Derby Contenders

Vinery Stables and Susan Roy

  • Vinery is owned by Tom Simon and Tom Ludt is the general manager of the Lexington, Kentucky farm.
  • Simon is a retired corporate attorney. Resides in Mallorea, Spain and on the farm in Lexington.
  • Vinery Stables campaigns horses in Australia, England, and North America.
  • Roy resides in Ascot, Berkshire, England.
  • Roy’s husband Paul in 2006 was named the inaugural chairman of the British Horseracing Authority.
  • The Roy’s entered horse racing in 1997.
  • The Roy’s owned Sarava, who pulled a major upset in the 2002 Belmont Stakes foiling War Emblem’s Triple Crown bid.
  • Vinery Stables co-owned Fresian Fire winner of the 2009 Lecomte, Risen, and Louisiana Derby. Finished 18th in the Kentucky Derby and 10th in Preakness Stakes.