Earl I Mack and Thoroughbred Racing
Earle I Mack is a distinguished owner and breeder of thoroughbred race horses. For over 40 years, he has bred and raced horses in California, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Ireland, and Italy.
Earle Mack has held several prominent positions in the world of horse racing. He was appointed Chairman of the New York Racing Commission from 1983 to 1989. From 1990 to 2004, Earle Mack served as a trustee for the New York Racing Association, a nonprofit franchise that runs the Saratoga, Aqueduct and Belmont race tracks. He has been an advisor to three governors on racing issues and policy.
In 2007, Earle I Mack gained notoriety in the horse world for championing legislation in Florida to establish laws for fair and transparent practices in horse trading. This legislation bans dual agency in horse trading and requires sellers to disclose information of horses for sale such as known medical conditions and prior ownership. Bloodhorse Magazine has highlighted Earle Mack’s efforts in the feature article “Amazing Mack.”
Some of Earle I Mack’s noteworthy racehorses include champions November Snow and Peteski. In 2012 Earle Mack celebrated his first Australian Group 1 win, with Manighar. In 2008, Earle Mack purchased Star Plus, a Argentina Group 1 winner. Earle Mack was also the owner of Electrocutionist.
August, 24, 2008: Steven Crist comments on the Daily Racing Form how Exonerated, the Johannesburg filly bought two years ago at public auction by former NYRA trustee Earle Mack, “wired the field in the statebred finale, running a strong 8.5f in 1:41.70 on the inner” at Saratoga.
Earle I Mack continues to be an active breeder and owner of thoroughbred horses and was elected in 2013 to be a board member for the New York Racing Association.