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CURRENT TRS STATS thru March 17, 2017
Launched in 2000, the Trackmen Racing Stable had 26 investors, including 9 first-time licensed racehorse owners. Our partnerships combine the thrill of racing and involvement along with an exciting social aspect. We arrange race-day luncheons and/or box seats at numerous tracks, conduct monthly handicapping tournaments with absentee participation encouraged and, of course, have impromptu victory dinner celebrations! The always popular TRS Annual Barn Brunch Party takes place each spring and all stable partners and enthusiasts are invited to attend this fun-filled morning ritual. Partners gather at trainer Linda Rice's Belmont Park Stable to meet her and me, as well as fellow participants, friends and family members. We enjoy an all-morning photo opportunity, a catered brunch, pony rides and a chance to meet and greet noted jockeys and racing officials. Early in the Saratoga Racing Season in upstate New York we stage the very popular TRS Saratoga Post Time Party at the Spa’s trendy Wishing Well Restaurant; all stable partners and their families and friends are invited to this exciting evening of cocktails, dinner, surprise entertainment and prize raffles. We also stage a similar party at a selected restaurant on Long Island, NY.
All TGC stable members receive weekly emailed stable progress reports, win pictures, training pictures and training videos. In addition, the TRS's comprehensive and award-winning website features current photos, training videos, race replays and access to opportunities of participation - all designed to keep members fully apprised of ‘Stable Doings’. All members have unlimited access to our horses, our trainer and me and are encouraged to partake in the morning training sessions to further their personal racing edification. Additionally, all (prospective) participants are welcome to attend the various horse auctions with Linda and me. For a RaceTrack Glossary, click here.
Our stables have grown annually, including number of participants, number of horses under its management and the quality of racing stock. The stable is managed by proven professionals Bill Hirsch and Linda Rice who both have decades of experience in this industry. Only the finest service providers are employed, including jockeys, veterinarians and blacksmiths, thus affording the Trackmen Racing Stable every opportunity to excel and develop top-notch racehorses.
After all, it is about having fun!
Current Trackmen Racing Stables
Tapizar, by Tapit
Introvert, by Smarty Jones
$60,000 Purchase 6/14/16 at the Ocala 2-Year-Olds in Training Sales
in Ocala, FL.
Dublin, by Afleet Express
Cat Be Nimble, by Tale of the Cat
$50,000 Purchase 8/09/14 at the Fasig-Tipton Preferred Yearling Sales
in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Bill & wife Mary with the initial TGC Stable investment, TeeGeeCee.
BILL HIRSCH, 65, was born and raised in Arcadia, CA, just a furlong from Santa Anita Racetrack. He graduated from Robert Louis Stevenson Prep School in Pebble Beach in 1969 and then studied Business and Animal Husbandry at California State University at San Luis Obispo. Bill currently lives in Floral Park, NY, and Hallandale Beach, FL, with his wife Mary Ryan, a Sports Commentator for network and cable TV and long-time horsewoman and pioneer female steeplechase jockey. Bill is the Founder/Director of the highly popular Trackmen Golf Club (TGC) and its award-winning website. Under the umbrella of the Hirsch Thoroughbred Management LLC, Bill is also the Managing Member of two Trackmen Racing Stables, Genesis Stable and Wade Racing, LLC, and has several private clients as well. Hirsch also maintains these racing-oriented websites. In addition, he has published several Turf Gourmet Dining Guides as well as Business to Business Directories
Bill became a noteworthy figure in thoroughbred racing during his more than 25 years as the Sole Proprietor of W.J. Hirsch Jr. Thoroughbred Racing Stable based at Belmont Park in New York and Gulfstream Park in Florida. Bred into the horse business, Bill's grandfather Max Hirsch is the legendary Hall of Fame trainer who won 3 Kentucky Derbys, 4 Belmont Stakes and the 1946 Triple Crown with King Ranch's Assault. Bill's father W.J. "Buddy" Hirsch, top trainer on the East and West coasts, was inducted into Racing's Hall of Fame in 1982 alongside his father, Max. Under Bill's management, this third-generation business competed on a Grade I level in many venues, including Arkansas, California, Canada, Chicago, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Bill trained 16 stakes winners, including two Grade 2 stakes winners, and won such prestigious races as the Gr2 Matchmaker Stakes, Gr2 Orchid Handicap, Gr3 Stuyvesant Handicap, Gr3 Tidal Handicap, Monrovia Handicap and Congressional Handicap.
Directing the business affairs of a major racing stable requires expertise in financial management, purchasing, cost-effective buying as well as personnel recruitment, training and supervision. During his career, Mr. Hirsch made extensive contacts in the industry with prestigious owners and breeders as well as representatives of the New York Racing Association, Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, Thoroughbred Trainers Association (of which Mr. Hirsch is a former Director) and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.Other professional activities include consultant for the Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association's (TOBA) Greatest Game, the Thoroughbred Retirement Fund and the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.
Life-long horsewoman Mary Ryan-Hirsch is a Media Specialist well-known in New York and Florida for her work as Commentator of "Breakfast at Belmont" & "Saratoga Sunrise" and live TV interviews for "Race Day Belmont", "Race Day Saratoga" and "Race Day Gulfstream". She also assisted NBC- TV with the Breeders Cup and ABC- TV with the Travers Stakes. Her credentials include a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and English as well as a Diploma from the Berlitz School in Spanish. An avid road racer, Mary is a former National Cross-Country Champion and 5th Avenue Mile winner.
Mary herself also has extensive contacts in the thoroughbred industry. A pioneer among women jockeys, Ms Ryan was the first licensed female Steeplechase Rider to compete in this country. During her early career she also worked as Assistant Trainer for the J.P. Campo Racing Stable and became the first female to saddle an entrant in a Triple Crown Race, the 1973 Preakness. After a stint as Administrative Assistant for the Thoroughbred Racing Association, she now works in various roles for the New York Racing Association and Gulfstream Park as Marketing Assistant, Media Coordinator and Racing Analyst. And during the Race Meets at Saratoga Springs, NY, Ms Ryan acts as emcee for various social functions around town. Mary also complements her husband as assistant and webmaster.
Together Bill and Mary take immense pride in the management of the Trackmen Racing Stable and it has developed into an exceedingly popular venue for all of its partners.
Copyright Pierre Bellocq
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