Who is Fiona Goodwin
Originally from County Kerry in Ireland, Fiona grew up in a large family on the family farm. She was raised around horses; her father was a top show jumper.
Her father’s drive reinforced Fiona’s development for perfection and attention to detail which is necessary for success.
A Big Move
Fiona left for the U.S. and got her first job at Arnemann Farms in Kentucky as a young adult. There, she worked in breaking and developing young thoroughbreds. She was introduced to Fergie Sutherland through a family introduction, who trained Go Go Gallant and Imperial Call.
After getting her feet wet with racing, she moved on to the race track environment and broke her maiden at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.
“The answer is already within each horse…it’s up to us to listen.”
The Next Chapter
After marrying Robert Mallari, they ventured to Florida and New York, working with Christophe Clement, Nick Zito, James Bond, and Rick Violette, to name a few.
After several years of demanding race track schedules, Fiona and Robert took a step back to raise their son, Sean. They settled into farm life and managed her brother’s farm in Upstate New York. There they led the rehabilitation or freshening for several of the industries leading trainers and owners and were able to work with horses like Flashy Bull, Pass the Punch, It’s a Celebration, Warrior Girl, and more.
Returning to the Race Track
Fiona and her family missed the race track environment, so she picked up right where she left off. She nestled back into the industry’s top and hasn’t looked back since. She’s been Jena Antonucci’s assistant for nearly a decade. She is involved with every aspect of the team and the mission to advance the racing industry by including more women in leadership roles.
A NEW ERA FOR WOMEN IN RACING
The industry is evolving, and women are taking on new positions, which can only improve everyone’s experience.
When I am your trainer, you can feel confident. My life-long background in working and developing horses and my love for the sport will be the right combination to achieve success for you and your racehorse.
I keep an open-door policy for owners. I continue to build a successful team with a family environment, which is the foundation for my growth. This allows me to maintain a consistent string of horses no matter where the team is racing.
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We keep an open-door policy for owners. While we continue to build a successful team with a family environment, which is the foundation for our growth.
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Owner of White Lilac, Katie Miranda, was born and raised in Ocala, Florida – Horse Capital of the World. Both Katie’s parents were an integral part of her development into a horsewoman. Her father was a jockey and raised his daughter to love and respect horses. Katie and her mother traveled the east coast together, attending horse shows. Her parents owned and operated a thoroughbred training center, and she grew up in the family business.
Originally from County Kerry in Ireland, Fiona grew up in a large family on the family farm. She was raised around horses; her father was a top showjumper. Her father's drive reinforced Fiona's development for perfection and attention to detail which is necessary for success.
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