LEXINGTON, KY. — Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today the appointment of Eric Hamelback and Michael McMahon to its Board of Directors.
“We are very pleased to welcome Eric Hamelback and Mike McMahon to the TCA board. Eric and Mike will be a huge asset and I look forward to working with each of them,” said Dan Rosenberg president of TCA.
Hamelback is the General Manager of Adena Springs Farm and resides in Paris, Ky. A graduate of Louisiana State University, he began his career as yearling manager at Prestonwood Farm and later moved to Adena Springs in the same role. Hamelback became general manager at Live Oak Stud in 2002 before returning to Adena Springs in 2005. He is a former president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club, is an active Rotarian in the Bourbon County Rotary Club and a coach for Bourbon County’s youth and middle school football programs.
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. He currently serves on the board of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, is former president of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Association and former vice president of the Belmont Child Care Association.
Hamelback and McMahon join current board members Amy Adkins, Shannon Arvin, Gretchen Jackson, Michael Levy, Braxton Lynch, Bob Manfuso, Pope McLean, Jr., Ellen Moelis, Herb Moelis, Dr. Jim Orsini, Dr. Scott Palmer, Josh Pons, Dan Rosenberg, Rob Whiteley and Peter Willmott.
TCA was formed in 1990 to raise and distribute funds to Thoroughbred related charities that work to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds both during and after their racing careers by supporting retirement, rescue, research and by helping the people who work with them. TCA’s largest annual fundraiser is a Stallion Season Auction. The 23rd annual Stallion Season Auction will be held January 3-5, 2013. For more information please visit www.tca.org. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).