4/6/2013 Midwest/Canada Regional: Flower Power

  • April 02, 2013
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Henry Mast goes from greenhouses to winner’s circle

by Esther Marr

One of Michigan-based Thoroughbred owner/breeder Henry Mast’s life mottos—“Business is easy”—is etched on a sign on his office door. The simple phrase reminds Mast of his long-standing secret to success.

“Business is real easy if you do what you say you’re going to do, you do it for a fair price, and you do it on time,” said Mast. “Those are pretty basic principles that are true in any business.”

With a multi-million-dollar flower company and a profitable Thoroughbred operation to his credit, Mast’s philosophy has proved effective.

Mast, 67, is now retired from his professional career, but the breeding and racing program he maintains with fellow Michigan horseman Bob Gorham still produces quality racehorses at an impressive rate.

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