WinStar Farm has announced the hiring of Gareth Wigley as the newest member of its Stallion Season Sales team.
Originally from Birmingham, England, Wigley grew up on the southern coast of England where he developed a passion for horseracing at an early age and spent most weekends and school holidays working for local trainers. After riding for five seasons as a Steeplechase jockey in England, Wigley pursued his ambition to work in the United States and made Kentucky his permanent home in 2006.
In the U.S., Wigley rode predominantly at Keeneland for trainers such as the late Bobby Frankel but mainly worked with the Godolphin operation. He gained valuable experience traveling the circuit as an assistant trainer to Joan Scott and most recently worked as a cardiovascular analyst with Epona Technological Company where he performed heart scans and directed data collection for numerous clients, including WinStar Farm.
“I had the pleasure to meet Gareth during his time at Epona, and he has a passion for this business that will help our clients meet their goals,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar’s president, CEO, and racing manager. “With his background, Gareth brings a unique perspective that helps him see the inside of a horse. We are excited about him joining our bloodstock team headed by Liam O’Rourke.”