Gladwell, Loutsch, Shircliff Join TCA Board - petsitterbank

Gladwell, Loutsch, Shircliff Join TCA Board

Thoroughbred Charities of America announced Sept. 7 the appointment of Torie Gladwell, Jason Loutsch, and Cathy Shircliff to its board of directors.

“We are thrilled that Torie, Jason, and Cathy have joined our board and I look forward to working with them,” said Mike McMahon, president of TCA. “They each bring unique skill sets, new ideas, and most importantly, a passion for TCA’s mission. The TCA board is committed to working hard to raise money for the benefit of the approved organizations that support Thoroughbred aftercare as well as the people working on the backstretches and farms.”

Gladwell was raised in a small town in Missouri where she grew up showing Arabians. She always knew she wanted to pursue a career in the equine industry and, after graduating from college, she began working at the Thoroughbred sales for various consignors. She later relocated to Florida where she and husband James Gladwell IV operate Top Line Sales, as well as their training farm, Exclusive Equine Investments. Notable graduates include Princess Noor, No Parole, and Core Beliefs. The Gladwells also maintain a broodmare operation with mares in Florida, New York, and Kentucky.

Loutsch is the owner and racing manager of Albaugh Family Stables. He has been involved in breeding and racing since 2004 when he bought Miss Macy Sue, the dam of Liam’s Map and Not This Time. Albaugh Family Stables has found great success on the track with their five Kentucky Derby (G1) starters: Paddy O’Prado, J Boys Echo, Free Drop Billy, Brody’s Cause, and Thousand Words. Loutsch and his wife, Tiffany, reside in Iowa with their two daughters.

Shircliff grew up in Louisville, Ky., spending much of her childhood tagging along with her horse owner dad to breeds. She holds a BS from Georgetown University and a master’s degree from the University of Louisville. In 2019 Shircliff accepted the role of director of community relations for Churchill Downs Inc., a position she still holds. In this role, Shircliff has been active in increasing CDI’s footprint in Thoroughbred aftercare, including facilitating the opening of Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s farm at Chestnut Hall and Second Stride’s expansion to Chorleywood Farm. In 2021, she adopted one of the horses that her family invested in, 2014 Triple Crown runner General a Rod.

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The three newly elected board members join current board members Bing Bush, Lesley Campion (vice president), Casi Edwards, Marette Farrell, Marshall Gramm, Andy Hils, Lesley Howard (treasurer), Eric Johnson, Davant Latham (secretary), Brant Laue, Ryan Mahan, McMahon (chairman), Leah O’Meara, and Anna Seitz. Gretchen Jackson, Ellen Moelis, Herb Moelis, and Dan Rosenberg are directors emeriti.

This press release has been edited for content and style by BloodHorse Staff.

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