Tom Mullikin is the General Manager of Sagamore Farm. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the farm and Sagamore Racing leading the team's development in the sport of Thoroughbred racing.
Mullikin has been in his current role since 2007 when he teamed with Sagamore Farm owner, Kevin Plank, to restore the historic property once owned by Alfred Vanderbilt, Jr. In addition to his role at Sagamore, Tom is active on the Maryland Horse Breeders Association board.
Graded stakes winners for Sagamore Racng under Mullikin include Shared Account in the 2010 Grade I Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf World Championship. In 2011, stakes wins for the team included the Grade II Matron Stakes at Belmont Park with Millionresonswhy, and the Grade III Commonweatlh Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs with Humble and Hungry. In 2012, Sagamore homebred Walkwithapurpose won the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship and went 5-0 at Laurel Park during their winter meet.
A graduate of Frostburg State University, Mullikin worked in the information technology field for seven years with Gannett Co. Inc. But horse racing was his true passion, so he left Gannett in 2001 to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry and moved to Kentucky.
His initial job working with horses was at Carrie and Craig Brogden's Machmer Hall in Paris, Ky. The farm is home to Grade I winners Premium Tap and Meadow Breeze. Mullikin’s travels within the industry then took him to Edward P. Evans’ Spring Hill Farm in Casanova, Va. Consistently one of the nation’s leading breeders, Spring Hill Farm has bred and trained such great horses as Quality Road, Saint Liam, Raging Fever, Summer Colony, and many others.
Mullikin returned to Machmer Hall in Kentucky as assistant farm manager, before joining Plank in 2007 at Sagamore Farm.
A Silver Spring, Md. native, Tom resides at Sagamore Farm with his wife, Michelle, their five children and dog, Gator.