Goldman Memorial Service Set for May 3
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 4/26/2009 1:00:15 PM
Last Updated: 4/27/2009 5:24:21 PM
A memorial service celebrating the life of David Goldman will be held at noon May 3 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Goldman died April 23, in Ocala, after a long battle with cancer. He was 76.
Goldman’s love of racing, together with his unique gift for writing and extraordinary vocabulary and communication skills, eventually led him to a life-long career devoted to the Thoroughbred industry.
In a career that would ultimately have him writing for virtually every racing publication, domestically and abroad, he first landed in Ocala in 1962, becoming the business manager for Farnsworth Farms. He then moved to South Florida where he became a marketing executive, at various times, for each of the Thoroughbred racetracks: Hialeah Park, Gulfstream Park, Tropical Park, and Calder Race Course and later, Florida Downs near Tampa. In 1976, he returned to Ocala to become marketing director for OBS, and later formed Florida Thoroughbred Advertising, an advertising and marketing agency. In that position, he has been responsible for all the TV advertising of OBS.
Dave's major claim to fame as a breeder was Caltech, winner of the 1989 Budweiser Washington, D. C. International (gr. IT).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made in his name to the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement Home in Ocala, and checks on its behalf be made to Florida Thoroughbred Charities, Inc.
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