Edward Plesa, Jr.
|Eddie Plesa, Jr.|
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|Birth date||April 25, 1949|
|Major racing wins, honours & awards|
|Major racing wins|
Tropical Turf Handicap (1989)|
Carry Back Stakes (1994)
Cicada Stakes (1996)
Foolish Pleasure Stakes (1998)
Acorn Stakes (1999)
Davona Dale Stakes (1999)
Spend A Buck Handicap (1999, 2001)
Memorial Day Handicap (2002)
My Charmer Handicap (2002)
Endeavour Breeders' Cup Stakes (2003)
Holy Bull Stakes (2008)
|Calder Race Course Hall of Fame (2007)|
Edward "Eddie" Plesa, Jr. (born April 25, 1949 in Seattle, Washington) is a Thoroughbred racehorse trainer and owner. The son of jockey and trainer Edward Plesa, Sr., he is married to Laurie and has three children: Luke, Kyle, and Kelsey. The couple currently reside in South Florida. Eddie Plesa is the brother-in-law to Smarty Jones trainer, John Servis, and New Jersey based trainer, Jason Servis.
Eddie Plesa is the son of Italian immigrants and also shares Romanian lineage. His Plesa Racing Stables, is based out of Miami, Florida at Gulfstream Race Track. He also has horses in Ocala, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. Plesa's most successful horses include Three Ring, Best of the Rest, BB Best, Hey Byrn, and Gottcha Gold, among others.
Eddie Plesa served a two-year term as vice president of the Florida Horsemen's' Benevolent and Protective Association. In 2007 he was inducted into the Calder Race Course Hall of Fame.