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Frank Di Giulio: Playing the Long Game

Frank Di Giulio, Jr. said his friends still kid him about the pictures he taped to his high school locker. No rock stars or women in bikinis, Di Giulio, Jr. proudly displayed pictures of racehorses. “I remember having Genuine Risk. That was one of them. She was on the cover of Sports Illustrated,” the 55-year-old owner/breeder from Etobicoke, ON said laughing. “I don’t know whether I should be admitting that, or not.” Considering one of Di Giulio, Jr.’s favorite hobbies as a teenager was also reading the Daily Racing Form, it’s little surprise he has spent a lifetime in game. This year will mark the 35th anniversary of when Di Giulio, Jr. first became a horse owner. In 1982, he and some friends cobbled together $6,250 to claim a modestly-talented gelding named South of Elba who didn’t win a race that year and earned a paltry $2,500 of career earnings…

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