TCA Board of Directors:

Michael McMahon – President

McMahon, a Saratoga Springs native, now resides in Versailles, Kentucky. A graduate of Cornell University and the Irish National Stud, he co-owns McMahon and Hill Bloodstock LLC with partner, Jamie Hill. McMahon is also the manager and founder of Bourbon Lane Racing Stable and Spruce Lane Pinhooking. McMahon has...

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Nathan McCauley – Vice President

Nathan was raised in Kentucky where he developed a passion for racing by attending Keeneland and the Kentucky Derby with his family. In 2012, he co-founded Providence Auto Group, car dealerships in the Nashville, Tennessee area that used proceeds from sales to provide cars for families in need in...

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Davant Latham – Secretary

A native of Memphis, Tenn. and a graduate of the University of Virginia, Davant went to the racetrack grooming horses for trainer Dennis Ebert.  This was followed by a stint at Dearborn Farm in Midway, Ky. and a season in New Zealand at Cambridge Stud. After a few years...

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Lesley Howard – Treasurer

Bluegrass native Lesley Howard has 17 years of experience in the Thoroughbred industry. With a degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky, Lesley practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with Dean Dorton & Ford for six years before venturing into the private sector in 2005, accepting the position...

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Bob Beck

Bob Beck is an attorney in the Lexington office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC. Bob is a transactional lawyer and practices in the areas of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions with particular emphasis on equine transactions. He has represented domestic and foreign purchasers, sellers or syndicators of outstanding...

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Bing Bush

Bing is an attorney at Law Offices of Bing I. Bush, Jr., APC based in Del Mar, California with a satellite office in Lexington, Kentucky. He represents clients in various equine related transactional and litigation matters nationally and internationally. Bing has been hands on with horses from a young...

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Lesley Campion

Lesley grew up on Mondellihy Stud, Co. Limerick in Ireland, where her parents raised cattle and bred National Hunt horses, including the successful Lantern Lodge and Very Promising. Following graduation in 1999 from the University of Limerick with a Bachelors degree in Equine Science, and an Associates Degree in...

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Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards is a Florida businessman who over the last two decades has successfully founded and sold pharmaceutical companies and pharmaceutical assets. Engaged in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals Mr. Edwards has expanded his generic offerings to the animal market. Currently, he is the founder and...

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Marette Farrell

Marette Farrell grew up on her parents’ stud farm in Ireland. She pinhooked two-year-olds to help pay for college where she earned a B.A. in Physical Education and English. She played on the Irish Field Hockey team and by the age of twenty-four was coaching the Munster provincial U16...

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Terry Finley

Terry Finley is the Founder and President of West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. a horse racing partnership management company he founded in 1991. His passion for racing ignited as a youngster while attending horse races with his father, Daniel Finley. The youngest of seven children, Finley is a graduate of...

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Marshall Gramm

Marshall Gramm grew up in Washington, D.C. and, despite having no connection to horse racing, became interested in the sport from childhood because of the statistical and problem-solving aspects of betting. As an Economics Ph.D. and professor, his primary research focus is on gambling and betting markets. He has...

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Andy Hils

Andy Hils is a banker in the Lexington office of Limestone Bank.  Andy is a Senior Vice President with 25 years of commercial lending experience primarily in the equine industry, agricultural industry, as well as commercial real estate and the manufacturing sectors.  He started the equine lending division at a...

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Erik Johnson

Erik is a 13 year National Hockey League veteran for the Colorado Avalanche. A native of Bloomington, MN, Erik won a silver medal for Team USA at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC. In 2015, he was named to his first NHL All-Star game. In 2020, he became the...

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Brant Laue

Mr. Laue is the owner of Laue Ranch Racing Stable, a Kentucky-based racing and breeding operation. He entered racing through a partnership in 1996 and started his own stable in 2000. He has raced three homebred stakes winners, including Grade I winner Gun Salute and Grade II winner Glorious...

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Leah O’Meara

Leah grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana and moved to Kentucky to attend college at Midway University. While attending university she worked for Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital for five years and then in veterinary pharmaceutical sales for another five years. After meeting and marrying her husband Aidan O’Meara they settled...

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Jaime Roth

Jaime is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and holds a degree in Journalism as well as a Masters in Sports Business from New York University. After years of following Thoroughbred racing as a fan she wanted to get involved at the business level. In 2012, Jaime and...

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Anna Seitz

Anna grew up on her parents’ Brookdale Farm in Versailles, Ky. She worked with horses starting at a young age. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she traveled the world working for multiple farms and sales consignments before returning to the States to work for Eclipse Award...

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Directors Emeriti:

Gretchen Jackson

Gretchen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pennsylvania and Neumann College. She began riding at age three and fox hunted mainly with Huntingdon Valley as a child, and then Pickering, Radnor and Andrews Bridge. She became involved with race horses as an adjunct to the...

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Ellen Moelis

Ellen Moelis is from New York and originally pursued a career in modeling. She graduated from the Barbizon School of Modeling. Shortly after graduation Ellen decided to pursue a business career and joined Allison Management Corporation, a firm specializing in real estate property management. Over a career of 30...

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Herb Moelis

Originally from New York, Herb Moelis graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1953. He then earned a Law degree and graduate degree (LL.M) in Taxation from New York University Law School in 1956. With this education he established a career as a CPA and...

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Dan Rosenberg

Dan Rosenberg fell in love with horses when he was 9 years old and badgered his father to buy him a horse when he was 12.  Showing Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation through high school he knew he wanted to have a career working with horses.  Because it was the...

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