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Team Valor International
• A syndicate group managed by Barry Irwin
• Irwin graduated from UCLA and was racing journalist with publications such as Daily Racing Form and The Blood-Horse in the 1960s and '70s. Irwin operated Pacifica Thoroughbreds, a bloodstock agency, from 1979-87.
• Irwin bought out former partner Jeff Siegel in July 2007. Seigel is a public handicapper with HRTV?and several Southern California newspapers.
• Team Valor made its first big splash when My Memoirs finished second in the 1992 Belmont Stakes.
• Also campaigned classic-placed horses Captain Bodgit (second in the 1997 Kentucky Derby and third in the 1997 Preakness) and Thomas Jo (third in the 1998 Belmont Stakes)
•*?Won 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf with Pluck
Other top stars: Star of Cozzene, Prized, The Deputy, Ipi Tombe, Golden Ballet, Cashier's Dream, Be-crux, Irridescence, and 2007 Hutcheson Stakes winner King of the Roxy