More Than Just Luck: Pair of Derby Hopefuls Received Early Lessons from Eisaman

by | 04.18.2013 | 3:34pm
Barry and Shari Eisaman

Barry Eisaman and his wife, Shari, have been breaking and training Thoroughbreds for close to three decades. Several talented runners have gotten their early education at the Eisaman's facility in Williston, Florida.

With the Kentucky Derby just over two weeks away, the Eisamans have a special interest in two contenders for the roses – Itsmyluckyday and Govenor Charlie. Both colts received their early training at the farm. Govenor Charlie, who along with Kentucky Oaks contender Midnight Lucky, was sent to Eisaman for early schooling and gatework.

Itsmyluckyday spent about six months at the farm, where he was broken and received early training.

“It's very rewarding to see all the hard work that goes into preparing these horses carry over. We're lucky to get some really good young horses. When you have a whole lot of high-test, healthy horses, the results keep getting better and better,” Eisaman said in an interview at


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