David Jacobson, once a leading training in New York who had a string in California in recent years, has decided to retire from racing, according to the Blood-Horse.
Jacobson told the Blood-Horse the New York racing business had become “unfeasible” for smaller horsemen.
“From management to the racing office—the management all the way to the top is not respecting the smaller horsemen, which are the backbone of the racetrack,” Jacobson said.
Although he had a string in Southern California, Jacobson told the Blood-Horse he needs his New York operation to be successful in order to maintain stables on both coasts. Jacobson said while he'll still be in the game as an owner, he's planning to devote most of his time to his real estate business in New York City.
According to Equibase, Jacobson had 1,272 victories from 6,662 starts. His horses earned more than $45 million during his training career. Among his notable runners were Grade 1 winners Salutos Amigos and Strapping Groom, and Grade 3 winner Stallwalkin' Dude.
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