April 22, 2017 - Southeast: Big Beginning

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Starting Point Thoroughbreds a hit for Willy North and Stuart Morris

By Cynthia McFarland

STARTING POINT THOROUGHBREDS may be a fresh name in the consignor ranks, but the face behind it is hardly new to the game. W.D. “Willy” North has never made a living doing anything but horses, and his experience shows. As a teenager, the Florida native started out grooming Quarter Horses, obtaining his trainer’s license by the time he was 18. Running at tracks in Alabama, Texas, Iowa, and Minnesota, North’s horses won at a high percentage, but purses weren’t strong.

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