01/22/11 Southeast: Diamond ‘Dude’

  • January 18, 2011
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 The Thoroughbred business is a family affair for Donald Dizney, who has been involved in breeding and racing for more than 20 years. Go to the website for his Florida-based Double Diamond Farm and you’ll see a big photograph of Dizney and his wife, Irene. There also are pictures of his son, David, who is Double Diamond’s president, and Roger Brand, who is Dizney’s son-in-law and the 550-acre farm’s vice president and general manager.

“Winning is a lot of fun, but I think it’s the people and being able to have your family involved in it that I enjoy the most,” said Dizney, who has three children and eight grandchildren. “It’s good to have things in common and things you can talk about with your kids—like genealogy and trying to build the perfect athlete—as they get older.”

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