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Leonard "Lenny" Hale took over the reins at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation last year. The longtime pillar in the racing industry has been fascinated with horses since he was a child.

Lenny Hale: Leaping in to lead 900-horse charity

A Maryland horseman, longtime racing industry pillar, and chairman of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) board got his start with horses out behind an old military-style prep school, jumping 10-foot ditches with legendary equestrian Bruce Davidson. Leonard C. “Lenny” Hale, the CEO, president and chairman of the board of the nation’s oldest and largest Thoroughbred charity was in his late teens, out riding his Thoroughbred when the future Olympian happened by, and watched Hale and his mount clear the gash in the earth behind the McDonogh School in Maryland. “I’d just galloped down to the ditch and jumped it. This […]