JOHN O'HARA, MANAGING PARTNER

I was introduced into Horse Racing at an early age of seven. Trying to read the Daily Racing Form before going to school each morning. I knew every Horse, Trainer and Owner by the time I attended High School. My parents had a total of 40 horses over those years running at tracks such as Keystone (now Parx Casino and Race Track), Garden State, Atlantic City, Penn National, Delaware Park and Monmouth Race Track. My favorite horse they owned was in 1982. A mare named Bambic who won 7 races in 19 starts that year alone. She was the granddaughter to 1962 3rd place Kentucky Derby finisher Ridan.

I then began riding horses every chance I got on weekends and even got to ride a Thoroughbred on 1/2 mile training track. I guess now a days that might be on some people's Bucket List of being on a race horse when he opens up at full speed. Incredible feeling!

I actually got to work for a local trainer when I was not at my regular job. I would have worked for free back then just to be around the industry in some capacity. 

Later my wife of 32 years, Denise and I owed several horses including "Laugh a Minute" who still owns three track records at Parx Race Track since 1992. I attended Bucks County Community College and then Holy Family University. I work full time as an accountant for Pearl Associates. Denise and I have a 21 year old son "Kevin" who attends Stockton University and is also in the Military. 

With me you will get a very approachable people person. My intensity and love "for the game" hopefully will be infectious to our partners.



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ELIZABETH GIARDINA PRESTON, MARKETING

Elizabeth is a marketing and fundraising Executive with a 25-year career rooted in professional management at various international nonprofits including JDRF, The Arthritis Foundation and MS Society. She worked with major corporate leaders, the media, scores of volunteers and the physical day to day operations. She has raised over $50 million dollars in funding and investments for critical life changing medical research over her career. Elizabeth's extensive experience in marketing and development of grass roots non-profit fundraising (corporations and individuals) special event management, public speaking, lobbying, board development & recruitment, financial management, fiscal accountability and strategic planning produced a results-oriented professional with the ability to solve problems and get the job done.

 

Elizabeth was raised owning horses, showing horses - hunters and jumpers, caring for and grooming. She was custom to riding English and Western styles. Horses have always been a passion for her - gentle giants - with fierce spirits.


Liz ( known by her friends) attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA graduating with a Bachelor of arts in Communications/Marketing and concentrations in English and Psychology. She is currently consulting for various small organizations, is married to her husband Scott for 29 years, raising their son Tyler, 16 years old in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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ROBERT ANTINORO, SALES

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Robert is an Assistant Manager at Bank of America located in Lake St. Louis, Missouri where he recently moved to start his family with his wife Alexa. Before moving from Hamilton, NJ where he fell in love with the horse racing world while attending multiple tracks around the area with family. Out of all the tracks he has been to, his favorite is Parx which is located in Bensalem, PA. Parx was the first track he attended and has been hooked ever since. 

Robert attended Bucks County Community college and received his associates degree in event planning and hospitality. He then furthered his education with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Rider University.

His duties at Four Leaf Clover Stable, LLC will be to facilitate New Partners and also help in the daily ongoing Promotion. He will also help in the planning of upcoming events of the Partnership. 

FRANK LOVATO JR, CONSULTANT

Frank is a retired Jockey who had won 1,686 races over a 25 year career. He won 111 Stakes Races and raced 15,603 times. He followed the footsteps of his father Frank Sr. who was a very good rider as well. In 1980 Frank won the Eclipse Ward for apprentice Jockey's. Frank lives in Norwalk, Ohio where he runs Equicizers. A company that builds riding simulators to aid in practice and development in specializing riding skills and also to rehabilitate injured riders. Frank also created Jockey World.  Jockey World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization into horse racing. Dedicated to provide reliable information, tools, guidance and resources that includes knowledge in health & safety to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding in the horse racing industry. Frank has three children: Megan, Shawn and Tim and three grandchildren as well. Frank lost his wife/best friend in 2014.

Frank will help Four Leaf Clover Stable, LLC in a consulting capacity. His years of knowledge and the advice he can provide to us will only make us a better organization here at Four Leaf Clover Stable. 



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