Derby Contenders

Chuck & Maribeth Sandford LLC

Chuck and Maribeth Sandford reside in Marengo Ilinois a suburb of Chicago and own Bag Makers Inc. a leading supplier of non woven paper and plastic bags. Maribeth founded the company in a dairy barn in 1980 and it now employs over 800 people worldwide and imprints over 80 million custom bags yearly to the corporate marketplace. The couple were featured in the rags to riches themed CNBC show' "How I Made My Millions" in 2011. From a small company to a multi millon dollar operation the company is family owned and operated with Maribeth and Chuck at the helm. Maribeth grew up in Louisville and Chuck has had a long time passion for horseracing so they ventured into the thoroughbred business in 2009. Putting together a small but select stable with purchases from the yearling and two year old in training sales, Chuck said after purchasing a sales topiing Tiznow colt, " to get into it at this level is just like a dream come true. It's a terrific industry."