12/03/2013 3:02PM

Runnymede Farm names Malhouitre vice president and general manager


Romain Malhouitre has been named vice president and general manager of Runnymede Farm Inc. in Lexington, Ky.

Malhouitre, a former manager at Dixiana Farm and Woods Edge Farm, succeeds Martin O’Dowd, who will continue as a senior consultant with Runnymede while also operating a bloodstock and racing management venture.

“I am gratified to have the trust of the Runnymede management team to help lead the farm forward to build on Runnymede’s unique global brand in the Thoroughbred arena while expanding into new market portfolios and strengthening the farm’s business base at a time when the Thoroughbred industry is rebounding and dynamic,” Malhouitre said. “I look forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead with optimism and confidence.”

Malhouitre most recently spent six years at Dixiana Farm, where his roles included sales director and assistant farm manager. Prior to that, he was the yearling manager at Peter O’Callaghan’s Woods Edge Farm. Internationally, the French native has worked at Milltown Stud and Morristown Lattin Stud in Co. Kildare, Ireland.

“We are delighted to have a rising industry star in Romain on board the Runnymede leadership team,” said Runnymede President Brutus Clay. “Romain brings a diversified skill set and a strong portfolio of global experience that blends well with Runnymede’s excellence in Thoroughbred breeding and racing internationally.

“At the same time, Romain brings some exciting new dimensions to Runnymede with proven pinhooking, syndicate management and client development that will accelerate our strategic expansion into these areas as Runnymede’s fourth generation continues to carry on our tradition while also looking to forge long-term relationships with like-minded partners.”