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Winbak Staff Biography

Read below to learn more about individual members of our knowledgable staff.

Joe Thomson


Email: joe.thomson@winbakfarm.com
Phone: 443-941-9006

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With a lifelong passion for horses, Joe has built Winbak Farm to be one of the leading standardbred breeders in North America.


Winbak Farm stands stallions in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario. In 1991, Joe and JoAnn founded Winbak Farm in the Maryland horse country near Chesapeake City, a short distance from Baltimore and Philadelphia. They bought Winfield Farm, where the thoroughbred Northern Dancer was born. The contract prohibited them from using the name Winfield, so it was shortened to “Win” and they then used the names of their three children, Bradley, Ashlee and Kimberly to complete the name Winbak.

They have produced two Meadowlands Pace Winners, three Little Brown Jug Winners, two Hambletonian Winners, three Horse of the Year Winners, and graduates who have won over 38,000 times and earned over $360 Million. 


Winbak Farm’s awards include:

Joe has been involved in the industry since the late 1970s and has served numerous leaderships roles.

Joe Thomson is a partner in the Red Mile Race Track located in Lexington, Kentucky.  The Red Mile is one of America’s oldest (1875) and most respected standardbred racetracks. He has also served as a director for the Lexington Trotters & Breeders Association. Due to his success as a breeder and leader, he was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2015 and the Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame in 2009.

Joe Thomson grew up in Cynthiana, Kentucky where he participated in 4-H and showed dairy cattle. While in college at Transylvania University he worked at Keeneland and would go over to the Red Mile to watch the races. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Economics. After joining the Army, he volunteered for the U.S. Army's officer candidate school. After 3 years in the Army, he served as a First Lieutenant.

As a professional, Joe Thomson has had a long-standing career in the financial field. In 1999, Joe’s successful financial services business, Planco, was sold to Hartford Life Insurance Company. Joe then became a senior officer in 2001 for Hartford. In 2004, he started a new company, Pacer Financial in Paoli, Pennsylvania. In 2009, he was elected to the Insured Retirement Institute Hall of Fame for his contributions to the annuity and financial services industry. He serves on the Maryland World Trade Center Institute Board which concentrates on global opportunities for Maryland business.