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Cathy Shircliff

Cathy grew up in Louisville, Kentucky spending much of her childhood tagging along with her horse owner dad to races. She holds a bachelors of business administration from Georgetown University and a masters of public administration from the University of Louisville. Throughout a variety of entrepreneurial professional pursuits, Cathy remained dedicated to service through board positions with the Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Humane Society.

In 2018, Cathy started her career at Churchill Downs and held the roles of Event Manager and Director of Community Relations, before moving into her current role of Director of Equine Industry Relations. In her time at CDI, Cathy has been active in increasing CDI’s footprint in thoroughbred aftercare including facilitating the opening of Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s farm at Chestnut Hall and Second Stride’s expansion to Chorleywood Farm.

Cathy lives in Louisville with her two poorly behaved dogs (Dingo and Duckie) and loves to travel with the various syndicates she and her family participate in. In 2021, she adopted one of the horses that her family invested in, 2014 Triple Crown runner General A Rod. General serves as an ambassador for Second Stride and is motivated by snacks just like his adopted mom.