Hamelback, McMahon New TCA Directors

The Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has appointed Eric Hamelback and Michael McMahon to its board of directors.

"We are very pleased to welcome Eric Hamelback and Mike McMahon to the TCA board," said Dan Rosenberg president of TCA, in a release. "Eric and Mike will be a huge asset, and I look forward to working with each of them."

Hamelback is the general manager of Adena Springs Farm and resides in Paris, Ky. A graduate of Louisiana State University, he began his career as yearling manager at Prestonwood Farm and later moved to Adena Springs in the same role. Hamelback became general manager at Live Oak Stud in 2002 before returning to Adena Springs in 2005. He is a former president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club, is an active Rotarian in the Bourbon County Rotary Club, and a coach for Bourbon County's youth and middle school football programs.

McMahon, a Saratoga Springs, N.Y., native, now resides in Versailles, Ky. A graduate of Cornell University and the Irish National Stud, he co-owns McMahon and Hill Bloodstock LLC with partner Jamie Hill. McMahon is also the manager and founder of Bourbon Lane Racing Stable and Spruce Lane Pinhooking. He currently serves on the board of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and is former president of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Association and former vice president of the Belmont Child Care Association.

Hamelback and McMahon join current board members Amy Adkins; Shannon Arvin; Gretchen Jackson; Michael Levy; Braxton Lynch; Bob Manfuso; Pope McLean Jr.; Ellen Moelis; Herb Moelis; Jim Orsini, DVM, Dipl. ACVS; Scott Palmer, DVM; Josh Pons; Dan Rosenberg; Rob Whiteley; and Peter Willmott.

Over the past 21 years TCA has distributed more than $18 million to more than 200 accredited charities that work to fulfill TCA's mission of providing a better life for Thoroughbreds both during and after their racing careers by supporting retirement, rescue, and research.

Originally published on BloodHorse.com.

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