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Candy Garcia – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week presented by Bravis Craft Mexican Kitchen and Luro Boots

The Minnesota HBPA started the tradition several years ago of honoring weekly a groom that exemplifies the trade. Grooms are the backbone of racing, caring for the equine athletes. Much of their work goes unseen and largely unappreciated by the general public. Grooms are hands-on daily with the horses and a good groom makes a huge difference for a successful trainer.

This week the Minnesota HBPA honors Candy Garcia. He will be recognized Thursday following race one in a winner’s circle presentation.

Candy Garcia has been a groom extraordinaire at Canterbury Park for many years. Candy is outdoing himself this year. He works full-time for the Rushton stable. This however doesn’t stop him from helping out the Nancy Sheehan and George Smith barns in his ever-decreasing spare time.

Sheehan says Candy has been like a son to her, always having her back. “He is just a very good person,” she said.

Congratulations to Candy Garcia, the Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week.

A groom will be recognized each Thursday during the meet and will receive gifts from the Minnesota HBPA, and sponsors Bravis Craft Mexican Kitchen and Luro Boots.