David Ingordo is definitely what you would call a “mover and a shaker” in the bloodstock business. ┬áStill in his early 30′s, he moved into a large office at Lane’s End last year, which, apart from a few pictures of Zenyatta, (naturally!) remains largely undecorated due to lack of time. He talks fast, thinks fast, moves fast. David takes meetings in the car on the way to the airport. He’ll fly to the West coast to look at potential stallions at a moment’s notice. He juggles vets, managers and owners in person, and on his blackberry, calmly and efficiently, but quickly. I don’t think he sees obstacles, but challenges, and thrives on the heady pace, and what others might call stress.

“Other guys like shooting pool, or going on vacation or playing golf, but I don’t find enjoyment in any of that. I like to do this. There are days when everything’s going on at one time, and I’m a scheduler, (holds up notebook with no blank spaces), but at the same time, you’ve got to be willing to change direction really quickly. I like it, I wouldn’t change it. ”

 

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