One. Helping Many.

Charities of

TCA provides grants to approved nonprofit organizations that work to support Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them.


Erin Halliwell

Erin is a graduate of St. Lawrence University in New York and holds a Master of Arts in Media Communications. Erin joined the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association in 2006 as Director of Marketing and Communications. In October 2009, Erin took the reins as Executive Director at TCA. Prior to joining TOBA and TCA, Erin […]

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Lesley Greathouse Kibler

As Development Manager for Thoroughbred Charities of America, Lesley coordinates fundraising initiatives and donor relations.  Lesley was born and raised in Midway, Kentucky on her family’s Thoroughbred farm, which makes her no stranger to the industry or the needs of Thoroughbreds and those who care for them. After working on the farm, she went on […]

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Michael McMahon

McMahon, a Saratoga Springs, NY native, resides in Versailles, KY since 1995. A graduate of Cornell University, Mike has worked as a breeder, owner and bloodstock agent for over 25 years. Mike co-owns McMahon and Hill Bloodstock LLC with his business partner, Jamie Hill. McMahon and Hill also manage Bourbon Lane Racing Stable, the Spruce […]

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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 Marketing, Lesley moved to Lexington. Her […]

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Davant Latham

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 in the “real world” Davant came […]

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Lesley Howard

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 of Chief Financial Officer for the […]

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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 field hockey team. Preferring a life […]

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Cassidy Gaffalione

Cassidy, a South Florida native, is now living her horse-girl dream in Louisville, Kentucky. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Alabama and a mini MBA in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School. Cassidy is the National Account Manager for Mizner Bioscience, a generic pharmaceutical company for animals, which has […]

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Torie Gladwell

Torie Gladwell, raised in small town Missouri, grew up showing Arabians and had a love for horses. She knew she wanted to pursue a career in the equine industry so she attended Murray State University in Kentucky. She got her degree in Agriculture Business with an Associates in Equine Science while riding on the equestrian […]

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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 over a dozen academic publications related […]

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