Jim Rome Horse Racing
Jim Rome Champion Horse Owner
James (Jim) Rome is an American Sports Broadcaster, born on October 14, 1964, in Tarzana, California. As a you Rome showed an early passion for sports, a passion which was heavily supported by his parents. The Rome family were season ticket holders to NHL hockey team the Los Angeles Kings. Upon graduating high school in 1986, Rome went on to study communications at the University of California-Santa Barbara.
Jim Philip Rome became a leading voice in the sports-talk radio industry in the 1990s; became famous for his brash and aggressive style.
Jim survived an unpleasant incident in an early television stint on ESPN2. His victory over this incident made him become a Television mainstay with various shows on ESPN, Fox Sports Net, Showtime and the CBS Sports Network Channel, yet retained his longtime radio program.
After modern man Jim enjoyed horse racing for some years, he developed more interest in sporting event after interviewing ‘Hall of Fame jockey’ Kent Desormeaux several times on his radio talk show. After taking advice from Desormeaux, Rome and his wife took a bold and expensive step of investing in his first thoroughbred, the Argentina born Wing Forward. Wing Forward’s claim to fame was winning its first racing coming back from last place on the firs turn. According to Forbes the horse odds were 15-1 (meaning for every dollar bet on the horse to win the gambler would receive $15).
In 2008, Jim and his wife Janet bought a stake in a two-year-old colt named Gallatin’s Run (as suggested by listeners), which gave the couple a potential shot at the Triple Crown stakes races in 2009.
His interest in horse racing led him into establishing the Jungle Racing, LLC stable; and by 2012, Modern man Rome jointly owned 14 horses with other partners, apart from his own stable, Jungle Racing, LLC. He co-owned the mare with Bill Strauss, Kevin Nish, Danny Gohs, and Borris Beljak.