Jay Goodwin, formerly of Eaton Sales and previously a partner in Select Sales Agency, has been hired by Gary Broad's Walmac Farm and will join the operation's stallion sales department, it was announced Jan. 23.
"Moving into stallions wasn't something I was even thinking about, but when I spoke with Gary and heard his excitement and the plans that he has for the future of Walmac, it was something that I definitely wanted to be a part of," Goodwin said. "Although I am thoroughly excited about this exciting new opportunity, I will miss my role with Eaton Sales. I am thankful to Reiley (McDonald) for everything he taught me while I worked with him."
Goodwin, who moved to Lexington in 2005, is no stranger to high-quality bloodstock. Having worked as an account manager for Eaton Sales since 2020 and as a longtime partner with Select Sales, Goodwin is also a breeder and owns Goodwin Farm in Bourbon County where he manages his own mares and those of clients.
Walmac is home to stallions Core Beliefs and Pinehurst . Core Beliefs, a son of Quality Road , won the Ohio Derby (G3) and the New Orleans Handicap (G2) and banked nearly $1 million during his racing career. His first foals arrive this year and he stands the 2023 breeding season for $7,500. Pinehurst, runaway winner of the 2021 Del Mar Futurity (G1) at 2 and impressive winner of the Saudi Derby (G3) at three, is a son of Twirling Candy who stands his initial season at stud this year for $7,500.
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