A native Marylander, Bill Reightler offers unique experience with over 45 years in the Thoroughbred business, He founded Bill Reightler Bloodstock in 1999, and over the past 20 years has established himself as one of the leading sales and bloodstock agents based in the Mid-Atlantic region.
After training horses at Mid-Atlantic tracks for 10 years, Bill worked at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, in the training, broodmare and stud divisions for five years. He then returned to Maryland to manage Ross Valley Farms (now Marathon Farms), where he built the farm and handled a top band of broodmares that included champions Heavenly Cause and Smart Angle. During his tenure at Ross Valley, he raised and prepped Houston (a $2.9 million sales yearling) and several stakes horses, including Two Punch.
After five years at Ross Valley, Bill accepted a management position at Chanceland Farm. There he built the farm and helped establish it as a leading operation in the region.
As a sales agent, his accomplishments include selling Declan’s Moon (2003 two-year-old Champion), owning and racing stakes winner Pagan Moon, owning and selling Rockcide, half-sister to champion Funnycide, carrying in utero multiple stakes winner Rule. More recently, sales and mating accomplishments include multiple Grade 1 multi-millionaire KNICKS GO and G1 ARMY MULEe.
Bill resides in Maryland with wife Barrie, two dogs and a barn full of active and retired fox hunters.
In addition to serving as a bloodstock agent for private sales and public auctions, Reightler Bloodstock offers Thoroughbred assets consultation, Farm management consultation, Farm development consultation, and serves as a license insurance agent for EMO Insurance.