The racing community in Southern California mourns the passing of trainer Louis Andrew “Lou” Bradvica, who died at his home in Riverside June 4 at the age of 91.
“Lou was a farmer at heart, and while he loved all plants and animals, he loved the horse the most,” said his nephew, George Bradvica. “It didn't matter what breed, but his love for the horse was unbridled.
“He was my surrogate Dad and gave me experiences that I'll never forget, including the knowledge and nurturing of horses that propelled me into the horse racing industry for a career and a lifetime.
“I would not be into the horse racing industry without my Uncle Lou and his love for the horse. We bought our first one as partners in 1960 – a Shetland pony – for $357. I helped pay for it with money from my first communion.”
Lou's family will be holding a Remembrance and Celebration of his life on Friday, June 28, at Habanero Mexican Grill, 2472 University Avenue in Riverside from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The restaurant's phone number is 951 224-9145.
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