Milan Kosanovich is a retired Pennsylvania steel executive who got involved with Thoroughbreds more than 30 years ago, purchasing his first broodmare as a graduate school business project. He currently owns the 40-acre Broken Back Farm in Ocala and eight mares.

His broodmare, Go Donna Go produced future Grade 1 performers, Macho Again, winner of more than $1.8 million, and Be Fair.

Macho Again’s victories included the 2008 Derby Trial and the Grade 2 Jim Dandy and in 2009 won Grade 1 Stephen Foster and Grade 2 New Orleans Handicap. In 2009, Macho Again was also second in both the Grade 1 Whitney and Grade 1 Woodward.

A daughter of former Florida stallion Exchange Rate, Be Fair won the 2009 Lake George (G3) and was fourth in the Grade 3 Honeybee, Grade 1 Ashland and Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. His other stakes winners that year included Darly OBS Sprint-winner Pray for Action and Juan Gonzalez Memorial-winner Izzy Rules.

In 2009, his 16 Florida-bred starters won more than $1.6 million from 18 wins, 27 seconds and 21 thirds. His success led him to be honored with that year’s FTBOA Needles Award, bestowed annually to the outstanding small Florida breeder.

Other stakes winners bred by Kosanovich include Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie-winner Kays and Jays, by Macho Uno; 2007 Winter Melody-winner Its True Love and 2018 Millions Sprint Preview-winner Kroy.

Kosanovich has experience serving on nearly a dozen corporate and charity boards and previously served on the FTBOA board along with the governance and audit committees. He holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

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