J. Paul Reddam
John Paul Reddam B.A. M.A. Ph.D. (born July 28, 1955 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is a former professor of philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles and a businessman and Thoroughbred racehorse owner.
Known by his middle name, J. Paul Reddam graduated from the University of Windsor with a bachelor's degree in psychology then obtained a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto. He went on to earn his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California and would make his home in that state. Currently the president of a finance company called Cash Call in Anaheim, California, in 1995 he established a mortgage lending company called ditech funding that proved highly successful and in 1999 sold the business to General Motors.
As a young man, Paul Reddam became interested in the harness races held at Windsor Raceway that eventually led to his involvement as an owner while working as a university professor in Los Angeles. He currently has Standardbred horses competing at Windsor Raceway and at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California. In 1988 he acquired his first Thoroughbred and has expanded his involvement to a current forty-horse racing stable plus twenty broodmares for his own breeding operations through arrangements with breeding farms in California and Kentucky.
Reddam's greatest successes to date is a win with 75%-owned Wilko in the 2004 Breeders' Cup Juvenile and with Red Rocks in the 2006 Breeders' Cup Turf. His Thoroughbred racing stable is led by head trainer Doug O'Neill, with several horses being conditioned by Craig Dollase. In early 2007, the stable included three colts with the credentials to compete in the Kentucky Derby. However, Notional is out with an injury but Great Hunter and Liquidity are scheduled to run in the May 5th event.