Constitution, Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park, 29th March 2014; Donn Handicap, Gulfstream Park, February 7th 2015
Trained by Todd Pletcher, Sire: Tapit. Dam: Baffled
Multi-faceted Steve Davison, a 47-year-old native of Ruston, La., owns both Twin Creeks Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables. He is an attorney who also is the principal owner of Genesis Energy LP, a publicly-traded energy and transportation company. He developed Squire Creek Country Club, a residential golf course community where his family lives in Choudrant, La.; and recently bought “The Sheets” handicapping service. He remains close to his alma mater, Louisiana Tech University, and is a radio broadcaster for its football games.
Davison got involved in racing when his farm manager and best friend since kindergarten, Randy Gullatt, began his career as a trainer in 1985. Davison bought a couple of horses for him to train. One was La Paz, whom was eventually sold as a broodmare for $1.6 million in 2000. Eight years later, Twin Creeks purchased her colt for $200,000, Mission Impazible, who went on to win a pair of Grade II stakes, the Louisiana Derby and the New Orleans Handicap.
Twin Creeks is the co-breeder of multiple Grade I stakes winner To Honor and Serve, who was sold as a weanling for $250,000 and then re-sold as a yearling for $575,000. Twin Creeks also sold his dam, Pilfer, for $650,000 in 2008.
Twin Creeks raced graded stakes winner Graydar, whose victories included the Grade I Donn Handicap and the Grade II New Orleans Handicap and Kelso Handicap.
Gullatt, who trains in Louisiana, Arkansas, California and Kentucky, is responsible for selecting the horses Twin Creeks purchases and managing their racing careers, while Davison handles the organization of the partnership and the evaluation and purchase of yearlings. Twin Creeks also race horses with trainers Todd Pletcher, Mike Maker, Dale Romans and Steve Asmussen. Gullatt’s wife Kim, a former jockey, handles marking and client relations.
Twin Creeks Farm, which opened in 1992, features 180 scenic acres in Nonesuch, Ky., and is home to 25 broodmares. Twin Creeks consign horses they want to sell commercially under its own name or with Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Davison and his wife, Sara, have twins, Joe and Kate. He also has two children from a previous marriage.