Richard Budge has been hired as Margaux Farm's new general manager effective Mar. 4, it was announced Thursday.
“I am thrilled to have Richard, with his extensive Thoroughbred training and management experience, join the team at Margaux,” said Jim Hill, Margaux Farm owner. “The farm has many experienced, but still young managers, who are looking forward to the mentorship that Richard can provide.”
Budge, a respected horseman, brings over 40 years of international experience to Margaux. He comes to the farm following 17 years at WinStar Farm as head trainer, where he oversaw the training of many Grade I winners, including Triple Crown winner Justify (Scat Daddy), Songbird (Medaglia d'Oro), Honor Code (A.P. Indy), Super Saver (Maria's Mon), Forever Unbridled (Unbridled's Song) and Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie).
“I am honored by the confidence and trust put in me by owners Jim and Susan Hill,” said Budge. “I am excited about this opportunity, along with the new set of challenges that will be presented, and I look forward to continuing the growth of Margaux into an elite farm, rehabilitation and training center.”