bloodstock agents, owners, and farms, we have led virtually every results category at public auction. 

I am forever grateful for the clients who have entrusted me to represent them. I am proud to say that the very first client to ever send us horses, still has horses with us. To me, that tells the whole story. 

We're focused on long term success in this business and our reputation speaks for itself. At Checkmate Thoroughbreds, your investment is ours as well. We are all in this business together. I look forward to meeting with you. Our doors are always open, stop by any time or just give us a call!

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