LEXINGTON, Ky.—Keeneland named Cormac Breathnach its new director of sales operations.
Breathnach brings a distinctive set of skills and more than 20 years of horse industry experience to Keeneland, combining bloodstock and pedigree knowledge, practical sales expertise and a doctorate in veterinary science from the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky.
A native of Galway, Ireland, Breathnach studied biotechnology at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Following a summer research internship at Alltech in Lexington, he returned to Central Kentucky to earn a Ph.D. from Gluck Equine Research Center in 2001.
He completed two post-doctoral studies, first at the veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2001-2003 before returning to the Gluck Center from 2004-2007. There he was the inaugural recipient of the Paul Mellon Postdoctoral Scholarship.
Breathnach and his wife, Catherine, along with their daughter, Anna (9), reside in Lexington.