Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm announced today that Eoin Ryan will assume the position of General Manager. Ryan, a native of County Tipperary, Ireland, spent 11 years with Coolmore America, and most recently managed Glennwood Farm in Versailles, Ky.
Ryan will be replacing Eric Hamelback as General Manager. Hamelback, a current member of the Board of Trustees for TOBA, a member of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation Board, a member of the TCA Board of Directors, and on the advisory committee for the KBIF, has spent 14 of the last 17 years with the Adena Springs organization in Kentucky and Florida.
“We are appreciative of Eric's service and commitment during his tenure at Adena Springs. His talent, horsemanship and energy are unquestioned. We have just decided to move in a different direction. We wish Eric the best,” said Stronach.
“The decision to part ways with Adena Springs has not been an easy one,” said Hamelback. “The opportunity to foal and raise talented racehorses such as Red Bullet, Macho Uno, Ginger Brew, Stately Victor, Hunters Bay, Judy the Beauty, Game On Dude, and working with one of the finest stallion rosters in the industry, can only be described as a highlight of my career. Those accomplishments are only surpassed by the friendships that I have formed with the outstanding staff at Adena Springs,” Hamelback stated.
“Adena Springs is a world-class program with first rate facilities and personnel. I am very excited about the opportunity that Mr. Stronach has made available to me, and I am looking forward to the challenge with great enthusiasm,” Eoin Ryan added.
Adena Springs has won eight Eclipse Awards as Outstanding Breeder. The 2,400-acre Paris, Ky., nursery is currently home to stallions Alphabet Soup, Awesome Again, Fort Larned, Ghostzapper, Macho Uno, Mucho Macho Man, Point of Entry, Tiago and Touch Gold.
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