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Kirk Godby
Co-Founder

Kirk has been involved in the thoroughbred business for 30 years. His passion for the Sport originally came from being involved in his father’s racing operation. In order to learn the business from the ground up Kirk spent several months at Louisiana Downs in 1992 where he worked as a groom and consulted with trainers.

After his tenure at Louisiana Downs Kirk has stayed involved in the family’s racing and breeding operation. In March of 2010 he co-founded Don’t Tell My Wife Stables with the goal of allowing individuals from all walks of life to enjoy the thrills and excitement of owning a piece of a thoroughbred race horse.

Kirk is a co-manager of the company’s partnerships, and resides in Fort Worth, TX with his wife Kelley and two daughters.

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Rob Slack
Co-Founder

Rob found his passion for thoroughbred racing in high school when he worked summers as a mutual clerk at Saratoga Race Course.

Over the years his love for the Sport and Saratoga finally led him to the ownership side of the business, and was instrumental in co-founding Don’t Tell My Wife Stables.

Mr. Slack is also a co-manager of the company’s partnerships, and resides in Lake George, NY with his wife Donna.

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Keith Desormeaux
Trainer & Bloodstock Agent

Keith brings 34 years of experience in successfully selecting and training thoroughbreds to our Stable.  His operation typically runs in California, Kentucky. and Louisiana.  Several of his notable horses include 2016 Preakness Stakes Champion Exaggerator, 2018 Kentucky Derby colt My Boy Jack, 2015 Breeders' Cup colt Swipe, 2016 Grade 1 winning filly Decked Out,  Breeders' Cup filly Danette, 2014 Breeders Cup Juvenile Champion Texas Red, and many other Stakes winners.  He's a true old school horseman who is extremely talented, honest, always puts the horse first, and gives his horses the best care and training possible.

Keith has a son Bailey and grandson Charlie, and is brother to Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux.