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Winning Ponies

Winning Ponies

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January 13th 2011:Winning Ponies" welcomes Hall of Fame rider Randy Romero

Randy Paul Romero was born December 22, 1957 in Erath, Louisiana, into a family involved with horses. His father Lloyd J. Romero was a Louisiana state trooper who trained American Quarter Horses and later, after a drunk driver crashed into his police car and permanently disabled him, he began training Thoroughbreds for flat racing. The 1978 movie Casey's Shadow is based on Lloyd Romero and his family. Randy was elected into the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame May 27, 2010. In 1975 Randy Romero began his professional riding career at Evangeline Downs in Lafayette, Louisiana. Nicknamed the

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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies 23/11/2017 05:00 23/11/2017 06:00 Winning Ponies https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies Randy Paul Romero was born December 22, 1957 in Erath, Louisiana, into a family involved with horses. His father Lloyd J. Romero was a Louisiana state trooper who trained American Quarter Horses and later, after a drunk driver crashed into his police car and permanently disabled him, he began training Thoroughbreds for flat racing. The 1978 movie Casey's Shadow is based on Lloyd Romero and his family. Randy was elected into the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame May 27, 2010. In 1975 Randy Romero began his professional riding career at Evangeline Downs in Lafayette, Louisiana. Nicknamed the "Ragin' Cajun", in 1983 at Oaklawn Park racetrack in Arkansas Romero suffered a near career-ending injury when he received major burns to two-thirds of his body from a freak fire, that erupted while taking a sauna. He had rubbed himself down with alcohol and moved into the sauna in the jockey's room. As he did he accidentally broke a live light bulb that immediately ignited his entire body. After seven months of rehabilitation, he returned to compete at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, where he won his third of four riding titles and set a track record with 181 wins. While Randy Romero met with great success as a jockey, the downside of his career was a number of racing-related injuries requiring more than twenty surgeries. He retired in July 1999 having ridden 4,285 winners, notably winning a number of important Grade I events, and multiple Breeders' cup events. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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