Holliday named associate judge at Pompano
April 01, 2013
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Longtime horseman Ken Holliday has been named associate judge at Pompano Park.
Holliday, who retired from the driving ranks in 2012 after winning 5,092 races, replaces Gregg Keidel, who has summer commitments up north.
John Yinger, director of racing, said, "While we are sad to see a gentleman of Keidel's stature leaving for a while, we are ecstatic to have someone with 'Doc' Holliday's experience up in the judges' quarters. He was an excellent all-around horseman and his practical experience on the racetrack will, most assuredly, insure the continued integrity of racing here in South Florida.”
Holliday, who has had success at dozens of tracks throughout North America, began his career in the early 1980s with his best years encompassing the 1990s, including a campaign in 1998 when he won 466 races and almost $1.7 million in purses.
One of the better horses that he handled over the years was Falcon's Future, who won the Cane Pace, Jug Preview, Cleveland Classic and several other stakes in 1994. Others of note included Our Jake, Track Blaster, Izatiger, Giggles The Clown and Juxt Another Kiss, to name a few.
He was also considered an astute trainer with a few of his credits being Moscow Billy, Untapt Potential, Mikey Beach and Mach Five.
Holliday will begin his Pompano Park tenure immediately. (Pompano Park)