Find a Trusted Advisor
Every seminar on how to become involved as a Thoroughbred owner or breeder starts with “find a trusted advisor”. The trouble is, no one tells you HOW to find a trusted advisor. While most of the people involved in the world of racing and breeding are honest and hard-working, sadly, some are not. And even if you find an agent or a trainer or a farm that you can trust, there is an inherent conflict of interest in that they all want to sell you a horse or their services because that is the way they earn a living.
There is a very old saying among those who make our living in the Thoroughbred business that many people coming into the business check their brains at the gate. I am uniquely equipped to help you not do that, and in the end, to help you make the right decisions for the right reasons, saving you money and aggravation.
I am not a blood-stock agent or a trainer. I’m not affiliated with any farm, or consignor. I don’t do matings and I am not a racing manager. What I can do is to help you identify reasonable goals and develop a business plan. Based on your goals, your budget, and your personality, I can suggest agents, trainers, farms, along with attorneys, accountants, and veterinarians that I think would be the best at helping you achieve your goals. I can help you interview them, telling you what you need to ask and interpreting their answers when necessary.
If you want to own a farm, I can help you to choose one. If it needs to be developed or improved I can help lay out a farm and design barns. I can help to staff it and I can help to put in place management systems and procedures.
I offer these services on a retainer basis and only for as long as you need me, and with no incentive to sell you anything.
When you come into the Thoroughbred world, you are buying fun. I can help to make sure that it is fun.