Current Equine Business: Sugar Plum Farm, Saratoga, NY and War Dancer LLC, Saratoga, NY
Breeding Activities: Own New York stallion War Dancer. Own & breed mares, board client mares, sales, racing and racing partnerships.
Most Accomplished NY-breds: Step Dancer, Dancing Buck, Show Me the Honey, Honor Up
I am very aware of the problems we face with retired racehorses in our business and am an advocate of establishing a “social security” system for the beautiful animals that are in our care. With a fresh approach and out-of-the-box thinking, I am eager to explore any and all initiatives that will help grow an aftercare program for New York Breds. My husband, Tony and I purchased our first racehorse at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale in 2001. Our love for the sport continued and we subsequently built Sugar Plum Farm, a thoroughbred breeding farm in Saratoga, where we average forty horses at any given time. We own mares, weanlings, yearlings, and racehorses. We breed in New York, foal at the farm, and also board and foal client mares. In 2011 we had purchased War Dancer as a yearling and because of him, enjoyed racing at the highest level, running in the Travers and the Sword Dancer, winning multiple graded stakes.
In my day job, I am an executive Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, I was the CEO and Chairperson of Saratoga Beverage Group, a Nasdaq-traded company. During my tenure, Saratoga Beverage Group grew both internally and through acquisitions. One of my proudest accomplishments was reviving the iconic Saratoga Water brand, by repackaging it in the now recognized “blue bottle”, accelerating the trajectory of the company. I was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” by The Financial Women’s Association for my achievement. In addition, I was a member of the Committee of 200, an invitation-only organization of the World’s most successful women entrepreneurs, and a member of the Women’s President Organization. I was recognized as a Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor and as a Forbes Top Women Advisor. I am an Attorney and member of the Florida Bar Association.