Trainer Bernell Rhone considers himself fortunate to have a groom like Victor Cisneros. Rhone has for years had a staff that has remained loyal. Cisneros, who estimates he has been with the Hall of Fame trainer for 20 years, is a perfect example. The native of Zacateca, Mexico has traveled with Rhone to Canterbury each season and has also been to Remington Park, Indiana Grand, and most recently Tampa Bay Downs.
He cares for five horses in the barn. Cisneros recalls that one of the best he has groomed for Rhone was Sky and Sea, a multiple stakes winning mare that in 2014 won the Minnesota Oaks and Bella Notte Sprint and was named Horse of the Meet that season.
Victor will be honored in a winner’s circle presentation tonight following the first race.