Cat McGee was born and raised in Amityville, NY, and became an unlikely horse lover rather early in life after a local trail ride. While growing up, her passion for horses was fed with weekly hunter-jumper riding lessons and summers spent in the mid-west training western pleasure and gaming horses for a local 4-H club. Those summers lead her to Purdue University, where she pursued a degree in Animal Science with, as well as becoming an avid member of the Intercollegiate Polo Club. Spring of her senior year Cat took a semester off to take on an internship in Lexington, KY with the KEMI program, where she worked a breeding season at Lane’s End- Oak Tree Division. She graduated from Purdue in the spring of 2012 with a BS in Animal Science and began working at Herringswell as a hot walker. Her first year and a half was spent traveling for Graham as a groom to Tampa, Keeneland, Fair Hill, Delaware and Saratoga. Upon the opening of his second barn at Fair Hill, Graham gave Cat the opportunity to work as an assistant for him. Since then Herringswell 2 has been her primary location, working mostly with horses coming back from lay-ups and two-year-olds getting ready to race. As well as overseeing the care of Tom the turkey and Chicharron the pig.