WinStar promotes Hanley to GM
Monday, December 23, 2013

WinStar Farm has promoted David Hanley to General Manager at the Versailles-based operation. Hanley had served at WinStar as the Director of Development, working in the areas of client development and bloodstock development, prior to his recent promotion.

“David has been with us for over a year now, and his horsemanship is the best in the business,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar President & CEO. “Anytime there is change, there is opportunity. Having done everything from training Grade 1 winners, to pinhooking $900,000 yearlings, and many other successes in different facets of the Thoroughbred business, I am confident David is the right fit for the job. He’s been an integral part of our team, and we hope he’ll continue to be for years to come.”

An Ireland native, Hanley possesses over 30 years of experience working in the Thoroughbred industry, both in Europe and North America. He got his start in Europe, where he worked on both horse farms and racetracks, mostly in Ireland. Hanley served as private trainer for Whitechurch Stud, and also as a public trainer, breeder and pinhooker. He conditioned several Group and Graded winners, including Grade 1 winner Golden Apples (Ire) – a filly he was also the co-breeder of.

In 2001, Hanley and his family moved to Lexington, KY to expand his bloodstock interests. He has had a hand in breeding, buying or pinhooking such top American-based horses as Grade 1 winners Pool Play, Forest Secrets and Ultimate Eagle, as well as many other graded stakes winners.

“I am honored by the faith and trust put in me by Kenny (Troutt) and Elliott, and I relish the opportunity and new set of challenges ahead,” said Hanley. “The staff at WinStar is second to none, and I look forward to continuing to work with our team to keep WinStar an industry leader.”

American Patriot scores big on Belmont Park turf title=
American Patriot

American Patriot scores big on Belmont Park turf

WinStar Farm's homebred 3-year-old colt American Patriot tallied an eye-catching three length victory on the Belmont Park inner turf course on Saturday...

[read more]

You Know Too sparkles in debut for Colonel John title=
Colonel John

You Know Too sparkles in debut for Colonel John

Colonel John's debuting 2-year-old filly You Know Too turned in one of the most impressive juvenile performances this year Thursday at Delaware Park, romping to a six-length victory...

[read more]

More Than Ready 2yos run 1-2 for leading juvenile sire title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready 2yos run 1-2 for leading juvenile sire

Bahama Halo and Noble Ready completed a More Than Ready stallion exacta in a six-furlong Belmont Park maiden special weight race on June 22...

[read more]

Well-bred Super Saver filly sharp in MdSpWt debut title=
Super Saver

Well-bred Super Saver filly sharp in MdSpWt debut

Open Arms chalked up an eye-catching victory in her June 19 debut in a seven-furlong maiden special weight contest at Churchill Downs...

[read more]

Wood Memorial (G1) winner Outwork to stand at WinStar upon retirement title=

Wood Memorial (G1) winner Outwork to stand at WinStar upon retirement

WinStar Farm and Woodford Thoroughbreds have partnered to acquire the breeding rights to Repole Stable’s leading 3-year-old colt Outwork, winner of this year’s Wood Memorial (G1) from the first crop of sire sensation Uncle Mo...

[read more]

Speightstown colt racks up third black type win title=
Speightstown

Speightstown colt racks up third black type win

Full Salute took to the Monmouth Park turf course Sunday and came away with a one-length victory in the $60,000 Select S...

[read more]

Late surge carries Creator to Belmont S. (G1) victory title=

Late surge carries Creator to Belmont S. (G1) victory

WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay's Creator weaved his way between horses in the Belmont Park stretch to catch and pass Destin in the final strides of the $1.5 million Belmont S. (G1)...

[read more]

Tom's Ready makes the grade in Woody Stephens S. (G2) title=
More Than Ready

Tom's Ready makes the grade in Woody Stephens S. (G2)

Tom's Ready became More Than Ready's second stakes winner in two days with his incredible last-to-first run to capture the $500,000 Woody Stephens S. (G2)...

[read more]

Eagle Way becomes More Than Ready's 22nd Grade 1 winner title=
More Than Ready

Eagle Way becomes More Than Ready's 22nd Grade 1 winner

Leading international super-sire More Than Ready recorded his 22nd lifetime Grade One winner Saturday when Eagle Way won the $600,000 Aus Queensland Derby (G1)...

[read more]

Cash Control becomes graded winner in Mint Julep S. (G3) title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Cash Control becomes graded winner in Mint Julep S. (G3)

Already a two-time black type winner, Cash Control got her first graded stakes win Saturday when the 5-year-old daughter of Pioneerof the Nile took the Mint Julep S. (G3)...

[read more]