Ticker
  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 1 day ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 2 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 2 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 5 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 6 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 8 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 8 days ago

Belvoir Welcomes New Owners

If there’s one thing racing needs more than new bettors, it’s new owners.

The game took a mini-step towards fulfilling that need recently when two young baseball players bought into a piece of the action in horses trained and owned in part by Vann Belvoir.

They would be Kyle Schneider, a first-time owner who has 10 percent of a 6-year-old horse named Miles Heir, and Sean O’Leary, who owns 10 percent of a 5-year-old mare named Single N Lovin It. Both run in bottom-level claiming races.

Schneider is a 21-year-old right-handed pitcher for Glendale Community College. O’Leary, 28, describes himself as a right-handed knuckleballer who’s also the pitching coach at Monrovia High School.

“They’re both local guys who came to gamble at the track and eventually became owners,” Belvoir said. “This is the kind of curiosity that hopefully begins to re-generate interest in the sport.”

Miles Heir, a winner at 10-1 on Feb. 10, finished fifth in Sunday’s second race, a one-mile event with a $17,000 purse.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories