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Edward Plesa Jr.
Birth Date: Monday, April 25, 1949
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington
|2011 Gulfstream Record|
Career: Popular and perennial leading trainer in South Florida. He was among the leading trainers this summer at both Calder and Monmouth. Was the fourth-leading trainer at Calder’s 2010 summer meet and was leading trainer at the 2008-09 Tropical Park meet. Plesa has won the Skip Away twice, with Gottcha Gold in 2008 and Best of the Rest in 2003. Best of the Rest was also saddled to victories at Gulfstream in the 2002 Unbridled Handicap and 2003 Ocala Breeders Sales Classic. Plesa’s other Gulfstream stakes winners include J J’sdream (1996 Old Hat), Tekken (1997 Super Bowl) and Three Ring (1999 Davona Dale). Three Ring also captured the Grade I Acorn in 1999 and was third in the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. In 2005, Plesa saddled B.B. Best to third-place finishes in the Florida Derby and Fountain of Youth. Other stakes winners for Plesa have included Donthelumbertrader, My Nicole, Magic Mecke, Without Feathers and Yesbyjimminy.
Other: Splits his time each summer with divisions at Calder and Monmouth…His father, Eddie Plesa Sr., was a leading jockey in Detroit and Cleveland…Worked for Harbor View, trainer Stanley Hough and owner Fred Hooper.