Our First Priority is You

Experience the inexplicable thrill of winning as an owner with a homebred.


At Bella Inizio Farm, our priority has always been you, the client. Whatever you want to accomplish in the Thoroughbred industry, we can work with you to build a business plan and achieve your goals. Our focus is to ensure every owner thoroughly enjoys the experience of being a part of the Thoroughbred industry, whether you are Investing, Pinhooking, Breeding, or Racing.


It can seem overwhelming, but Pinhooking is a no-brainer and more straightforward with an experienced team by your side.

Pinhooking is the practice where we buy a weanling or yearling to sell in the next sales cycle. When we purchase a weanling, we prepare for the yearling sales the following year. For a yearling, we look to sell as a 2-year-old. 

It’s also possible to pin hook mares who are in foal. Although not a common practice done carefully, it can yield solid returns.

Wisely buying can set you up for success in the next selling season in the most challenging economy. The most important factors are the selection of horses and patience through the process.

Our team is focused on combing through and carefully selecting horses at sales. Maintaining our focus on budget and the quality of the horse are our top priorities. We are part of every step, from acquisition to arranging transportation and prepping for the coming sales and either representing or placing with a consignor in the sales process.

While we always look for the diamond in the rough to yield the homerun Pinhook, modest consistent returns are necessary.

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We are here to help at whatever level you want to participate. We can work with your specific budget and plans to ensure you have a seat at the table. We want everyone who is interested in having the experience of buying or racing thoroughbreds.

You’ll have peace of mind knowing our team has your interests ahead of their own at all times.


With Pinhooking, it’s comforting to know that you can insure your investment. There are not many investments that offer this kind of assurance. If something catastrophic happens, you have the option to carry mortality insurance to cover your capital investment. In an industry with known risk factors and uncertainty of working with a live animal, this provides a sense of security for your investment.

We have successfully Pinhooked for many years, yielding profits well over 20% in 6-month timeframes. It’s a high-risk, high-reward part of the industry, but there is nothing like being part of a successful Pinhook. We look forward to you investing with us at Bella Inizio Farm.

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Ocala, Florida

I keep an open-door policy for owners. I continue to build a successful team with a family environment, which is the foundation for my growth. This allows me to maintain a consistent string of horses no matter where the team is racing.

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Services We Offer

Contact Jena Antonucci and the team at Bella Inizio Farm. We offer several services for horse owners beyond Breaking, Training, and Racing, including Pin Hooking and Bloodstock Advising.


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Meet the Team

We keep an open-door policy for owners. While we continue to build a successful team with a family environment, which is the foundation for our growth.

Katie Miranda

Katie Miranda

Owner of White Lilac

Katie Miranda was born and raised in Ocala, Florida – Horse Capital of the World. Both Katie’s parents were an integral part of her development into a horsewoman. Her father was a jockey and raised his daughter to love and respect horses. Katie and her mother traveled the east coast together, attending horse shows. Her parents owned and operated a thoroughbred training center, and she grew up in the family business.

Fiona Goodwin

Fiona Goodwin

Assistant Trainer

Originally from County Kerry in Ireland, Fiona grew up in a large family on the family farm. She was raised around horses; her father was a top showjumper. Her father's drive reinforced Fiona's development for perfection and attention to detail which is necessary for success.

Teona Rodriguez

Teona Rodriguez


Teona is outgoing and socially assertive. No one stays a stranger long after they meet her. Teona is enthusiastic and possesses a contagious level of optimism. Behind the scenes she develops and designs equine websites, manages social media and creates custom content. She cares deeply about her clients, listens carefully to their feedback, and gives her all for their success.