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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Denali Stud is gearing up for a big Keeneland November sale. We have some awesome mares and...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Denali Stud has four exciting, high quality mares on offer in the upcoming Fasig Tipton November...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Denali Stud picks up another Grade 1 winner with BOLT D'ORO's Del Mar Futurity score

Team

Conrad Bandoroff - Vice President

Growing up on the sales grounds and the farm, Conrad discovered his passion and affinity for horses at a young age. He graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South with a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Economics. Having spent time working for trainer’s John Ward and Hall of Famer: Bill Mott, Bradley Thoroughbreds and Arrowfield Stud in Australia, Conrad fulfilled a long-term goal of being accepted to the Godolphin Flying Start—a two-year management training program in which he traveled and studied in six different countries. Upon completion of the Flying Start, Conrad realized his life-long dream of returning to Kentucky to join the team at Denali Stud.

Gary Bush - Farm Manager

Since 1980 Gary has worked with Thoroughbreds in Central Kentucky. Prior to joining Denali as farm manager in 2006, Gary was General Manager of WinStar Farm for four years and added the title of CEO after one year there. Previously he was with Three Chimneys Farm for 20 years, serving as Broodmare Manager for 14 of those years. A hands on horseman, Gary works closely with broodmares and their owners to establish goals for their Thoroughbred investments.

Theresa Moore - Assistant Farm Manager

Theresa has been with Denali Stud for 19 years. She started out as manager of the Yearling Division and then in 2009 became Assistant Farm Manager working in the Broodmare Division. She is a native of Central Kentucky and is married and has one daughter.

Donnie Snellings - Yearling and Sales Manager

A third generation horseman, Donnie's father and grandfather were both in the hunter jumper business. Growing up riding ponies and horses in northern Virginia, Donnie's family moved to Kentucky in 1980 when his father took a job with Spendthrift Farm. Donnie worked there with training horses, then stallions and yearlings. Five years later he took a job with Strodes Creek Stud as the yearling manager. In 1988 Donnie took a job with Mill Ridge Farm as the yearling manager and was employed there for more than 20 years, working with mares and foals, stallions and yearlings. Donnie joined Denali in March 2009 as yearling and sales manager. Donnie has a wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters. He enjoys hunting, fishing and riding his Harley Davidson.

Sarah Fishback - Director of Sales

Sarah Fishback grew up in Versailles, KY on her family’s horse farm and has been immersed in the industry for the majority of her life. She was a nationally ranked competitor on the hunter jumper circuit during her youth. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and an Equine Management certificate from Sweet Briar College. Following college she began pursuing her career in the thoroughbred industry. She completed both the Irish National Stud Breeding Course, graduating with honors, and Darley Flying Start programs. Upon returning to the US she worked for the thoroughbred advertising firm The Bell Group and then was the Assistant Managing Director of Hunter Programs for United States Hunter Jumper Association. Sarah joined Denali Stud in April of 2016.

 

Sara Fagan - Equine Operations Coordinator

Sara Fagan started in the thoroughbred industry working at Cobra Farm with broodmares and foals while finishing her degree. After earning her Bachelor's Degree in Equine Management, she went on to work as a veterinarian assistant for reproductive veterinarians Dr. William Fishback and Dr. Walter Zent of Haygard Equine Clinic and later with racetrack veterinarian Dr. John Cummins. From there she went to work for Arch Bloodstock and has been in her current position with Denali Stud since 2008. A native of Ohio, she has resided in Central Kentucky since 2001 and enjoys photography and foxhunting her horses on the weekends.

Whitney Shelton - Assistant Manager