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Barry Abrams

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Barry Abrams
Date of Birth:03/04/1954
Birth Place:Minsk, Russia
Residence:Arcadia, CA
Cell Phone:818-442-8492
Base Track:Santa Anita
Into Industry:1978
Started Training:1990
Worked Under:Roger Stein

Born in Russia, but family moved to Poland in 1959, when he was 5, then to Israel in 1961 and finally to California (Burbank) in 1963 … High school buddy’s folks had harness horses and he caught the bug watching them at Hollywood Park … While getting his business degree at Cal State L.A., he spent mornings and weekends learning how to groom Standardbreds … Began training them on his own in 1978 and had a successful run through 1987 … Among his charges was the top-class pacer Guts, who won more than $1 million … In 1990 he made the switch to Thoroughbreds on trainer Roger Stein’s staff at Del Mar … Hung out his own trainer shingle at Del Mar in 1993 … His best runner to date has been the multiple stakes-winning filly Famous Digger, who captured the San Clemente and Del Mar Oaks here in 1997 … Among his other stakes horses are Speaking of Time, Princess Afleet, Fondly Remembered, Airistar, Slew’s Royal Son, The Tender Track, Conectis, Kachamandi, Lennyfrommalibu, Scrofa and Juliesugardaddy … Member, Board of Directors, Thoroughbred Owners of California as a trainer representative … Family: wife, Dyan; two daughters.

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