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David Ingordo


David Ingordo, Managing Member of Belladonna Racing, LLC & Ingordo Bloodstock, LLC. David Ingordo was bred into the sport of Thoroughbred racing. He is the son of a jockey agent, Jerry Ingordo, who managed such Hall of Fame riders as Laffit Pincay Jr., Sandy Hawley, and Patrick Valenzuela. David’s mother, Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs, is respected as one of the most successful racing managers in the history of the sport. His stepfather is world-renowned Thoroughbred trainer John Shirreffs, who trained the 2005 Kentucky Derby winner GIACOMO and developed the history-making 2010 Horse of the Year ZENYATTA.

Ingordo began working for legendary Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel at the age of 14. He quickly rose to be one of the youngest assistant trainers in the country at the age of 18. Upon graduating from high school, he attended the University of Kentucky where he worked in the mornings at Juddmonte Farms. Following his time at UK, Ingordo worked for Walmac International and quickly became the head of its bloodstock department, where he worked for five years before establishing his own bloodstock management and acquisition agency, Ingordo Bloodstock, LLC.

David is married to Cherie DeVaux, and he has a horse- and animal-loving daughter, Reagan. David has selected and purchased many top Thoroughbreds, including: 2010 Horse of the Year & two time Breeders’ Cup winner and Hall of Fame member ZENYATTA; 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic and Eclipse Award Champion Older Male ACCELERATE; 2015 Eclipse Award Champion 3YO Filly STELLAR WIND; 2015 Eclipse Award Champion Older Horse HONOR CODE; Breeders’ Cup winner and Eclipse Award Champion Turf Filly of 2017 LADY ELI; Breeders’ Cup winner and Eclipse Award Champion 2YO Colt of 2010 UNCLE MO; G1 winner HARD NOT TO LOVE; G1 winner CONCRETE ROSE; G1 winner WEEP NO MORE; G1 winner GIFT BOX; G1 winner SWITCH; G1 winner BALL DANCING; G1 winner & Kentucky Derby participant GORMLEY; G1 winner WICKED STYLE; G1 winner TARLOW; G1 winner MAJESTICPERFECTION; G1 winner DECORATED INVADER; G1 winner CRISP; G1 winner FLAGSTAFF; G1 winner COMBATANT; G1 winner HIGHER POWER; G1 winner CISTRON; G1 winner ZAZU; G1 winner LADY OF SHAMROCK; G1 winner and 2012 Kentucky Derby runner-up BODEMEISTER; G1 winner and 2012 Belmont runner-up PAYNTER; G1 winner and 2020 Kentucky Derby 2nd-betting choice HONOR A.P.; G1 winner and 2021 Kentucky Derby 2nd-betting choice ROCK YOUR WORLD.

Recent results include the 2021 Pacific Classic (G1) winner TRIPOLI; 2021 Hollywood Derby (G1) winner BEYOND BRILLIANT; 2022 Santa Anita H. (G1) winner EXPRESS TRAIN; 2022 Golden Shaheen (G1 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai) winner, SWITZERLAND; 2022 Eclipse Award Champion Horse of the Year and multiple G1 winner, FLIGHTLINE; and 2023 Shoemaker Mile Stakes (G1) winner, EXHAULTED.