Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Ron McAnally!

Trainer Ron McAnally gets a birthday cake while Bob Baffert looks on.

Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally celebrated his 79th birthday at Santa Anita's Clockers' Corner this morning, where Rosie Ybarra presented him with a birthday cake while trainers and other morning regulars sang "Happy Birthday." Trainer Bob Baffert, always the joker, quipped, "You're missing about 80 candles!"

McAnally, a three-time Eclipse Award winner, was inducted into racing Hall of Fame in 1990, along with his signature star, John Henry. McAnally can be found every morning at Santa Anita, where he is one of our most beloved trainers. Happy birthday, Ron!

Photo courtesy of on-the-beat reporter Howard Zucker.

1 comment:

The_Knight_Sky said...

Happy Birthday Ron McAnally.
If it weren't for John Henry's appearance in the Ballantine's Scotch Classic, I would not have started my little horse racing library.

I still have that great book given away at the Big M the following year featuring The Rubins and the "pile drivin' man". Learned so much from that, that I left standardbreds and pursued thoroughbreds.

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