Mario Calderon

This isn’t a usual or normal entry, I know.

But I wanted to take a minute to remember one of the unsung and largely unknown, but vitally important people in the racing industry.  Mr. Calderon died last Sunday as a result of major injuries sustained in a fall from a horse he was exercising. 

Please take a few minutes to read about Mario Calderon at the Paulick Report site.  Exercise riders have one of the hardest jobs in the business, and often have the most to do with the success or failure of horses.  Mario deserves to be remembered, and if you have the inclination, a trust fund has been set up for his children.


2 responses to “Mario Calderon

  1. How incredibly tragic. He sounds like he was truly an exemplary man and a saint in this cruel sport. I will be keeping him and his family in my prayers..may they find comfort in the fact that he had touched many broken lives during his own.

  2. Reading the article about a rider I’d never heard of before will leave an unforgettable image now, of a brave man in a dangerous job who had it all end so abruptly. I wish more people were aware of what these men and women risk everyday for a sport a relative small number care about.

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