Hanley Named to WinStar Farm Position

The native of Ireland will handle client development and bloodstock development.

WinStar Farm has named David Hanley as director of development. Hanley will primarily work in the areas of client development and bloodstock development, both for the farm and racing stable.

"David brings a wealth of experience and a keen eye for young horses," WinStar president and chief executive officer Elliott Walden said. "Combine that with his character, and I am very excited for him to join our team at WinStar."

An Ireland native, Hanley comes to WinStar with more than 30 years of experience working in the Thoroughbred industry, both in Europe and North America. He got his start in Europe, where he worked on horse farms and racetracks, mostly in Ireland.

Hanley served as private trainer for Whitechurch Stud, and also as a public trainer, breeder, and pinhooker. He conditioned several group and graded winners, including grade I winner Golden Apples, of which he was co-breeder.

In 2001 Hanley and his family moved to Lexington to expand his bloodstock interests. He has had a hand in breeding, buying, or pinhooking such top American-based horses as grade I winners Pool Play, Forest Secrets, and Ultimate Eagle, as well as many other graded-stakes winners.