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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Schosberg Always Answers The Call On Aftercare

Michael Sternklar shared two vignettes that say everything about Richard Schosberg’s integrity as a trainer and his passion for Thoroughbred aftercare. During their first meeting in 2005, an interview of sorts, Sternklar was blunt about how he wanted to proceed as a first-time owner. “I don’t want to cheat. I care about the horses,” he […]

Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Martin A Key Part Of The Epicenter Team, Even From Another Horse’s Saddle

Eddie Martin, Jr. wondered aloud if there would be room for him in the winner’s circle if favored Epicenter should win the Kentucky Derby. He could expect Steve Asmussen to make sure of that.  The Hall of Fame trainer credits Martin with playing an integral role in the development of the impressive Louisiana Derby winner. […]

Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Lindemann Will Never Forget Her First Horse

Lorita Lindemann was a teenager, an innocent, until one moment changed everything. She finished her classes and hurried to Rockingham Park to say goodbye to Federal Sin. “Chestnut gelding. White blaze I will never forget,” said Lindemann, recalling her first horse. She knew the veteran’s racing days were over. The parting was made easier because […]

Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: TRF Program Gives Bonds Back Her Mental Health, Purpose

Caroline Bonds planned every detail of her suicide, including payment for her funeral. She was facing a five-year sentence for money laundering. She accepted responsibility for what occurred while insisting she was an unwitting victim of a man she once loved, a man she thought would someday be her husband. She felt the shame associated […]

Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: As She Logs Miles Assisting Pletcher, Horses Are Home For DePasquale

Ginny DePasquale never imagined that experience as a well-traveled first-grader would prepare her to play an integral role in trainer Todd Pletcher’s Hall of Fame career. Yet that is what happened. Although DePasquale was born in Philadelphia, she did not remain there long since her father served in the Navy. Her first real introduction to […]

Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: The Assistant Trainer With His Own Eclipse Award

Not many assistant trainers have an Eclipse Award to show for their efforts. Darren Fleming does. Steve Asmussen, his boss and an Eclipse winner in 2008 and 2009, ordered replicas made for Fleming and fellow assistant Scott Blasi to emphasize how much each means to the success of his powerhouse barn. The bronze statuette took […]