Vice President of Sales
Tony Lacy joined Keeneland in 2021 as Vice President of Sales.
Tony Lacy brought a depth of international racing and sales experience to Keeneland when he was named Vice President of Sales in April 2021.
A fourth-generation horseman from Ireland, Lacy began his career as an assistant trainer to his father, T. F. “Tom” Lacy, a steeplechase jockey who came within a length of defeating the legendary Arkle in the 1964 Irish Grand National. The younger Lacy was a successful amateur jockey in Ireland for 11 years.
After working for trainers in France and Dubai, Lacy gained experience in U.S. sales and breeding with Wintergreen Farm in Kentucky and consignor Jerry Bailey in Florida. In 2001, he helped establish Four Star Sales, eventually becoming a partner and developing the company into a leading North American consignor with a diverse client portfolio.
From 2008-2021, Lacy served as the North American representative for the French Thoroughbred sales company Arqana. He also has counseled and represented various international breeding and racing organizations.
Lacy is president of the Thoroughbred Club of America and also serves on the Board of Directors of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.
Tony and his wife, Kathy, reside in Lexington.