Name: David Adams

Title or Job Description: Assistant Trainer, Casse Racing LLC

David Adams was enamored with racehorses in his home country of Barbados. Many of his family members rode or owned horses at nearby Garrison Savannah. From the age of four, David worked around racehorses as a hot-walker and then as a groom. In 1998, he headed north to Canada and Woodbine racetrack. “I wanted to work with horses at a big circuit track,” said David, whose first job came with trainer Ross Armata. David worked for several others stables before joining Casse Racing.

It is easy for David to pick out his favorite horse: Exciting Story.  David groomed Harry Mangurian’s rugged chestnut colt. who was not only voted Canada’s champion 2-year-old in 1999, but in 2001 won the prestigious Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park as a 50 to 1 long shot.

These days, David plays an important role with Casse Racing as an assistant trainer in charge of schooling horses in the paddock, medications, training charts and setting up tack for the runners in the afternoon. Now living in Brampton, Ontario, David loves his job as Mark’s assistant and said working with the horses is his life. “Getting to know all the horses is the best part about it,” said David. “And Mark is the best guy I have ever worked for."

Written by Jennifer Morrison

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