Juddmonte Farms

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Juddmonte Farms
3082 Walnut Hill Road
Lexington, KY 40515
Telephone: (859) 272-7629

Facsimile: (859) 272-5361

Information - horses@juddmonte.com

Manager: Garrett O'Rourke


Garrett O'Rourke
Born in Ireland, Garrett, the son of a veterinarian, was raised riding and working with horses.  He attended the University College of Dublin where he graduated with a Bachelor's of Commerce Degree in 1985. Hoping to gain some international experience, he moved to the United States in 1986 and began working at Ashford Stud.Rising through the ranks, he eventually became manager at Creekview Farm, and then, in 1992 he came to Juddmonte Farms where he took over his current position as manager of the United States operation.


Leif Aaron
Email: laaron@juddmonte.com

Leif is a central Kentucky native who started his career in the Thoroughbred business with Juddmonte Farms and then as the Pedigree Research Director at Taylor Made where he worked for two years. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Agricultural Economics and is also a graduate of the prestigious Darley Flying Start Program. Leif led the Stakes Filly Recruiting and Investment Portfolios at Taylor Made for eight years. In 2017 he rejoined Juddmonte and will now be managing the careers of the Juddmonte Stallions as well as private sales of race horses and marketing.






Erin Frey
Email: efrey@juddmonte.com

Erin started her career in the Thoroughbred industry working the yearling sales during college. After obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration at Transylvania University, she began working as a pharmacy technician and veterinary assistant at Hagyard, Davidson, McGee Equine Hospital. She has done sales preparations and sales work for Mill Ridge Farm and the Irish National Stud in addition to working the sales for Pat O’Kelly, Peter Kavanagh, and Indian Creek Farm. After finishing the Irish National Stud Course in 2004, she completed breeding seasons with Juddmonte Farms, USA and Coolmore Stud, AUS. In 2005 she joined Juddmonte as Stallions and Racing Assistant and handles a variety of details.




Lisa Walker

Lisa grew up in a racing family and began breaking yearlings at Juddmonte Farms while attending The University of Kentucky. She later joined the Juddmonte office staff as the Farm Receptionist. Opportunities for travel took her to Dubai where she worked as Assistant Trainer to Kiaran McLaughlin and then to Chantilly, France where she worked for Criquette Head-Maarek while organizing racing tours to France and Dubai. In 2003 she rejoined her Juddmonte family and is currently the Booking and Health Records Coordinator.

Office Hours: 8:00-4:30