TCA Names Motion and Toffey to Board of Directors

TCA Names Motion and Toffey to Board of Directors

Graham Motion won the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt/The Horse

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has appointed trainer Graham Motion and farm manager Ned Toffey to its board of directors.

"We are thrilled to welcome Graham Motion and Ned Toffey to the TCA board," Dan Rosenberg, president of TCA, said in a statement. "I look forward to working alongside them as we work to advance the mission of Thoroughbred Charities of America."

Motion, a native of Cambridge, England, began his career with Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard followed by employment with trainer Jonathan Pease in Chantilly, France. In 1990, Motion went to work as assistant to Bernie Bond and, in 1993, obtained his trainer's license and began his own operation.

His stable won 21 races, three of them stakes, in its first year. He has gone on to train Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom, along with several Breeders' Cup winners and numerous graded stakes winners.

Toffey, a Massachusetts native, began his career at Kinderhill Farm in New York and later went on to work for Kentucky-based farms including Brookdale Farm, Dixiana Farm, and Three Chimneys Farm.

In 2004, Toffey was named the general manager of B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm. Toffey oversees all farm operations including the management of the farm's equine portfolio. In recent years, Spendthift has campaigned successful runners Medal Count, Beholder, Court Vision, and Into Mischief. Spendthrift also bred and stands Malibu Moon and 14 other stallions.

Motion and Toffey join current board members Amy Adkins; Shannon Arvin; Eric Hamelback; Braxton Lynch; Bob Manfuso; Pope McLean, Jr.; Mike McMahon; Ellen Moelis; Herb Moelis; Jim Orsini, DVM, Dipl. ACVS; Scott Palmer, VMD, Dipl. AVBP; Josh Pons; Bo Smith; and Peter Willmott.

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