THE MARTIN LEGACY
The Martin Family’s Thoroughbred lineage began in the U.S, with Frank “ Pancho” Martin in 1951. Pancho’s legacy includes an impressive training record while based at New York’s Belmont Park, culminating in over $42 million in earnings and induction into The National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in 1981.
Frank’s son, Jose Martin Sr. began his career in 1967 and became one of only 15 trainers in history with 3 or more National Eclipse Award Champions (Lakeville Miss, Wayward Lass & Groovy). Jose amassed over 20 Grade 1 Winners, over 1,100 wins, and $20 Million in earnings.
Carlos Martin, trainer and bloodstock consultant, is the son of Jose Martin. Carlos was dubbed “Computer Carlos” in his preteen years by the New York racing press; in recognition of his extensive knowledge of American bloodlines. Carlos earned his training license at age 19 and at age 21, became the youngest trainer to win a Grade I race in North America. Carlos has earned $29 Million in purses, 26 black-type victories and over 700 wins. He currently operates at Belmont Park Racetrack.
THE MARTIN STORY
Written by Steve Haskin
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