Carlos Heller

Reed Ringler Joins Don Alberto; Longtime Fasig Executive to Serve as COO

Reed Ringler, longtime client development executive and sales announcer at Fasig-Tipton, has joined Don Alberto Corporation as the new Chief Operating Officer of its U.S. Operations, effective July 1. "We are pleased to have Reed join our Don Alberto team, and to continue our tradition of producing top-class Thoroughbreds," said Carlos Heller, founder of Don Alberto Corporation. "His leadership and presence will be an asset to our operation for years to come and we look forward to what the future will bring." The Heller family's Don Alberto campaigned two-time champion...

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Empire Maker Dies

Empire Maker (Unbridled--Toussaud, by El Gran Senor), who gave Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms its lone American Classic winner in the 2003 GI Belmont S. before going on to be a sire of sires and grandsire of two Kentucky Derby winners--including a Triple Crown winner--passed away Saturday, Jan. 18 at Gainesway Farm in Lexington. He was 20 years old and succumbed to a rare disease that compromised his immune system. "The passing of Empire Maker will leave a tremendous void not only in the breeding industry as we know it, but...

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