top of page

Michael McMahon is a lifelong horseman, growing up working at his family’s McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, where he remains an active partner even after moving to Kentucky to seek new opportunities in 1995. Mike is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelors in Business Management and Marketing. Following Cornell, he worked at the Saratoga Racecourse for Hall of Fame trainer Scotty Schulhofer and completed the Irish National Stud Program, ranking second in his class.

Mike founded McMahon Bloodstock LLC with his wife Dr. Natanya Nieman DVM in 2000. In 2005, the couple purchased Spruce Lane Farm to house their growing broodmare band, layups and pinhooks in Versailles, KY. In 2011, McMahon Bloodstock partnered with Jamie Hill to form McMahon and Hill Bloodstock LLC. 

Notably, he played an integral role in bringing New York's first Kentucky Derby Winner, Funny Cide, to Saratoga Springs. As President of the NY Thoroughbred Breeders from 2000-2008, Mike lobbied successfully on behalf of the state’s breeders, gaining a larger percentage of VLT revenue than many thought possible.


He was named to the Thoroughbred Times "40 under 40" in honor of his leadership role in the thoroughbred industry. Since then, he has served on the boards of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and the Belmont Child Care Association, and currently sits as President of the Thoroughbred Charities of America as well as President of the Cornell University Class of 1993. At the TCA, Mike has led efforts to raise an average of $700,000 per year which has been granted to approved charities who actively help thoroughbred horse people and their horses.

Mike enjoys entrepreneurship, and since founding McMahon Bloodstock in 2000, he has literally partnered on dozens and dozens of LLC’s and hundreds of single horse co-ownership groups.  With his partners, McMahon Bloodstock LLC and McMahon and Hill Bloodstock LLC are responsible for over one hundred horses who have earned Graded Stakes success.

bottom of page