180 Fitch Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 | Tel: 518.587.3426 | Fax: 518.587.4393

McMahon Thoroughbreds Team

Joe and Anne McMahon 

Founders and Managing Partners of McMahon of
Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC

Married since June of 1970, Joe and Anne McMahon have called Fitch Road home since 1971. Joe's family is local to the Saratoga area and he grew up at the Saratoga backstretch. Anne's family is from Rhode Island. She found her way to Saratoga as an undergraduate at Skidmore College, lured by the riding program at the college and the beauty of Saratoga Race Course.  They are the parents of five children (Michael, John, Jane, Kate and Tara), and they have twelve grandchildren!

Joe has been active on the board of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. and he now serves as an appointed Breeder Member of the New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund Board.

Each is active on a daily basis on the farm. They feel it is important to have a "hands on" approach to running their farm.  Whether being present at foaling, during the vet rounds, caring for and raising foals, breeding the stallions to the mares, in the hay field or the office, they keep that personal touch in their business.

Joe and Anne are active skiers and also enjoy boating, horse racing and riding.


John McMahon and Kate McMahon

John and Kate McMahon and Family
John and Kate McMahon own Old Saratoga Thoroughbreds located in the town of Schuylerville just minutes from the Fitch Road Farm. Old Saratoga Farm is connected to Meadow View Farm, the Yearling Barn, and Eastview, all of which make up the Dodd Road Farm.

John graduated from the State University of New York at Cobleskill with an Associates Degree in Soil Science. He has been a full time employee at the farm since 1996. John oversees the Dodd Road farm on a daily basis. During breeding season John runs the breeding shed, as well as helps in the office selling stallion seasons. He is also very active in foaling, as all of it takes place at the Dodd Road Farm, where he and Kate reside. During the summertime, John often heads up most of the field work, as well as travels to the sales that take place in New York, Maryland, Kentucky, and Florida.

John has been an officer of the Saratoga County Farm Bureau, serving as the Secretary and has also served as a board of director member of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc for the past two years.

Kate joined the team in the summer of 1993 before finishing her final semester in college. After graduating from Delaware Valley College in 1994, with an Associates degree in Equine Science and a Bachelors degree in Animal Science with a specialization in Equine Science, Kate returned to McMahon Of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC full time. Kate can be seen all over the farm, but her primary focus is broodmare and foal care and health. She also plays a very active role during foaling season, and heads up the vaccination and worming on both farms. During the summertime, she helps with preparation of the sales horses, and travels to the sales.

John and Kate also add to the farm with their international experience. The couple worked together at New Zealand's Windsor Park Stud, focusing primarily on yearling sales preparations.  

In 1997 Kate married John McMahon. They began their family in 1998 and now have two sons, Johnny and Kyle, and a daughter Sarah. The couple enjoy skiing, the outdoors, and a summer vacation at the beach.


Mike and Natanya McMahon

Mike and Natanya McMahon
Mike and Natanya live in Lexington, KY, where they operate Spruce Lane Farm. Mike is the founder of McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, LLC.  The bloodstock company purchases horses at most US sales for a variety of clientele. Natanya is the resident veterinarian at Winstar Farm, LLC.  McMahon and Hill Bloodstock is active at every sale in Maryland, New York, Florida and Kentucky.

McMahon and Hill Bloodstock is also active managing partnerships for pinhooking and racing, having advised in the purchase of more than 100+ horses that either earned black type or produced black type. To learn more go to http://www.mcmahonandhill.com.

Mike is a 1993 graduate of Cornell University, and has been in the thoroughbred business since. He has worked for Hall of Fame trainer Scotty Schulhoffer and graduated from the Irish National Stud Course in 1994. He served as the Vice President of leading thoroughbred consulting firm EQUIX Biomechanics. Mike was recognized in the Thoroughbred Times "One To Watch" list, an annual honor recognizing horse men and women. He served on the Board of Directors for New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. for almost ten years, serving as President for two years, as well as the Belmont Child care Association.  He has been recognized by TOBA as a Member of the Month, and currently sits on the TOBA Board of Directors.

Natanya was born in Lexington and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University. She interned at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida, and then moved on to Woodford Veterinary Clinic in Lexington. While at Woodford Vet, she worked with leading surgeon and race track vet Dr. Bill Baker. She is currently the resident vet at Winstar Farm, where she cares for over three hundred horses daily. She has gained national recognition for her work with hyperberics and thermography.

The couple enjoy horse racing, traveling, the outdoors and their two children- Madison and Aidan.


Tara Letzring

Tara and Mike Letzring
Tara (McMahon) Letzring joined the staff at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC in 2003. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Currently, Tara works part time in the office handling the financial side of the business.  She has been involved in all aspects of the farm over the past ten years, including sales, herd health management, foal registrations, client relations, billing and more.  Her favorite time of the year is foaling season.

Tara is married to Mike Letzring.  They live adjacent to the Meadowview Farm with their four children.  Tara and her family enjoy gardening, outdoor sports, and New England sports teams.


Jane Ubillo

Jane (McMahon) Weeks

Jane (McMahon) Weeks works and manages the Fitch Road Farm. She has gained years of experience working for many New York trainers at the racetrack, allowing her to add care for layups to the services McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds can provide.

She lives on the farm with her three children, and enjoys teaching them all the aspects of the family business.


Kate Galvin

Kate (McMahon) Galvin is a 2001 graduate of Cornell University and a 2006 graduate of the Darley Flying Start program.  She has gained experience in Sales and Marketing at the E & J Gallo Winery and Darley Stud Management in Lexington, Kentucky, where she is currently employed. She is married to Fergus Galvin, who operates Hunter Valley Farm. They currently live in Lexington.

Kate remains involved with the family business in particular with bloodstock.  She enjoys travel and horse racing.


Fernando Nolazco

Fernando Nolazco

Fernando Nolazco joined the McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC team in 2011. He was promoted to yearling manager beginning in 2013. The arrival of Central Banker in 2015 allowed our mare population to flourish. Fernando consistently performs well in all capacities of the farm, and is a great asset to our farm. He was promoted to his current position of farm manager in March of 2015, which involves the care and management of the maiden and barren mares at our East View location.

Fernando is married to Mayra Lopez. She also works on the farm and is an integral part of the team, caring for broodmares, foals and yearlings. They have one son.


Kayla DiFazio

Kayla DiFazio

Kayla joined the staff at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC in 2015. She grew up in Salisbury Mills, NY and is a 2014 graduate of Johnson & Wales University - Providence, RI campus, with a Bachelor's degree in Equine Business Management and Riding. Kayla currently works full time managing our farm office. She is happy to help you with any of your needs when calling our farm, whether it is providing information about the farm, your horses, or anything else.

Stall Street Journal

Monday, December 30, 2013
Stall Street Journal Entry #34- Good News
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Stall Street Journal Entry #33- News and Notes
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Stall Street Journal-Entry 32, Farewell to Highcliff.

McMahon News

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Beach Haven Thoroughbreds’ Newly Minted looks like a filly with a big future. Within eight days, the daughter of Central Banker went from an untried first-time starter to stakes winner while leaving two robust fields in the dust by a combined 14-plus lengths.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Big Engine consigned by McMahon Thoroughbreds at the Fasig- Tipton 2016 preferred New York bred yearling sale wins Maiden Special Weight at Aqueduct for Tri - County Stables! Congratulations to all connections!
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) is pleased to announce the nominees for the New York-bred divisional champions of 2018. New York turf writers, handicappers, chart callers and racing analysts will vote on the winners of each division. The voters will also choose the 2018 New York-bred Horse of the Year.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Central Banker made a stellar debut with his first runners in 2018, not only finishing as New York’s leading freshman sire by a wide margin, but leading all juvenile sires in the state and ranking in the top 10 nationally among freshmen.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Beautiful Buzz broke her maiden in the 9th race at Aqueduct this past Saturday. The filly is by...