The Sable Ranch was built by Frank Sentous around 1920. In 1940, Ralph Wagner bought the property. Others have owned the property since then, including George White. According to Tinsley Yarbrough, the current name of the ranch was obtained during the chicken raising period with their advertisements referring to the chickens as "smooth as sable".

Used in recent years for the television series "V", "Bret Maverick", and "Harts of the West", the ranch has also been seen in the movies "Diplomatic Immunity" (1991), "A Message from Holly" (1992), "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (1993), and "Deadwood" (1997).

Entrance to Sable Ranch then and now

Sable Ranch house.

DIRECTIONS: From Los Angeles, take the Golden State Freeway (5) north to the Antelope Valley Freeway (14) north. Exit at Sand Canyon and turn right. Go past Placerita Canyon Road. The ranch is on the right.


"Ride 'Em Cowboy" (Universal 1940) Directed by: Lesley Selander. Cast: Buck Jones, George Cooper, Luana Walters, J. P. McGowan, William Lawrence, Joe Girard, Donald Kirke, Charles LeMoyne, Edmund Cobb, Lester Dorr.

"Bells of Coronado" (Republic 1949) Directed by: William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Brady, Grant Withers, Leo Cleary, Clifton Young, Robert Bice, Stuart Randall, John Hamilton, Edmund Cobb, Eddie Lee, Rex Lease, Lane Bradford, Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage.

"Interceptor Force 2" (Unified Film Org. 2002) Directed by: Phillip J. Roth. Cast: Olivier Gruner, Roger R. Cross, Adrienne Wilkinson, Elizabeth Gracen.