Managing Partner

Jack Fitzsimmons is the grandson of the legendary Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, known in his time as the “Dean of American Trainers”. Jack has been exposed to all aspects of the sport of thoroughbred racing.

As a youngster, he went to the New York tracks with his father, the business manager for Sunny Jim’s stable. In college, he worked summers at Saratoga Racetrack – driving tractors between races and painting barns and fences. While in the Army, stationed in Seattle, Washington, he worked cashing tickets at Longacres Racetrack, which ran twilight races. Attending law school, he worked at Bowie, Pimlico and Laurel as a security guard and usher. In the late 60’s, he took out his trainer’s license after spending many years as a hot walker, groom and in other learning positions. His license was held for about twenty-five years in which he won races at Bowie, Pimlico, Laurel, Atlantic City, Delaware, Penn National, PARX, and Charlestown.

For the past few years, he was involved in various horse partnerships, as a partner, including Karakorum, Castle Village and Funky Munky Stables. His present move to management of a horse racing partnership is a natural next step.

Working Partners:

Joseph and Christine Murphy own Saratoga FMS, Inc. The company’s primary focus is accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and computer support. Joe’s great aunt was Anne Clare, superintendant of Saratoga Race Track for 20 years. They have been involved with horse racing partnerships for the past 10 years.

Diana Burke retired from Skidmore College where she was Associate Director of Admissions Operations for 30 years. She has been interested in the sport of horse racing for most of her life and recently joined in partnerships to become more involved with the sport. She is a native Saratogian.

Margaret Kuenzel retired from teaching after 30 years, Marg is an accomplished equestrian and has also taught horsemanship and riding. She has been part of the Saratoga
scene since early adulthood.

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