Larry and Karen Doyle's KatieRich Farms has named George Barnes president of the Central Kentucky farm. Mark Hubley, who had been with the farm since it began in 2007, stepped down as president and has transitioned to consultant for the 330-acre Midway farm. Barnes joined the farm in 2018 as vice president after tenures at Blackburn Farm and the Larry Jones Racing Stable. He has an undergrad degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Midway University.
In other management changes, Danny Leitch has been named trainer at both the farm and the Rice Road training division. He has been with KatieRich since 2012, doing everything from foaling to sales prep to breaking yearlings. He had most recently been the farm's assistant trainer.
“The changes in management at KatieRich Farms demonstrate the quality and depth of our tenured bench,” said the Doyles in a joint statement,” and we look forward to working with the team as we continue to lead the farm to meet its targets, sales goals, and fulfill its mission of being one of the country's leading horse breeding farms.”