TrueNicks has elected horseman and bloodstock manager Doug Cauthen to its board of directors. President of Doug Cauthen Bloodstock Services, Cauthen operates an independent bloodstock management company based in Lexington.
“His experience in building a bloodstock operation and his relentless dedication to excellence in breeding brings a unique combination of skills to our board of directors,” said Byron Rogers, partner in TrueNicks.
Cauthen served as president and CEO of WinStar Farm from 2000 to November 2010. During his tenure, WinStar became one of the most successful commercial operations in the Thoroughbred industry. While at WinStar, Cauthen recruited a stallion roster that includes 2010 leading sire Distorted Humor , leading sires Speightstown and Tiznow , along with 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) homebred winner Super Saver .
“Doug is clearly an expert in building a successful organization, and will help TrueNicks reach our next level of success,” said Marla Bickel, president and CEO of Blood-Horse Publications and partner in TrueNicks LLC.
“I’m honored to be on the TrueNicks board, and to be associated with the excellent team that is already in place,” Cauthen said. “I feel that TrueNicks offers breeders a powerful resource that will help them breed a better racehorse, and it offers stallion managers a vehicle to reach breeders and assist them in their mating decisions. The end goal for all parties involved is to breed more stakes winners and to improve the breeder’s market experience. I hope to be a positive influence to that end.”
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