Derby Contenders

Mike G. Rutherford

Mike Rutherford is a lifetime horseman; he began riding horses and working cattle at the age of 8 on his family ranch near Austin, Texas.  Rutherford still resides in Texas, and is involved with the oil and gas business, and,  in addition, he has  a commercial cow-calf operation and a registered Angus herd.  For over 35 years, Rutherford has managed a very select broodmare operation, which has bred and/or raced over 70 stakes horses.  Rutherford has also served on the Texas Racing Commission as well as the Breeders' Cup board.