Kenny Troutt, Owner, WinStar Farm
Kenny Troutt is a self-made billionaire who founded WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., in 2000. He has won the Eclipse Award as outstanding owner in 2011 and outstanding breeder in 2016. WinStar stands 22 stallions, including Bodemeister, sire of last year’s Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, and has an ownership stake in four horses scheduled to start in this year’s big race — Quip, Noble Indy, Audible and Justify. Troutt, who founded Excel Communications and sold it for $3.5 billion in 1998, is now focused on expanding internationally, partnering in ownership of Australian racehorses, purchasing horses overseas and participating in last year’s Royal Ascot.