In 2011 Jamie Hill purchased a fifty percent interest in Michael McMahon’s firm McMahon Bloodstock LLC which had been founded in 2001. The firm became McMahon & Hill Bloodstock LLC. Our major products/services include racing and bloodstock portfolio management, and our public racing and pinhooking partnerships. We also sell and buy breeding contracts and equine insurance.
McMahon & Hill Bloodstock is unique in our industry. Our business is dominated by risk takers who view clients with a short term vision. Our conservative approach, demonstrated by our average purchase point, is flattered by our success at finding graded stakes horses and profitable buys.
While many of our customers are financially secure, we serve the entry level investors to the industry through our zero markup LLC partnerships like Bourbon Lane Racing Stable and the Spruce Lane Pinhook. We believe that we can grow our business and our industry by offering entry level players a fair deal. Further, we have raised our profile by partnering on the release of a small batch bourbon named “Pinhook, Straight Bourbon Whiskey“. Each batch is named after one of our marquee Bourbon Lane Stable equine athletes and follows them through their racing career.
Entrepreneurship is natural in our industry and salary jobs are rare. While at Cornell University Mike studied entrepreneurship and after a five year stint with leading thoroughbred consulting agency Equix Biomechanics, decided to start his own business in 2001. Quick success followed including; successful management of a $1m fund, purchase of numerous nationally known race horses and a $200k purchase who we resold for $725k in less than a year’s time.
The world financial market collapse forced the rebranding of the already successful racing partnership as “Bourbon Lane Stable” and the shift of the Pinhook LLC’s purchase point from the yearling market to the weanling market.
In 2009 Jamie joined the firm and by 2010 had decided he was ready to grow the business as an equity partner. He had already successfully helped to launch Wintergreen Stallion Station and several new stallions. McMahon and Hill had been friends and business associates for many years and the two decided to partner and grow McMahon’s business. Immediate success followed.
Jamie grew the partnership business dramatically, allowing Mike to focus on clients with valuable portfolios. Equine insurance was offered for the first time and success followed on the race track and the sales ring. Today the company looks to raise our profile even higher with the second release of our nationally known small batch bourbon “Pinhook”.
McMahon & Hill Bloodstock is a leader in the thoroughbred community. Mike is President of the Thoroughbred Charities of America and sits on the board of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. He is a past president of the NY Breeders and a past Vice President of the Belmont Child Care Assn. Jamie currently is a board member of the Consignor and Breeders Association.
We sponsor several charities, including local schools, events on the Bourbon Trail and of course the Thoroughbred Charities of America. TCA is a 501 (c) (3) organization which basically is a “United Way” for the thoroughbred industry. The TCA awards grants to worthy Thoroughbred related charities. Over the past 28 years TCA has provided over $23 million grants to more than 200 Thoroughbred-related organizations. www.tca.org
Michael McMahonFounder & Co OwnerFounder and Co Owner Michael McMahon, a graduate of Cornell University and the Irish National Stud Program, is a life-long horseman. Notably, he played an integral role in bringing New York's first Kentucky Derby Winner, Funny Cide, to Saratoga Springs. He was named to the Thoroughbred Times "40 under 40" in honor of his leadership role in the thoroughbred industry and currently sits as a trustee of TOBA and the TCA.859.983.7617Jamie HillCo OwnerCo Owner Jamie Hill, is a graduate of Auburn University, and is a third generation horseman. His family's legacy includes the purchase and management of the only undefeated triple crown winner in history, Seattle Slew and many of his offspring in the years that followed. For eight years Jamie acted as the business manager of prominent central Kentucky racing and breeding operation prior to working in the thoroughbred insurance industry. He is a past director of the Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club and currently sits as a director of the CBA and the Thoroughbred Club of America.859.983.0515Kristin StiversClient & Partner ServicesKristin Stivers, a native of Florida, prophetically moved to Lexington, Kentucky on Derby weekend 1994, to further her career in the equine industry. A third generation horsewoman, she has been riding and showing American Saddlebreds since the age of two, earning multiple world’s and reserve world’s championship titles in a variety of divisions. Kristin has been a professional trainer, a bookkeeper for both Saddlebred and Thoroughbred horse farms, and, most recently, the Administrative Assistant to the President of the United Professional Horsemen’s Association at the Kentucky Horse Park. She holds dual degrees in business administration and the liberal arts, is a licensed USEF official (holding judge’s cards in six divisions) and is a member of the Thoroughbred Club of America, the United States Equestrian Federation, the American Morgan Horse Association, the American Hackney Horse Society, the American Road Horse and Pony Association, the United Professionals Horsemen’s Association, the American Saddlebred Horse Association, and the American Saddlebred Museum. Multi-talented, Kristin brings a deep appreciation of all breeds of horse, as well as a special affinity to the Thoroughbred industry, its people and its horses.859.846-4020Kelsey LupoBloodstock ConsultantKelsey started working for McMahon & Hill Bloodstock in September of 2012. An upstate New York native and summers in Saratoga helped in determining a career in the racing industry. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science. She has completed both the Kentucky Equine Management Internship and the Irish National Stud Breeding Course. After having spent a breeding and sales season in Australia she returned to Kentucky as an intern for McMahon & Hill Bloodstock and became a part of the team assisting in various aspects of the company. She is currently working part time as our Bourbon Lane Europe representative and living in the United Kingdom.518.878.1456
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119 East Main Street
Midway, KY 40347
McMahon & Hill Bloodstock
P.O Box 4543
Midway, KY 40347