LEXINGTON, Ky. — Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today the appointment of Davant Latham, Sheila Rosenblum, and Lesley Campion to its Board of Directors.
“I’m excited to welcome our new board members,” said Mike McMahon president of TCA. “They are high energy and results-driven people. TCA and our grant recipients will benefit from their involvement.”
Latham, a native of Memphis, Tenn., owns and operates Davant Latham Bloodstock and Insurance, a full-service bloodstock and insurance agency in Midway, Ky. Davant also manages racing, breeding and pinhooking partnerships. Prior to starting his own company Latham worked at Darby Dan Farm and as general manager of Vinery. He is a past president and director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club, a past president and director of the High Hope Steeplechase, and a past director of the American Heart Association of Central Kentucky.
Rosenblum began her journey into horse racing in 2009 and currently owns and manages nearly 45 Thoroughbreds through her Lady Sheila Stable, its sister syndicates, and other partnerships. Rosenblum’s stable has seen success with runners including La Verdad, Hot City Girl, Matt King Coal, and Holiday Disguise. Rosenblum serves on the board of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and the March of Dimes.
Campion, a native of Ireland, and moved to Lexington after completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Limerick. She worked for Coolmore’s Creekview Farm and as a veterinary technician at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute before joining Paramount Sales ten years ago. She and her husband Ted own and operate Dundrum Farm in Versailles, Ky.
The three newly elected board members join current board members Bob Beck (secretary), Bing Bush, Claire Novak Crosby, Bob Devlin, Terry Finley, Lesley Howard (treasurer), Nathan McCauley (vice president), Mike McMahon (president), Graham Motion, Lonny Powell, J. David Richardson, Jaime Roth, Anna Seitz, and Bo Smith. Gretchen Jackson, Ellen Moelis, and Herb Moelis are directors emeriti.
TCA’s mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbred-related nonprofits including rehabilitation, retraining, rehoming and retirement organizations; backstretch and farm employee programs; equine-assisted therapy programs; and research organizations. Since its inception in 1990, TCA has granted over $23 million to more than 200 charities. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).