November 2018 Member of the Month:
Donald R. Dizney
Donald R. Dizney with First Dude
hirty-five years after entering the Thoroughbred business, Donald R. Dizney is still breeding and racing top-flight runners in his native Florida. Most recently, Dizney, founder and chairman of Orlando-based United Medical Corporation, bred multiple graded stakes winner Skye Diamonds
. The mare is a daughter of his homebred grade 1 winner First Dude
, who stands at his owner’s Double Diamond Farm near Ocala.
Born in Pensacola, Dizney fell in love with horses and the Bluegrass State while attending Eastern Kentucky University. Decades later, Dizney and wife Irene—now full-time residents of Palm Beach, Florida—are generous donors to his alma mater, as well as to multiple programs at the University of Florida.