“California racing needs to continue evolving to flourish for generations to come. I support HISA and believe we need to implement even more standards to soften our image and clean up our sport.”
I am a licensed CA real estate broker and founder of Optimum First Mortgage, which I started in 2009 at the age of 27. Over the years, I have grown my company into a 5-star rated direct lender with over 40,000 loans funded in 17 states. I live with my wife and two children in Huntington Harbour.
I fell in love with horse racing as a child when my father often took me to the races. I started my journey as an owner at the age of 30 by claiming a horse, moving it up in class and winning first time out. Since then, I have owned racehorses separately, in partnership, and as a breeder. Presently, I own California Racing Partners, a boutique syndicate actively adding horses to the California racing scene. We currently own more than twenty horses and won the Grade 2 Mathis Mile with One More Bid.
California racing needs to continue evolving to flourish for generations to come. I support HISA and believe we need to implement even more standards to soften our image and clean up our sport. It is imperative we take the necessary steps to increase our field sizes, increase our wagering handle, and increase our purses. I’m always eager to offer fresh new ideas and work towards improving our sport.