Amador Sanchez, a 10-year employee of Coolmore's Ashford Stud, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 8. Sanchez was one of the head stallion handlers at the Versailles nursery.
“We are devastated by this loss,” the farm said in a statement. “He was an incredibly talented horseman, he has been a valued member of our team since 2011, and we know that he will be missed by all of his colleagues.”
Sanchez leaves behind his wife, Karla, and four children: Amador (18), Kerry (15), Jamie (13)and Lucas (9).
Ashford has set up a GoFundMe page to assist the Sanchez family.
Information on a memorial service will be released when available.