Adena Golf & Country Club


Frank Stronach envisioned a place where families could share experiences. Where time spent together was of the highest quality. A place that could be admired, not only for its masterful craftsmanship, but its respect for the natural surroundings.
Nestled on a beautiful parcel of emerald-green grassland in the Horse Capital of the World, the Adena Golf & Country Club quietly takes in everything Ocala, Florida has to offer.


The 18-hole “Ocala Meadows” course at the Adena Golf & Country Club facility in Ocala, Florida features 7,068 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . Ocala Meadows golf course opened in 2015. It’s supposedly one of the most beautiful golf courses worldwide, set well integrated into the surrounding landscape.

Linkt to Adena Golf & Country Club

At Adena Grill it is the fundamental truth that a truly unforgettable dish can only be achieved by using the best ingredients. That’s why only hand selected, organic produce is used, as well as ethically raised lifestock coming from Adena Farms. It’s all done to give customers a farm-to-table experience they can savor long after the meal is finished.

Link to Adena Ranch

Looking to fully immerse yourself in the serenity of the Adena lifestyle? Adena offers exclusive opportunity to own a piece of property on the estate. Enjoy the beautiful vistas from the comfort of your very own custom-built, eco-friendly home.

Linkt to Adena Residences



Magna International

The early years
In 1957, three years after arriving to Canada as a young toolmaker, Frank Stronach had saved up enough money to start his own small tool and die shop. It was located inside an old one-storey building in the heart of Toronto’s manufacturing district. The shop had a wooden floor and was the size of a four-car garage. Frank worked sixteen hours a day, seven days a week, and slept on a small cot he kept next to his lathe inside the shop.

While out looking for orders, Frank would win new business by promising his customers that he could solve their problems. He backed up his promise with an iron-clad guarantee: if the customers were not satisfied, they would not have to pay him. It was the beginning of what would become the hallmarks of Magna’s business reputation: innovation, customer satisfaction, and a commitment to make a better product at a better price.

Tony Czapka, an old friend from Weiz, Austria, would join Frank during the weekends during those early years and work alongside him. By the end of that first year the hard work had begun to pay off. Multimatic, the small firm started by Frank, had $20,000 in sales and ten employees. Every single of those original employees went on to become future Magna plant managers.

In 1959, the growing company landed its first auto parts contract: an order from General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario to produce metal-stamped sun visor brackets. Frank Stronach’s small tool and die shop never looked back.

Magna today employs more than 155,000 people in 312 manufacturing operations and 98 product development and engineering centers in 29 countries. Magna manufactures a wide range of vehicle systems, including: seating systems; closure systems; body and chassis systems; vision systems; electronic systems; exterior systems; powertrain systems; closure and roof systems; as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing. Magna had sales in 2015 of US $32.1 billion and is listed and traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange in the US (MGA).

One of Frank Stronach’s most significant accomplishments is the creation of a Corporate Constitution that governs Magna International Inc., the company he founded in 1957.

The Corporate Constitution is much more than a mission statement – it is the cornerstone of Magna’s unique entrepreneurial culture. At the core of the Corporate Constitution is a clear-cut formula – or economic charter of rights – that allows each of Magna’s key stakeholders to participate in the Company’s growth and profitability.

Magna is believed to be the only company in the world with such a document. The Constitution basically pre-determines the amount of annual profits shared among Magna’s key stakeholder groups, including employees, management, shareholders and society, and it makes every stakeholder a partner in profitability.

GoTo “Magna Charter



Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Here is what Franks says:

” We wanted to create a classic race, like the Triple Crown or the Breeders’ Cup, that would attract the best horses in the world. But we also wanted to do something very innovative that had never been done before.

That’s where we came up with the idea of having 12 horse owners each kick in $1 million for a spot at the starting gate, with all of the owners sharing in the profits from the race and one of us going home with the biggest purse in history.

Finally, we wanted to enhance the entertainment around the race and offer not just great live racing but also great music and food and great fun—an overall unforgettable day at the racetrack.”

Link to official Pegasus World Cup website

Pegasus & Dragon the Monument

Origin & Background

  • In 2011, Frank Stronach, Founder and Honorary Chairman of The Stronach Group, drafted the initial rough sketch of a massive horse sculpture to honor the great contributions that horses have made to human civilization throughout history.
  • Five years later, the result of Frank Stronach’s tribute is Pegasus and Dragon, an iconic monument that pays homage to the courage, speed and power of the horse. The monument features Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology, standing triumphantly over a fallen dragon.

Structural Dimensions & Key Facts

  • Located on the north side of Gulfstream Park, Pegasus and Dragon is the world’s largest horse sculpture and one of the largest bronze statues ever made.
  • The sculpture is a marvel of modern-day engineering, cast in Germany and built by more than 500 workers, then shipped to Gulfstream in 1,250 bronze sections and 4,740 pieces of steel, where it was assembled piece by piece.
  • Measuring 110 feet in height and 115 feet in width, and weighing more than 450 tons, the sculpture is supported by a highly complex internal steel skeleton with massive steel girders anchored deeply into the rock formations below and is designed to withstand hurricanes.
  • The sculpture’s outer bronze layer, fastened to the steel structure in sections measuring six feet by nine feet, weighs more than half a million pounds and was fitted together with microscopic precision.
  • The entire bronze surface of the sculpture was then sandblasted, cleaned and given a patina application that involved heating each section with a gas torch to create an oxidation process, giving the metal its distinguished color.

Frank Stronach, Pegasus & Dragon

An Enduring Landmark & Tourist Attraction          

Already established as a major landmark, the majestic Pegasus and Dragon sculpture will greet visitors to Gulfstream Park for generations to come and is destined to become one of the Sunshine State’s most famous tourist attractions.