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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 […]

Trailblazing Jockey Now A Trainer : Tomey Swan

Tomey Swan

By Katie Merritt Twelve years ago, Tomey Swan wasn’t training racehorses, she was riding them. After the Supreme Court ruling in January of 1969 that allowed women to ride in pari-mutuel races, Swan was one of the first to do so, paving the way for future women in the racing industry.  In her 35-year career […]