Meet the Team

Anna Seitz Ciannello - Founder and Manager (U.S. and France)

Anna was born and raised on her family's Brookdale Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. She is the Client Relations and Public Relations Manager for Fasig-Tipton and sits on the board of the Thoroughbred Charities of America and the Thoroughbred Women's Network. Anna enjoys spending her free time at the races with her husband, Evan, and son, Francis.

Elaine "Legs" Lawlor - Manager (Ireland and Australia)

Legs works on the board of bloodstock sales for Goffs Sales Company, the leading Thoroughbred auction house in Ireland. Prior to joining Goffs in 2004, Legs worked for Highclere Thoroughbred Racing in Ireland. Legs manages the IAATG partnerships in Ireland and Australia. 

Ron Moquett - Trainer (U.S.)

Ron grew up in Forst Smith, AR and got his training license in 1996 after working for Bernie Flint. Ron's best horses to date include Whitmore, Gentleman's Bet, Far Right, Seek Gold and Asher. Ron has an excellent eye for a horse and assists Anna in finding young racing prospects at sales.

Gai Waterhouse - Trainer (Australia)

Gai has established a place among the nation's all-time leading racehorse trainers, combining tradition and innovation to reach the pinnacle of her profession. Gai is based out of the mighty Tulloch Lodge in Sydney. 

Jessica Harrington - Trainer (Ireland)

Jessica took out her trainer's license in 1989 after representing Ireland in the Olympics as a rider on their three day eventing team. She has become one of the top dual purpose leading trainers in Ireland.

Nicolas Clement - Trainer (France)

Nicolas became the youngest trainer to ever win the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Saumarez (GB) in 1990) and has had a steady stream of high class performers through his stable ever since. Nicolas' brother Christophe is a very successful conditioner in the U.S.. Nicolas is also known as an excellent judge judge of a young horse.

Michael Stidham - Trainer (U.S.)

Michael took out his training license at age 21 and has racked up nearly 2,000 victories since. Top horses include Two Altazano, Tizaqueena, Upperline, Willcox Inn, Istanford, Zipessa and Her Emmynency. Michael trains for some of the top racing outfits in the game including Godolphin and Pin Oak Stable.

Horacio DePaz - Trainer (U.S.)

Horacio is one of racing's young rising star trainers. After being private trainer for Kevin Plank's Sagamore Farm, Horacio recently decided to open up a public stable and we jumped at the opportunity to support him. Horacio came up under trainers D. Wayne Lukas, Todd Pletcher, Ignacio Correas, John Servis, Ralph Nicks and Eddie Reese.

Tina Rau - Bloodstock Agent (France)

Tina is one of the original Darley Flying Start graduates. After working for some of the best judges of a horse in the world, she decided to go out on her own in 2010. Some of Tina's best purchases include G1 winners Pine Princess, Silver Mountain and, most recently, Wonderment (trained by Nicolas Clement).