Ron Spatz, Thoroughbred Race Horse Trainer

Are you 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

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Florida-bred Fillies Take to Tapeta in Juvenile Fillies

BY BROCK SHERIDAN
Florida-bred fillies will be going head-to-head over the Gulfstream Park Tapeta Saturday in the $60,000 Juvenile Fillies, co-featured with $60,000 Juveniles. Both races will be run at a mile-and-70 yards and will each offer an additional $15,000 to the winners presented by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association if they are eligible for the rich Florida Sire Stakes program.
The field of seven fillies is headed by the Ronald Spatz-trained Esoteric, who makes her debut over the synthetic course but is the only contender with stakes-placed credentials having finished third behind winner Dorth Vader in the $75,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint going seven furlongs on
the main track. In her only other career start, Esoteric defeated special weight maidens by a length-and-a-quarter going six-and-a-half furlongs on the main track on Sep. 23.
Esoteric is by Journeyman Stud’s leading Florida sire Khozan and is out of Ephyra, by Corinthian and has earned $36,940 in her two starts. She was bred by Brent and Crystal Fernung, who consigned her in the name of their Journeyman Bloodstock Services at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring Sale in April where Bob Novak purchased her for $60,000. Novak currently races her in the name of his Nova Stable. Esoteric has post four and jockey Chantal Sutherland will be in the irons.

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Journey to the Moon does it again for her 3rd in a row!!

Second time out Super Spreader is already a winner!

Foxy Lady does it again! Great job.

Fifth start in my barn
Three wins and two seconds

A good winner for Monarch Stables

Love this Filly and the amazing call Peter Aiello made!

 First out winner for the Nova Stable widest of all Esoteric
Assertiko displaying his professionalism!
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Last Leaf wins her third stake in a row and first out of town so Proud of her, Congrats to Monarch stable.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Last Leaf registered a convincing 3 1/2-length victory over her uncoupled stablemate, the 6-5 favorite Freedom Speaks, giving trainer Ron Spatz a sweep of the first two positions in Saturday’s $75,000 Game Face Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Last Leaf, far and away the more experienced and accomplished of the Spatz duo, rated off the early leaders under regular rider Miguel Vasquez. The versatile and graded stakes-placed 3-year-old filly rallied three wide to stick her head in front approaching the stretch, and turned back a bid from Freedom Speaks turning for home before readily increasing her advantage to the wire.  Read More->

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Last Leaf sped to her third stakes victory of the year when drawing clear by 3 1/2 lengths Saturday in the $75,000 Azalea Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Miguel Vasquez, the leading jockey at the ongoing spring-summer meet, gave a flawless ride when breaking from the outside post in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies aboard Last Leaf, who returned $5.80 as second choice when getting seven furlongs in 1:23.02 over a fast track. The daughter of Not This Time is trained by Ron Spatz for the Monarch Stables of Frank Bertolino.

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Another great stakes win for Last Leaf very proud of her accomplishments!

 

Happy to win for my good friend Tommy Fackler


I want to thank my partners Dave Romanik and Belinda Kitos { SCF } for their patience during the recovery time post-injury. Some might have given up as he took longer than expected to recover and get back to the winner’s circle!!

 Last Leaf and Freedom Speaks run first and second in the game face stakes at Gulfstream Park!

 

Really like her style, first-out winner by American Freedom.

Love Her Lots gettin’ it done, Congrats to our little partnership.

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Monarch Stables Inc.’s Last Leaf made a last-ditch surge along the inside rail to capture Saturday’s $75,000 Melody of Colors Stakes while returning to the five-furlong distance on turf for the first time since the daughter of Not This Time defeated colts in the Hollywood Beach at Gulfstream Park in December. Read More ->

Last Leaf

Last Leaf  has won both her Stakes Races at 5/8 on Turf.

A fun way to start off the day! First race winner Fishing For Fun.

Very proud of this girl, winner first time out at the difficult distance of 7/8

Inside the Backstretch interviews Ron Spatz.

Trainer Ronnie Spatz has dedicated his life to horses, spending over 40 years in the business. 

What a thriller, Hot Peppers winning her 3rd straight, Stakes company next!!!

Hot Peppers does it again! Congrats to her new owner, Michael Dubb.

Love Her Lots getting it done in her third lifetime start and her second time in the winner circle!

Hot Peppers sizzles today breaking her maiden by 14 1/2 Lengths, I have some happy clients after that performance!

Great start for new year, Marisa’s Mission takes the nightcap.

The FHBPA wishes to congratulate Trainer, and FHBPA Board Member, Ron Spatz on posting his 800th career win when his 2yo Filly “I Get It” bested the boys in last Sunday’s allowance race. Ron has amassed a record of 800-758-727 since he saddled winner #1 named Fast Change on 12/23/1982 at Calder.

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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. 

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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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A WINNING RACE HORSE TRAINER

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.