|Team Valor is an American and
international thoroughbred horse racing stable headquartered in
Versailles, Kentucky. Its roots date back to 1988 when Barry Irwin and
Jeff Siegel founded Clover Racing Stable, which later became Team Valor
when another Clover Racing partner chose to get out.
In 1997, Irwin bought out Jeff Siegel to become the operation's sole
proprietor. He also changed the name to Team Valor International after
realizing the scope of international horseracing. Built on a business
model that encourages the formation of partnerships or syndicates with
horseracing enthusiasts, Team Valor International has partnerships with
people in most US states as well as Japan, Singapore, Canada, South
Africa, Italy and England.
|As such, over half of Team Valor's stable is currently prospected
outside of the United Stakes. In addition, the percentage of Team
Valor's thoroughbreds that are stake horses comprise over 50 percent,
and have done so for over two decades. Team Valor has reported that over
28 percent of all of its runners have proved victorious in stakes races.
An interesting fact is that one percent of all the purse money earned by
Team Valor horses - which is matched by Irwin himself - goes towards the
Race for Education to provide much-needed scholarships. Barry Irwin's favorite
horse, Swaps, was immortalized in 2002 in an Eclipse Press publication
as part of its series focused on legendary racehorses.
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