Our Team - Who We Are

Barry Ostrager – Owner

Barry Ostrager has been a long-time participant in all facets of the thoroughbred breeding and racing industry as a farm owner, stallion manager, breeder, and owner. As owner of Questroyal Stud LLC, Barry has managed the careers of many of the most prominent stallions to stand in the state, including Belong To Me, Hansel, and Gold Token, among many others. Barry has embraced a leadership role in the industry, in addition to his own pursuits, and is currently serving as the President of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc.

Michael Brown - Farm Manager

Michael Brown is a third-generation horseman and has an Equine Business Management degree from Cobleskill College.  Michael has more than a decade of experience caring for mares and foals, including sales preparation, working at a number of the premier farms in Kentucky and New York.  During most of the past five years, Michael has been a stallion manager in New York  Michael has been responsible for breeding  and marketing stallions owned by some of the most prominent owners in the industry. 

Sara Dunham - Director
Sara has more than 35 years of experience raising, training, and caring for thoroughbreds as both a trainer and farm manager. She returned to Questroyal in 2016 after a successful stint as farm manager when the farm first opened under its current ownership.  Sara is widely praised for her horsemanship and people friendly skills.  Sara is currently managing more than 100 mares and foals at Questroyal and enjoys the confidence of many of the most prominent people in the thoroughbred breeding industry.

Kelly McCombs - Office Manager

Originally from Dutchess County, Kelly brings with her 15+ years of experience in the equine industry. A 2007 Bachelor's Degree graduate from Morrisville State College, Kelly doubled majored in Equine Reproduction and Business Administration. Her love of horses began at the young age of 6, when her grandfather brought her to her first riding lesson. During her time in the equine industry, Kelly has done everything from managing a hunter/jumper barn, foaling out upwards of 200 mares, prepping yearlings for sale and handling horses at some of the biggest sales in the country. She brings this experience and exceptional organizational skills to the office of Questroyal North.