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

McMahon Thoroughbreds Team

Joe and Anne McMahon 

Joe and Anne McMahon Founders 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 a freshman 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 16 grandchildren!

Joe has been active on the board of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. since its inception 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 a foaling, during the vet rounds, caring for and raising foals, breeding the stallions to the mares, in the hayfield 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


John and Kate McMahon and Family
John McMahon and his wife Kate own Old Saratoga Equine Services located in the town of Schuylerville just minutes from the Fitch Road Farm. In addition, John works managing McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC.

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 supervises equipment operation and repair, executes crop planning and management, and travels to and assists with horse sales 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.

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.

 

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 with their four children.

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 in 2013. The arrival of Central Banker in 2015 allowed our mare population to grow. 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 yearling farm manager in 2018, which involves the care and development of our yearlings at our Yearling Barn location. 

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

 

Samantha Rayder

Samantha joined the team in October 2017. Previously working at a smaller thoroughbred farm since the age of 15, she wanted to improve her thoroughbred knowledge and inquired with us. She began with a wide variety of responsibilities, such as working the sales in New York, Maryland and Florida and managing the Eastview farm location at Dodd Road. In the beginning of 2019 she was made Mare and Foal Manager, specializing in the care of mares post foaling and working closely with the vet to give the new foals the best care possible. 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Paull

Victoria joined the team in October 2017. She started riding at a very young age and quickly decided to pursue a career with horses. After working as a trail guide for a year, she moved on to work on a small thoroughbred farm in Upstate NY. Craving more knowledge of the industry, she came to work for McMahon's. In June of 2018, she became the Fitch Road Farm and Stallion Manager where she oversees daily farm activities as well as cares for the mares, foals, and stallions.