November 2019 Members of the Month
Leonard and Lois Green
Racing is a real numbers game for accountant Leonard Green. After doing the math, he decided to go all in on horse ownership with wife Lois, which has paid dividends. “I’m a tax man by trade,” he said, “so the uniqueness of the tax advantage is specific to the horse industry; it really intrigued me.” And Green’s savvy approach has paid off in spades. His top runners this year include 2018 champion juvenile filly Jaywalk, whom he co-owns with Cash is King LLC, and A Thread of Blue, who won the inaugural Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes this summer.
Founder and chairman of The Green Group, which advises hundreds of clients in the Thoroughbred industry, Green races as DJ Stable, currently managed by son Jonathan. The Greens reside in Holmdel, New Jersey and first got started in the industry like so many others: a friend had a horse, and the rest is history.