Commodity trader Daniel F. Rice and his wife Ada established their 1350 acre property as an agricultural and equestrian farm and country estate in the 1930s and 40s. In 1939,the Rices built this sprawling, white brick, 19-room country home, a 26 stall Kentucky style stable and a full size racetrack complete with stating gate. This was the home farm of the 1965 Kentucky Derby winner Lucky Debonaire, ridden by jockey Willie Shoemaker.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County purchased the home and the 780 acres the home sits on, including outbuildings and a 23-stall Kentucky style stable in 1980. To learn more about the history of the Danada House, please visit our Facebook page. Click here