WinStar Farm has named David Hanley as the new General Manager of their Versailles-based operation. Hanley, who had previously served as the Director of Development at WinStar, has worked in the Thoroughbred industry for over 30 years--mostly in his native Ireland--as a breeder, public trainer, and pinhooker, as well as private trainer for Whitechurch Stud.
"David has been with us for over a year now, and his horsemanship is the best in the business," said WinStar President & CEO Elliott Walden. "Anytime there is change, there is opportunity. Having done everything from training Grade I winners, to pinhooking $900,000 yearlings, and many other successes in different facets of the Thoroughbred business, I am confident David is the right fit for the job. He’s been an integral part of our team, and we hope he’ll continue to be for years to come."
Hanley commented, "I am honored by the faith and trust put in me by [WinStar owner] Kenny [Troutt] and Elliott, and I relish the opportunity and new set of challenges ahead," said Hanley. "The staff at WinStar is second to none, and I look forward to continuing to work with our team to keep WinStar an industry leader."
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