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JC Thoroughbreds Keeps It In The Family

By Ben Baugh

A little encouragement can go a long way.

Disco Partner wins the Belmont Turf Sprint on 10/7/17. Photo: Susie Raisher/NYRA

JC Thoroughbreds has consistently produced results for more than a decade. The father and son team of Juan and Jose Chavez are based at the Oak Ridge Training Center in Williston, Fla. Graduates from their program have gone onto be Grade I winners and establish world records.

The elder Chavez has been involved with thoroughbred racing his entire life, starting out at the racetracks in northern and southern California, and eventually making his way eastward to the Ocala, Florida area — at first running the operation at Pug Hart’s farm in Morriston and, then, working for the Azpuruas. It was Jose that suggested his… (more)