Faces At The Races: Barry Arnason

The 61-year-old has been a longtime owner and breeder in Manitoba, getting the bug for the business from his father Frank who introduced Barry to the sport as a child. Arnason has owned hundreds of runners, outright or in partnership, and has supported the Manitoba racing industry for several decades. It has only been in the last few season, however, that he has increased his horse numbers by including some well bred broodmares purchased at auction. Add to that his venture into a syndicate with Team Valor International, which took Arnason and his family to their first Breeders' Cup with a runner in 2013, and Arnason is enjoying renewed excitement in the game he loves. “We have done very well,” said Arnason. “I have a few more horses that I originally anticipated, all or part of seven mares and 20 in training.” The star of the Arnason stable in 2013…

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