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OUR TEAM

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.

Allan Bernotas

Director of TM Partnerships

After graduating from Villanova University, with a dream of one day competing at the highest level of thoroughbred racing, I started a horseracing career walking horses at Monmouth Park in NJ. That experience led me to Lexington, New York, and Florida, where I completed a three year internship and was lucky to work for some of the industry’s top outfits. In 2007 I took an opportunity outside of the horse industry in software sales, where I spent 12 years working for Google and Oracle, selling Enterprise software to Fortune 100 customers. All the while my intent was to return to the horseracing industry when the right opportunity arose. That opportunity came in August of 2020 when I returned to Taylor Made, as Director of Thoroughbred Services, to manage our team of Thoroughbred Advisors. During the past 18 months, I have worked with Phil Shelton, as well as Katie and Joe Taylor, to support the partnership pillar of Taylor Made as it grows. This year I am transitioning fully to supporting the team, as Director of Taylor Made Partnerships. I’m excited for this journey. I am blessed to live in Lexington with my wife, Rebecca, and three boys, Quinn (14), Langley (11), and Pope (9). I look forward to meeting and partnering with all of you.

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!