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Meet The Team


Chairwoman, Co-Founder

Dare Sutton

Dare’s love for Thoroughbred racing began from watching the Kentucky Derby each year. It wasn’t long until an annual tradition became a passion when she became an avid follower of the sport. While studying at Murray State University, Dare decided she wanted to become involved in the industry and ownership would be the best route for that. After buying a small piece of a Thoroughbred, she was able to experience the excitement and fun that comes along with being in the sport.

In 2021 Dare graduated from the Indiana University School of Optometry and is working in Louisville, you can now call her Dr. Dare!


President, Co-Founder

Samantha Bussanich

Samantha Bussanich graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2019 with degrees in Marketing, and Equine Science and Management. During her time in college she spent 3 years working for Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse as well as interning at Keeneland and Godolphin. In 2020 she started the Godolphin Flying Start Program which will take her to five countries in two years studying and working with Thoroughbred industry leaders. Her passion is with working with racehorses and helping people fall in love with racing.


Social Media Manager

Cady Coulardot

Cady Coulardot is a professional photographer living in Louisville, Kentucky. She didn’t become involved in racing until 2017. From there, her family started CM Thoroughbreds as a hobby. They have had success running in the KY, AK, and OH racing circuits. She thanks her mentor, Karyn Wittek for teaching her everything about racing and the hard work that goes into it. Cady now works for the leading track photographers, Coady Photography. She plans on graduating from UofL in 2022 in Equine Business Management. She assists with Nexus’ member relations, socials, and member events. She is passionate about bringing young people into the sport by educating them on the many jobs available in racing.

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