RR logo with crown. Redhawk Racing


Joe Engelhart



Joe is currently the CEO of Cincinnati Capital Corporation, an Investment Banking firm he founded in 1990 that focuses on middle market mergers, acquisition, corporate finance, real estate, lending and turn arounds and workouts. For the past 15 years, Joe has been active on the Miami University campus primarily at the Farmer School of Business where he sponsors numerous events, participates in several programs such as Start Up Weekend, Social Innovation Weekend and mentoring students.

Joe purchased his first racehorse in 1983–Rollin On Over. Rollin On Over was named the champion racehorse in Ohio three times during his career while winning 20 races from 40 starts. In 1985 Joe founded Classicway Farm which quickly became the largest Thoroughbred breeding and training operation in the State of Ohio. During his 40 years in the Thoroughbred business, Joe has won races at prestigious tracks such as Belmont Park (NY), Gulfstream Park (Miami), Keeneland Race Course (Lexington), Churchill Downs (Louisville), Santa Anita Park (LA), among many others. Joe is the former owner of the notable Stonewall Farm in Lexington, KY and currently a partner in Matt Hogan Stables, located at the famous 1,000 acre Diamond A Farm in Versailles, KY. Throughout his 40- year involvement in the Thoroughbred business, Joe has managed many successful racing partnerships and stallion syndications as well as horses individually owned.

Joe initiated the formation of Redhawk Racing with the primary goal of fostering Miami Alumni Engagement through interaction in the exciting business of Thoroughbred racing.

Matt Hogan, home trainer

Matt Hogan


Matt Hogan grew up on a Thoroughbred farm in Versailles, KY and realized from a young age that he would always work with horses. During his early years, Matt gained tremendous experience raising Thoroughbreds, from foaling mares to preparing yearlings for the sales, and everything in between. During high school and college, Matt gained invaluable experience working with Dr. Doug Byars in the Internal Medicine Unit at Hagyard’s Equine Medical Institute.

After attending college at the University of Kentucky, Matt worked for Clifford Barry at Pin Oak Stud to gain experience handling stallions. From there, he worked for Graham Motion in Fair Hill, MD to get more experience with horses in training. Next, Matt traveled abroad to Ireland and completed the Irish National Stud Program. While there, Matt worked for Bill Dwan at Castlebridge Stud, prepping sale horses for all the major European sales. He then worked for Con Marnane of Bansha House Stables, breaking yearlings and training horses for the 2-year-old sales.

Returning home to Central Kentucky in 2009, Matt privately broke and pre-trained horses for many local breeders and boarding farms. Matt’s broad experience in both the U.S. and Europe give him a unique perspective on starting young horses. With the increased demand for support facilities of Thoroughbreds racing in the state of Kentucky, Matt and his family opened a new boarding/training and rehabilitation center: Matt Hogan Stables. Matt and his wife, Jessica live at Diamond A Farm with their three children Eddie, Adrianna, and John. The entire family shares a love and passion for horse racing.

Club Trainer Joe Sharp



Joe will serve as the Head Trainer for Redhawk Racing. Joe has worked with Thoroughbreds his entire life following his father Marc who has been training horses since 1981. Joe became a jockey in 2004 and later spent nine years as an assistant trainer to two of the top trainers in the sport today. In 2014 Joe started his own racing stable and his runners have amassed a staggering $35,000,000 in earnings. 2022 proved to be a banner year for Joe as his stable topped $5,000,000 in winnings. Joe is married to the legendary female jockey Rosie Narpavnik, who during her career earned over $70,000,000 in purses ranking her 3rd among all female jockeys. Joe and Rosie live in Louisville, KY with their two boys.

Allie Pearson poses with an equine friend



Allie graduated from Miami University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Business as well as B.A.s in Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Interactive Media. She went on to earn her MBA at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University where she was named one of the top 50 MBA student in the US. After interning with Procter and Gamble during her time at Miami, Allie continued her career there and currently serves in the role as Senior Brand Manager of Hair Care for P&G in Cincinnati.

Allie’s passion for horses started at a young age when she began riding at the local riding stable. Eventually, she began competing in horse shows throughout the region in hunter jumper events. That led her to becoming an instructor for young children beginning their careers as riders and ultimately Allie became a member of the Miami University Equestrian Team.

Allie also knows her way around the Thoroughbred racing industry. She followed her dad Joe and his passion for breeding and racing high quality Thoroughbred athletes. Allie has attended races all over the country and even enjoyed a visit to the prestigious races held at Royal Ascot in London during an overseas internship while at Miami. Allie and her husband Patrick reside in Cincinnati with their two girls Lucy Brave and Anna Wise Pearson.