Brutus J. Clay III Chief Executive Officer
Brutus J. Clay III joined Runnymede at the age of 13 when his first job was mucking stalls and cutting down thistles. Following his education and service in positions outside the Thoroughbred business, he rejoined Runnymede in 2002 as an executive committee member, and he took over the reins from his father as president in 2009. He now serves as chief executive officer, responsible for the farm’s breeding and racing operations.
Brutus Clay is the lead partner responsible for the development of Texas Roadhouse restaurants in conjunction with Roadhouse Management LLC. Previously he served as vice president of Langley Properties Co., where he evaluated and oversaw acquisitions. Prior to moving back to Kentucky, he served as chief financial officer of Learning Machines Inc. (LMI), based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and he managed the financial operations of three private equity investment funds for The Forestland Group.
Additionally, Brutus Clay is a managing member of Kentucky River Properties, a mineral rights and property holding company. He serves as a member of the board of trustees for the Lexington School and as a member of the board of directors for the Bluegrass Conservancy. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University.
Brutus and his wife, Sarah, live on the farm with their three children and his parents. He spends his free time attending his children's soccer games and his daugther's horse shows. His favorite time of day is dawn, when he is inspired by watching the sun rise while on his morning run around the farm.