Longtime horseman Greg Burchell has joined Fares Farms, where he will oversee public breaking, training, and lay-up services, the Central Kentucky farm announced Aug. 20.
Burchell brings more than 35 years of experience and horsemanship to the Fares team. He took out his trainer’s license at age 19 and saddled a stakes winner by the time he was 20. Burchell served as an assistant trainer under Neil Howard, Lynn Whiting, and Jack Van Berg, and has served as the yearling manager for Taylor Made, Gainsborough, and Adena Springs.
Most recently, Burchell was a managing partner in Crossroads Farm along with his wife Beth, where the couple bred Thoroughbreds. They also formed Crossroads Sales Agency and became public consignors in 2007.
At Fares Farm, Burchell will manage several of the farm’s public services, including breaking, training, and lay-ups, as well as facilities that include an AquaPacer for rehabilitation.
“Greg is a phenomenal horseman with unparalleled expertise in several areas, and we’re elated to have him join the Fares team,” Fares Farm general manager Shannon White said in a statement. “This will allow us to grow several divisions of the farm, including immediate expansion of our public boarding and public training programs.”
A Lexington native, Burchell has had a hand in raising champions Ghostzapper
, Ginger Punch
, and Fantastic Light
, and started young horses for prominent owners Allen Paulson, Samantha Siegel, Leroy Jolley, Ken McPeek, and Kiaran McLaughlin.