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James Kasparoff

James Kasparoff is a California horse trainer whose premier horse, Bob Black Jack, raced in the 2008 Kentucky Derby. He trains a stable of five horses[1] owned by his brother Tim Kasparoff and Jeff Harmon.[2]

Bob Black Jack won the California Breeders' Champion Stakes as a two-year-old, giving Kasparoff his first career stakes winner, and later set a track record for six furlongs in the Sunshine Millions Dash Stakes at Santa Anita.[1] The horse was the very last entry accepted to the 2008 Kentucky Derby. He led the first half of the race before falling back in the pack, ultimately finishing 16th.[3]

Kasparoff blogged about the 2008 Derby for the New York Times.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Thoroughbred Times, May 1, 2008
  2. Harris Farms News
  3. 2008 Kentucky Derby history
  4. New York Times, April 30, 2008


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