02/26/11 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Swept Away

  • February 23, 2011
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 New Jersey-born owner, trainer, and breeder Edwin Broome obviously relishes the mountaintops in racing much more than the inevitable valleys, but like every other horseman he knows both extremes are part of playing the game.

“The highs are great and the lows are devastating. But having a young horse and watching it develop into a nice runner, that’s the thrill,” said Broome of why he has stayed involved in the business through the thick and thin of the economy.

Due to his diligence, patience, and perseverance with each horse in his barn, Broome, 58, has experienced plenty of thrills over the years, most recently with the gelding Lucky James, a two-time stakes winner in New Jersey who helped earn Broome a 2009 Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association award in the Garden State.

With his triple duties as owner, trainer, and breeder, it’s dizzying to think of all Broome has to accomplish within a day. His dedication to the horse business is obvious, as he starts his daily duties each morning at 3:30 a.m., checking and galloping the horses, observing workouts at the track, employing his training techniques and hoping each horse
develops into his next big success story.

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