Good Health And More Wins: Horse Racing Resolutions Ring In New Year At Santa Anita

by | 01.01.2019 | 4:01pm
California-based Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer

Any post-New Year's Eve reveling quickly became last year's news for most horsemen at Santa Anita Park early Tuesday, as it was business as usual on a brisk New Year's Day morning at the Arcadia, Calif., track, lending to an opportunity for random resolutions in 2019.

Richard Baltas: “Stay healthy.”

Huey Barnes (85-year-old assistant starter who came to Santa Anita with Charlie Whittingham in 1954): “I hope 2019 is good to us, we stay healthy and keep going.”

Jeff Bonde: “I just hope we have a good year and strive to do better.”

Val Brinkerhoff: “Get a Grade I winner.”

Bronx native Jim Cassidy: “For the Yankees to win the World Series.”

Matt Chew: “Just enjoy each day.”

Phil D'Amato: “Not to talk to jockeys after the race.”

Peter Eurton: “To be patient.”

Mark Glatt: “Win more races, hopefully.”

Eoin Harty: “Check back with me in 30 days.”

Jerry Hollendorfer: “Try and do a better job.”

Dallas Keen: “Win some races, but the bottom line is you've got to have the horses.”

Brian Koriner (whose stable has been on a roll): “I'm not changing anything right now.”

Eric Kruljac: “Stay upright the whole year.”

Dan Landers (assistant to 86-year-old Hall of Fame member Ron McAnally): “Keep on going, have a better year.”

Bill Morey: “Win some races.”

George Papaprodromou: “Good health.”

Mike Puype: “Hope for a better year ahead.”

Mick Ruis: “For Richie Baltas to win some races.”

Tom Knust: “To finish the movie I've been working on for 20 years. It's called 'Ducks in a Tree.'”

John Shirreffs (who surfed the balmy waves in Hawaii in his youth): “Stay warm.”

Gary Stute: “I don't make resolutions. That way I'm not disappointed when I break them. I have a few bad habits I want to keep.”

Kathy Walsh: “Keep everybody healthy and for racing to move forward.”

Dan Ward: “Always try to be positive.”

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