“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.”
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.
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, OTTB Five Cents and senior citizen horse, Duffy.
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. 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. 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.
Marcus Johansson is a native of Målilla, Sweden, where he grew up racing harness ponies. After taking an interest in harness racing, Marcus moved to Allentown, New Jersey in 1997 in order to pursue a career as a driver and trainer in the United States. Marcus joined the Diamond Creek team as Racing Manager in 2020. In his current role, he oversees the growing Diamond Creek Racing stable by consulting with trainers, appraising young bloodstock and helping to decide the best course of action for the racehorses. Marcus is an avid Rangers hockey fan, and enjoys his time outside of racing with his 2 kids, Ella and Marcus jr.
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.