“My grandfather installed in me that there was no such thing as luck. He said, ‘luck is where hard work meets opportunity.’  I have worked hard to bring the farm along since its infancy and to be trusted now with many of the sport’s young stars, I couldn’t be more humbled.” -Adam Bowden, General Manager & Owner 

 

Diamond Creek Farm began as a vision to create a breeding operation that focuses on influential bloodlines and producing only quality horses for the sale ring and the racetrack. True to our vision, Diamond Creek Farm has firmly established itself by producing champions and standing high-caliber, sought-after stallions.

At Diamond Creek, we strive to provide each breeder with exceptional service, and we are here to guide you through every step of the breeding process.  With the excellent lineup of studs in our stallion barn and loyal support from you, the breeder, Diamond Creek continues to be “A Cut Above.”

Our Team

Adam Bowden Adam Bowden - Owner/President
859.707.5987
Adam Bowden established Diamond Creek Farm in 2005 at the age of 24. He was exposed to horse racing by his father and grandfather who owned a few race horses when Adam was young, giving him the bug for the sport. That bug never went away.
Shortly after college graduation Adam headed south to pursue a career in the horse industry. He began by attending horseshoeing school and worked as a farrier before getting the courage to go out on his own. The business began in Kentucky in the fall of 2005 but in 2012 added Diamond Creek Farm of Pennsylvania in Wellsville, PA. The Pennsylvania farm houses a top-of-the-line stallion operation and stands six top tiered stallions including world record holder, Always B Miki. With an on-site vet and experienced stallion handlers, Diamond Creek Farm has quickly become a leading breeder in the Standardbred business.
Adam resides in Kentucky with his wife, Lindsay and their three children Finley, Grace, and Roman. He stays active by competing in triathlons including Ironmans. He maintains some semblance of balance by his recent expansion into the Thoroughbred market where he maintains a small broodmare band here in Kentucky and overseas in Ireland.
Gina Dailey Gina Dailey - Vice President of Operations

A native of New York, Gina Dailey started working with Standardbreds while attending Morrisville State College where she majored in Equine Science.  At Morrisville, Gina was very hands on with the breeding operations. In 2010, Gina took a foaling internship at Diamond Creek in order to complete her Bachelors of Science, before accepting a full time position. Throughout her years at the farm, Gina has worn many hats.  In her latest role, she served as the Kentucky Farm and Yearling Manager.  As the yearling manager, Gina is responsible for the raising and the prepping of all the yearlings, as well as all the statistics and details involved with the sales.  Her newest position is serving as the Vice President of Operations for all of Diamond Creek.  Gina enjoys teaching the younger generation about Standardbreds and watching them continue in the industry. Gina enjoys spending time with her husband James at their farm, where Diamond Creek’s retired broodmare band spends their days, and passing on her love of horses to her daugher, Faith, whose first horse was retired HHYF Trottingbred, Trixie.

Sam Herrington Sam Herrington - Administrative Assistant
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Sam’s love for horses began at a young age and has become a lifelong passion. In 2017, she earned a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science with a minor in Equine Science from Penn State. While at Penn State, she was the manager of the annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase & Quarter Horse Sale, president of the Collegiate Horseman’s Association at Penn State, and was a member of the Horse Judging Team and Western Equestrian Team. She came to Diamond Creek during the 2019 breeding season and provides customer service, office assistance, and logistics associated with semen orders. In the off season, Sam provides the valuable support needed in the office, along with client support and booking contract paperwork. When Sam is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two horses, and dog, Nelly.

Shaun Laungani Shaun Laungani - Director of Bloodstock Services
859.797.3430

Shaun joined Diamond Creek in 2018, working with stallion season placement. His current role includes sales and acquisitions with an emphasis on bloodstock research. He thrives visiting our breeding clients at their farms, attending race days, and representing Diamond Creek at the sales. Shaun grew up in Lexington, Kentucky enjoying Thoroughbred races at Keeneland Race Course from a young age. While attending the University of Kentucky he earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and went on to work as environmental science consulting project manager. His introduction to harness racing was through Diamond Creek’s Adam Bowden and has become a growing passion. Shaun, his wife Kelly and young son Marshall live in Lexington and value their time with family and friends.

Dr. Courtney Pink Dr. Courtney Pink - Resident Veterinarian/Pennsylvania Farm Manager
Dr. Pink grew up in Connecticut where her love of horses began as she learned to ride and compete in hunter/jumper shows.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry-Biology from the University of Hartford in 2001. Dr. Pink graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.  After graduation she completed an internship at Hill-N-Dale Farms, a thoroughbred breeding farm in Lexington, KY.  In 2008, Dr. Pink became the Resident Veterinarian at Hanover Shoe Farms in Hanover, PA.  At that farm, she was responsible for managing the health of a herd of over 1200 horses including stallions, mares, yearlings, foals, and retired mares.  She was also responsible for the reproductive and foaling management of approximately 400 mares a year, including high risk pregnancies and deliveries.  Dr. Pink joined Diamond Creek Farm in 2016 as the Resident Veterinarian and Farm Manager of the Pennsylvania Farm.  Dr. Pink is responsible for the reproductive and herd health of all of Diamond Creek’s stallions, broodmares, and foals.  She also coordinates the day to day operations of the Pennsylvania Farm.  Dr. Pink has been responsible for the care and treatment of approximately 2700 foals born throughout her career thus far, including everything from routine neonatal exams to critically ill foals.
Caroline Vazquez Caroline Vazquez - Director of Syndications and Client/Public Relations
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Caroline is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she grew up riding and showing horses hunter/jumper.  She went on to study agriculture and agribusiness at Penn State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Caroline started at Diamond Creek as a foaling intern in 2012 and worked her way up to her current role in the office managing the stallion syndicates and being the main contact for breeders during breeding season.  She also is responsible for the social media accounts and advertising plans for both the stallions and the farm. Caroline has been able to travel the world through working at Diamond Creek, including two seasons working in New Zealand for top Standardbred studs, Nevele R and Woodlands, and attending the Vincent Delaney Memorial in Ireland. Caroline serves as a member of the board for Pacing For The Cure and the Harness Horse Youth Foundation.   In her spare time, Caroline volunteers at a local animal shelter and hangs out with her dog, Nori and senior citizen horse, Duffy.