Terry Arnold, a third-generation horseman with 35 years of farm management experience, has been hired as WinStar Farm's rehabilitation and breaking manager, the farm announced today. Arnold has been responsible for either breaking, training, rehabbing, or prepping such graded stakes winners as Alphabet Soup, Yes It's True, Clear Mandate, Larrier, Tareef, Tricky Creek, Benny the Bull, West By West, and Annie Apple.
Arnold studied agricultural economics at the University of Kentucky. After graduation, he spent three years as the farm manager at Payson Stud, followed by six years at Waggoner Farm, helping the operation rise to become a top 10 breeding farm in the country twice with a broodmare band of 12. He was also farm manager at Dixiana Farm, a position he held for the past 16 years.
Arnold grew up working with Thoroughbreds on the family farm, where the transition from farm to racetrack was a major priority for young, growing horses. His father, George Arnold Sr., was a trainer, his brother, George “Rusty” Arnold, is a leading East Coast trainer, and his grandfather, James Russell Arnold, was a manager at the famed Elmendorf Farm.
“Watching a horse run first out after being a part of that horse's maturation is the part of the game that is most enjoyable for me,” Arnold said. “A personal satisfaction is receiving a horse from the track, then getting that horse back to its trainer sound and healthy with many starts in its future. I am really looking forward to the quality stock, first-class facilities, and the state-of-the-art technology at WinStar.”
Arnold and his wife, Barbara, who is also from a horse family, have two children, James and Alex, and they reside on their family farm in Lexington.
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