Who We Are

In 1989, Graham Beck purchased Gainesway from industry leader John R. Gaines. Mr. Beck had previously enjoyed great success breeding and buying Thoroughbreds, and was a perennial leading owner/buyer in his native South Africa. Mr. Beck and his son Antony then dedicated themselves to carrying on Gainesway’s reputation as a major force in the international breeding and racing industry.  Building on a tradition of excellence takes years of hard work and commitment, and the Becks made sure the foundation was solid, adding top stallions, broodmares, clientele, and key employees to the Gainesway team.

At Gainesway, We have earned and maintain this reputation thanks to the efforts of a staff of seasoned and committed professionals with the finest facilities at their disposal. From Sales Representation, to Boarding and Racing, our staff has done it all and can lend their expertise in any way you require.

A powerful history of champions and stakes horses being born, raised, sold and raced. The power of the pedigrees we stable has undeniable quality and substance.

A passionate team of horsemen nurturing the horses in their care. These men and women are seasoned professionals with years of commitment and reputations for superior care. We celebrate our clients thrill and passion when a Gainesway graduate sails across a finish line.

When all is said and done the bottom line is performance. We celebrate the achievements of a long list of thoroughbreds that have been touched by Gainesway's fertile bluegrass.

Gainesway Farm is on some of the finest bluegrass land in Kentucky.  We encompass 1,500 prime acres of the former Greentree and Whitney farms, with ample space on some of the most productive land in Thoroughbred history. This tradition-bound land echoes the past, present and future of countless Thoroughbred Champions.  Our location is also ideal. We are within minutes of all support services and major veterinarian clinics. 

We are proud of our facilities, the variety of services we offer and the reputation we have developed. We are always happy to share our history and our capabilities with our clients, new and old.

Gainesway Team

Antony Beck - President

"It's all about meeting the needs of our clients, maintaining a premier horse farm and turning out a product in the tradition of the great Thoroughbreds at Gainesway."
Dating back to his family's initial foray into the business when he was a child, Antony Beck has had a lifelong passion for Thoroughbreds. Although his earliest involvement began in South Africa and in England, these days Antony's focus is very much in Central Kentucky. At Gainesway, he has the final word on selection of stallions for the farm, determination of matings for the Gainesway mares, and the placement and purchase of horses at auction. Antony is a keen student of successful pedigrees and bloodstock markets, but he knows all things begin 'at the farm.' Antony works closely with the Gainesway staff to ensure the foals and yearlings embark on the best possible path, whether that path leads directly to the racetrack or through a sale. Among the many recent achievements that Antony finds the most rewarding is returning homebreds to the stallion barn - the ultimate "home run" to which all breeders aspire. Antony, his wife Angela, and their children make their home in Lexington on Gainesway Farm.

Neil Howard

General Manager
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Michael Hernon

Director of Sales
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Brian Graves

Director of Public Sales
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Carl Buckler

Stallion Manager

Johnny Slugantz

Broodmare Manager

Sherri Ivanovich

Yearling Manager
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Amy Parker

Chief Financial Officer
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Ian Tapp

Sales & Bloodstock Development
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Annette Covault

Stallion Administration & Booking
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Teresa Pence

Equine Administration
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Lester Rogers

Asst. Yearling Manager
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Kyndra Bandy

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Ryan Martin

Field Director

Marilyn Brashear


Jessica Gwaltney

Equine Operations & Events Coordinator
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Jennifer Mullins

Accounting Assistant / Accounts Payable
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Located on some of the finest bluegrass land in Kentucky, Gainesway encompasses over 1,500 prime acres of the former Greentree and Whitney farms, with ample space on some of the most productive land in Thoroughbred history.

Yearly soil samples are taken to ensure that the land continues to offer the necessary nutrients for optimal growth and health. This fertile land is second to none in producing top Thoroughbreds and provides convenient access to Bluegrass airport, Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky and premier veterinary facilities.

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