Anita Cauley, KTA-KTOB Board of Director
Monday, May 8, 2017 Share on Facebook RSS Feeds

Anita Cauley, an Indianapolis native, has resided with her husband James in Louisville, KY since 2007 where she operates both her Thoroughbred racing and breeding programs.  Since her move to Kentucky, she has had two exciting opportunities to race in the Kentucky Oaks.  In 2007, High Heels finished third and five years later in 2012, On Fire Baby finished fifth.  Anita continued to race On Fire Baby to achieve over a million dollars in earnings and was able to attain multiple Grade 1 wins in the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park in 2013 and the 2014 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Originally entering the Thoroughbred business in 1985 with her late husband Barry Ebert, while also working as a stock trader with Heartland Capital Management in Indianapolis.  The initial business plan was to purchase yearling fillies with the hope of creating young broodmares to sell at auction. Shortly after the death of Barry in 2003, Anita entered their best racehorse at that point, Ornate, a listed stakes winner, in a sale. The horse did not meet its’ reserve and thus fortuitously started the breeding operation.  

In addition to her racing operations, she is an inaugural board member of Horses and Hope, a breast cancer awareness initiative sponsored by Kentucky First Lady, Jane Beshear.  Anita is also currently fulfilling a second term on the board of the Backside Learning Center currently as Vice-President, located at Churchill Downs, which seeks to improve the lives of backside workers and their families.

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