Bill Allen to manage Questroyal North

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

By Sarah Mace

Barry Ostrager’s Questroyal North announced this week that Bill Allen has taken up the post of Farm Manager at the 280-acre Stillwater farm. A third-generation horseman, Allen comes to Questroyal North with 17 years of experience in the horse industry and a strong prior connection to the farm.

During his teens, Allen worked full time at his family’s Ocala, Florida farm while being home-schooled, doing everything from foaling, breeding, reproductive work, and breaking yearlings.  During college breaks he worked at Farnsworth Farms in Florida and was Foaling Manager during the 2000 and 2003 breeding seasons. From 2003 through 2009 Allen managed Liberty Stud in Columbia County and, most recently, was Assistant Manager at Joanne Nielsen’s Sunnyfield Farm in Westchester County in 2017.

Allen is returning to a farm he knows very well. From 2005 through 2009, Allen’s father, also William (Bill), managed Questroyal in its previous incarnation as Richard Simon’s Sez Who Thoroughbreds, which operated from 2001-2009 and was the leading breeder in the state from 2005-2007. Allen visited Sez Who often, and by way of a double connection, stood Ostrager’s stallions, including Strategic Mission and Patriot Act, when managing Liberty Stud.

“I am very excited and honored to be working with the team at Questroyal North,” said Allen. “I’ve had the privilege of standing Questroyal stallions in the past and I can say definitively that our current roster is as strong as any I’ve seen in New York – no holes, from top to bottom.”

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