09/11/2014 5:28PM

Lyle hired to stallion sales team at Spendthrift

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Brian Lyle has joined the stallion sales team at B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., the farm announced Thursday.

A 17-year veteran of the Thoroughbred industry, Lyle previously worked for seven years as the boarding and stallion seasons manager at Ro Parra’s Millennium Farms.

“I’m thankful to Mr. Hughes and the entire Spendthrift Team for the tremendous opportunity to work for one of the most innovative stallion farms in the world,” Lyle said in a release. “Spendthrift continues to be very active in building one of the most impressive rosters in the stud business, and I look forward to being a part of the great things going on here.”

An Arkansas native, Lyle entered the industry as an intern at Taylor Made Farm in 1997, and then became assistant yearling manager. He then worked with Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and subsequently at Chesapeake Farm, where he foaled and raised future Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, before joining the staff at Millennium Farms.