Coming alone to Lexington after graduation from Texas A&M and deciding on a career training race horses in lieu of veterinary school was a big decision. At Calumet Farm’s conference room Bill Witman shared his belief that more young women needed to be involved in Kentucky’s Thoroughbred Racing business. He made it clear that it would not be easy but I should persevere. He was right on both counts!
Katy Moore at Fasig Tipton pitched me the Racing Club and introduced me to the Lexington Polo Club. She suggested I visit Magdalena Farm and talk with Alan Schell. I was hired and joined the McPeek Racing Team. I learned a great deal working with them for two years.
Chasing Dreams Racing female partner Kelly Colliver showed me that there were owners who cared about the farm support team.
Lexington’s finest equestrian real estate professionals gave their valuable time and advice. Jordan Harping introduced me to Kara Harrison-Tucker at Colby Farms who shared her farm operation. Joel Brown showed me how I could move a house and barn- Kingston Farm. Hill Parker introduced me to Bob and Alice Gastin who gave me the opportunity to prep five weanlings for the Keeneland November Sale and break a couple of yearlings at their Little River Farm.
Darley Flying Start graduates Leif Aaron, Billy Ajello and Kyle Wilson were humble about their success and always encouraging.
Hunter Houlihan offered unwavering support and shared the Taylor Made Farm story.
Duncan Taylor shared his father’s book “Joe Taylor’s Complete Guide to Breeding and Raising Racehorses” which will serve me as a bible for good farm management.
The McCauley family Ron, Angela, Nathan, Tevis and Hannah shared their experiences from their start-up.
Tommy Short welcomed us to the Big Barn at the Thoroughbred Training Center and always offers sage advice.
The Delong Racing Team of Ben and father Terry shared the summer of 2012 with me at Ellis Park where I acquired the confidence required to open my own stable.
Barbara Borden of the Kentucky Racing Commission was insightful and a delight to work with while obtaining my Kentucky Owner/Trainer’s License on February 22, 2013 at Turfway Park.
I look forward to an exciting career as a Trainer and will work hard to improve the Kentucky Horse Racing Industry.
In 2016 we purchased a 13 acre farm at 2350 Paris Pike to expand our operations between the Training Center and our new Cloud Nine Farm.
We maintain several guest houses on the farm where clients and friends can stay when in Lexington.
Please stop in and visit.