Sandy Hatfield

Trailblazer Sandy Hatfield Passes Torch at Three Chimneys

Veronica Reed had just graduated high school when she met Sandy Hatfield, but that short introduction left a life-alerting impact. Born and raised in Colorado, Reed moved to Lexington to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry. While working in the yearling division at Three Chimneys Farm, she was sent to pick something up from the stallion barn. Peeking into the breeding shed to scope out who was in charge, she quickly noticed that a woman was in command. She was petite--at least, compared to the powerful studs she handled--with...

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Veronica Reed Named Stallion Manager as Three Chimneys Promotes Three

Goncalo Torrealba's Three Chimneys, the farm that stands young sire sensation Gun Runner, has promoted Veronica Reed to the role of stallion manager. Reed, who has been serving as assistant stallion manager at the Central Kentucky farm, will be assisted throughout the 2023 breeding season by longtime stallion manager and Kentucky Farm Manager of the Year recipient Sandy Hatfield, who will continue to play a key role in the stallion barn as she steps back from her duties. "I am excited to take on this new responsibility and am so...

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Hooked on Horse Racing: Sandy Hatfield

SANDY HATFIELD, STALLION MANAGER, THREE CHIMNEYS What was the experience that made you fall in love with horse racing? I'm originally from Oklahoma. My family raised Quarter Horses, so I was familiar with the track in many ways. I was going to college at Oklahoma State University when the equine department at Murray State University was just getting started. They offered me a scholastic scholarship to join their program, so I moved to Kentucky as a junior in college. Between my junior and senior years of college, I had a...

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