Ron Spatz, Thoroughbred Race Horse Trainer

Are looking for a thoroughbred race horse trainer that believes in giving each horse the individual time and training it takes to make them a winner?

Ron never stables more than 25 horses at a time, giving each animal the hands-on time and personal training they need. What more could you want in a qualified thoroughbred race horse trainer?

Ron has 25 stakes winners and stakes placed horses and a 20% strike rate at first time out.

Recent News

October 9th, 2020

Little Bit Good won last season on the GPW turf and again this season!

October 8th, 2020

Rocket Joe flew home today on the GPW turf course

September 19th, 2020

Announcer Pete called it right!! Barn ten again!!

September 13th, 2020

Like You loved the lead today, knocks out his 4th win and 1st alw condition!!

August 28th, 2020

I Get It got the win today, congrats We Got This Stables

August 15th, 2020

Love seeing the hard trying Sky Chaser back in the winners circle!!

July 30th, 2020

This is the third time for Ron Spatz! He had a freshman Sire first horse to the races and first winner. The first one being ByeByeJ by Uncaptured, The second one Saint Michael by Handsome Mike, and now Savatiano by Prayer for Relief.

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Prayer for Relief’s First Starter Becomes First Winner

Savatiano is the third winner out of the Imperialism mare Retsina.

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July 24th, 2020

Frank First guts out a nice win at GP  

July 24th, 2020

Second winner on the day, no words just happy, great ride from J Trejos for his 2nd on the day as well!!


July 3rd, 2020

Very proud of Assertiko today winning his third in a row and showing his ability to carry his speed at the 1 mile distance, congrats to the partners!!  

June 14th, 2020

Another fun Win with Frank First, winning for his owner “Frank Bertolino” on his birthday!!



June 7th, 2020

Barn 10 is Hot this week, congrats to Monarch Stable and my crew!!


June 3rd, 2020

Assertiko does it! This week keeps getting better. Congrats to the Partnership.

May 31st, 2020

Awesome Enough thought the grass was awesome today! 

May 9th, 2020

Assertiko beats Rivelli 3/5 favorite. 


April 30th, 2020

Sky Chaser wins her second in a row! Florida bred alw race at a mile.

April 5, 2020

Sky Chaser getting it done. Congrats Sundance Stable!

March 4, 2020

Like You seems to like the mile distance!

February 21, 2020

Put another maiden winner at Gulfstream Park, Monarch Stables Frank First ridden by Irad Ortiz!

February 14, 2020

I’ll Do It My Way breaks her maiden in a grass race at Gulfstream Park winning easily at odds of 16 to 1! 

Really fun race to watch!

December 29, 2019

Wasn’t a win but we sure are proud of Jack B. Winkle. He was so close after a long layoff.

Thoroughbred Winners

Currently Ron has over 784 career wins and made over 16 million in purse earnings. Some of his early successes include Carterista, a Florida bred Turf Champion, grass horse who won most of the major stake races in Florida, After the early successes of Carterista, whose career ended with 27 wins out of 102 starts included graded stakes wins.

First starter at GPW a winner, Frank Alone
Congrats Monarch stable!

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    • Redoubled Miss was another of Ron’s early successes. She had earnings of $629,839 and is a multiple Graded Stakes Place winner. She was retired at the end of her racing career to be a broodmare.
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History of a Thoroughbred Race Horse Trainer, Ron Spatz

Ron started a summer job hot walking at Monmouth Park Racetrack. He then spent 4 years grooming and 6 years as an assistant to top trainers, Budd Lepman, and Hall of fame trainer, Jimmy Croll. After a 3 year stint as a Racing Official Ron took out his trainers license in 1981 and began, what has become, a successful training career.

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Individual Attention to Each Thoroughbred Horse

  • Ron recently attended the Ocala Breeders sales looking for young prospects. Ron’s passion is buying young horses and turning them into success stories. He enjoys working with young athletes and developing their potential.
  • His strong desire to personally serve his owners and give his attention to each individual horse is the root of his success.
  • Being a horse race horse trainer is all about winning races and keeping horses in the barn and the owners enjoying the business. 

The Passion of a Thoroughbred Race Horse Trainer

Some of his more recent successes include:

  • Art G is Back was a OBS April 2018, 2 yr old for $90,000 purchase. As of Sept. ’19 he’s had 11 starts, 4 wins, 3 seconds, 2 thirds, for earnings of $235,655. He has 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 1 third in his last 5 stakes races.

  • Bye Bye J, a $21,000 OBS yearling purchase. She was Uncaptureds first starter and first winner. She won her first start and also became a stakes winner in her 2nd start. Check the article on Bye Bye J.

  • Mo Cash was a very interesting story. He was an 11,000 OBS June, 2016, 2 year old sale. He was also a multiple graded stakes winning, stakes placed horse.

  • That same week, St. Michael was the first runner and first time out winner for his sire, Handsome Mike.
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Mo Cash

Some of Ron's Stakes Winning Horses

Here are some articles written about Ron’s winning horses after their win. 

Mo Cash battled favored Three Rules in the stretch and prevailed by three-quarters of a length in the $125,000 FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes Dec. 16 at Tampa Bay Downs.  The seven-furlong stakes for 3-year-old Florida-bred colts and geldings was the second black-type
Monarch Stables’ Bye Bye J kicked away late to score on debut April 26 at Gulfstream Park and gave freshman sire Uncaptured his first winner from his first starter. Trained by Ronald Spatz, Bye Bye J went off as the 8-5 favorite in the
Trained by Ronald Spatz, Saint Michael posted an April 20 timed work, going four furlongs in :47.91 over the Gulfstream main track. The colt, bred by Jeannine Strauss McGinn in Florida, is out of the Saint Anddan mare Santa Lacera. Handsome Mike, campaigned by
Carterista was a familiar name to racing fans in the 1990’s, and Ron trained the hard-knocking grass specialist through the greater part of distinguished career that spanned almost a decade. the Dr. Carter gelding always seemed to compete against the best of his
Was a real success story. Purchased for $24,226. Snazzle Dazzle won the Chapple Belle Stakes at Louisiana Downs; the Begonia Handicap at Calder and the office Queen Breeder’s cup, also at Calder. She placed second in the Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream
Earned $129,710 in her career. She won the Office Queen Stakes at Calder,placed Second in the Sweetest Chant Stakes, and Finished third in the Patricia Stakes at Hialeah.
Mountain Forum emerged in the Fall of 2001 as the most promising 2 year old in Ron’s barn. The Versatile colt finished second in the 125k florida stallion stakes at 7f on the dirt, and went on to win the Fabulous Frolic Stakes
Won four of his six races, including the $100,000 What A Pleasure Stakes at the Tropical at Calder meet. The photo at left shows him winning the City Of Miami Stakes also at Tropical at Calder
I NO BEST is shown at left (Inside towards rail) winning The Fairlee Wild Stakes at Calder on October 7, 2001
NOBLE ROBYN was a remarkably game and determined sprinter. The speedy mare always finished first or second. During a prolonged stretch from 1998 through August of 2000 (27 starts) she was only off the board 3 times! She finished either first or second.
Won the Patricia Stakes at Hialeah, defeating stablemate SNAZZLE DAZZLE.
The three-time stakes winner of last season, whose most important career win came in the 7-furlong Grade 3 Chaposa Springs Handicap in her 3-year-old finale, looked good winning the Kimscountrydiamond Stakes on Aug. 3, her second start after a lengthy layoff.  On Oct.
A REAL ZIPPER is shown here winning the Mac Diarmida Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream Park on January 14,1996
Won the $100,000 City of Miami Stakes.
REDOUBLED MISS, Ron’s 4-year old filly owned by Centaur Farms, has continued to run well in top company.  Last year, she won the Judysredshoes Stakes in September, she was 4th in the $200,000 Elmer Heubeck Distaff on Florida Million Day in November (beaten
Captain Ron gets the Hat Trick, 3 Wins in a row! Congrats to the connections and all who helped keep him in top shape!! Captain Ron won his last 3 races! Check out the stats. Captain Ron (FL) TB, B, H, FOALED MARCH 12, 2013

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About Ron Spatz

Ron believes there is nothing more important than the time spent with the horse and the experience he brings to the table. He never stables more than 25 horses at a time, giving each animal the hands-on time and personal training they need. What more could you want in a qualified thoroughbred race horse trainer?

Are you looking for a race horse trainer for your thoroughbred? If you’re looking for a trainer that spends time with the horses on  a daily basis, you’ll appreciate the personal care that Ron Spatz brings to training.

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Being a race horse trainer is all about winning races and keeping horses in the barn.

Ron knows that the more horse races you win, the more horses you get to train. Ron knows how to do both. After starting with just 2 horses he moved to 25 horses in his barn that he was training within 3 years.

Currently Ron has over 770 career wins and made over 16 million in purse earnings. Ron Spatz got his start back in 1971 while working a summer job in his college years. He gravitated towards what he loved and headed down to the race track and started walking horses.

Ron became a hot walker and then a groom. Ron spent 4 years grooming and another 6 years as an assistant to other trainers before setting out on his own. In 1981 he took out his trainer license and began a successful career.

He has found that, for his way of doing things, stabling no more than 25 horses is the ideal to allow for the hands-on training and detailed attention that he has become known for.