Our Team 

Reiley McDonald


Reiley McDonald has overseen Eaton Sales operations since becoming a partner with Lee Eaton over 24 years ago, following a ten year stint with Fasig-Tipton. As the sole owner of the company, Reiley's experience with the complexities of thoroughbred auctions is second to none. He advises some of the world's most successful owners in matters such as purchasing, selling and mating, as well as the development and implementation of thoroughbred related business plans.
Phone: 859-233-4021
Email: [email protected]

Vickie Howard

Administrative Manager & Bookkeeper

Vickie has been with Eaton Sales since 1999, after holding positions with Rood & Riddle and the Jockey Club. She currently manages the Eaton Sales office and oversees operations. Contact Vickie for all financial matters.
Phone: 859-233-4021
Email: [email protected]

Shanon Hawkins

Sales Coordinator

A University of Kentucky Equine Science graduate, Shanon joined the Eaton Sales team in 2013 following positions as Registrar for the Paso Fino Horse Association and Sales Assistant at Hill‘n’Dale Farm. With Eaton Sales, she oversees sales administration and is the go to person for all matters ranging from entries to shipping off the sale grounds.
Phone: 859-421-7230
Email: [email protected]

Molly Stromquist

Accounting Consultant

Molly has over 20 years of horse industry accounting/bookkeeping experience.  Her relationship with Eaton Sales dates back to 1996.  Molly assists Eaton Sales on accounting matters.


Caroline Tatum

Yearling Manager

Caroline moved to Lexington in 2015 after receiving her BS in Animal Science from Berry College in Rome, GA. She completed a breeding season with WinStar Farm before joining Eaton Sales as Assistant Sales Coordinator. Following the 2015 sale season, Caroline worked at Coolmore's Ashford Stud to further her knowledge of the breeding and foaling aspect of the industry before taking her current position at Athens Woods as manager.
Phone: 404-921-4923
Email: [email protected]

Jose “Chuche” Chavarria

Broodmare Manager

Chuche has been with Eaton Sales and Eaton Farms for more than 17 years. He started at the Indian Hills division of Eaton Farms and now manages the broodmares and foals at Reiley’s Athens Woods Farm. Chuche is a magician with foals and a superb horseman.
Phone: 859-621-3955
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to leading sprinter and miler Mitole, who earned his third Grade 1 win of 2019 in the form of a stakes-record performance in Saturday's $600,000 Forego S. (G1) at Saratoga.
Mitole runs away from the competition in the Forego Stakes at Saratoga Race Course
Just Howard was a $37,000 yearling at the Keeneland September sale. Just Howard's record stands at 6-2-4 from 20 starts for earnings of over $460,000.

Results matter. At Eaton Sales, we are passionate about the Thoroughbred business, but our relentless pursuit of outstanding results for our clients, in both the sales ring and the race track, is what drives us. For years, Eaton Sales’ clients have entrusted us to sell many of the most distinguished horses in the world.

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