For over 50 years Taylor Made has been family-owned and operated. Over the past eight years, Taylor Made has grown its partnership business, syndicating racehorses and breeding stock with tremendous success.

Phillip Shelton

Medallion Racing Manager

I’ve been a lifelong horse racing fan, who learned the game from my dad, while spending many racing/simulcast days at Keeneland. I focused most of my interest on handicapping, while working for Taylor Made periodically at Thoroughbred Auctions from 2004-2014. At this time, I decided to make a career change, and pursue my love of Thoroughbred Racing full time. I began at the bottom, working as a groom to help prep all of our horses for the different Thoroughbred Auctions throughout the year. I moved into the office in the spring of 2016 as we began working on the plans for Medallion Racing. We launched Medallion Racing, and I have been the Racing Manager since its inception. I am very lucky to get to work with all of our incredible partners. I live in Lexington with my wife Taylor, and son Keene (2)!

Joe Taylor

Bloodstock Investments Manager

Growing up on the farm, I worked in nearly every division Taylor Made Farm has offer. After graduating High School, wanting to pursue a career in the thoroughbred business, I attended The University of Arizona’s prestigious Racetrack Industry Program, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a concentration in Business Administration in 2010. I continued to gain experience the next five years working for Kings Equine and Dale Romans, and then with WinStar Farm, where I accepted a role as Assistant Yearling Manager. I returned to Taylor Made as a Divisional Broodmare Manager in 2015. In 2017, I accepted the opportunity to apprentice under Mark Taylor as an Assistant to the Vice President of Public Sales. Upon completion of my apprenticeship, I accepted the current role of Thoroughbred Advisor and Manager of Bloodstock Investments. I maintain a close relationship with major accounts as a Thoroughbred Advisor and am always looking for ways to grow the Taylor Made Partnerships Division.

Molly Hyer

Marketing & Events

A little background about me. I have been a horse girl from the age of 5. I competed in Hunter/Jumpers and Eventing and was a member of the Murray State University Equestrian team. I graduated from the Murray State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing in 2010 and a Master’s Degree in Business in 2012. Before working for Taylor Made, I worked primarily in Events and Marketing including my time working in events at Churchill Downs. In the last year and half, I have had the privilege of being part of the Marketing team at Taylor Made and was a large contributor towards the planning and execution of Medallion Events. This year I will be shifting a lot more focus towards Marketing & Events not only for Medallion Racing but for all parts of Taylor Made Partnerships. I am blessed with a wonderful husband of 5 years, Jeff, and two adorable doggies, Loki & Lola. I can’t wait to continue my journey with Taylor Made Partnerships. Hope to see you at our next event!