Hello, my name is Clark Shepherd.
As a second generation horseman, my life and career paths have taken me in and out of the thoroughbred industry. I have been blessed to serve at all levels and within many facets of the industry. From growing up on the racetrack, to working on farms, to managing stallions and partnering in a sales consignment, I have had a front row seat in observing and learning the business.
While I have observed others have great victories, I have witnessed others experience even greater failures. These failures may have resulted from bad luck, bad advice, lack of knowledge, greed or even sometimes from deception. I can help you to minimize failures through sound pedigree principles, horsemanship and consistency from well-designed plans.
When I partner with you, my goals are simple:
- Develop a quality, lasting relationship.
- Honestly serve and help.
- Create value.
- Enjoy the process!
My three non-negotiables are: honesty, integrity and purpose. I will not compromise on any of these for anyone.
With mating recommendations alone, I have helped clients produce nine graded stakes winners (three of them Grade 1 winners, including a Kentucky Derby winner and champion) and countless stakes winners, graded stakes-placed runners and consistent allowance horses. I am excited for the opportunity to partner with you. Whether you are new to the game, experiencing more losses than wins or just looking for a new approach, I am confident that I can help you breed or buy a better racehorse.
– Psalm 25:21 (NLT)
– Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Graded Stakes Winners Produced
by utilizing optimal matings:
CALL PAT (G2) DARK COVE (G2) THUNDER MOCCASIN (G2)
EDGE OF REALITY (G3) SO BRILLIANT (G3)