Team » Susie Hart
Susie Hart is a lifelong horsewoman whose career has evolved around her love for horses. She started out showing hunters and jumpers and made the transition to the racehorses as a young woman.
She has been involved in almost every aspect of the Thoroughbred industry. In 1986 she set a world record for a pinhooked 2 year old with a Danzig colt that she sold at the Fasig Tipton Calder sale.
Before moving back to Virginia in 1998, Susie and her veterinarian husband E.C. “Pug” Hart owned and operated a large Thoroughbred training and breeding center in Ocala, FL where they stood stallions, bred and foaled mares and always had 75-85 horses in training.
In addition to owning and racing Champion Victory Gallop who they purchased as a yearling at Keeneland, the Hart’s developed and managed the racing career of Eclipse champion Maria’s Mon and more than 100 other stakes winners for themselves or their clients. Susie continues to be active at the sales and the races advising clients as well as buying and selling horses she and her husband raise and/or pinhook. Susie is an avid rider and still foxhunts whenever times allows yet the farm is a busy place between foaling, layups, sales prep and the swim facility so there isn’t much spare time for hobbies. Maybe that’s why Susie’s motto is that her vocation and avocation are one and the same.