12/14/2015 1:17PM

Woodford Thoroughbreds promotes Lyons to vice president


Woodford Thoroughbreds has named Matt Lyons vice president and general manager of its farms in Versailles, Ky., and Reddick, Fla.

Lyons, a native of Ireland, has been with Woodford since 2007 serving as general farm manager.

He first arrived in the U.S. in 1998 under a work placement program at Glennwood Farm in Kentucky. Lyons returned to Ireland and received a degree in Equine Science at the University of Limerick before taking a position as division manager at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., in 2001.

He then took a position at ClassicStar Farm before joining Woodford Thoroughbreds, where he has overseen both the Florida and Kentucky operations.