Andrew Cary was born in Zimbabwe, and in that land of breathtaking natural beauty he developed a love of animals at an early age. Andrew was interested in horses from an early age, beginning riding lessons at the age of four and studying the racing form at the breakfast table by age six. His family emigrated to Southern California when he was eight, and his love of racing took on a new level with Del Mar and Santa Anita close by.
After college, he moved to Kentucky full-time in 2001 to pursue his dream of a career in the thoroughbred industry. Prior to joining Select, Andrew was the Sales Director at leading thoroughbred operation Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Kentucky from 2006-2008. Previously, Andrew served as the Assistant Director of Public Sales at leading consignor Taylor Made Sales Agency.
As the General Manager, Andrew is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Select Sales and is a main point-person at the sales. His duties include bloodstock evaluation and appraisals, sales placement, entries and proceeds, client management and development, and other logistical planning.
In addition to his role with Select, Andrew is the vice president of Thoroughbred Futures, a racing syndicate, and he is a member of the KTA 20/20 Vision Group. He has written for Thoroughbred Times, Owner-Breeder Magazine, and Blood-Horse Marketwatch. Andrew received a degree in history and minor in business from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Carrie Brogden was born in Virginia and was riding ponies before she could walk. Her mother brought her first pony, Lassie, home in the back of a station wagon while six months pregnant. Carrie grew up with two veterinarians and lots of thoroughbreds on her parent’s farm, Pair O Docs, where they stood the classy old stallion, Clem. Carrie showed ponies extensively throughout her youth; her favorite thing to do every weekend until she was sixteen.
Carrie attended James Madison University in Virginia, graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology, heading towards a career in genetics. She lived outside of Washington DC and ran her family’s chain of upscale animal giftware stores until they were sold in 2000. The thoroughbred bug bit her again as her mother started back with a broodmare band shuttling back and forth from Va to Ky. Carrie’s background in show hunters gave her a big leg up in developing an eye for a horse and the particular movement that most athletes possess.
Carrie moved to Kentucky in 2001 along with her mother and husband and started their own farm. The farm was named for her great grandfather Dean Machmer, who was dean of the University of Massachusetts. To this day, there is a building on the Amherst campus named in his honor, Machmer Hall, which became the name of Carrie’s family’s farm. Including their own mares, year-round client mares and partnership mares, they currently have about 180 head of horses on the farm. Machmer Hall also preps approximately 60 yearlings a year for the sales.
In just eight short years, their graduates include: Premium Tap (G1), Black Seventeen (G1), Meadow Breeze (G1), and Accredit (G2). Carrie and her Australian- born husband Craig live on the farm with their three great kids, Reece, Isabelle and Layne, along with four dogs and one cat. Carrie loves the thoroughbred industry and enjoys every moment spent with the horses, especially watching a winning graduate cross the finish line first. She looks forward to a great future with Select Sales.
Goodwin is the owner of Good Win Farm, a boarding operation near Paris, Ky. A native of Natchitoches, La., he graduated from Northwestern State University in 2001, and then founded and ran Good Win Farm from 2001-2005 in Arkadelphia, Ark. Goodwin was the farm manager for Liberty Farm from 2005-06 before relocating to Paris, Ky. and joining the staff at Brogden and her family’s Machmer Hall Thoroughbreds. After managing Machmer Hall for a year, Goodwin re-established Good Win Farm in 2007.
Goodwin lives on his farm with his wife Jana and their three daughters.