Rick Schosberg, born in White Plains, NY, was introduced to horse racing by his parents, Jane and Paul, who own Pine Lane Farm in Westchester County.
Schosberg graduated from Cornell University in 1984 with a degree in applied economics concentrating on animal science and equine studies. After working with show horses and at the Middleburg Training Center in Virginia, he returned to New York and served as assistant trainer to Sid Watters Jr. and Tom Skiffington before going out on his own in 1988. He won with his very first starter, Three Chopt Road, at Belmont Park that September. The conditioner of champion Maria’s Mon and multiple Grade I winner Affirmed Success, he limits his stable to 20 to 30 horses, and races exclusively in New York.
Schosberg and his wife Dawn live in Muttontown, NY. Son Ryan is a graduate of Boston University and recently earned his masters degree in coastal management from the University of Sydney, Australia.
Schosberg served his first term on the NYTHA Board starting in 2011, and was re-elected to a second term in 2014. He is the Chair of the Aftercare Committee, and oversees the TAKE THE LEAD Thoroughbred Retirement Program, which finds new homes for the horses retiring from NYRA tracks.
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