Lifelong horseman Doug Cauthen brings a unique blend of hands-on experience and business acumen to the Three Chimneys board. After earning a BS in Equine Marketing and Management and a law degree from the University of Kentucky, Doug briefly practiced law before re-entering the Thoroughbred industry full-time. Doug has worked for Hall of Fame trainers Laz Barrera and P.G. Johnson, British stalwart Clive Britain, and with the top two-year-old consignor Jerry Bailey. In 1997 he formed a consulting and management sales company while concurrently marketing the stallions for Prestonwood Farm. Doug was a key member of the team that transitioned Prestonwood into WinStar Farm, and he was named the President of WinStar in 2001. In the Fall of 2010, after spending ten years helping to develop WinStar into an industry leader, which culminated with Super Saver’s Kentucky Derby and Drosselmeyer’s Belmont victory, he formed Doug Cauthen Thoroughbred Management. In addition to Three Chimneys, Doug is proud to consult for Aaron and Marie Jones, Casner Racing LP, Peter Blum, Lael Stable, Woodslane Farm, and Whisper Hill Farm, among others.
One of the foremost authorities on horse nutrition and physiology, Steve Jackson works closely with farms and feed manufacturers worldwide in the formulation of feeds and feeding programs.
A longtime professor of animal science at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Jackson has lectured and consulted in more than 50 countries, specifically on equine growth and development, exercise physiology, and nutrition of the equine athlete.
Dr. Jackson currently consults with farms in the U.S., Japan, England, Ireland, Brazil, India and France, including Darley, Lane's End, Three Chimneys, Pin Oak, Taylor Made, Juddmonte, Denali, Harris Ranches California, North Hills Management Japan, and Stud TNT Brazil.
President and owner of Bluegrass Equine Nutrition and of Jackson Purchase Farm in Versailles, KY, he breeds for both the commercial market and the race track. His interests include fox hunting and horse racing.
Case was literally raised at Three Chimneys Farm which was founded by his parents, Robert & Blythe Clay. Upon receiving a degree in Economics at DePauw University, Case spent a year abroad at both the Irish National Stud and Arrowfield Stud in Australia. In addition, he spent six years in Chicago, working at Arlington Park, Ernst & Young, and the Hyatt Corporation in the Marketing sector. In 2004, Case returned to the farm full time, and managed the auction and sales department, and eventually managed all aspects of the business.
Upon the merger of the Clay family and Borges Torrealba holdings, Case has focused on identifying new opportunities for the farm and its customers, and helping to grow the farm by growing the network of relationships and ownership opportunities that may exist via joint ventures and partnerships with current and new clients and friends. Hence, the role of Chief Commercial Officer was created to clearly state the focus.
Case is currently Chairman of the Board of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation, serves on the Board of KEEP and the NTRA Horse PAC, and is a member of the Breeders' Cup.
Chris Baker is a 35-year industry veteran with international expertise in multiple facets of the Thoroughbred business. The 1986 University of Maryland graduate initially worked in the broodmare, stallion and racing divisions at Lane's End Farm. He then headed overseas, learning the training craft in racing jurisdictions as varied as Australia, New Zealand and England. Repatriated to California, Chris was an assistant trainer to Hall of Famers Neil Drysdale and Richard Mandella, working with such Champions as A.P. Indy, Kotashaan, and Phone Chatter, before training on his own. A return to farm management eventually brought Chris to Ned Evans' Spring Hill Farm in Virginia, where he served as General Manager for 11 years until that operation dispersed in 2011. During his tenure, Spring Hill produced more than 100 stakes winners, most notably Horse of the Year Saint Liam and Leading Sire Quality Road, and was twice honored as TOBA's National Breeder of the Year. Chris then served as General Manager at WinStar Farm before joining Three Chimneys in December, 2013.
As Chief Operating Officer at Three Chimneys, Chris has been involved in the breeding, growth, development and/or acquisition of Champions or Grade 1 winners Gun Runner, Guarana, Carina Mia, Volatile, Funtastic, Structor and Skitter Scatter among numerous other stakes winners. Notwithstanding these accomplishments by the farm, professionally Chris is most proud of the focus on the horse, standard of excellence and team concept that pervades the culture of Three Chimneys from ownership to management to hourly employees. Personally, Chris enjoys spending active, outdoor time with his wife Diana, their daughter Emma and their four dogs.
Todd spent his childhood in the coal fields of eastern Kentucky and graduated from Morehead State University. After graduation, he spent time working in manufacturing accounting before moving into public accounting, which resulted in an opportunity to move to Toledo. After a couple of years, he accepted the controller's position at Margaux Farm, and returned to Kentucky. Experience allowed him to move on to be the controller for Vinery Ltd., where he stayed for more than ten years. He has spent over fifteen years as an Equine Controller and feels very blessed to have grown up in the coalfields and now work in the equine industry.
Voted Kentucky Farm Manager of the Year in 2011 by her peers, Sandy Hatfield brings a lifetime of horsemanship to her crucial role at Three Chimneys. Since January 2000, she has spearheaded the care and management of our stallions and orchestrated the breeding shed activity. Eight years as stallion manager at Gainsborough Farm, two years at Calumet Farm and seven years at North Ridge Farm helped prepare her for this responsibility.
Sandy acquired her love of horses from her father while working with their ranching and racing Quarter Horses in Oklahoma. She came to Kentucky after attending Oklahoma State University, earning her degree in Animal Science from Murray State University.
Married since 1985 to Greg Magruder, she is a past president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, and Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass.
Tony’s passion for horses started at a young age as a 4-H member. While attending the University of Kentucky, he began working on Thoroughbred farms preparing yearlings for sales. In time, he managed several top farms including Calumet and WinStar.
Today, he is the yearling manager at Three Chimneys Farm. In his free time, he enjoys competing in ranch horse shows and maintains a small flock of chickens that supply eggs to family and friends.
Tom grew up on a small horse farm near Youngstown, Ohio. He was introduced to the thoroughbred industry at a young age when his father was racing horses at Waterford Park (Mountaineer Race Track). Tom has over 25 years of experience in the thoroughbred industry. A graduate of The Western Reserve Institute Police Academy in 1991 and former Police officer for the Warren City Police Department in Ohio. Tom decided pursue a career change in 1995 into the thoroughbred industry as an Assistant Trainer for his brother Tim Hamm. He remained with Tim Hamm Racing Stables until August of 2006 when he accepted a position as a Divisional Yearling Manager with Taylor Made Farm. Tom was promoted to the General Farm Manager in 2011 and remained with Taylor Made until the summer of 2017. He then accepted a Farm Manger position with Whisper Hill Farm from June 2017-October 2017. He was then hired by Woodford Thoroughbreds as the General Manager of Breeding Operations where he stayed until June of 2018 when he accepted his current position with Three Chimney’s Farm.
Rebecca moved to the Bluegrass from Indiana in 2007. She studied Equine Business at Midway College while gaining industry experience in sales, pedigree research, and bloodstock analysis at Legacy Bloodstock. In 2012, she completed the Thoroughbred Breeding Course at the Irish National Stud, then traveled to Australia to enrich her knowledge in the racing industry with an international perspective. Rebecca worked at Eliza Park International and assisted in the major Australian yearling sales. She returned to the states in 2013 to work in the broodmare and yearling divisions at WinStar Farm, later advancing to their bloodstock division. Rebecca took a position in July 2014 with the budding Margaux Farm, under the ownership of Jim and Susan Hill. At Margaux, Rebecca honed her leadership skills as Manager of Marketing and Client Relations. Her robust passion for the industry makes an eclectic, invaluable contribution to the Three Chimneys’ team.
A 20-year member of our team, Gayle started at Three Chimneys as an Operations Assistant Intern, and has progressed to the demanding and crucial position of Stallion Bookings. Gayle's broad and demanding responsibilities include booking mares to Farm stallions, booking Farm mares to outside stallions, coordinating the arrival and departure of all horses, scheduling insurance exams, issuing live foal reports, and facilitating communications for the managers.
While raising a family, Gayle graduated from Midway College in 1994 with a BA in Business Administration with an Equine Concentration, and an AA in Computer Information Systems. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Gayle has lived in Central Kentucky for more than 30 years with her husband David, manager of Lanark Farm. Parents to four grown children and with two grandsons, Gayle's outside interests include photography and gardening.
Jimmy was born and raised in Lexington and is happy to still call it home. He attended the University of Kentucky and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Accounting. Following his Master’s degree, he completed the CPA exams and began working at Dean Dorton Allen & Ford with a focus on the horse industry. While there, he gained valuable experience working with clients such as Three Chimneys, Darley, Winstar and Keeneland. Jimmy accepted a job in Darley’s accounting department in the spring of 2016 before joining Three Chimneys as Controller in May 2017.