INTERNATIONAL EQUINE AGENT
Ben traveled from Ireland to Kentucky after completing his Equine Science degree to pursue a career in the heart of horse country. He honed his horsemanship skills, first as a stallion groom, then Yearling Manager and ultimately Farm Manager at a leading Kentucky breeding farm. His career has allowed him unique exposure to all facets of the business, from breeding, to racing, to pinhooking, to partnerships.
Relying on his many years of experience, Ben founded McElroy Equine in 2006. Since its inception, his clients have enjoyed nearly unparalleled success considering the relatively limited number of horses purchased with a wide range of budgets. McElroy Equine has helped clients realize the ultimate level of racing success with Breeders’ Cup, Derby and Oaks and Royal Ascot winners and performers.
Ben has bought Long Lashes, Laughing Lashes, and Pathfork in quick succession for me and they played a big part in my transition to becoming a successful flat training yard. His record speaks for itself, he’s a fantastic judge of a horse and when he buys one for me, I am always excited that it will likely be a good one!
Kimari, Twilight Gleaming, Golden Pal, Campanelle, Sunset Glow… Ben has brought these horses to me. Enough said!
Ben is an honest and brilliant horseman. He never pressures me to purchase a horse.
His eye for an athlete and value in the sales ring has taken us to victories at Royal Ascot and Breeders’ Cup and has brought us considerable returns on our investments.