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Leonel Garcia  – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

The Minnesota HBPA has honored a Groom of the Week each Wednesday with a winner’s circle presentation, providing recognition to an individual that has done an outstanding job. This week’s honoree is Leonel Garcia who works for trainers Patrick and Tomey Swan. Leo, who has worked as a groom since 1989, has been with the […]

Jerry Hill – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

The racetrack presents many possibilities. Jerry Hill has explored a lot of them. He’s been an exercise rider, a groom, a hotwalker; he recently got his trainer license and may train one of his own at some point. Jerry is being honored by the Minnesota HBPA as Groom of the Week.  This is his first […]

Amanda Poston – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Amanda Poston is the Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week. She currently works for trainer Tony Rengstorf. After leaving her job as a software engineer, she reinvented her life in the way that made her the happiest, working with horses. Amanda started her journey being around horses by taking lessons as a kid, but broke […]

Rachel LaCount – Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Rachel LaCount is the latest Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week. Her first ever day at the races, she’s been told, was when she was two weeks old. Her parents owned racehorses at Canterbury Park and Downs. As soon as she was old enough to get a racing commission license, Rachel started working as a […]

Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week — Estefany Hernandez

Estefany Hernandez is the Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week. Estefany has been working for trainer Tony Rengstorf since 2016. Tony is quick to point out her work ethic and how much she genuinely cares about the race horses. Estefany takes care of six horses including recent allowance winner Papa’s Isla Doll, Vegan Goes Best […]

Marabel Nova is the Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Marabel Nova

Marabel Nova works for  trainer Tony Rengstorf, grooming six horses. Rengstorf nominated Marabel because she does an excellent job grooming and taking care of those horses which include Lady Hideaway, Little Instigator, Stay My Favorite, That Would Be Nice, Twoko Bay and Zoe’s Delight. Another quality of Marabel that Rengstorf appreciates is that she has […]

Tonya Williams is Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Tonya Williams has been working in the Ed Kereluk barn for more than four years. She grooms and cares for four four horses. She is also responsible for the feed program for the entire stable. According to trainer Kereluk, Tonya “keeps all things in order. She’s the one that runs the barn and is on […]

Guillermo Lopez — MN HBPA Groom of the Week

Guillermo Lopez, this week’s Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week, is a proud member of the Ed Ross Hardy racing team as he has been for the last three years. Guillermo is very well thought of by all those around him. Ed and his wife Kari, who runs the Canterbury operation, say that he is […]

Victor Morales is the Minnesota HBPA Groom of the Week

Victor Morales has been with the Tony Rengstorf stable for more than four years and works with a team that has been extremely loyal to the operation. Victor and that team are integral in the success Rengstorf has experienced. Victor is responsible for the care and well being of six horses. Those currently under his […]

Julio Barban is MN HBPA Groom of the Week

The Groom of the Week, presented by the Minnesota HBPA, is Julio Barban, who works for trainer Tony Rengstorf. Julio has been working with Tony for 10 years. During that time, Barban has shown great skill in taking care of the horses and has always been extremely dependable. He currently grooms Aubey Ridge, Derby Dance, Looking Ata […]