Sean has had a passion for horseracing since his youth, tagging along on racetrack trips with his dad, Bob, at every opportunity. He learned how to read the Daily Racing Form at the age of eight and has been handicapping races ever since.
His first hands-on experience with horses came as a weekend hotwalker and barn hand for trainer Grant Hofmans when he was just 13. At 15, he spent a summer working in Lexington, Kentucky at the legendary 505 Farm. It was during that time that he decided to apply to the University of Kentucky.
Upon graduation from the prestigious Loyola High School of Los Angeles in 2005, he entered UK graduating from there in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics. During his college years, Sean worked at various Thoroughbred sales for Bongo Racing and Bobfeld Bloodstock and also worked a summer for Kellyn Gorder, who did the early training for WinStar Farm, prior to becoming a public trainer.
After a seasonal stint with Walmac Farm in 2010, Sean took full-time employment at Spendthrift Farm. He played a major role in Spendthrift’s acquisition of Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) winner Court Vision, who coincidentally he had worked with when employed by Gorder at 505.
Sean also had a big hand in the acquisition of the two time Eclipse Award champion Beholder as a yearling for Spendthrift Farm. Sean left Spendthrift Farm in 2013 to become the managing director for Bullet Train LLC. Bullet Train, a 3/4 brother to Frankel, stands at Crestwood Farm.