Don’t Tell My Wife Stables has a professional team of experienced horsemen to manage and run
the day to day operations of each partnership. The Managers and in house trainer Keith Desormeaux have over 48 years combined experience in the racing industry, and work extremely hard to make the Member’s experience memorable and positive.
Keith Desormeaux – Trainer and Bloodstock Agent
Keith brings over 24 years of experience in selecting and training thoroughbreds to our stable. His operation is based in Louisiana where he runs most of his horses at The Fairgrounds, Louisiana Downs, Evangeline Downs, and Delta Downs. However, he has trained and will ship horses to race tracks all over the country including Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Belmont Park, Arlington Park, Lone Star Park, Del Mar, and Santa Anita Park.
Keith has an impressive record of selecting top quality animals and training them to get the most out of their ability, including four (4) Breeders Cup horses.
Resident of Maurice, LA. Family: son Bailey. Personal: brother to Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux. Graduated from Louisiana Tech University with an Animal Science degree.
Kirk Godby – Manager
Kirk has been involved in the thoroughbred business for over 24 years. His passion for the Sport originally came from being involved in his father’s racing operation. In order to learn the business from the ground up Kirk spent several months at Louisiana Downs in 1992 where he worked as a groom and consulted with trainers.
After his tenure at Louisiana Downs Kirk has stayed involved in the family’s racing and breeding operation. In March of 2010 he co-founded Don’t Tell My Wife Stables with the goal of allowing individuals from all walks of life to enjoy the thrills and excitement of owning a piece of a thoroughbred race horse.
Kirk is a co-manager of the company’s partnerships, and resides in Fort Worth, TX with his wife Kelley and two daughters.
Rob Slack – Manager
Rob found his passion for thoroughbred racing in high school when he worked summers as a mutual clerk at Saratoga Race Course.
Over the years his love for the Sport and Saratoga finally led him to the ownership side of the business, and was instrumental in co-founding Don’t Tell My Wife Stables.
Mr. Slack is also a co-manager of the company’s partnerships, and resides in Lake George, NY with his wife Donna.