Meet Barbados-Born Saffie Joseph Jr Making A Mark in The US

Mar 1, 2020
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After winning the Triple Crown in Barbados, Saffie Joseph Jr. was looking for new worlds to conquer.

He has found them in the U.S. Christina Bossinakis has the story. Saffie Joseph Jr. lived what many might call an idyllic life in his native Barbados. However her relocated his family and burgeoning racing stable to Southern Florida in 2011. Since then the third generation horseman has seen his own American dream given wings as he begins to realize his childhood ambitions.

After arriving in the U.S. with only two horses, the 33-year-old’s operation has expanded to a team 65-strong. This includes Grade I winner Math Wizard (Algorithms), GI Kentucky Derby hopeful Chance It (Currency Swap) and undefeated Tonalist’s Shape (Tonalist).

Joseph points out that the horses, and the expanding team of dedicated owners who support him, are important factors in his success. This father of two acknowledges that his predecessors were the ones who planted the seed and cultivated his passion for racing.

Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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