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Sandy Hatfield Three Chimneys Stallion Manager

Thursday, February 8, 2007 at Noon (ET)

As stallion manager at Three Chimneys Farm, Sandy Hatfield rides herd over an all-star roster that includes  Albert the Great, Dynaformer, Flower Alley, Good Reward, Medallist, Point Given, Rahy, Sky Mesa, Smarty Jones, War Chant, and Yes It's True.

The farm Web site describes Sandy's job as "one part stallion care, one part breeding supervisor, one part ambassador and press agent for the Three Chimneys stallions, and one part ambassador for the horse business to the thousands of visitors hosted at Three Chimneys Farm each year."

Hatfield arrived at Three Chimneys in early 2000 after eight years as stallion manager at Gainsborough Farm, two years at Calumet Farm, and seven years at North Ridge Farm.

A native Oklahoman who majored in animal science at Oklahoma State University and Murray State University, Sandy has been on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass since 1996 and served as the president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club for 2000.

Sparks, NV:
No question - just want you to know that I was able to visit Three Chimneys in Sept 2005 and what a wonderful experience it was. Very informative about the operation of the farm and the management of the stallions. My favorite, of course - Point Given. Would have liked to have seen more of him but understand, as at the time it was all "Smarty". Hopefully, I will get to return soon. Thanks for the beautiful care given to the horses/stallions at Three Chimneys.

I’m glad you enjoyed your tour. Three Chimneys Farm feels it’s very important to give people the opportunity to see and understand the operations of a working Thoroughbred farm. If we can get people interested in the great sport we all love, then we think it will benefit the entire industry.

Ashland, KY:
Hello, Sandy. Just wanted to say Oscar and Larry are doing a great job!

Thanks. Oscar and Larry are a good example of the wonderful group of people I’m lucky enough to get to work with every day.

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