Cory grew up in Los Angeles and was always drawn to thoroughbreds. He was fortunate to be able to visit his grandparents, Herb and Ellen, at their farm called CandyLand where he would get to see them regularly. Since then, he has gotten more actively involved in the industry as an owner. He currently races horses based in Kentucky and New York, where he now lives.
After graduating college from the Wharton School in Pennsylvania, Cory worked in finance and started an online gaming company focused on horse racing called Derby.com. Currently, he is General Partner at Ground Up Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on early stage investing. He has invested in over 50 companies touching all aspects of technology.
Cory hopes to continue the legacy of his grandfather Herb, who helped start Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) and Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF).