In an excellent article featured in the Daily Racing Form, Jay Hovdey captures the essence of larger-than-life California owner Mike Pegram. He describes Pegram as anything but a political creature, visualizing his difficult times sitting in corporate McDonald's meetings as a franchise owner and imagining what his commandments of the game must be.
Now Pegram finds himself on the Thoroughbred Owners of California board as the highest vote getter in the most recent election, inspired by the late Robert Lewis who Pegram says “got more things done in the late 90s than anything we've seen since.”
Will Pegram's fresh perspective be exactly what California needs to move in a positive direction? We certainly hope so. As Pegram himself says, “I care about California racing, because without California racing there is no national racing, just like you need Kentucky to be healthy and New York to be healthy.”
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