6 Entrepreneurs With a Horse in the Race

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Horse: Gemologist
Owner: Kenny Trout
Business: Excel Communications

Kenny Troutt, who is counted among some of the world's wealthiest people on the Forbes 400 list, is the founder of Excel Communications, a telecommunication company. Three years after the company went public in 1996, Troutt sold his shares and bought Prestonwood Farm, a thoroughbred breeding farm, and changed its name to WinStar Farm. Since taking over the farm over a decade ago, its breeders and trainers have produced several Derby contenders, most notably Super Saver, which won the 2010 Kentucky Derby.