Rich Decker has resigned his position as president of WinStar Farm, the Versailles, Ky., operation owned by telecommunications executives Kenny Troutt and Bill Casner, who purchased the former Prestonwood Farm from Jack, Art, and the recently deceased J.R. Preston in January 2000. Decker was manager of Prestonwood since 1988.
A statement from WinStar said Decker resigned for personal reasons but that he will continue to be involved with the operation on a consulting basis. Also resigning was WinStar's business manager, Carl Gough, who also will be available as a consultant to the farm.
The statement said Troutt and Casner plan to increase their role in the operation of WinStar.
WinStar stands the stallions Kris S., Groovy, Victory Gallop, and Distorted Humor.