LARRY & KAREN DOYLE
As owners and founders of KatieRich Farms, the Doyle’s can be credited with the vision of KatieRich Farms. An avid horseman from a young age Larry found his passion for horses at Saratoga racetrack. Having been involved in the horse business for nearly three decades the Doyle’s passion for the sport shows in their farm and the horses that KatieRich produces. The Doyle’s commitment to success and years of business experience prepared them well for the thoroughbred industry. KatieRich Farms is a testament to the vision of both Larry and Karen. Their touches can be seen throughout the farm and it is that attention to detail that makes KatieRich so unique amongst the Kentucky horse farms.
As KatieRich Farms President, Mark is tasked with ensuring the continued success of the Farm. A lifelong friend to the Doyle’s, Mark has been involved in the horse business since a young age. Having been with KatieRich Farms since its inception Mark had a large hand in conversion of cattle farm to horse farm. As farm manager, head trainer and bloodstock agent Mark’s experience at KatieRich has proved invaluable to the farm.
Tammy grew up in Roanoke Virginia and started riding at the age of nine years. When her father took her to the races at Charles Town, West Virginia she knew then that she wanted to ride race horses. She started her thoroughbred career at 16 galloping at Hobeau Farms in Ocala Florida, which led to a lifelong passion for the race track. She galloped for some of the great trainers on the west coast, including David Hofmans, Bob Baffert and Charlie Whittingham. During that period Tammy also worked as an assistant trainer. In 2001 Tammy joined the KatieRich team as Mark’s assistant and gallop rider. In 2007 Tammy retired from the racetrack to manage the broodmares, babies, and yearlings at KatieRich Farms. Tammy is ultimately responsible for the health and welfare of all the horses on the farm.
In his role as head foreman David plays a key role in the success of KatieRich. Working for KatieRich since 2007 David has been influential to the farms success. Spending most of his time at Barn One, David is an all around horseman who can be seen doing everything from start-up to sales preparation. He resides on the farm with his wife Gi Gi and their three sons. His commitment for the farm shows in his passion for the horses and his length of tenure at KatieRich.
ROBERT “ELMO” RICHARDSON
A trained mason, Elmo joined KatieRich Farms as Head of Maintenance in 2008, Elmo oversees construction and maintenance on the 330 acre Midway farm. Prior to KatieRich, he spent nearly two decades working for the state of New York. Elmo can be credited with construction of the newer barns on the KatieRich premises. Guests from all over come to visit KatieRich to tour our grounds and Elmo is vital to our commitment to provide a penultimate facility.
In his role as foaling barn foreman, Orlin plays a key role in the success of KatieRich. Working for KatieRich since 2008 Orlin’s contributions help the farm grow and prosper. Little in the welfare of mares and foals escape his eye. He also sets the bar with his staff of maintaining the stalls and grounds of Barn 3 as a penultimate environment for mares and foals. His commitment to the farm has been a tremendous asset for KatieRich.
George has been with KatieRich Farms since 2008 and has been key to our success on the track. His passion and commitment to the horses have contributed to a successful racing operation and a cohesive team. Working at Keeneland Racetrack, Rice Road Division, George ensures that the KatieRich horses are prepared to race throughout the Midwest.
As the office manager and the most recent addition to the farm, Robin brings with her a variety of industry and equine knowledge. Her love of all things equine started at an early age watching westerns with her father and quickly became an addiction as a teenager with the purchase of her first horse. She started her equine career as a trail guide for a riding stable in Ohio and soon ventured to Lexington, KY to prep. yearlings for a large thoroughbred farm. Her passion has since taken her on a career path that includes working as a veterinarian technician for a large equine hospital and more recently as the administrative manager for an industry related non-profit organization. As the office manager for KatieRich she will provide organization, oversight and assistance where needed.