Wick Hughes has been hired as farm manager at Elm Tree Farm. Hughes will assume his duties at the beginning of the new year. Hughes is the son of the late B.G. “Gail” Hughes, long-time manager of Dr. Eslie Asbury's Forest Retreat Farm.
With over 35 years of experience in the Thoroughbred industry, Hughes was assistant manager to Pete Cline at Shawnee Farm for 27 years.
“I have had the good fortune to work under some of the best in the business which has provided me invaluable education and experience,” Hughes said. “I could not be more excited about the opportunity at Elm Tree and I'm honored that Michelle and Jody Huckabay have entrusted me with an operation that they built, through a lot of hard work.”