Trainer James “Jimmy” E. Picou died July 19,2019 here in #SouthFlorida following a long illness.
Mr. Picou trained Thoroughbreds for 45 years. He was based in both #NewYork and Florida, and retired in 2004. He trained for many notable owners including Fred Hooper, Mrs. Bergwin, Mr. Roebling and Marcia Schott.
Jimmy and his brother, Clarence, learned to ride near home and began working at the bush tracks of #Louisiana and #Texas.
Jimmy began his racing career as a #jockey in 1949, winning around 200 races. He then began an illustrious career as a trainer with numerous major stakes winners, including Val’s Prince, Diplomatic Jet, Stub, Whata Brainstorm, Fall Aspen, Susan’s Girl, Willow Hour, Mr. Brick, Quillo Queen, Feeling Gallant, Palm Hut, and Bonnie and Gay.
He built a reputation for his talent in developing #racehorses and as a gentleman at his profession.
He is survived by son Jim Picou, daughters Debbie Markowski and Lisa Picou.
His wife, Helen, passed away in December 2016. Brother Clarence died in November 1998. He was one of 16 children born to French (Cajun) parents Talton and Adelaide Picou in southeast Texas.
Another survey?? Say it ain't so!! But wait . . . here's why #Florida #horsemen who own farms NEED to take the time TODAY to fill this one out: When the time comes for politicians in #WashingtonDC or #Tallahassee to make decisions about your future, they'll want to know about the #economicimpact of #Thoroughbred #HorseRacing. If we don't have those important numbers to show them exactly how strong we are, it becomes more likely our #legislative interests will be ignored or sidelined at best.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 14, 2019) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) in conjunction with the accounting firm, Dean Dorton, is undertaking a nationwide survey focused on Thoroughbre...
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The #FHBPA is looking for a new Executive Director to lead #Florida #Thoroughbred #HorseRacing to a successful future! Could you be the one? Send us your resume by August 30, 2019 to FloridaHorsemen@gmail.com