We at Taylor Made provide a full spectrum of services relating to the Thoroughbred Industry. Whether you are starting out in the Thoroughbred business or already involved, please call Taylor Made for answers to questions, or to utilize our Team Members’ expertise. We are a company of industry professionals that have the experience and the market savvy to help you manage all aspects of your equine needs and provide great care for your equine investments.
Ben Taylor, V.P. Taylor Made Stallions
Ben has been involved with Taylor Made since its inception and is the Vice President of Taylor Made Stallions, Inc., which currently stands ASTROLOGY, ESKENDEREYA, GRAYDAR, NORTHERN AFLEET, OLD FASHIONED, and OXBOW. Ben oversees Taylor Made's stallion division, controls the stallions' books and reviews all mares submitted to the TMSI stallions. Ben and TMSI work in conjunction with WinStar in the management of the stallions TIZNOW and SPEIGHTSTOWN who stand at WinStar Farm. Ben and his wife, Jan, have 3 children – Brooks, Courtney and Clay.
Tina Miller, Executive Assistant to the V.P. Taylor Made Stallions
A Team Member since 1984, Tina supervises the Stallion Department which includes the issuance of Service Contracts and Service Certificates for the stallions standing at Taylor Made and the booking of mares that are visiting the stallions standing here. She tracks the mares that have been bred and is responsible for billing and the collection of stud fees. Tina assists clients in the submission of mares for possible breedings and the scheduling of stallion shows.
Travis White, Stallion Nominations Manager
Travis joined Taylor Made in November of 2007 as the Stallion Nominations Manager. Travis has 15 years combined experience in sales and management, nine years of which have been focused in the thoroughbred horse industry as a Director of Seasons and Shares. Travis works closely with Vice President of Taylor Made Stallions, Inc., Ben Taylor, to oversee Taylor Made's stallion division and its portfolio of stallion shares. Travis’ primary roles are to reviews all mares submitted to the TMSI stallions, recruitment of mares and communication with shareholders. TMSI works in conjunction with WinStar in the management of the stallions TIZNOW and SPEIGHTSTOWN who stand at WinStar Farm. Travis and his wife, Jen have two children – twins Hayden and Hadley. Travis also holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Kentucky.
Gilberto Terrazas, Stallion Division Manager
Gilberto joined the Taylor Made Stallion Division in 2006 as the Stallion Manager following five years as the Division Manager for Taylor Made's Yearling Complex. Gilberto supervises our stallion division, which includes the stallions: ASTROLOGY, ESKENDEREYA, GRAYDAR, NORTHERN AFLEET, and OLD FASHIONED. He supervises all breedings and the general care of the stallions. Gilberto works closely with Tina Miller and Wendy Upton on the booking of mares, corresponding with owners and the scheduling of stallion shows. Gilberto's previous experience included four years of experience at Overbrook Farm with mares and stallions. He also worked for 505 Farms where he prepped for the two-year-old in training sales.
Wendy Upton, Stallion Booking
Wendy has an extensive background in the thoroughbred industry at all levels and got her start on the East Coast as an owner/operator of a small hunter boarding, breeding and training stable. She had experience in foaling and lay-ups in Virginia and worked in stallion administration in New York. Prior to coming to Taylor Made she worked for Bloodstock Research in Lexington, Kentucky. Wendy owns a small broodmare band and enjoys breeding thoroughbreds as well as paint showhorses.
Brooks Taylor, Stallion Sales Assistant
Brooks joined Taylor Made in 2001 in the yearling division on the farm. Since that time, he has worked in France, Argentina, Brazil and Australia learning different aspects of the industry. Brooks works closely with Travis White and Gilberto Terrazas in assisting with client relations and the stallions throughout the year. His primary role is to communicate with clients who wish to breed to Taylor Made’s stallions. Brooks lives in Versailles, Kentucky with his wife Kelley, whom he married in 2011.