Trainers

Richard Baltas

California
Photo: Richard Baltas

Richie has been going to the races since he was 15. He is generally considered one of the very sharpest trainers on the Southern California circuit and is fiery competitor who hates losing more than he enjoys winning.

Career Highlights: Captured the 2014 GI Bing Crosby Stakes with former-claimer, Big Macher.

Little Known Fact: Richie attended 1984 Kentucky Equine Institute for six-month program before going to work in Kentucky at Pillar Stud and Spendthrift Farm, rubbing yearlings and at the Keeneland sales

Faves:

Horse: Spectacular Bid

Childhood Book: The Cat in the Hat

Movie: Casino

Hobby: Smoking Cigars

Drink: Iced Tea

Quote: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

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