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Bob Lindgren: Racehorse Owner


Bob Lindgren, a stakes winning owner from Prior Lake, started owning racehorses when he claimed his first horse on June 13, 1984 after visiting  different racetracks over the years. In 2007 he stopped claiming horses and started breeding his horses.

Bob currently has two horses in training, one yearling at home and the others are boarded in Kentucky. Trainer Mac Robertson works with both of Bob’s horses that are racing this year, Thunder and Honey and Honey’s Sox Appeal.

Over the years Bob has had many winning horses but his favorite memory came from this year’s meet at Canterbury. “This year Honey’s Sox Appeal won the Bella Notte Minnesota Distaff Sprint Championship Stakes and it’s one of my favorite memories of being an owner,” Bob said.

Bob enjoys traveling to many different racetracks around the country and has been to more than 20 racetracks. He also makes it a priority to go to the horse sales in Kentucky and the Kentucky Derby .

“The biggest lesson I have learned with owning horses is to have more quality horses over quantity,” he explained. “That’s why I enjoy breeding my own horses over claiming horses because I know the quality that I am getting.”

When Bob isn’t spending time at the racetrack or with his horses he works as a tax preparer. He also enjoys boating, as he lives on a lake. He also enjoys watching football and has season tickets to the Minnesota Vikings in the new US Bank Stadium.