The Oliva family also enjoys horse racing, especially at Saratoga Race Course. Truth be told, it was largely this passion that triggered the family’s move to Saratoga Springs, NY in 2006. Several fun trips in the summer – and a few fortunate trifectas – was all the push they needed.
In response to his lifelong passion for horse racing, Tony started his own racing and breeding stable in 2000. Oliva Stables, originally based in New Jersey, now calls Fort Edward, NY home. Tony’s horses, much like his wines, have also been in the winner’s circle. Oliva Stables has won races at Belmont, Aqueduct, Monmouth Park and Philadelphia Park along with generating countless moments of excitement for family and friends. In fact, the silhouette of the horse in the Oliva Vineyards logo is the silhouette of one of Tony’s favorite horses, Italydar, winning a race in 2004.
Oliva Stables is still awaiting a trip to the winner’s circle at Saratoga, and when that day comes, you can expect the wine to be flowing.