stallion manager

Claiborne's Joe Peel Passes Away; Claiborne to Rename Breeding Shed in his Honor

Stallion manager Joe Peel, who handled some of Claiborne Farm's top sires, lost a 10-year battle with cancer and has passed away, the Paris, Ky. farm announced via X Wednesday. The farm will rename the breeding shed to honor him. In his early 60s, Peel joined Claiborne in 1985 and spent 15 years in the farm's yearling division. He moved to stallions in 2000 and has been responsible for Arch, Blame, Danzig, Flatter, Pulpit, Seeking the Gold, Unbridled, and War Front, among others. "Joe will be remembered for his unwavering...

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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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Bill Sellers to Retire as Lane's End Farm Stallion Manager

Lane's End Farm's longtime Stallion Manager Bill Sellers will retire in September after 39 years of service. Sellers has overseen the management and care of influential Lane's End stallions including the legendary A.P. Indy, champion sires Kingmambo, Smart Strike, Dixieland Band, Gulch, Lemon Drop Kid, Mineshaft and City Zip in addition to current top stallions Quality Road, Candy Ride (Arg), Union Rags and Twirling Candy. Sellers has been a valued member of the Lane's End Farm team since 1982, when he was hired in a foreman capacity to work with...

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