Dan Rosenberg, longtime general manager and, since 2001, president of Three Chimneys Farm, announced he will leave Three Chimneys at the end of 2007 to begin a Thoroughbred management consulting service. He will remain affiliated with Three Chimneys as a director of the farm, effective Dec. 31.
“July first marked my twenty-ninth anniversary of being with Three Chimneys Farm. After much soul searching, I have decided it is time for me to change course and to seek new challenges and opportunities,” said Rosenberg. “I look forward to concentrating on the parts of the business I enjoy most: problem solving, setting up thoroughbred farm operations, communication, crisis management and generally applying my years of experience where it can be best utilized."
“Dan has been a part of the fabric of Three Chimneys since 1978,” said Robert Clay, owner of Three Chimneys. “He has been my partner and friend as we have developed Three Chimneys together and, needless to say, he has played a critical role in our success. Although I understand his desire to open new doors, I am going to miss seeing him everyday. He leaves huge shoes to fill and I wish him great success in his new undertakings.”
Rosenberg began his Thoroughbred career at Glade Valley Farms in 1971, moving to Kentucky and work at Clovelly Farms in 1973. He was the broodmare manager of Calumet Farm from 1975 to 1978, before joining Three Chimneys in 1978. During his tenure, the farm grew from 100 acres and 20 mares to its current 1,700 acres and approximately 550 mares and yearlings.
He is currently vice-president and director of the Thoroughbred Charities of America, executive in residence with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, a member of the Midway College Equine Studies Advisory Board, the Colorado State University Orthopedic Research Advisory Board and the Canter National Advisory Board.
Rosenberg is past president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers, past vice-president and member of the board of directors of the Kentucky Equine Institute, former director of the Thoroughbred Club of America, Keeneland Pony Club and the Kentucky Equine Institute. He was honored in 1992 as the Kentucky Farm Managers’ “Farm Manager of the year” and in 1994 with the Kentucky Thoroughbred Media “Ambassador of Racing” award following the birth of Genuine Risk’s first live foal at Three Chimneys.
In Rosenberg’s letter to Three Chimneys clients announcing his plans, he wrote, “I am very grateful to Robert Clay for the opportunities he has given me over the years. He is an extraordinary person, I have learned a lot from him, and I remain deeply committed to the continued success of Three Chimneys.”