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Randy Romero's Remarkable Ride

Born in Louisiana’s Cajun Country in 1957 into a family involved with horses, Randy Romero showed an early flair for riding and an uncompromising fearlessness that would follow him throughout his life. His father Lloyd J. Romero trained American Quarter Horses. This candid biography begins with the jockey’s unstable childhood in an abusive home and continues through the riding career that made him a legend.

In 1975 Randy began his professional riding career at Evangeline Downs in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was nicknamed the “Ragin’ Cajun.” His success led to his being chosen by owner Ogden Phipps and trainer Shug McGaughey to ride Personal Ensign, whom Randy would ride to an undefeated career, capped by a victory in the 1988 Breeder’s Cup Distaff. In 1989 he won his third straight Breeders’ Cup with Go For Wand. Unfortunately, in the 1990 Breeder’s Cup Distaff race, Go For Wand was in the lead when she broke down. Randy broke his pelvis and several ribs, and the filly had to be euthanized.
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