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Oros racing family

Then-16-year-old jockey John Oros gives his horse, Miss Balko, a kiss after winning his first professional race May 12, 1938.

Then-16-year-old jockey John Oros gives his horse, Miss Balko, a kiss after winning his first professional race May 12, 1938.

April 11, 2009

 

The legend goes that the Oros racing family got its start when John Oros Sr. was running a hot dog stand near the race track in Aurora and saw a man celebrating with a fistful of winning tickets. Inspired, Oros decided the safest bet was to own the horses.

Allegedly from those stubs, a racing empire began.

 

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