President of Glen Hill Farm
Glen Hill Farm is a thoroughbred breeding and racing operation based in Ocala, Florida. Their goal is to breed, raise, and race horses that compete and win at the highest levels of the thoroughbred business. Leonard and Bernice Lavin bought their first horse in 1966, and the first foal was born at Glen Hill Farm in 1971. Glen Hill has bred or raced over 80 stakes winners, including One Dreamer, Relaunch, Convenience, Top Rung, Concept Win, Repriced, Rich in Spirit, Closeout, Banned, Marketing Mix, Wishing Gate, and others. In 2008, Craig Bernick took over as President and COO, working closely with his grandfather.
LNJ Foxwoods is the racing entity of Larry, Nanci and Jaime Roth, who began their foray into racehorse ownership in 2012. Jaime Roth was inspired to break into the racing industry by the great filly Rachel Alexandra. The Roth family has made a splash already, having bought several seven-figure horses through bloodstock agents Alex Solis and Jason Litt at the sales, with a focus on fillies and mares that later become a part of the family's broodmare band. LNJ Foxwoods won their first graded stakes in 2015, capturing the Grade 1 Frizette Stakes with Nickname and the Grade 3 Dogwood Stakes with Super Majesty. They were named OwnerView’s New Owner of the Year in 2016.
West Point Thoroughbreds
West Point Thoroughbreds was created in 1991 with the goal to provide an inside access to thoroughbred horse racing at a fraction of the cost. They have built their reputation on a philosophy of uncompromising quality and because of that West Point now has over 500 partners and over 70 horses in their stable.
Despite being in his mid-30s, Rob Masiello has owned racehorses for nearly 15 years, having invested in West Point Thoroughbreds. He has been a part of several graded stakes winners with West Point, including grade one winners Twilight Eclipse and Ring Weekend. Rob also maintains a predominantly New York-based stable of about 12 horses. He is an owner owner and director of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, as well as a board member of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
Dallas Stewart has had immense success as a trainer, having conditioned Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever and Breeders' Cup Distaff winners Unbridled Elaine and Forever Unbridled. He has also trained grade one winners Macho Again, Seeking the Soul and Unbridled Forever. Dallas is also the trainer of two Kentucky Derby runner-ups: Commanding Curve (2014) and Golden Soul (2013).
Located in Glyndon, Maryland, Sagamore Farm has a rich history connected with Thoroughbred racing since being found in 1925. The farm’s most famous equine resident was Native Dancer who was known to the public at large as the Galloping Grey Ghost, Native Dancer went 21 for 22 during his racing career which spanned from 1952 to 1954. In 1953 Native Dancer won both the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. In 2007 Maryland native Kevin Plank, CEO and founder of Under Armour, purchased the farm with a long-term plan for a major restoration. On November 5, 2010, Shared Account won the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (GI) defeating one of the best horses in the world, Midday. This win set the foundation for a new history currently being created by Sagamore Racing.
Mark Mathiesen was introduced to racing by his daughter Hannah in 2015. They enjoyed success quickly with French-bred filly Fatale Bere bringing the family to the Breeders’ Cup in 2017 and their first Grade 1 win in 2018. They have now expanded their operation to breeding as well as racing.