Chris Baker, who was the longtime general manager at Ned Evans’s Spring Hill Farm, has been named chief operating officer at the Borges Torrealba and Clay families’ Three Chimneys Farm in Midway. Baker has been serving as general manager at Kenny Troutt’s WinStar Farm for the past two years.
“I could not be more excited about this opportunity to assist Three Chimneys in building on the 40-year legacy they have created in the Thoroughbred industry through strong relationships with great horses and great people,” Baker said. “Now is an optimistic time in the horse business overall, but an especially optimistic time at Three Chimneys as we set out to be stronger than ever. I can’t wait to get started.”
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Baker has worked for Lane’s End Farm, served training stints in Australia, New Zealand and England. He also served as assistant to trainers Neil Drysdale and Richard Mandella.
“Chris and I met in Bage last October and our beliefs on how to raise top-class racehorses were amazingly similar,” said Three Chimneys’ Goncalo Torrealba. “At Spring Hill, Chris’s program produced over 100 stakes winners, including Saint Liam and Quality Road. They were TOBA National Breeders of the Year in 2009 and 2010. We are very excited about Chris joining Three Chimneys team and look forward to a bright future together for many years to come.”
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