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Ben Baugh

Humility And Authenticity: Jockey Pablo Morales Turns A Dream Into Reality

April 17, 2018 |

Peruvian Immigrant Living The Racetrack Dream By Ben Baugh The footprint in the shedrow of a young boy literally following in the footsteps of his father provides insight into the life of someone who would pursue and realize his dreams. Those footsteps are leaving an indelible imprint in the world of thoroughbred racing — and […]

JC Thoroughbreds Keeps It In The Family

October 12, 2017 |

By Ben Baugh A little encouragement can go a long way. JC Thoroughbreds has consistently produced results for more than a decade. The father and son team of Juan and Jose Chavez are based at the Oak Ridge Training Center in Williston, Fla. Graduates from their program have gone onto be Grade I winners and […]

The Holy Bull Story, Part II

August 18, 2017 |

By Ben Baugh (For part 1, click here) High Expectations With his impressive juvenile campaign came a wave of popularity among racing enthusiasts’ nationwide, along with praise and respect from the media. But Jimmy Croll stayed grounded despite the gray colt’s success, understanding the vagaries of the sport — one that often teaches humility. “My […]

The Holy Bull Story, Part 1

August 9, 2017 |

By Ben Baugh It all started with a phone call. However, it was one with a lasting impact that touched not only the lives of those who were directly involved, but captured the spirit and imagination of thoroughbred racing fans throughout the nation. Bonnie and Kim Heath arrived back home in Ocala, Fla., after being […]