RANDY ROMERO: THE WILL TO WIN
An indomitable spirit and a relentless dose of perseverance eventually earned former jockey Randy Romero a well-deserved spot in Thoroughbred racing's National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in August of 2010 after five failed attempts.
Romero, 53, retired in July, 1999, after amassing 4,285 wins, including three Breeders' Cup events and a host of Grade I races in a career which spanned more than two decades. He was the regular rider of the undefeated PERSONAL ENSIGN.
Despite riding at racing's highest levels, Romero's career was constantly derailed due to frequent injuries; Romero battled back from a near-fatal accident in 1983 when he suffered severe burns to over 60% of his body in a sauna mishap. In addition, Romero endured countless surgeries from race-related falls including the ill-fated spill of GO FOR WAND in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Distaff which left him eight broken ribs and a broken shoulder.
Born in Louisiana, Romero's strong-will continues today, despite serious health issues from the rigors that the unforgiving profession demanded. Years of bulimia from striving to maintain riding weight has robbed him of nearly all his kidney function and his liver is severely compromised.
Don't miss this in-depth look at the remarkable journey that carried with it some horrific lows, and the ultimate honor...induction into the pantheon of Thoroughbred racing for Randy Romero.
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